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Free Fallin’: 150+ FREE Boston Events to Make Your Autumn Awesome

By: - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 - 4:30pm
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Photo by Robbie Shade

You’ve been wiping the sweat off your brow and dreaming of fall weather for most of the last month, and now it’s finally here. So throw on a cozy sweater and feel the leaves crunch under your feet on your way to one of Boston’s many street fairs, artists’ open studios, university lectures, the first-ever HUBWeek festival, and so much more. Oh, and all of these events are FREE to attend, because those pumpkin spice lattes aren’t going to pay for themselves, and no, the guy whose weird name is written on your cup instead of yours isn’t going to pitch in, either. (more…)

This week’s Boston events: Festivals in the fields, streets, islands and more

By: - Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 - 5:26pm

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There’s so much going on around Boston, I’m just going to get right into it, no time for jokes. (Just kidding, there’s always time for jokes.) (Otherwise how will I make people like me?) (Yes everyone needs to like me I was born broken and only the constant outward validation of my self-worth can make me feel whole again.) On to this week’s events! (more…)

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…)

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.”

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200 Things To Do in Boston in April

By: - Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 - 1:21pm
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Photo by leecullivan on Flickr (Creative Commons license)

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).

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Startup Hot Seat, Simpsons trivia, and more events in Boston this week

By: - Monday, Mar 9, 2015 - 1:24pm

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Celebrate Women’s History Month this week with events recognizing women in business, the arts, and sure why not, on The Simpsons: Lisa is the show’s smartest character and Marge functions as its moral center, yeah she’s kind of a wet blanket but guys need that wet blanket around to put out the fires from our wacky schemes and general incompetence. (more…)

Maple syrup festivals, massacre reenactments, and more events this weekend

By: - Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 2:32pm

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The clocks on our phones and cable boxes will spring forward Saturday night, which means one fewer hour to party or sleep or hurry up and finish House of Cards so we can finally talk about it. That still leaves plenty of time this weekend to do your civic duty, see history reenacted, or stop by some free festivals. (more…)

Pop-up markets, polar bear BBQs, and more events in Boston this weekend

By: - Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 - 1:22pm

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See ya later, February! Good riddance to one of the worst months in Boston history: The most snow we’ve ever had in a month, the most expletive-riddled tweets ever directed at a single public agency (the T), and the most times you slipped on some ice and almost fell but didn’t but almost kind of wished you did because you could give up and just lay there until spring. It’s hard to believe it was only last month that the Patriots won the Super Bowl. Wait, that happened in February? February 1st? GREATEST MONTH EVAH. (more…)

The films of David Lynch, the business of chocolate, and more Boston events this week

By: - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 - 10:24am

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Somehow February is the shortest month of the year but still feels like the longest, like how stupid tiny dogs bark the most because they don’t know how stupid and tiny they are. Shut up, February, no one likes you and it’s really not cool for your owner to bring you on the T. Here’s some stuff to do this week to help you make it to March, which is also awful, but it’s one step closer to not-awful months like April and May. (more…)

Where to ride a snow tube to an ice bar, plus more Boston events this weekend

By: - Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 - 2:18pm

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Between all the events rescheduled from last weekend and lots of new stuff, you have plenty of options to get out and support local artists and businesses. They’ll be extra happy to see you, and you’ll be extra happy to be there, probably because it took four hours on the T, but you made it so have some fun and forget all the times you cursed out all of humanity in the past week. (more…)