tag: boston events

Jonathan Richman’s Boston

By: - Monday, Mar 17, 2014 - 2:04pm

The wonderful Jonathan Richman is playing three shows at the Middle East this week: Wednesday, March 19; Thursday, March 20; and Friday, March 21. This article relates a few thoughts on his Boston-centric songs and offers a recommended listening list.

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Jonathan Richman is the greatest of all Boston tunesmiths. There. I said it. Someone had to.

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Weekend events for the Irish (and Polish, Icelandic, and Roman) in you

By: - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 - 6:41pm

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(Photo courtesy of DaPuglet/Creative Commons)

We could have easily filled this weekend’s event picks with Irish-themed pub crawls, parties and parades, but you don’t really need a formal event to celebrate St. Paddy’s, just a green shirt and a bar and some friends (friends optional). Not to mention there happen to be some great options for experiencing other European cultures. Why spend the whole weekend pretending to be Irish when you could also pretend to be Polish, Icelandic and ancient Roman? (more…)

17 St. Patrick’s Day events in Boston

By: - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 - 9:10pm

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Photo Credit: Ted Spiegel/CORBIS

Four rules for making the most of St. Patrick’s Day in Boston:

1. I don’t care what some of these event titles say — it’s St. Paddy’s, not St. Patty’s (from the Irish Pádraig).

2. There’s a parade on Sunday but that doesn’t mean we won another sports championship. I know, it’s weird. The parade starts at 1 so plan your drinking accordingly.

3. I don’t know, maybe drink some water? Also, green beer contains no vitamin C. Eat a lime or something so you don’t get scurvy.

4. Don’t be this girl.

All set? Great. Now here’s six days worth of St. Paddy’s Day parties, concerts, pub crawls and more: (more…)

War horses, tiger moms, and more things to do this week

By: - Monday, Mar 10, 2014 - 1:00pm

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Happy Daylight Savings Time! Here’s some stuff to do with all this extra sunlight, instead of just waiting another hour until it’s dark and you can finally start drinking. (more…)

Somerville syrup, Brooklyn beats, and more things to do this weekend

By: - Friday, Mar 7, 2014 - 11:57am

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Take a break from your “True Detective” binge to crown Boston’s king of wings, sample some local maple syrup, and see a local institution’s milestone performance. Or don’t, it doesn’t really matter because time is a flat circle and everything we’ve ever done or will do, we’re gonna do over and over and over again. (more…)

TUGG Boston to hold their Annual Wine & Tequila Party on Thursday, Mar 13, 2014

By: - Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 - 4:02pm

This past summer I was made aware of TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good) at a potluck meeting for social good in Boston. At the meeting I was introduced to the director of TUGG, David Brown, by potluck organizer Justin Kang. Justin told me about all the money TUGG has raised for nonprofits around the Boston area, and went on to rave about their Annual Charity Wine & Tequila Party. Well, on Thursday, March 13th that party is set to take place. Aside from it likely being amazing, the event is on track to raise $300K for charity! I caught back up with David via email and asked him about TUGG and the upcoming party…

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TUGG’s official LOGO (more…)

Where to celebrate Mardi Gras in Boston

By: - Monday, Mar 3, 2014 - 1:03pm

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Photo by gnuckx on Flickr. Posted under the Creative Commons license.

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” is a traditional New Orleans expression that roughly translates to “Let’s get drunk on a weekday!” Go out and raise a glass to Thomas Jefferson for totally fleecing Napoleon in the Louisiana Purchase, even if we had to take all those flyover states whose only contributions to American culture are meth and high-fructose corn syrup. (more…)

Former Mayor Menino holds “coffee hour” with BU students every Thursday

By: - Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 - 11:55pm

Mayor Menino has tweeted multiple times about a recurring “coffee hour” event for BU students every Thursday afternoon. The Daily Free Press (independent newspaper at BU) reports that those office hours take place at his new office (75 Bay State Road) every Thursday from 3:30 to 5p, and “any students interested in speaking with him can drop into his office and explore their city-related concerns.” There is no official event listing or anything like that, so we went ahead and put it on The Boston Calendar. Keep in mind that this event is most likely open to BU students only.

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From Menino’s twitter account

If you’re a student at BU this seems like a cool opportunity. Meet with the former mayor of Boston in a relaxed, informal setting? (more…)

Weekend event roundup: Streets of fire

By: - Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 - 3:15pm

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As far as things to get drunk and stare at go, fire has to rank right up there with football and a television showing football. Saturday’s Fire & Ice Winter Festival in Union Square features professional fire-spinners A Different Spin, plus ice sculptures and specialty cocktails at area restaurants. Keep reading for more info and the rest of this weekend’s events. (more…)

Why tomorrow’s Tasty Burger show isn’t happening at Tasty Burger

By: - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 - 4:17pm

We were pretty excited about Wednesday’s bill at Tasty Burger Harvard Square: Jangly indie rockers Bent Shapes, Philadelphia’s Bleeding Rainbow, and best-band-name-in-town candidate Fat Creeps. $5 cover, all ages, in the basement of a Pulp Fiction-inspired burger joint. What’s not to love?

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Just like a burger served slathered in mayonnaise when the menu didn’t say anything about fucking mayonnaise and you certainly didn’t ask for it, something went horribly, horribly wrong. (more…)