Eight Events Worth Sticking Around Boston For This Weekend

By: - Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 - 1:20pm

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Hey everyone, Jim from The Boston Calendar here. If you can’t find a way to get out of town for the long weekend to avoid the gigantic mess that is moving day in Boston, make the best of it with some pretty sweet theater, arts, and music events. Or just stroll around and make up aSeptember 1st drinking game: Moving truck stuck under a bridge on Storrow? Take a shot. Recent grad fighting with his mom because he wants to assert his independence but also has no earthly idea how to hang up curtains? Finish your drink. You get the idea. (more…)

A Boston .gifsticle

By: - Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 - 1:49pm

A .GIFSTICLE IS SIMPLY A LISTICLE RIDDLED WITH .GIFS. SOME DON’T CONSIDER IT THE MOST PURE FORM OF JOURNALISM, INCLUDING US. HERE’S A RANDOM .GIF OF A NEVER ENDING ORANGE LINE.

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AND HERE’S MARATHONER RITA JEPTOO RUNNING FASTER THAN THE GREEN LINE

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Boston Bucket List: Skyline Views

By: - Friday, Aug 22, 2014 - 1:19am

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People move to Boston for college or grad school, to start a career, or to build a following for their band before they move to Brooklyn (stupid Brooklyn). When you’re only here for a few years, it’s easy to live like a tourist in your own city: Walking the Freedom Trail, waiting in line at Mike’s Pastry, quacking away on duck boats. You’d FOMO so hard if you only knew what you were M’ing O on.

Welcome to your Boston Bucket List, an occasional series featuring the essential but sometimes under-the-radar spots you need to hit before you leave Boston. First up: Skyline views. (more…)

Brew at the Zoo, Arts in the Park, and more events this week

By: - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 - 10:14am

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Coming up this week in Boston: A hip reading series marks its first birthday, a Harvard Square institution celebrates its 60th, and you have multiple opportunities to play ping pong outdoors in the name of art. What’s that? You want to get drunk at the zoo? Sure, we can make that happen, too. (more…)

Pierogi, portraits, funk parties and more weekend events

By: - Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 - 1:38pm

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While you’re worrying about what to do this weekend, remember that a wise man once said “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” That wise man? Actually, it was a guy I went to high school with who came up with it for his yearbook quote. Good stuff. Anyways, here’s hoping some cool life stuff happens all over you while you’re reading about this weekend’s events. (more…)