Friday, May 18, 2012
One of the bigger events in Boston this weekend includes The Spin Doctors, Third Eye Blind and Switchfoot.
Be kind to the earth and yourself at Radio 92.9's EarthFest on Saturday, May 19 at the Hatch Shell in the Esplanade in Boston. The event is free. The festivities start at 10 a.m. at the Kids Planet Family Stage and at 11:30 a.m. at the main stage. Bands performing on the main stage include Twin Berlin, Eve 6, Spin Doctors and Third Eye Blind. Also at the event will be nonprofit environmental groups, a Whole Foods Market village (free samples) and an interactive learning area for children and families. And if you're not into the whole natural earth scene, there's always beer and hotdogs at HarpoonFest (Friday and Saturday) and the Hot Dog Safari Saturday. To find other weekend events in Boston, check out these listings:
Friday, May 4, 2012
One of the bigger events in Boston this weekend is the opening of the SOWA Open Market in the South End.
It's a little bit farmers market, a little bit flea market, craft show and fine arts fair. But there's nothing little about it. This year is SOWA Open Market's biggest opener yet with 140 indie designers, crafters, artists, musicians, farmers, food trucks and much more, according to the people who run it. The Market opens this Sunday, May 6 in a huge space at 460 Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End. And it will be open every Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 28. There are four distinct sections to the lively marketplace: a farmers market area; an area where jewelry-makers and other craftsmen sell their wares; an indoor vintage market where antiques share space with kitschy items from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s; and a building …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Celebrate the nerd in all of us.
So maybe there are bigger events in Boston this weekend. Seth Meyers is doing two shows at the Wilbur Theater on Saturday night but both are sold out. And House of Blues is hosting a Beer and Bacon Festival on Saturday but it's sold out too. What to do? Head to Cambridge. ImprovBoston (which has it's main stage in Cambridge -- no joke) has been running a "Geek Week" from April 25-29. You can pick the show you want and buy tickets here. And if you're looking for something more high-brow, check out Alex Katz prints at the MFA.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
One of the bigger events in Boston this weekend is Boston Comic Con.
The legends of Mad Magazine are being honored this weekend at Boston Comic Con, a comic book convention at the Hynes Convention Center. Al Jaffee, known for the back cover fold-ins as well as "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions," will be joined by Editor Al Feldstein, and illustrator Paul Cocker, Jr., best known for "Horrifying Cliches," and the "Mad Pet Book," according to information posted on the event's website. The event also includes dozens of other artists, many exhibits, and an art auction. The show is being held on both Saturday and Sunday. A one-day pass costs $20 and a two-day pass is $35. Tickets can be purchased online. And if comic books aren't your thing, check out other weekend events in Boston:
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Five things to do in Boston this weekend.
1) Spring officially begins on March 20, but its unofficial start is this weekend at the Boston Flower and Garden Show, which runs through the weekend at the Seaport World Trade Center. Check out the model gardens, open market and other great features. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids, and the doors open daily at 9 a.m.. Take the Red Line to South Station and walk 17 minutes to the center. 2) Classical music lovers take heed: The Old South Church hosts the Freisinger Chamber Orchestra Saturday at 1:30 p.m.. The orchestra will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s masterpiece “St. Matthew Passion,” which sets parts of the Gospel of Matthew to music. Tickets are $13 at the door. Take the Orange Line to Back Bay and walk five minutes to the…
Saturday, February 11, 2012
5 things to do with your Valentine this weekend.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Mark Micheli
Saturday, February 11, 2012
All events are within walking distance of Orange Line stops on the MBTA. 1.) CHARITY DATE AUCTION: Boston’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes are on the auction block to raise money for the Jimmy Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. On Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at The Estate, 1 Boylston Place. $15 suggested donation. Take the Orange Line to Chinatown Station and walk four minutes to The Estate. 2.) BOLLYWOOD DANCE PARTY: This is CRY (Child Rights and You) Boston's most popular event. On Saturday at 9 p.m. at Mantra, 52 Temple Place. Tickets $20. Take the Orange Line to Downtown Crossing Station and walk two minutes to Mantra. 3.) HEAR AN OLD LOVE STORY: Learn about a sailor on the USS Constitution during the War of 1812 and his…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Hot off the T: Women's choir sings at Copley Place and Bo Burnham at the Wilbur.
(All events are in walking distance from Orange Line stops on the MBTA.) 1.) FRESH LOCAL PRODUCE AND ANTIQUES: The SoWa Winter Farmers Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays and features "grassfed meats, cheese, root vegetables, farm fresh eggs, seeds & starter plants, artisan breads & baked goods, jams & preserves, grains & oils, and much more." And the SoWa Vintage Market is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Take the Orange Line to Back Bay Station and walk 15 minutes to 485 Harrison Ave. 2.) DEGAS AND THE NUDE: This exhibit at the Museum of Fine Art runs through Feb. 5. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Take the Orange Line to Ruggles Station and walk 8 minutes to the museum. 3.) REGGAE SUNDAY…
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Hot Off the T: Fine arts show, comedy shows, and a Thanksgiving historical service.
(All events are in walking distance from Orange Line stops on the MBTA.) 1.) BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS: The Liberty Hotel hosts the annual event again on Sunday. Tickets are $20 and $99 for VIP tickets. Take the Orange Line to Haymarket Station and walk 15 minutes to the hotel. 2.) THANKSGIVING CHURCH SERVICE: An historical service that recognizes the history of the city and the nation is being held at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St. The service begins at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday (preludes at 10:45 a.m.) and includes music from the Old South Choir and the reading of the Governor's Thanksgiving Proclamation. Take the Orange Line to Downtown Crossing Station and walk 3 minutes to the meeting house. 3.) FINE ARTS SHOW: The 15th annual…
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Discounts announced on Boston holiday tickets and restaurants.
(HOT OFF THE T TIP: Mayor Menino's Office Announces Discounts On Holiday Tickets, Restaurants) (All events are in walking distance from Orange Line stops on the MBTA.) 1.) TOWER OF POWER: Get your urban soul on when Tower of Power plays the Wilbur Theatre, Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40-$75. Take the Orange Line to Chinatown Station and walk 5 minutes to the theater. 2.) ROMEO AND JULIET: The Boston Ballet performs this classic at the Boston Opera House Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are $25-$135. Take the Orange Line to Downtown Crossing Station and walk 3 minutes to the Opera House. 3.) BOSTON ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Several theaters in Boston and surrounding areas are hosting this …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Pompeii exhibit, Kids in the Hall and a Reggae Brunch.
(All events are in walking distance from Orange Line stops on the MBTA.) 1.) A DAY IN POMPEII: Get a glimpse of daily life in this ancient city before the volcano ruined everything. Hundreds of artifacts are on display including body casts of victims. At the Museum of Science, all weekend, and through Feb. 12. Tickets: $24-$27. Members pay considerably less. Take the Orange Line to Community College Station and walk 10 minutes to the museum. 2.) CIVIL WAR MUSIC: The 2d South Carolina String Band plays a free concert at the Boston Public Library on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Take the Orange Line to Back Bay Station and walk 5 minutes to the library. 3.) TWO KIDS IN THE HALL: Scott Thompson and Kevin McDonald from the original comedy troupe, …