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20 Free Things To Do in Boston in April

By: - Monday, Apr 2, 2018 - 9:28pm

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Keep your calendar (and your wallet) full with our picks for 20 free things to do around Boston in April.

1. National Poetry Month Festival

T.S. Eliot’s epic poem “The Waste Land” opens with the line “April is the cruelest month.” But that was way before April was declared National Poetry Month. Boston celebrates with a five-day festival in the Back Bay that wraps up with a weekend of readings by established and emerging poets at the Boston Public Library. All of the festival’s events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday to Sunday, April 4-8 | Event website

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Billie Eilish Is Your New Indie Pop Gal

By: - Monday, Mar 26, 2018 - 11:35am

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Silver-haired 16-year-old Billie Eilish brought her sold-out Where’s My Mind tour to Paradise Rock Club on March 24th, after the show was moved down the street from Brighton Music Hall to accommodate a bigger crowd. The Los Angeles native released one of the most interesting EPs of late 2017, “dont smile at me” on Interscope Records, putting her among women of pop like Lorde and Dua Lipa. Her sound can be interpreted as a mixture between Lana Del Rey’s sad indie pop and Marian Hill’s quirky electronic beats. (more…)

The Ten Spring-iest Spring Events in Boston (Because Spring is Seriously Almost Here)

By: - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 - 12:57pm

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Today is the first day of spring. Another nor’easter is on its way to dump even more snow on top of three blizzards worth of old snow. Both of those things are true. But it’s also true that any day now it’s going to warm up and all this snow is going to melt and you’re going to forget all about winter like it was a bad date. So take today to mark your calendar with ten of Boston’s biggest and best annual spring events that will be here before you know it. (more…)

20 Free Things To Do in Boston in February

By: - Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 - 9:37pm

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February doesn’t have a lot going for it. It’s one of the coldest and snowiest months. It’s the hardest to spell. And it’s the shortest month, even when it’s a leap year, which is pretty cool! Hey is this year a leap year? It is not. However: You still have to exist through this month, so here’s twenty free events around Boston to keep your calendar (and your wallet) full all February long. (more…)

30 Free Things to Do in Boston in November

By: - Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 - 4:31pm

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We start off November with a Halloween hangover and finish it in the middle of the holiday season. In between, there are plenty of free things to do around Boston. Check out our picks and save your money for Black Friday sales or Christmas shopping.  (more…)

100 Halloween Events (for Grown-Ups) in Boston

By: - Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 - 1:33am

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Halloween’s pretty great as a kid: Your whole objective in life is getting candy, and it’s the one day a year everyone is giving it away for free. But as an adult? It’s an excuse to party extra hard and put on a mask. (I mean, besides the figurative mask you wear every day just go get through life in 2017.) Here’s 100 ways to celebrate Halloween around Boston.

Above photo via reddit Boston.

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30 Free Things to do in Boston in October

By: - Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 - 12:39pm

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October isn’t just one of Boston’s best months for weather, it’s also home to some of the area’s best free events, from Somerville’s Honk! festival to the Head of the Charles Regatta. Here’s our monthly recap of the best free things to do in Boston this month. (And because it’s October, don’t miss our picks for pumpkin and apple and picking and Halloween events around Boston.) (more…)

50 Free Things to do in Boston in September

By: - Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 - 5:57pm

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Whether you’re a student moving back to town or just feel like one after a summer spending splurge, everyone loves free things to do. From Allston Christmas to free museums, street fairs and cultural festivals, here’s 50 free events to keep your calendar — and your wallet — full through September. (more…)

19 photos that capture the styles of Boston Calling 2017

By: - Monday, May 29, 2017 - 4:17pm

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From fanny packs to fishnets, white chucks to crop tops, we asked @thetrendistic to spot the styles of Boston Calling. Here’s 19 photos capturing the fashions of the 2017 Boston Calling Music Festival. (Photos by @tequilapluslime via @thebostoncalendar Instagram account.) (more…)

20 St. Patrick’s Day Events around Boston

By: - Monday, Mar 13, 2017 - 3:15pm
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John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, South Boston, 1958.

Boston’s greenest (and drunkest) day of the year is almost here, and not even a blizzard could stop us from celebrating. From bar crawls to beer releases to Irish music and theatre — and yeah, that parade in Southie — here’s 20 events to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day around Boston.  (more…)