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Balvenie Tasting - 11/3

10/29/2010 12:06:00 AM 1 Response
Who likes scotch?  I do.  Free scotch is even better.  Details on how to RSVP in the flyer below.





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15th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival - 10/30

10/29/2010 12:04:00 AM 0 Responses
I'm a big fan of vegetables.  I just can't eat solely vegetables.  My senior year in college, my roommate was a vegetarian, and I swear all we ate all day / every day was boca burgers.  It hindsight, it was sort of awful.  In an effort to find more inventive ways of eating vegetarian, head over to the Vegetarian Food Festival on Saturday - 10/30.   

This Festival brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment. It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian foods are available and where you can find them!

Whether you are a longtime vegetarian or vegan, or someone simply wanting to add more healthy and delicious foods to your meal repertoire, or if you are just curious what it's all about, you are welcome here! We offer you free admission, free food sampling, free speaker presentations, free parking and a T stop across the street.

Saturday, October 30, 2010, 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday, October 31, 2010, 10 AM - 4 PM
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
1350 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts

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Travel & Leisure Loves Kane's Donuts

10/27/2010 01:03:00 AM 0 Responses
Travel & Leisure magazine did a recent feature on the top 25 donuts (doughnuts?) in the country and number eleven came from Kane's Donuts in Saugus.  And now I want to go there. 

Sure, a plain, glazed donut is pretty standard, but Kane’s does it so well. Show up early to get it fresh and hot out of the fryer; the donut will melt in your mouth. From the outside, this shop looks like a house, but inside, it’s a cozy diner full of history: Kane’s has been serving the same donuts to this community just north of Boston for 55 years. While the flavors are pretty basic, the dough is rolled out and each donut cut by hand, helping give them that extra something. Be warned: if you show up after 10 a.m. on a weekend morning, prepare for slim pickings.

Back in college (before any Krispy Kremes opened in the Boston area) my friends and I once drove all the way to NYC just for glazed donuts.  We bought two or three dozen then turned right back around and drove back to Boston - eating half of them on the return trip in the car.  I could go for a glazed donut right about now.  

Click (here) for the original blurb.


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Mayor's Holiday Special Deals - 11/1

10/27/2010 12:45:00 AM 1 Response
Tis the season to save some money while you're out doing your holiday shopping.  And starting on 11/1 you can do it from one website. 

For the 7th year running, thousands of half-price tickets to many of the Boston-area’s best loved holiday shows --including Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes, Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Boston Holiday Pops and nearly 50 more productions -- go on sale November 1, 2010.

MayorsHolidaySpecial.com is the most comprehensive destination for making holiday entertainment plans and saving money, with ½-price tickets to all the area’s most popular shows plus listings of free and low-cost holiday fun. This unique partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events, the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and ArtsBoston has enabled hundreds of thousands of families and friends to enjoy holiday attractions at a great price since its inception in 2003.  New this year, the site will also offer a $10-off coupon for local restaurants and holiday businesses.

Click (here) to start the savings.


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Review: Nicholas Nickleby Part I

10/26/2010 12:16:00 AM 3 Responses
Bloggery media rep DanDan checked out Nicholas Nickleby Part I this past weekend (here) and had nothing but good things to say.

I swung by the Lyric Stage Company on Clarendon and Stuart yesterday to check out Part I of the Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Originally an eight hour play over eight and a half hours, this adaptation takes Dickens' 864 page novel and condenses it into two parts, each three hours long. I was surprised by how well contained the first part was; I was expecting some sort of cliff hanger but I walked away feeling satisfied, even if there were no Part II. That being said, the superb acting, especially that of Jack Cutmore-Scott (who plays Nicholas), has helped bring Dickens' work alive, and I am looking forward to seeing how the story progresses.

The play does an excellent job mixing serious subject matter--death, exploitation, hard labor--with enough levity to avoid overwhelming or depressing the audience. And, despite having over a hundred-fifty characters played by only 24 actors, the play is easy to follow as this production seamlessly incorporates over 1,600 costume pieces to and many scene changes to help guide the viewer through Nickleby's world. The play is remarkably fast paced, with several simultaneous subplots.

I will certainly include a more detailed review after I get the chance to see Part II next week but, for now, I would definitely recommend checking out Part I, if only for the very, very funny modified "production" of Romeo and Juliet alone!


Sounds good to me.

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Free Gym Membership with Gym-Pact

10/26/2010 12:15:00 AM 3 Responses
I used to have a membership to the Sports Club LA.  For the amount of money that I was paying, you'd hope that I'd be in great shape.  Sadly, I wasn't.  Not to say that it wasn't a great gym, I just lacked the self-motivation.  A new start up called Gym-Pact is hoping to combat that by offering free gym memberships.  

Gym-Pact is a new motivational fitness program in Boston. We are finishing up a successful trial month with Bally Total Fitness and are looking for new fitness-seekers to start on January 1, 2010 just in time for the new year!

Our program's aim is to get ordinary people into the gym more often. Each participant will receive a FREE gym membership when they makes a personal pact to go to the gym at least 4 days a week for 30 minutes each visit. To motivate participants, those who work out fewer days than pledged will pay only for days they miss. In this way we hope to reward motivated participants while giving others incentive to exercise.

We have 50 spots to give away with free 1-month, 6-month and year-long gym memberships, depending on your choice of commitment length.

Click (here) for more info on how to sign up.




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DJ Steve Aoki @ Royale - 10/28

10/25/2010 12:02:00 AM 0 Responses
There's only a few dj's that I listen to, and they're all trance guys (Tiesto, AVB, etc).  But, I've seen DJ Steve Aoki's name fairly often and since he's going to be here this Thursday (10/28), I decided to pull up Grooveshark and listen to some of his stuff.

Royale is proud to return music tastemaker and celebrity DJ Steve Aoki to his post at the turntables for another round of his high energy and adrenaline fueled sets. One of the most internationally sought after DJs, Aoki’s fine-tuned ear for music paired with his unmatched ability to drop bass-thumping beats has championed dance floors from across the globe. Aoki, whose world notoriety has earned him the top-billing and hottest residencies in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, electrified the Royale dance floor earlier this year with a nightlife experience and performance rarely seen in today’s DJ circuit.

Aoki has remixed some of today’s biggest names including: Drake; Snoop Dogg; Duran Duran; and Timbaland and is the pioneer behind notable indie label, Dim Mak Records.

His stuff is more house than trance, but its still pretty catchy.  And while reading his wikipedia entry I learned that he's related to Devon Aoki (the actress from 2 Fast 2 Furious and War).  Just a little bit of trivia for those that are interested.

Click (here) to for more info.



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Russell Banks Reading at Wellesley - 10/26

10/25/2010 12:01:00 AM 0 Responses
I had brunch last week with a few of my more artistic friends (one is a novelist, one is a play director, and the other is an actress) and it made me realize that I read way less than I should.  It also doesn't bode well for me that I've never heard of Russell Banks when apparently he's quite the award winner ... and he's going to be here tomorrow. 

Russell Banks, best-selling and award-winning author of literary fiction classics including “Continental Drift,” “Cloudsplitter,” “Affliction,” “The Sweet Hereafter” and “The Darling” will be the featured speaker at Wellesley College’s Newhouse Center for the Humanities Distinguished Writers Series Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 4:30pm. The talk, held in Green Hall, is free and open to the public.

His novels "Affliction" and “The Sweet Hereafter” were adapted into feature films that received widespread critical acclaim. James Coburn won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Nick Nolte was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for their roles in “Affliction.”“The Sweet Hereafter” won three awards, including the Grand Prix and the International Critics Award at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

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Knockouts Norwood Opening & Charity Event - 10/23

10/22/2010 12:04:00 AM 0 Responses
My self esteem always goes up a little after I get a haircut. I hate being shaggy. This weekend, you can get your ears lowered and support a good cause at the same time.

Knockouts Norwood, the heavyweight in men’s haircare and grooming, will be celebrating the grand opening of their new location in Norwood with a series of charitable fundraising events starting on October 23. Guests and customers are encouraged to join in the festivities and help raise money for two worthy causes, The Matt Brown Foundation and Ernie Boch’s Music Drives Us Foundation.

The opening celebration will kick-off on October 23, with a special day dedicated to raising money for the Matt Brown Foundation. Brown was critically injured in a freak accident while playing Hockey for his Norwood High School Varsity team in January. Knockouts Norwood will be donating 100% of all sales made on October 23 to the Matt Brown Foundation. Special appearances will be made by John Wallach of the Boston’s Sports Hub along with the 98.5 Sports Hub Street Team, the Boston Bruin’s mascot Blades, and local legendary boxer "Hurricane" Peter McNeeley.

Event starts at 9am.

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Vote & Get A Free Zagat Guide - 10/24

10/22/2010 12:04:00 AM 0 Responses
You know, I try to do this every year and I think for the most part, I usually get my free zagat guide.  It takes a while to receive, but, it's always a nice surprise in the mail when it does finally arrive. 

Vote for Restaurants in Boston And Get a FREE Zagat Guide!
Share your opinions about restaurants in Boston! Complete our online survey before October 24, 2010 and receive a FREE copy of the resulting 2011/12 Boston Restaurants guide or a 90-day subscription to ZAGAT.com. 

There's only 2 days left to vote.  So get cracking.

Click (here) to vote.



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Contest: Dinner, Jersey Boy, & A Limo Ride

10/21/2010 12:06:00 AM 1 Response
Bloggery reader Julie sent this along to me.  Accent Limo is running a contest right now to win dinner, Jersey Boy tix, and a limo ride.  Here are the details:

Here's your chance to win tickets to see the 2006 Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys at Boston's Colonial Theater, dinner before the show at Fire + Ice in Boston's Back Bay, and stylish tranportation in one of our luxurious limousines.

What: 2 tickets to see Jersey Boys, dinner for 2 before the show at Fire + Ice, and roundtrip limousine transportation

When: Show date is on Thursday, December 30, 2010. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m Dinner will be two hours before the show. Pick-up time will be arranged between Accent Limousine and the winner.

Where: The show takes place at Boston's historic Colonial Theater. Fire + Ice is located in Boston's Back Bay.

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The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby - Starts TODAY!

10/21/2010 12:01:00 AM 0 Responses
I remember reading a whole lot of Dickens when I was a kid.  Not because I liked it, but because my dad thought it would help me with my SAT's.  Over the years, I pretty much read all of his stories.  Nice change of pace to watch one instead of reading. 

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents the New England premiere of the Olivier and Tony Award ® winning theatrical epic, The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Parts I & II October 21 through December 19, 2010.

Left penniless by the death of his father and young Nicholas Nickleby assumes responsibility for his mother and sister and seeks help from his Scrooge-like Uncle Ralph. Instantly disliking Nicholas, Ralph sends him to teach in a school run by the sadistic Wackford Squeers. Nicholas decides to escape, taking with him the orphan Smike, one of Squeers’s most abused young charges, and the two embark on a series of adventurous encounters with an array of humanity’s worst and best—greedy fools, corrupt lechers, cheery innocents, and selfless benefactors.

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Free Boston Lyric Opera Lecture - Tonight

10/19/2010 12:04:00 AM 1 Response
The Boston Lyric Opera hosts free opera night lecture on Puccini’s Tosca, with mini performances by lead singer Diego Torre.

WHAT: Dr. Deborah Burton, an internationally-renowned Puccini expert and published author, discusses “The Twists and Trysts of Tosca.” The BLO 2010-2011 season opens with the classic Puccini work on November 5.

The discussion will be followed by a mini-performance of excerpts featuring Tosca’s leading tenor, Diego Torre. A rising star in the opera world, Mr. Torre comes to BLO directly from covering for Pl├ícido Domingo in the title role of L.A. Opera’s Il Postino.

WHEN: Tuesday, OCTOBER 19, 2010, from 7 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Rabb Lecture Hall at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston

Click (here) for the event website.


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Boarding Pass Bonanza - TODAY!

10/19/2010 12:03:00 AM 0 Responses
Jetblue is now the official airline of TD Garden.  And to celebrate, they're going to be giving stuff away today.  If you want to participate though, it's going to be an early morning. 

To celebrate, on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 JetBlue and TD Garden will host a 'Boarding Pass Bonanza' for all Bostonians at the newly branded arena entrances, where 10,000 free boarding passes, each with one of JetBlue's 39 destination codes and a unique 'Flight Number,' will be handed out between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thirty-nine prizes, representing the 39 nonstop destinations JetBlue offers from Boston, of 19 pairs of round-trip airfare tickets on JetBlue, 19 pairs of tickets to TD Garden events and concerts. In addition, one grand prize winner will receive 50,000 TrueBlue points, to be redeemed for award travel on JetBlue, and a suite to a TD Garden event.

At 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting), boarding pass holders will look to the sky, where the grand prize winner will see their city code and flight number in skywriting immediately above TD Garden. The remaining winning 'Flight Numbers' will be posted on the internet at www.tdgarden.com/jetblue at approximately 2 p.m. on October 19, 2010. 

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Apology & Bloggery Reform

10/14/2010 12:04:00 AM 6 Responses
So I don't know how many of you went to go see the Pachyderm Parade on Tuesday (here), but it looks like an apology is in order because at least two of you showed up and missed the event.  And I feel TERRIBLE. 

Here's what happened:

I received the press release for the event the night before, which I used for my blog post.  On the morning of the event, I was sent another email stating that the event had been pushed up by an hour.  Here's the problem:  I can't check Bloggery email while at work. 

As a result, I did not get the email until the evening - which obviously was too late to get that info out to all of you.  And at least two of you left comments to let me know that you got screwed by my post.  So, from the bottom of my heart, I'm sorry.

Onto the Bloggery reform.  I'm still not going to be able to check my email while at work, so here's what I'm considering:

1.  Only blog about events that have an accompanying website.  This way, if last minute changes occur, at least you can see them on the event website.

2.  Continue to blog about events with no website, but make sure there's some sort of disclaimer in it about how I won't be able to update you on last minute changes.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers,

Beantown Bloggery




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Pinkberry Back Bay Opens in ~2 Weeks

10/14/2010 12:02:00 AM 0 Responses
No word yet on the exact opening date, but according to the  BBJ the Pinkberry on Newbury Street should be open by the end of the month.

Frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry is set to open its doors in the Back Bay neighborhood later this month, the company said on Wednesday.

Pinkberry, known for serving up tart flavors of frozen yogurt, will open at 286 Newbury Street, marking its second store in New England this year.

I know that they were StyleFixx event (here) last week, so I'm sure Pinkberry will be here sooner rather than later. 

Click (here) to read the BBJ article.

UPDATE

According to Boston.com, Pinkberry is going to open on 10/29 (here)




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Free: Women of Will at Wellesley - 10/15 & 10/16

10/13/2010 12:05:00 AM 0 Responses
I'm going to focus on the Women of Will performance that's coming up on 10/15, but just know that there's a whole lot more going on as well.  

The Boston-area premiere of Tina Packer’s acclaimed performance of "Women of Will" is the centerpiece of "Shakespearean Character on Trial," a two-day series of events that brings together some of the most recognized theater producers and academic authorities on Shakespeare. Sponsored by the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College, it will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct.15-16. All events are free and open to the public.

"Women of Will": A Performance by Tina Packer, Founding Artistic Director,Shakespeare & Company
Friday, Oct.15 - 7:30 p.m. – Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall, Wellesley College

A true tour de force of performance with just a bit of crowd participation, "Women of Will" is the much-anticipated, masterful summation of Packer's 40-odd years of deep investigation into all things Shakespeare. The free Oct. 15 performance at Wellesley will be the only Boston-area performance of this acclaimed night of theater exploring Shakespeare’s heroines. 

Click (here) for the rest of the schedule of events.


 
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Thrillist + Zwack - 10/19

10/13/2010 12:04:00 AM 1 Response
I'm going to need to confer with my friend Carl to confirm whether or not Zwack is really Hungary's national shot.  Because if it is, I'm going to start giving him crap for the weird Hungarian pear liqueur that he's been making us all shoot for the last several years.  

Zwack The Puck
Presented by Zwack

WHAT: Showcase your peerless air hockey skills while getting to know Hungary’s national shot and sampling delicious Zwacktails. Emerge triumphant in this winner-take-all tourney, and you’ll score prizes much cooler than a gold medal that you'll never actually wear.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19th
7:00PM - 9:00PM

WHERE: Game On!
82 Lansdowne Street
Boston, MA 02215

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Congrats to MIT Professor Diamond!

10/12/2010 12:05:00 AM 0 Responses
Congratulations to MIT professor Peter Diamond on winning the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics (along with two other folks). 

Diamond, fellow American Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides, a British and Cypriot citizen, were named the winners Monday for developing theories that help explain how economic policies affect unemployment.

One focus of Diamond's work has been on the unemployed and what it takes to get people back to work, especially after a recession.

President Barack Obama, who has nominated Diamond to the Federal Reserve board, congratulated him and Mortensen for "their groundbreaking economic research that has applications in a wide range of areas, like unemployment and housing."

I wonder what class he teaches at MIT.  Whatever it is, I probably should have taken it while I was there.  I just spent the long weekend studying calculus, macroeconomics, and statistics & probability for an interview that I have coming up this week.  No me gusta.

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Ringling Bros. Pachyderm Parade - TODAY!

10/12/2010 12:03:00 AM 8 Responses
Bloggery reader Melissa asked me last week about this event, and at that point I hadn't heard anything yet.  Looks like I got the press release just in time.  

For over three centuries, cities across America have waited in anticipation for the arrival of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. The mile-long Ringling Bros.® circus train continues to criss-cross the country each year and now makes a stop in Boston to provide families and Children Of All Ages® with a live, interactive circus experience that is sure to create lifetime memories. Some of the biggest stars at Ringling Bros. - our four-legged performers - will be making their way through the streets of Boston on Tuesday, October 12.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at APPROXIMATELY 2:30 PM. Time is subject to change

Best Viewing Areas:
Along Memorial Drive in between the Mass Ave/Harvard Bridge and the Msgr. O'Brien Highway/Charles River Bridge and in front of the Museum of Science on Msgr. O’Brien Highway.

The animals will depart Pacific Ave in Cambridge then turn right onto Albany St then right onto Mass Ave. They will turn left on Memorial drive and stay on Memorial Drive to the Charles River Bridge on Msgr O'Brien Highway. They will turn right to cross the Charles River Bridge and pass in front of the Museum of Science. They will then go down Martha Road and take a left on Nashua Street to the Garden ramp.



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1000 Words: StyleFixx

10/08/2010 12:04:00 AM 0 Responses
Bloggery media rep Anna swung by StyleFixx last night and said she had a pretty good time.  There was quite a crowd in attendance, cocktails were flowing, and a fair number of vendors were in attendance.  MMmmmMMM Pinkberry.....



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Legal Sea Foods Shellfish Soiree - 10/9

10/07/2010 12:13:00 AM 0 Responses
It's been a while since I've swung by an oyster bar and had a nice meal of just oysters.  My go to places are usually B&G or Neptunes, but this Shellfish Soiree at the Chestnut Hill Legal's seems like a pretty good deal.

Legal Sea Foods is winding down their Autumn Oyster Festival with the “Shellfish Soiree” event hosted at Legal Sea Foods’ Chestnut Hill location. ‘Tis the season! Guests are guaranteed to be shell-shocked while enjoying three small plates paired with oyster-friendly wines:


Oysters on the Half Shell
apple mango slaw, chipotle vinaigrette
Hesketh “Scissor Hands” Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia, 2008

Baked Oysters
smoked salmon, gouda, swiss chard
Tangley Oaks Chardonnay, Central Coast, CA, 2007

Oyster Fritters
arugula, lemon chive aioli
Domaine du Haut Morlu Sauvignon Blanc, Touraine, France, 2008

Legal Sea Foods – Chestnut Hill Shopping Center
43 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill

Saturday, October 9th from 3:30pm – 5:00pm
$30 per person (includes tax & gratuity)
Advance reservations are required by calling 617-277-7300

30 bucks for oysters and wine sounds like a pretty good deal.


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Reverend Run @ Revolution Rock Bar - 10/9

10/07/2010 12:04:00 AM 2 Responses
I've watched probably a total of 2 episodes of Run's House.  But I think it's a pretty entertaining show - I just don't watch reality tv.  Those that are fans of the show may want to swing by Revolution Rock Bar this Saturday because Rev Run is going to be in town.

This Saturday, October 9, 2010 legendary Reverend Run will be known as the DJ telling Boston to “Walk this Way” as he spins to a crowd of hundreds at Revolution Rock Bar. Doors to the event open at 9:30 p.m.

Staff will be outfitted in signature Adidas gear and faux gold chains in honor of the first rap act to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to the musical styling of Reverend Run, the party will also feature opening acts by world-famous DJ Mel DeBarge and Boston’s own DJ Dolo while DJ J. Stacks spins in Revolution’s lower lounge.

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HONK! Festival This Weekend - Starts 10/8

10/06/2010 02:03:00 AM 0 Responses
Did any of you guys watch Treme (the HBO series)?  When I read the email about the HONK! Festival that's going on this weekend, it reminded me of one of those scenes from Treme where all the musicians were just out on street marching and playing amongst the crowds.    

Born out of a need for street bands to celebrate their social activist side, the increasingly popular HONK! Festival is back for a 5th year with opportunities galore for participants and festival goers to enjoy themselves immensely. Rain or shine on Columbus Day weekend, October 8-10, the streets primarily in and around Davis Sq. and spilling out into Harvard Square will be teeming with bands raising a good time ruckus.

The confirmed HONK! band count is currently at 25, with one to two new ones being added weekly. But when the final count is in, this year up to 30, there’ll still be no stopping individuals who suddenly feel the need to jump in at the last minute.

Click (here) for festival details.



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College Night 2010 @ The Aquarium -TONIGHT!

10/06/2010 01:56:00 AM 2 Responses
Being in NYC is throwing off my blogging mojo.  I just got home from dinner and drinks with a friend of mine who happened to be in town from Hong Kong on business.  But, I digress.  Whenever you get out of classes today, head over to the Aquarium for College Night 2010. 

For one night only, the New England Aquarium opens its doors to the city’s vast college population for an exciting night to see thousands of aquatic creatures including giant sea turtles, four species of penguins, and great seal exhibits. With a college ID, it’s all free, including IMAX’s newest space film “Hubble 3D” and free swag from area vendors.

DATE: Wednesday, October, 6, 2010
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston. (Aquarium MBTA stop)

Click (here) to get more info.



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1000 Words: CSN Stores & Shun

10/05/2010 12:04:00 AM 0 Responses
So remember when I told you guys about CSN Stores (here)?  Well, I spent a little bit more time shopping around and checking the site around.  Amazon or newegg are usually my go-to online shopping sites, but some comparison shopping and some prices are a lil higher and some are pretty comparable to Amazon. 

Here's what I ended up buying:


Placed my order, the knife arrived 3 days later via Fedex.  Overall a painless process.  I'm looking forward to testing out the knife when I get back from my trip to NYC.  

Click (here) to check out CSN Stores. 


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Spike Lee Coming to BU - 10/6

10/05/2010 12:01:00 AM 0 Responses
The Roxbury International Film Festival, Boston University's College of Communication, and Dean of Students, and The Color of Film Collaborative present “A Conversation with Spike Lee ” on Wednesday, October 6th. This special event will be held at BU’s George Sherman Union Metcalf Hall from 4PM-6:30PM (located at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor).

Known for his ground-breaking films, "Do the Right Thing," "Inside Man" and HBO's "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" the acclaimed director will speak on his life, work and the ability of film to effect social change. This past August, HBO aired “If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise,” the companion piece to “When the Levees Broke”. Of Lee’s upcoming visit to the campus, Tom Fiedler, Dean of BU’s College of Communication says, “Spike Lee’s brilliance as a director and film-maker comes not only from his artistic talent, but his ability through his films to force audiences to confront the ugliest parts of American life – and often of themselves. Nobody walks out of a Spike Lee film feeling unmoved or even unprovoked.”

The event is free and open to the public and admission will be on a first come, first served basis. RSVP is not necessary.



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StyleFixx - 10/6 & 10/7

10/04/2010 12:05:00 AM 0 Responses
This one's for the ladies.  I went last year to cover Stylefixx, had a few drinks, and learned about the finer points of hair straightening devices.  StyleFixx is back this week.

StyleFixx is a fabulous nightlife and shopping event featuring the latest in fashion, beauty and accessories. In addition to great shopping from emerging Boston designers, guests indulge in complimentary cocktails and FREE spa treatments. Not to mention the legendary StyleFixx Swag Bags filled with goodies!

Our Fall event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6th and Thursday, October 7th at the Boston Center for the Arts (5pm-10pm).

Join Boston’s most fashion-forward women for two nights of dream shopping, featuring over 55 cutting-edge designers and brands.

EVENING HIGHLIGHTS

* Meet independent designers and shop their Fall 2010 lines!
* Pamper yourself with complimentary massages and spa treatments
* Hair treatments by Enzo Milano® and Dellaria Salon®.
* Score a StyleFixx Swag Bag (New Totes!)
* Sip DonQ Mojitos, Stella Artois®, Barefoot® Wine & Champagne


Click (here) to get tickets.


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1000 Words: Lord Hobo Stone Total Tap Takeover

10/04/2010 12:04:00 AM 0 Responses
I've already professed my love for Lord Hobo before (here), but I'm going to do it again.  I swung by the Stone Total Tap Tower Takeover event this past Saturday and had a great time. 

There were about 40 Stone beers to choose from, each order was for a 5 oz pour.  I think I tried at least 12 of the beers there, possibly more because I was sipping from some of my friends' glasses as well.

If you're a beer person, and you haven't been to Lord Hobo yet, I recommend you remedy the situation as quickly as you possibly can.    



Click (here) for the Lord Hobo site.



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Somerville Oktoberfest - 10/3

10/01/2010 12:01:00 AM 0 Responses
I can't believe it's already October.  It's still so warm out (at least for me I think it's warm) ... knock on wood.  Hopefully it stays warm through the weekend so that I can swing by the Somerville Oktoberfest event on Sunday - 10/3.

Somerville Oktoberfest
Outdoors in Davis Square at Elm & Chester
Noon to 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, October 3, 2010


Click (here) for more info.



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