category: Boston

Fourth of July weekend events around Boston

By: - Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 - 12:50pm

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Hey everyone, Jim from The Boston Calendar here with events that don’t suck for the Fourth of July weekend and beyond. Half the city’s going out of town and the other half is already staking out spots on the Esplanade, but for the other other half, there’s still plenty going on. Or just find a barbeque somewhere — or even better, a BBQ (fewer letters = more American, and that “-que” part looks suspiciously French).


Dance parties in the street, Free Fun Fridays, and more events this week

By: - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 - 4:19pm

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We really are spoiled here in the summers, and I don’t just mean because we get so used to warm weather that the air conditioning in a chilly restaurant feels worse than all of February’s blizzards combined. I mean because there’s so much stuff to do. This week Cambridge throws down on Mass Ave, Everett gets a new craft distillery, and the Museum of Science explains the, um, science, behind Pixar movies. (more…)

125+ FREE Summer Events Around Boston

By: - Sunday, Jun 21, 2015 - 1:30am


Welcome back, summer. We missed you. Your long days and cool nights. Your smells: briny beach air and freshly cut grass and barbecue/lighter fluid. But most of all? We missed your free stuff to do. From film screenings, live music, and fitness series for every day of the week to all of the area’s classic street fairs and arts festivals, here’s 125 free events to keep your calendar (and your wallet) full this summer.

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Giant typewriters, sculpture races, and more Boston events this week

By: - Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 - 1:02pm

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Don’t let the April-ish weather we’ve been getting keep you from all of the summer-themed parties this week, because summer is just a state of mind, anyways: A mind in a drunk enough state that instead of listening when your body parts say they’re freezing it’s like “Shut up, torso, we’ll put a shirt on when it’s snowing.”


Five Things You Missed at Boston Calling V

By: - Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:26pm

The lineup for the fifth edition of the Boston Calling Music Festival read like a menu for the chain restaurant you go to when someone wants ribs, someone wants fajitas, and someone wants chicken fingers because she’s 14: There’s a little something for everyone. People like to hate on those restaurants, but hey, everyone went home happy, right?

The May edition of the biannual festival lit up City Hall Plaza with performances spanning alternative rock, hip hop, acoustic folk, indie pop, and ‘70s soul — and that was just Beck’s Friday night set. (more…)

Boston Twitter Superlatives

By: - Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 - 4:00pm

Here’s a list of Boston’s top twitter accounts in the form of superlatives. Obviously we weren’t able to fit everyone in, so maybe we’ll do another round in due time. Did we miss something? Do you disagree with our picks? Tell us in the comments…




200 Things To Do in Boston in April

By: - Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 - 1:21pm
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You did it, Boston. You survived another endless winter. Except it did end, finally, and now you can go outside without making sure you brought your Chapstick and cradling your phone to your bosom to preserve its battery life. Throw on a hoodie, maybe a light jacket, and check out some of these 200 events happening in April, possibly Boston’s greatest month of the year (that T.S. Eliot was full of crap).


Rare April Nor’easter Headed Towards Boston

By: - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 - 10:15pm

A rare April snowstorm is forming over the Atlantic seaboard. The National Weather Service (NOAA) is forecasting an “April Nor’easter” of unprecedented proportions, with 24+ inches of snow possible in Boston. The storm is slated to start on Monday, April 6th and continue through the early morning of April 8th.










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Beer flights, morning dance parties, and more events around Boston this week

By: - Monday, Mar 30, 2015 - 9:29am

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Get ready for another week of fun beer tastings, cocktail workshops, theater and music events around Boston. Except on Wednesday, April 1, when there aren’t any good events. APRIL FOOLS! There totally are some good events that day. Man, we got you good. You should have seen your face just then. (more…)

Brady & Jordan Play Pickup Hoops

By: - Sunday, Mar 29, 2015 - 11:24am

Year of the GOAT confirmed. This past weekend the greatest basketball player of all time (Michael Jordan) and the greatest football player of all time (Tom Brady) got together for a pickup basketball game at Baker’s Bay Ocean & Golf Club in the Bahamas. The two later played a game of pickup golf with PGA golfer Keegan Bradley (last pic).

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