Events

The calendar below reflects Trident’s public events. For information about hosting a private event at Trident head over to our Private Functions page.

Dec
21
Wed
Plant Nite: Woodland Gnome Garden
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

paintings57a54bda865b4Come enjoy a glass of wine or a pint and experience Plant Nite in Trident’s upstairs dining room. Trident offers a wide selection of beer and wine as well as a full menu ranging from small plates to full meals and with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Stop by the bookstore on your way in to get a little inspiration for your artistic adventure.

Get your tickets here! 

Dec
23
Fri
Trivia
Dec 23 @ 8:30 pm
Trivia

First prize: $35 gift card to the Trident!

Teams can be up to 6 people. This is none of that Stump stuff: Trivia questions are ORIGINAL Max creations every Friday night!

Dec
28
Wed
Plant Nite: Succulent Terrarium in Distressed Wood Square
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

paintings5707aa2513e444-22721455Come enjoy a glass of wine or a pint and experience Plant Nite in Trident’s upstairs dining room. Trident offers a wide selection of beer and wine as well as a full menu ranging from small plates to full meals and with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Stop by the bookstore on your way in to get a little inspiration for your artistic adventure.

 

Get your tickets here! 

Dec
30
Fri
Trivia
Dec 30 @ 8:30 pm
Trivia

First prize: $35 gift card to the Trident!

Teams can be up to 6 people. This is none of that Stump stuff: Trivia questions are ORIGINAL Max creations every Friday night!

Jan
4
Wed
The Eyes of the City Book Event with photographer Richard Sandler
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Trident is thrilled to welcome ​Richard Sandler, who will lead a discussion on a selection of photographs from his book and chat about the story behind the photographs.

9781576877876About the book: Timing, skill, and talent all play an important role in creating a great photograph, but the most primary element, the photographer’s eye, is perhaps the most crucial. In The Eyes of the City, Richard Sandler showcases decades’ worth of work, proving his eye for street life rivals any of his generation.

From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001, Richard regularly walked through the streets of Boston and New York, making incisive and humorous pictures that read the pulse of that time. After serendipitously being gifted a Leica camera in 1977, Sandler shot in Boston for three productive years and then moved back home to photograph in an edgy, dangerous, colicky New York City.

In the 1980s crime and crack were on the rise and their effects were socially devastating. Times Square, Harlem, and the East Village were seeded with hard drugs, while in Midtown Manhattan, and on Wall Street, the rich flaunted their furs in unprecedented numbers, and “greed was good.” In the 1990s the city underwent drastic changes to lure in tourists and corporations, the result of which was rapid gentrification. Rents were raised and neighborhoods were sanitized, clearing them of both crime and character. Throughout these turbulent and creative years Sandler paced the streets with his native New Yorker’s eye for compassion, irony, and unvarnished fact.

The results are presented in The Eyes of the City, many for the first time in print. Overtly, they capture a complex time when beauty mixed with decay, yet below the picture surface, they hint at unrecognized ghosts in the American psyche.

richard-sandler-photo-fred-askewAbout the Author: 

Richard Sandler is a street photographer and documentary filmmaker. He has directed and shot eight non-fiction films, including The Gods of Times Square, Brave New York and Radioactive City. Sandler’s still photographs are in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Historical Society, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art. He was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship for photography, a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship for Filmmaking, and a New York State Council on the Arts fellowship also for Filmmaking.

Jan
5
Thu
Anti-New Years Resolution Party
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

foodSix days into the  new year, we’ve already had enough of juice cleanses and green diets and #fitspiration.

So join Trident and author/baker Louise Miller (The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living) for a night of baking instruction that goes against all the new-year-new-you goals filling up your Instagram feed.

Learn recipes, get baking tips, and get your hands dirty learning to make decadent desserts using  as much butter, sugar, chocolate, bacon, and as many other unhealthy things as humanly possible. Louise will be on hand to lead the baking class, and everyone will leave a few pounds heavier.

Start your New Year off right.

Jan
6
Fri
Trivia
Jan 6 @ 8:30 pm
Trivia

First prize: $35 gift card to the Trident!

Teams can be up to 6 people. This is none of that Stump stuff: Trivia questions are ORIGINAL Max creations every Friday night!

Jan
10
Tue
Massmouth Story Slam
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Massmouth Story Slam

Theme: Get Moving!

Doors, 6pm. Slam starts at 7:00pm Tickets are $10 online or at the door–get yours now!

What is a Story Slam?
A story slam is a contest of stories by known and undiscovered talent. Story slammers sign up on the night to tell a 5-minute short story on the evening’s theme. Ten names are drawn at random from a box. A team of 5 volunteer judges – interested amateurs, storytellers, theater people and members of the audience who love stories – evaluate how well each story is told, how well it is constructed, how well the story explores, connects and/or reveals some truth about the theme, and how well it honors the time limit. The two highest-scoring tellers and a third selected by the audience are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the “BigMouthOff” at the end of the slam season in the spring.

 

Jan
11
Wed
Plant Nite
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Details coming soon!

Jan
12
Thu
Boston Poet Spotlight Series
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

loomLocal poet John Mulrooney opens for Kevin Gallagher, who will be reading from and signing his new book, LOOM.

Kevin Gallagher is a political economist, poet and publisher living in Greater Boston with his wife Kelly, their children Theo and Estelle, and Rexroth, the family’s German shepherd. Gallagher edits spoKe, a Boston-based annual of poetry and poetics, and works as a Professor of Global Development Policy at Boston University’s Pardee School for Global Studies.

John Mulrooney is a poet, filmmaker, and musician living in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is co-producer of the forthcoming documentary The Peacemaker from Central Square Films and author of If You See Something, Say Something from the Anchorite Press. He is associate professor in the English department at Bridgewater State University, where he teaches film and creative writing. His work has appeared in Fulcrum, Pressed Wafer, Poetry Northeast, Spoke, Let the Bucket Down, and others.

Jan
13
Fri
Trivia
Jan 13 @ 8:30 pm
Trivia

First prize: $35 gift card to the Trident!

Teams can be up to 6 people. This is none of that Stump stuff: Trivia questions are ORIGINAL Max creations every Friday night!

Jan
17
Tue
The Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards Reading
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Massachusetts Cultural Council Awards Reading

Every two years, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) awards grants to some of the most talented writers and poets working in the Commonwealth. Literary artists awarded through MCC’s Artist Fellowships Program will share their work.

Readers:
Scott Challener
Aaron Krol
Chris Castellani
Sean McCarthy
Jessica Reik

Jan
18
Wed
A Reading with Emily Carr and Christopher Boucher
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Poet Emily Carr (Whosoever Has Let A Minotaur Enter Them, Or A Sonnet—) and Fiction Writer Christopher Boucher (Golden Delicious) will read from their new books.  

minotaurAbout the book: How does a love poet fall out of her marriage and back in love with the world? What happens when you grow up to be the “kind of person who…”? These fairytales are for the heartbreakers as much as the heartbroken, for those smitten with wanderlust, for those who believe in loving this world through art.

A singular flow of bewildered brilliance, Emily Carr’s swiftly flowing sequence of love poems—divorce poems, really—engages the very real problem of falling out of love because (admit it!) you never think you will. No matter how many times it’s happened before. Imagine it: not limiting love to the erotic but embracing endeavor, struggle, social change, and political action. Love as consciousness, inventiveness, and intention. In a world that hurts as much as it holds.

 applesAbout the author: Emily Carr lives in Oregon. She’s passionate about the rediscovery of Mississippi poet besmilr brigham, the sexual politics of meat, the limits of Achilles’ honesty and the problem of Chaucer’s spring, un-posted love letters, cannibal chickens and a ship too late to save the drowning witch.

Carr has been named a finalist in seven national book contests, including the 2011 National Poetry Series. Her second collection, 13 Ways of Happily: Books 1 & 2 (Parlor Press 2011), was chosen by Cole Swensen as the winner of the 2009 New Measures Poetry Prize. Carr has received fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Jack Kerouac House, Writers in the Heartland, and Camac Centre d’Art. The poet received her BA from the University of Missouri, her MFA from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and her Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in 2010. She is currently the director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Oregon State University.

golden-delicious-cover-finalAbout the Book: Welcome to Appleseed, Massachusetts, where stories grow in soil, sentences are kept as pets, and pianos change your point of view. Golden Delicious chronicles the narrator’s rich, vivid childhood—driving to the local flea market with his father, causing trouble at school, pedaling through the neighborhood on his Bicycle Built for Two.

But as the local economy sours, the narrator’s family is torn apart. His mother joins a flying militia known as The Mothers; his father takes an all-consuming job; his sister runs away for a better life elsewhere. Who will save Appleseed? Will it be the Memory of Johnny Appleseed? The Mothers? The narrator himself?

Golden Delicious is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Christopher Boucher’s acclaimed debut, How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive. It’s a tour-de-force unlike any other, that takes you to the heart of family, love and memory.

boucher-020216-2About the author: Christopher Boucher teaches writing and literature at Boston College, and is the managing editor of Post Road Magazine. He is the author of How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive and lives with his wife and two children in Watertown, MA.

 

 

Jan
19
Thu
YA Passport Trivia Night + Kick Off
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

yapassportseries-promo-finalTrident is kicking off it’s new spring YA reading series with a night of YA trivia and prizes!

Bring a team or play by yourself as we quiz you on everything from page counts to character names from the wide world of YA, as well as reveal the authors lined up of our spring YA reading series and introduce the passport program, how you can earn stamps in your passport, and the fabulous prizes those stamps can earn you.

See you there!

Jan
20
Fri
Trivia
Jan 20 @ 8:30 pm
Trivia

First prize: $35 gift card to the Trident!

Teams can be up to 6 people. This is none of that Stump stuff: Trivia questions are ORIGINAL Max creations every Friday night!