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SoWa Open Market Kicks Off - 5/1

4/28/2011 11:06:00 PM 0 Responses
I went to work today without wearing a jacket for the first time in ages. It was glorious. So, if I've got any free time this weekend and weather permitting, I hope to be outside. It's opening weekend of the SoWa Open Market on May 1st Methinks I might check it out.

Promoting a healthy lifestyle and sustainable development in an energetic open-air atmosphere, the hipper-than-thou SoWa Open Market is a New England icon as well as the hottest place to see and be seen on Sundays in Boston. The market celebrates its eighth year, boasting 220 vendors on Sunday, May 1st from 10am-4pm, followed by a weekly market every Sunday through October 30th.

New to the Market this season is the SoWa Food Truck Court. Every Sunday from May through October, the SoWa Open Market will host a rotating group of 9 gourmet food trucks at 460 Harrison Ave. Here is a sneak peek at our delicious line-up:

The Cupcakory
Clover Food Truck
Bon Me Truck
Where to Eat
Grillo's Pickles
Grilled Cheese Nation
Staff Meal
Silk Road BBQ
M&M Ribs
Roxy's Grilled Cheese
Boston Speed Dog
C-Cup Cupcakes
Boston Frosty
South End Pita
Lincoln Street Coffee

Dates: Every Sunday, May 1st - October 30th
Time: 10am-4pm
Address: 460 Harrison Ave, Boston MA
Admission: Free

Click (here) to visit their website.

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Jamba Energy Drinks Available in Boston

4/28/2011 11:01:00 PM 0 Responses
I thought Friday would be an appropriate day to talk about energy drinks, because I've got none left.  It's been a LONG week, and I can't wait until the weekend.  It's the home stretch.  Albeit this weekend is going to be full of studying, but at least I won't have to wake up at 6am. 
But I digress. 

I received a press release earlier this week that there's a new line of energy drinks called Jamba Energy (manufactured by Nestle and licensed by the folks over at Jamba Juice) now available in Boston.

I'm not really an energy drink person.  I try to stick with one cup of coffee in the morning per day.  But I am a fan of Jamba Juice, so I think I might check these guys out.

Got energy? Well, now Boston residents can get a natural boost with Jamba Energy’s new line of all natural energy drinks. Launching exclusively in select retailers across the Northeast, Jamba Energy is designed for active men and women seeking a great-tasting energy drink without the chemicals.

“Jamba Energy drinks provide consumers an all natural alternative to other energy drinks,” said Chad Patterson, marketing manager for NestlĂ© Jamba Energy. “Jamba Energy contains real fruit juice and natural caffeine, no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors, and no high fructose corn syrup—which is unique in the category.”

Do you remember a few years ago when Budweiser tried to sell a caffeinated beer with ginseng in it?  I tried it, it was awful.  And the fact that these drinks have real fruit juice makes me think that they'll probably taste better than Red Bull, which is a plus.  

Click (here) to visit their FB page.

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Ladies Luxury Escape Winners!

4/28/2011 10:39:00 PM 0 Responses
Thanks for all the great website suggestions.  I took a peek at all of them, but sadly I haven't had time to really delve into them yet.  I've been working 15 hour days this week, it's been all sorts of awful.  Thanks to everyone that entered the Ladies Luxury Giveaway (here).  Don't worry if you didn't win, I've got a couple more giveaways in the works.

Congratulations to the following five folks:

Anna W.
Andrea C.
Hadas S.
Tara F.
Ruby Y.

Each of you will win a pair of tickets to attend the Ladies Luxury event on 5/7 at the Radisson.

Click (here) if you didn't win, but would still like to pick up some tickets to go!

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Boston Fashion Night - 4/30

4/28/2011 12:03:00 AM 0 Responses

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Geek Week V - Starts Today!

4/26/2011 11:26:00 PM 0 Responses
I'm a geek.  Apparently, this week is MY week.  Rejoice!

Click (here) for more info.

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Presale: Lewis Black @ Cutler Majestic Theater - 9/9

4/26/2011 11:23:00 PM 0 Responses
I've seen Lewis Black live a couple of times.  I like his angry/humorous/frustrated-at-the-world take on things.  If you share that interest, the presale starts at 10am Wednesday 4/27 for his show on 9/9 at the Cutler Majestic Theater.

Prolific funny man, actor, author, and stand-up comedian/ranter LEWIS BLACK will be live onstage as part of his IN GOD WE RUST tour. Lewis' live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don't have to. He is a passionate performer who is a more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

Lewis Black at Cutler Majestic Theatre

Friday, September 9
Cutler Majestic Theatre

Presale starts: Wed, Apr 27 at 10am
Presale ends: Thu, Apr 28 at 10pm
Use Password: band
Public Onsale: Fri, Apr 29 at 10am

Click (here) to get tickets.

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Boston Event Guide Hosts Spring Wine Fest – 4/30

4/25/2011 11:01:00 PM 0 Responses
I'm waiting for my wine fridge to arrive before I start buying wine again.  As soon as it arrives, I plan on rebuilding my collection of Chataneuf du Pape's.  And my sister got me drinking more Napa Valley Cabernet's as well.  

In the meantime, the Boston Event Guide is hosting a wine fest this upcoming Saturday - 4/30.  

To celebrate the spring, Boston Event Guide will be hosting a Spring Wine Fest at Cyclorama, Boston Center For The Arts, located at 539 Tremont Street, on Saturday, April 30th. There will be a morning tasting from 12 noon-3pm, an afternoon tasting from 3pm - 6pm, and an evening tasting which will be from 7pm - 10pm. Guests will be given a passport to travel to different wine regions around the world. All guests will be entered to win great items valued at over $1000. There will be wine seminars held by The Boston Wine School. There will be a DJ playing
music throughout the evening.

Spring Wine Fest– travel to different wine regions around the world and taste wines from each, all in one night.

Young professionals, ages 21-49, looking for a fun tasting event.

Saturday, April 30th
12 noon-3pm, 3-6pm and 7-10pm

Cyclorama, Boston Center For The Arts, located at 539 Tremont Street

Click (here) to get tickets.

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25% Off Classes at The BCAE

4/25/2011 11:00:00 PM 0 Responses
For those of you that have some extra time on your hands and want to learn something, the Boston Center for Adult Education is running a promo this week for 25% off May & June Classes.

I already picked out the one I would take if I had any free time at all.  It would be the "Whiskies from Around the World" class.  It sounds dreamy.

Spring Into Action: 25% Off!

The Boston Center for Adult Education Offers a 25% Discount on May & June Classes

WHAT: Celebrate the start of spring by growing your knowledge at the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE)! From Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 to Sunday, May 1st, 2011 the BCAE is offering a 25% discount on all May and June classes with the discount code “MAYJUN11.”

Learn to decorate cupcakes like a pro at “Couture Cupcakes: Design & Devour,” make people smile by creating funny characters at “Comic Book Art Workshop,” solidify dance steps at “First Steps: Wedding Dance Workshop,” and learn how to increase online visibility for businesses at “Search Engine Optimization.” Time is running out and classes are filling up so join today!

Visit or call the Boston Center for Adult Education at 617-267-4430 to sign up.

WHERE: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington Street, Boston MA, 02116

WHEN: Now through Sunday, May 1st, 2011

COST: 25% off using code MAYJUN11

Click (here) to go to the BCAE site.

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Jerry Remy's is 1 Year Old

4/24/2011 10:05:00 PM 0 Responses
Bloggery media rep Sara swung by Jerry Remy's last week to attend their 1 Year Anniversary party.  Here's what she had to say:

The Jerry Remy’s first anniversary celebration was a hit. I’d never been to Jerry Remy’s before and I’ll
definitely be back. The huge tv screens above the bar make Jerry Remy’s a great place to go with a group to watch a game, and the bar is close enough to Fenway to enjoy the excitement with the crowds after a big Sox win.

The one year anniversary featured two hours of free Kettle One cocktails and passed apps .
After enjoying some free drinks, I decided to stick around a while to sample some of the menu. Two
words: Dee lish!

Click (here) to visit Jerry Remy's site. 

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OrthoLite Winners!

4/24/2011 09:52:00 PM 0 Responses
So I ran/walked 4 miles today.  It was harder than I thought it would be.  I'm so out of shape (and a bit overweight).

I may have bitten off more than I can chew with this whole marathon training thing.  But, I'm going to keep trying.  I have until November after all.  Thanks to everyone who entered the Ortholite Insole giveaway last week.  Congratulations to the following five folks who won the drawing:

Sheetal B.
Lauren V.
Tejash P.
Elle S.
Michelle S.

All of you run way more than I do.  And special congrats to Elle, who ran the marathon last week!  Very cool.  I'm slightly more inspired.  I need to get rid of this excess weight so running gets a little easier.

Click (here) to visit the Ortholite site.

For those who didn't win, I've still got the Ladies Luxury giveaway going on right now (here).

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Contest: Ladies Luxury Escape 2011 - 5/7

4/20/2011 11:05:00 PM 2 Responses
I went to the Ladies Luxury Escape event last year.  It was a little awkward.  I think it looked like I was trolling for a date as I was one of 3 guys there.  But I swear, I was there to cover the event. 

This year, to save me the embarrassment, bloggery media rep Sara is going to head over there instead.  

I have 5 pairs of general admission tickets to give away to readers.  DanDan suggested I make you guys 'like' me on facebook and such - like what everyone else is doing - but instead, I think I'd like you to send me a link to your favorite website.  For instance, i'm a big fan of and all the gadget blogs.  I'm looking for NEW sites to read, so don't send me something like  Use subject heading "Ladies Luxury Escape" in your email.  

Anthem Entertainment, the Boston-based experiential marketing and event agency, is pleased to announce its annual Ladies Luxury Escape event – a one stop shop for anything and everything a lady could ever want! Indulge in a private shopping and pampering experience featuring the finest exhibitors in the Greater Boston area. This is an all ages event perfect for mothers and daughters or a girls’ outing!

Enjoy a massage in our Relaxation Lounge, get pampered with “mini spa” and hair services in our Beauty Bar, sip on a signature cocktail and shop ‘til you drop from your choice of clothing, jewelry, handbags, makeup and much, much more! VIP patrons will receive a swag bag filled with products and offers from our participating partners and exhibitors, a delicious lunch and access to all pre and post events. Purchase tickets now before this event sells out!

Saturday, May 7th, 2011
11:00AM – 2:00PM & 3:00PM – 6:00PM

Radisson Hotel Boston
200 Stuart St.
Boston, MA

Contest will end on Wednesday 4/26 at 10pm EST. 

Click (here) to get more info on the event.

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Casting Call: I Hate You Dad - 4/22

4/20/2011 10:36:00 PM 0 Responses
Looks like Adam Sandler is coming to town this summer.  I just saw my first casting call email for his new movie "I Hate You Dad."  See below.  And remember, don't contact me about the casting call, I'm just reposting. 

13 to 20 YEAR OLD BOYS


for roles in the new Adam Sandler feature film

Looking for boys for 2 roles of YOUNG ADAM SANDLER
Boys who look like Adam Sandler did at ages 13 and 18.

"dead ringers", Doppelgangers, mirror images, perfect doubles!
WHEN:      Friday, April 22, 11am - 5pm *OR* 
 Saturday, April 23, 9am - 2pm
[You can show up either day anytime during the casting call] 
WHERE:   The Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St., Boston, MA  02116
[Bring one non-returnable current photo]

We are NOT casting extras or any other roles right now.

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A Reason to Taste: Jazz & Dinner - 4/28

4/19/2011 10:55:00 PM 0 Responses
My friend Jake just went to a Jazz bar / restaurant this past weekend.  I forget which one it was, but he said it was a pretty good time.  Which brings me to an event coming up next week at the Multicultural Arts Center.

The Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge will be hosting a pop up dinner on April 28 with their own twist.  The pop up dinner served by Season To Taste Chef Robert Harris will be accompanied by music from the critically acclaimed Berklee Global Jazz Institute. The event will support the on-going programs at the Multicultural Arts Center.

Click (here) for more info.

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TogetherBoston's Get Together - 4/23

4/19/2011 10:46:00 PM 0 Responses
I didn't even know that the Together Festival was going on this week.  I checked out the schedule and it looks pretty cool, unfortunately tickets are all sold out.  However, they have a free expo/fair going on this Saturday - 4/23 that might be worth swinging by. 

Together and Boston Cyberarts Present
The Get Together

Record Expo, Trade Fair and Fashion Show

On Saturday, April 23, the Together Festival in partnership with Boston Cyberarts, presents its signature daytime event, the Get Together. A combination trade show/expo, art exhibit, fashion show and vinyl record fair, the six-hour expo starts at noon and will run in MassArt’s Pozen Center until 6:00pm.

This year’s event, which is free, is being co-branded with the Boston Cyberarts Festival. Confirmed booths include the T-shirts and the imaginative illustrations of Pen Cap Chew and Conscious Minds, the jewelry of Yuki Neko and the iPad music software maker ShapeMix. Vinyl sellers will include legends of the scene like Pete “Dev/Null” Cassin, Brad Rhodes from Providence and local icon G-Notorious. Current Together Festival sponsors like Dubspot and Future Boston Alliance will also mingle and meet with festival-goers for a near-perfect exchange of culture and information.

According to their FB page, you need to RSVP.

Click (here) to RSVP.

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Contest: Quirk Auto Dealers is Giving Away A Car!

4/18/2011 11:26:00 PM 0 Responses
The folks over at Quirk Auto Dealers wanted to let you guys know that they're giving away a 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Sedan for their Ultimate Altima Giveaway.  The contest is only open to Massachusetts and New Hampshire residents 18 years and older. 

Entry is easy, and the contest ends May 1. So far, we have fewer than 500 entries, so the odds of winning are pretty good. We’d like to reach out to your readers. Everyone wants a new car, and the Quirk Auto Dealers are pretty excited to be giving one away.

Enter in 3 Easy Steps!

1. Like Us on Facebook

Find our page at and click the Like button. (Note that a Facebook account is needed for this step, but they’re free!)
2. Tell Us Why

In words, pictures or a short video (60 seconds or less), tell us why you need that new Nissan Altima. You’ll be able to upload your entry once you Like the Facebook page.
3. Fill Out Official Entry Form

Tell us your name, address, etc. so that we can notify you if you’re a finalist.

The Grand Prize.

You could be behind the wheel of a Nissan Altima 2.5 S Sedan. With an automatic transmission and a 16-valve inline 4-cylinder transmission, this sedan delivers driving excitement and fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Seating for four and 15.3 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk make this an ideal family car, while its front-wheel drive provides extra grip and control when rain and snow are in the forecast.

Tell the Quirk Auto Group how the Nissan Altima works for you, and you could find yourself behind the wheel of Altima 2.5 S. Enter today!

Submission Opens:  April 3, 2011
Submission Ends:  May 1, 2011

Seems like minimal effort for the chance to win a car.  I just sold my car so I wouldn't have to make car payments, insurance payments and parking payments anymore.  But, I'm not going to complain if someone wants to give me a car for free.

Click (here) for details.


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Boston Marathon OrthoLite Insole Giveaway

4/17/2011 10:19:00 PM 0 Responses
Good luck to all the folks out there that are running the marathon this year!  I'm rooting for all of you.  My boss at my new job wants me to run the NYC marathon with him this year.  I think I'm pretty screwed, but I am going to start training and see what happens.  It's not until November, so there should be enough time hypothetically. 

To celebrate the marathon, I'm teaming up with the folks at OrthoLite and we're giving away 5 pairs of OrthoLite Fusion insoles to five lucky winners.

OrthoLite, one of the world’s leading suppliers of comfort insoles and found in millions pairs of shoes every year such as Nike, New Balance, and Asics, is the easiest way to upgrade and extend the life of your footwear. OrthoLite Fusion insoles are available at  Features include:

Designed to fit all athletic and outdoor shoes or boots
Made with open-cell foam, allowing air to circulate around the foot, keeping it cooler and drier inside the shoe
Wicks moisture away from your foot leaving your foot cooler and drier
Unique spring-back technology ensures that your insole won’t flatten out and it will retain over 95% of its thickness over time
Our patented anti-microbial formulation (approved by the EPA and FDA) fights fungus, bacteria and shoe odor
Lightweight and fully washable.

Here are the rules:

Email me with subject heading "OrthoLite" and in the body of the email, tell me how often you run.  If you actually run the marathon on Monday, include your time in your email and I'll give you two entries in the drawing instead of just one.

Contest ends on Friday 4/22 at 10pm EST.

Click (here) to visit the OrthoLite website.

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College Day at Fenway Park 2011 - 4/20

4/17/2011 09:58:00 PM 0 Responses
FREE EVENT AT FENWAY PARK - For Students with College ID

Wednesday, April 20 · 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Fenway Park

Fenway is opening its doors to college students April 20th for College Day at Fenway Park presented by Edhance! This is your chance to visit this iconic stadium for free and win great prizes from your favorite brands.

There are tons of surprises in store. From turtle bracelets from the aquarium to PGA golf lessons and free swag galore, College Day isn't just about baseball. There will be something for everyone on April 20th at Fenway Park. Obstacle courses, photo ops, giveaways, a cash cube, tours, free ice cream... this is an event you won't want to miss!

Celebrate the start of the baseball season with College Day:

- Free stuff from dozens of brands
- 20-25% off select Red Sox tickets
- 25% off tours of Fenway Park
- Batting practice in the Fenway Batting Cages for up to 300 lucky students
- Prize giveaways from the Edhance Cash Cube
- Discounted Red Sox Merchandise
- Ticket Giveaways including: 4 Green Monster Seats, 4 tickets to the exclusive Budweiser Right Field Room Deck, 20 tickets for games during 4/29-5/9
- Unique photo opportunities inside Fenway Park
- Meet Wally the Green Monster

Click (here) for the event's FB page.

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Ice Cream Truck Battle - Today!

4/13/2011 11:52:00 PM 0 Responses
All I can say is this ... head towards Harvard Square this afternoon.  ICE CREAM!!!!!!

Missed out on Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day on Tuesday? No worries! Ben & Jerry’s and b.good will be in Harvard Square on Thursday to give out free treats in an “Ice Cream Truck Battle” to decide who has the greatest ice cream truck in Boston and raise money for a worthy cause! The event will take place from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. outside b.good’s Harvard Square shop at 24 Dunster Street.

Here’s how the “Ice Cream Truck Battle” works: The b.good ice cream truck, Harvey, will battle the Ben & Jerry's truck to decide ice cream truck supremacy in Boston. b.good will be handing out milkshakes, while Ben & Jerry's will be giving away scoops of ice cream. Everyone getting a free treat will be encouraged to make an optional charitable donation to Back on My Feet. Whichever truck raises the most cash during the 2 hour event will be crowned the champion of Boston's and Cambridge's streets as the most dominant ice cream truck in this city.

All money raised will benefit local homeless agency Back on My Feet, through the “Burger Brigade” – a group of fourteen b.good customers who will run the marathon dressed as giant burgers, fries and sweet potato fries. Back on My Feet promotes the self-sufficiency of homeless populations through running.

When: Thursday, April 14
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: b.good – Harvard Shop
24 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA

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Presale: Guster and/or Brad Paisley - 4/14

4/12/2011 09:18:00 PM 0 Responses
Two concert presales coming up on Thursday.

with Jack's Mannequin

Friday, August 12
Bank of America Pavilion

Presale starts: Thu, Apr 14 at 10am
Presale ends: Thu, Apr 14 at 10pm
Use Password: band
Public Onsale: Fri, Apr 15 at 10am

Click (here) to get tickets. 


Country 102.5 Country Music Festival
Brad Paisley
H2O II: Wetter & Wilder World Tour
with Blake Shelton and Jerrod Niemann

Saturday, July 16
Comcast Center

Presale starts: Thu, Apr 14 at 10 am
Presale ends: Fri, Apr 15 at 10 pm
Use Password: band
Public Onsale: Sat, Apr 16 at 10am

Click (here) to get tickets. 

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Timberland's Earth Day Grant - 4/13

4/11/2011 10:58:00 PM 1 Response
Sorry for the late notice on this one, I'm pretty bogged down with things right now .... with no relief in sight.

I think I might need to start making my media reps do more writing as opposed to just scarfing down free food/booze at the newest restaurants around town.  Especially DanDan ... he's a bum.

Timberland has a grant opportunity due in tomorrow 4/13 for $2500 for those nonprofits that are dedicated to environmental stewardship. 

I wanted to get in touch to spread the word about Timberland’s “Earth Day” grant opportunity for Boston-area nonprofits. Timberland recently opened a new store on Newbury Street, and they’re helping celebrate their arrival to the neighborhood by offering a $2,500 grant to a Boston organization dedicated to environmental stewardship.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 4/13, and I thought you might be interested in sharing this opportunity with your readers. In addition to the grant, the company will provide up to 100 Timberland employees to serve with the chosen organization this summer, putting “people power” behind its monetary gift.

Organizations interested in applying are encouraged to visit the new 201 Newbury Street location or e-mail for more information. Grand prize and runner-up winners will be highlighted in a store display this spring.

Considering the imminent deadline, I'd suggest you visit or call the store to get details.

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Pinkberry Prudential Center Grand Opening - 4/14

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Maguro Kaitai & Japan Disaster Relief - 4/17

4/11/2011 10:46:00 PM 0 Responses
I know that $150 is a bit steep, but when I saw this, a couple of things came to mind.  First off, it's for a good cause.  The folks in Japan could definitely use our help.  Second, I looked up "maguro kaitai" on youtube and it's pretty badass.  I figure $150 is way cheaper than a flight to Japan.

Check the flyer below for details:

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1000 Words: Rock Bottom Brewery

4/10/2011 08:52:00 PM 0 Responses
Bloggery media rep Anna swung by Rock Bottom Brewery for dinner last week.  The food looks pretty great.  I'm psyched to check it out myself ... once I get the hang of my new job and take the series 7, 63, 55, and 3.  So, I reckon it'll be a couple of months before I see the light of day again.  At least I've got pics.

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Patrimony & The Boston International Film Festival - 4/15

4/10/2011 08:42:00 PM 1 Response
You know how I love movies filmed in Boston .... which reminds me that I haven't seen The Fighter yet. But, I digress.  A local short film, Patrimony, debuts this Friday at Loews Boston Common for the Boston International Film Festival, the first day of the 9 day festival.

Cataumet-based writer Donald Marcus will premiere his first short film at the Boston International Film Festival. Shot entirely on Cape Cod, Patrimony will help kick off the festival on Friday, April 15 at 6 pm at the AMC/Loews Theater on 175 Tremont in Boston.

Patrimony stars Oscar®-nominated Robert Vaughn and Tony®-nominated Melissa Errico, with local actress Sarah deLima rounding out the cast. The film focuses on a critical moment in the relationship between an elderly man and his daughter-in-law after the unexpected death of his son/her husband. The film was shot in three days on location in Pocasset, Massachusetts, and manages to weave the beauty and solitude of Cape Cod into the story. Mr. Marcus utilized many Massachusetts-based crew members, edited the film at Grey Matter Entertainment in Watertown, and did the audio mix at Mix One Studios in Boston. “I’ve had the idea for Patrimony for many years,” says Mr. Marcus, “but always saw it as a short story. Then when I moved back to Massachusetts, I realized the story could best be told as a film and that the Cape would be the ideal setting for it.” 

I just took a look at the rest of the lineup for the Festival and it looks great.

Click (here) to get more festival info.

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Raffle: Paul Pierce's Suite Night at the Garden

4/07/2011 11:21:00 PM 0 Responses
Paul Pierce is offering hoops fans the chance to win the ultimate Celtics experience, by placing twelve tickets to his personal luxury suite up for grabs when the Celtics take on the New York Knicks in their last regular season game on April 13 at the TD Garden. The winner will be chosen through a special online raffle with proceeds benefitting Pierce’s Truth on Health Campaign.

Here are the details:

Tickets are Just $2.00 Each (Minimum Purchase of 5 Tickets)
Entry Deadline: 11:00 AM EST on Monday, April 11, 2011
Drawing Date: Monday, April 11, 2011

Grand Prize:
Winner and eleven (11) guests will enjoy Paul Pierce's private suite as the Boston Celtics take on the New York Knicks at the TD Garden (Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 8:00 PM Tipoff)
Winner will receive $500 of in-suite food and beverage service (soft drinks)
Winner will receive a basketball autographed by Paul Pierce
Winner and each guest will receive a Paul Pierce Activity Watch (12 Total)
Winner will receive a cash prize in the amount of $907.50 to mitigate the Winner's tax liability that results from winning the raffle. This prize is withheld and paid, on behalf of the Winner, directly to the IRS ($750.00) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ($157.50)

Click (here) to enter.

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1000 Words:

4/07/2011 11:09:00 PM 0 Responses
Bloggery media rep Anna swung by Jerry Remy's this week to learn more about  Here's what she had to say:

I learned a lot about Tickets-For-Charity which is an organization that sells Boston hometeam tickets along with other entertainment tickets at face value plus an amount that is dedicated to charity. Usually, the prices would be even lower than buying from a third party broker! Plus, 100% of the donation amount goes towards the charity of the customer's choice. Currently, customers can choose from 35 different organizations that partners with TFC.

Click (here) to check out

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Casting Call: Personal Trainers - 4/9

4/07/2011 11:00:00 PM 0 Responses

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Apologies, Ice Cream, and Russell Peters

4/06/2011 11:57:00 PM 1 Response
Ok, so now I know why bloggers like Perez Hilton post controversial stuff on their blogs.  Because it causes people to comment.  A bunch of folks chimed in yesterday to let me know that 3 Scoops is in fact not the newest ice cream shop in Brighton (here).  It proves three things - which are really embarrassing for me.

1.  How quickly I read through press releases that are sent to me.  3 Scoops sent me something to say that they were newly opened for the new season.  Not that they were new in general.  My bad.

2.  How often I go to Brighton Center and/or Brighton in general.  The answer is pretty much never, and not for at least the last five years.

3.  You guys know way more about Boston than I do.  But, I'm doing my best.

Sooooooo, apologies to the actual newest ice cream shop in town - which according to commenters is Abbot's Frozen Custard.  But, I still stick with my recommendation to swing by 3 Scoops if you haven't been there.  I'd also like to say that you should swing by Abbot's as well - while you're in the area - Bloggery readers seem to love it.

So that covers the apologies and the ice cream, on to Russell Peters.  He's one of my favorite comics.  And there's a presale going on today for his upcoming show at Agganis Arena.

Gabriel Iglesias & Russell Peters
New Majority Tour with Lisa Lampanelli
and Steve Byrne
Saturday, June 4 @ 8:00 p.m.

Presale start: Thursday, April 7 @ 10am
Presale end: Friday, April 8 @ 9:59am
Password: Rhett

Be a man, do the right thing (here).

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Review: 3 Scoops Now Open in Brighton!

4/05/2011 11:12:00 PM 10 Responses
Bloggery media rep Sara swung by 3 Scoops in Brighton this past weekend to checkout the newest ice cream shop in town.  I can tell she had a good time because she wrote back with an entry longer than 2 weeks worth of my entries combined.  Here's what she had to say:

Upon entering 3 Scoops, I was greeted by Raul, one of the ice-cream makers. He showered me with samples of some of the most rich and tasty homemade ice creams, which instantly boosted him to the top of my Favorite Men on Earth list (yes- it’s really that easy!) The flavors I got to try included Mud Pie, Dark Chocolate, Strawberry (the best I’ve ever had), Butter Pecan, Coconut, and two vegan flavors- Peanut Butter and Jelly and Vanilla Cucumber. All of the flavors were incredible and jam-packed with filling like Oreos, nuts, and pieces of fruit. Surprisingly to me, the PB&J (apparently one of their most popular flavors) was delicious - tasted just like the real thing! Turns out, vegan ice cream can be made in many different ways, using bases like soy or coconut milk, and you can’t even taste the difference! 3 Scoops also specializes in frozen yogurt, sorbets, and gluten-free ice creams, and all of their desserts are organic and made from fresh, local ingredients.

During the ice cream sampling, I mentioned to Raul that it was my birthday, and I couldn’t have asked for a better gift than spending my afternoon enjoying free ice cream. He then insisted on making me a birthday dessert. A few minutes later, my friend and I were greeted with two ice cream sundaes (Coconut and Coffee Oreo) served up in mini Red Sox hats AND a nice, warm apple pie, complete with birthday candles and a Happy Birthday sing-along. Thankful that I didn’t eat any lunch that day, I took a deep breath and dug in. A good 15 or 20 minutes later, my friend and I were feeling proud of ourselves for the large dent we made in our desserts, when Raul offered us Coconut Frappes (and he would not take no for an answer). The frappes were delicious, and our feast was finished off with warm chocolate- chip cookies. Literally, the only way the folks at 3 Scoops could have given me a better experience is if they had rolled me out in a wheelbarrow!

I can’t wait to go back to 3 Scoops. Located right in Brighton Center, the area is reminiscent of Coolidge Corner making it a great place to walk around with an ice cream cone on a warm day. My visit to 3 Scoops has also made me excited for my next trip to NYC… Apparently there’s 3 Scoops ice cream truck in SoHo which features alcoholic ice cream. Yum!

3 Scoops
403 Washington Street
Brighton, MA 02135
Tel.: (617) 987-0999

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Pinkberry Harvard Grand Opening - 4/8

4/05/2011 10:59:00 PM 0 Responses
You know you want some Pinkberry .... and maybe stalk Tyra Banks at HBS as well.  You're in luck, the Pinkberry in Harvard Square opens this Friday.

Opens to the Public on Friday the 8th.  7:30 to 9:30 FREE Pinkberry for Pinkberry Groupies.

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Stuff's Sexiest Issue Party & Royale - 4/9

4/04/2011 11:19:00 PM 0 Responses

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Winner: Lunch for 2 at Rock Bottom Brewery

4/04/2011 11:15:00 PM 0 Responses
Thanks for all of you who entered the contest to win lunch for 2 at the Rock Bottom Brewery.  A ton of you entered.

Here's what winner Kim O. is thinking about ordering for lunch.

I'd start with the ballpark pretzels then have the Prime and Cheddar sandwich for an entree. If there's room a pint glass sundae might be in order as well!

Other popular choices were the: Guadalajara Enchiladas, the Kobe Cheeseburger, and the Lobster and Shrimp Mac and Cheese.

I had a salad for lunch today.  It was awful.  You don't win friends with salad (Simpsons reference).  Wish I didn't have to eat lunch at my desk everyday, so that I could swing by Rock Bottom, join Kim, and get myself a Kobe Cheeseburger.

Click (here) to visit the Rockbottom Brewery site.

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Cocktail Wars 2011 @ Woodward

4/03/2011 11:43:00 PM 0 Responses
I have a favorite bartender.  Her name is Natalie and she makes an amazing old fashioned.  I've been on a cocktail kick for a few years now, so this iron chef type cocktail event that started this past Sunday sounds like it'd be a lot of fun to watch.  

Watch Boston’s Best Go Head-to-Head to Create the Best “Secret Ingredient” Cocktail

This April, Iron Chef will meet NCAA’s “March Madness” when the “Cocktail Wars - 2011 Battle” commences at Woodward at AMES. “Cocktail Wars” is an Iron Chef-style bartending competition taking place every Sunday where two of Boston's best mixologists go head-to-head to create the best cocktail using a series of secret ingredients (typically a spirit, a fruit, an herb, or a vegetable) in the allotted time. The creations are then judged by some of Boston's biggest industry experts.

Thirty-two bartenders from all over Boston will compete in head-to-head match-ups during a seven-week tournament for the grand prize. The winner will receive a weekend stay in New York City including: a roundtrip flight; swank hotel accommodations at one of the Morgans Hotel Group properties; and, most importantly… Spending money. Woodward will invite Boston’s most ingenious and adventurous talents in mixology to showcase their craft, represent their home turf, and square-off against their peers in the “Cocktail Wars - 2011 Battle.”

Woodward at AMES
One Court Street, Boston

Regional Rounds:
Sunday, April 3rd
Sunday, April 10th
Sunday, April 17th
Sunday, April 24th

Semifinal Rounds:
Sunday, May 1st
Sunday, May 8th

Final Round:
Sunday, May 15th

Admission to experience “Cocktail Wars – 2011 Battles” is complimentary.

I couldn't find a website for it, but you can probably call Woodward and ask for details if you're curious.  For instance, what time the event is held on Sundays?  It wasn't included in the email I received. 

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