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Free Panera Coffee on Wednesdays - 2/1

1/30/2012 08:07:00 PM 0 Responses
Panera Bread Surprises Boston Commuters with Free Coffee and Treats on Warm-Up Wednesday

Program kicks off with a free cup of coffee on February 1st from 7 a.m. – 9 participating Panera bakery cafes in the Boston area

WHO: Panera Bread delivery team will also be surprising commuters in downtown Boston (City Hall Plaza) with hot coffee and fresh baked goods.

WHAT: Panera Bread will kick of its Warm-Up Wednesday campaign with free coffee at participating Boston-area bakery-cafes February 1st from 7a.m. to 9 a.m.

During the month of February, our delivery teams will be making their way through the Boston area to surprise commuters and outdoor workers –with a warm treat from Panera.

WHEN: Every Wednesday in February – beginning February 1st

WHERE: Our first “surprise” location is the Government Center T stop from 7am to 9am.

After the first Warm-up Wednesday, we will rely on Panera’s Facebook fans to tell us where to show up next (here). Vote for your location and you might just see us there with free coffee and baked goods!

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Charity: 3rd Annual Project Cupid Date Auction - 2/11

1/29/2012 08:25:00 PM 0 Responses

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Presale: Death Cab for Cutie - 1/26

1/25/2012 09:00:00 PM 0 Responses
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2nd Annual "Celebration of the Arts" - 1/29

1/24/2012 09:40:00 PM 0 Responses
The 2nd Annual "Celebration of the Arts" Red Carpet Charity Event is scheduled to be held Sunday January 29th, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the popular venue Estate, located in downtown Boston. This event, organized by local filmmaker Jae Williams of Forever Ink Productions, will raise money for the Boston Arts Academy Foundation, and is slated to bring together a line-up of the Boston area’s best and brightest young talent in performing arts, music, design and fine arts.

The Boston Arts Academy (BAA) is the city’s first and only high school for the visual and performing arts.  It was founded on the conviction that academics and the arts are equally important to student development and achievement.

The show will be hosted by KISS 108 FM radio personality Rich DiMare, and there will be a spoken word poetry performance by Hot 97 Boston's own Ms. Toya Tiffany, reading from her latest book, The Essence of My Totality.

Live musical performances from popular local artists will include former Making the Band contestant Makio, rock band Prospect Hill, R&B sensation Andrea LeClaire, Pop/ R&B artist Renee Marcou, Hip Hop Soul songstress Kao, and also featuring an appearance by members of the talented International Band.

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Diablo Glass School Wine Tasting - 1/28

1/23/2012 08:33:00 PM 0 Responses
I always wanted to take the glass blowing class while I was at MIT.  But i just never got the chance.  Now, two things come to mind:

1.  I need to swing by MIT this upcoming Fall to buy a glass pumpkin.
2.  Perhaps I should swing by Diablo Glass School and figure out if glass blowing is for me.

Are you 21+ and interested in the art of glassblowing!?

We invite you to join us for our upcoming wine tasting this January 28.  Come enjoy an intimate glass blowing demonstration accompanied by a wide  selection of great wines and finger foods.  Cheese and crackers along with thin meats will be served in our lounge. Escape the cold and cozy up to Diablo Glass School’s 2100 degree furnace. Our wine tastings combine fantastic wines and cheeses and interesting folks with a a glass blowing demonstration from one of our artists. Solo or joined by friends, cast those mittens and scarves aside to relax by our fire while being mesmerized by the ancient practice of glass blowing. One lucky onlooker will leave with a special Diablo glass treasure. This is a great way to warm up the winter and have some out of the ordinary fun; we hope to see you there!

Call now to reserve your spot!

Price: $35 per person
Date: January 28, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm -- 9:30 pm

Location: Diablo Glass School
123 Terrace St, Boston, MA 02120

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2nd Annual Youk’s Kids Not Your Average Idol - 1/26

1/19/2012 08:46:00 PM 0 Responses
Gavin DeGraw to Headline 2nd Annual Youk’s Kids Not Your Average Idol

Signing on to help raise money for kids in need, platinum selling artist, singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw will join Boston Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis at the second annual Youk’s Kids Not Your Average Idol event, presented by New Balance. The event takes place on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the State Room in Boston.

Not Your Average Idol will feature musical performances, comedy and much more, all designed to raise money to support Youk’s Kids. The event will be hosted by Sarah Colonna and Josh Wolf of Chelsea Lately. Other performers include AHMIR, one of the most popular R&B groups on YouTube, former American Idol contestant Ayla Brown, comedian Tony V,and Boston recording artist Will Dailey.

In addition to the performances, the event will feature a silent and live auction as well as food tastings from many of Boston’s top restaurants, including Bin 26, Bina Osteria, Blue Ginger, Bokx 109, Davio’s, Eastern Standard, The Fireplace, Island Creek Oysters, Lala Rokh, Not Your Average Joe’s, Samba Steak and Sushi, Starbucks, Sweet and Upstairs on the Square. U.S. Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown are the honorary co-chairs of the event.

Youk’s Kids is a nonprofit organization founded by Kevin Youkilis. The organization aims to create a community of support, increase awareness, and advocate for the health and well-being of children in need.

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3rd Annual Chili Cup 2012 - 2/16

1/17/2012 09:54:00 PM 0 Responses
I haven't had a decent cup of chili in quite some time.  I've actually been craving a lot of random food lately:  chili, chicken fried steak, and deep dish pizza to be precise.  I'm kind of excited for next month's Chili Cup.  Chili for a good cause?  Even better. 

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Concert: Dropkick Murphys - On Sale Friday

1/16/2012 06:40:00 PM 0 Responses
Just got an email that the Dropkick Murphys are performing in March and tickets go on sale this Friday - 1/20/12. 

I predict tickets sell out pretty fast, so if you want them, be sure to get your website queued up on Friday morning.

Tickets go on sale:  Fri, 01/20/12 10:00 AM EST

Dropkick Murphys
House of Blues Boston
Boston, MA
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 06:00 PM

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Be Healthy Boston @ Westin Waterfront 1/28 - 1/29

1/11/2012 09:37:00 PM 0 Responses
Be Healthy Boston Premieres at the Westin Boston Waterfront January 28-29, 2012

Two-day Retreat Will Uncover Revolutionary Approaches to Living Well; Seth Goldman, President and TeaEO of Honest Tea is Keynote Speaker

Be Healthy Boston, a new kind of urban wellness retreat to be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront on January 28-29, 2012, will introduce visitors to the best way to incorporate health and wellness into a busy lifestyles. Event founder and local bestselling author Brett Blumenthal, whose new book 52 Small Changes; One Year to a Happier, Healthier You hit shelves in January, is the event founder.

More than just an event, Be Healthy Boston assures a unique experience that connects community members with local health and wellness businesses, service providers and experts in a highly interactive setting. The event includes cooking demonstrations with Ana Sortun of Oleana and Jody Adams of Rialto, stress reduction through music and living well seminars, massage, acupuncture, mini trial fitness classes such as Zumba, Gyrotonics, Kettlebells and Pilates and more. There will be healthful lunches each day, a Saturday evening reception and a silent auction highlighting all participants and local vendors to benefit the Dana Farber Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies.

“We recognize that today’s consumer is inundated with information on healthy living and greener lifestyles,” explains Brett Blumenthal, health expert and cofounder of Be Healthy, Inc. “Our goal is to organize the information by placing it under one roof and introduce attendees to a wealth of experts that will give them sound advice and direct answers to their important health and wellness questions,” she explains.

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Concert: Snow Patrol - On Sale 1/13

1/10/2012 09:23:00 PM 0 Responses
I woke up this morning thoroughly convinced that it was Wednesday.  About 10 minutes later after getting dressed and brushing my teeth, I realized it was only Tuesday and then I cried a little.  But, 2012 has been a great year for me so far (10 days in) and I'm optomistic about the remaining 355 days.  One thing I'm psyched for are the concerts that are coming up so far.  Kaiser Chiefs, Of Montreal, the Ting Tings, Coldplay .... and now Snow Patrol.  Tickets go on sale this Friday - 1/13.

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Lyric Stage Company Presents Superior Donuts

1/09/2012 08:42:00 PM 0 Responses
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston

Superior Donuts

by Tracy Letts
Directed by Spiro Veloudos

Steven Barkhimer*, Steven James Demarco, Zachary Eisenstat, Beth Gotha*, De’Lon Grant*, Will LeBow*, Karen MacDonald*, Omar Robinson, Christopher James Webb*

Starts performances January 6, 2012


In a shabby Chicago neighborhood, a downtrodden donut shop owner (Will LeBow) hires a street-savvy aspiring young writer (Omar Robinson) with hustle and bright ideas. Full of laughs and compelling characters, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of August: Osage County mixes the challenge of embracing the past with the redemptive power of friendship in this satisfying comedy-drama.

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2012 New England International Auto Show - Starts 1/12

1/08/2012 08:31:00 PM 0 Responses
It was just about a year ago that I sold my car.  Man, I miss driving.  Definitely won't be buying another one any time soon - but it's fun to look.  

It's the Biggest Auto Show in New England... and the perfect place to browse hundreds of the newest vehicles!

Located at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the Seaport District, the New England International Auto Show is the premier showcase of the newest model year imported and domestic vehicles -- cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks and sport utilities. Factory and dealer representatives from the car lines are on hand to answer your questions in a no pressure environment at the Show. There are cars to suit every budget and life style at the New England International Auto Show. With the car lines all under one roof, it's easy to compare prices and features, saving both time and money. So come sit in the cars, pop the hoods, inspect the trunks, kick the tires. The New England International Auto Show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family!

Thursday, January 12, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, January 13, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, January 14, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, January 15, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday, January 16, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Boston's Celtic Music Fest - Starts 1/6

1/05/2012 08:18:00 PM 0 Responses
Boston's Celtic Music Fest (BCMFest) will celebrate its ninth anniversary January 6 and 7, 2012, at venues in Harvard Square. The all-ages, family-friendly festival is a popular showcase for Boston's best performers of music, song and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic and Celtic-inspired traditions. BCMFest offers concerts and participatory events at three different Harvard Square locations, all within easy walking distance of one another. And there are parades throughout the festival.

BCMFest 2012 kicks off Friday, January 6, with an evening concert Roots and Branches at Club Passim and another edition of the Boston Urban Ceilidh - BCMFest's exciting Celtic "dance party" with live music and social dancing from Celtic traditions -- at The Atrium (fourth floor of 50 Church Street). The festival continues on Saturday, January 7, with DayFest -performances during the day at Club Passim and First Parish Church (Massachusetts Avenue and Church Street), and concludes with a grand finale concert at 8 p.m. in First Parish Church. You can count on a Parade Friday night from the Kickoff Concert to the Boston Urban Ceildh and more parades Saturday.

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Legal Sea Foods Declares “Chowda Day” - 1/11

1/04/2012 09:24:00 PM 0 Responses
Legal Sea Foods Declares “Chowda Day” Legal Holiday on 1/11 with $1 cups of signature clam chowder

WHAT: In honor of National Soup Month, Legal Sea Foods will be declaring a “Legal Holiday” on 1/11: Chowda Day. Available at all Legal Sea Foods’ locations nationwide for the duration of the day, $1 cups of their signature New England Clam Chowder will be served up as they have been at every Presidential inauguration since 1981. On 1/11, it makes perfect sense to share Legal’s #1 famous chowder for only $1 a cup.

Legal Sea Foods also invites you to share the New England love by sending someone “warm wishes” through their online fish market. On “Chowda Day,” they will offer a quart of clam chowder for only $11 (to be delivered overnight or on a future date).

WHERE: $1 cups of clam chowder are available at all Legal Sea Foods’ locations across the country:

$11 quarts of clam chowder are available at Legal Sea Foods’ online fish market:

WHEN: “Chowda Day” offers are available on Wednesday, January 11th

COST: $1 cup of clam chowder (with purchase of an entree at any Legal Sea Foods’ location)

$11 quart of clam chowder (through online fish market; regularly priced at $17.95)

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Concerts: The Ting Tings or Lauryn Hill - 1/6 and 1/7

1/03/2012 10:03:00 PM 0 Responses
I was just thinking the other day about how there haven't been any good concerts lately. I missed out on the Jay-Z & Kanye concert thanks to the NYC Marathon (I finished it btw, thanks to everyone that donated!)

I just bought some tix to the upcoming Coldplay concert, but that one isn't for ages, so it was quite nice when I got emails about the following 2 concerts with tickets going on sale this week.

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That's not my name .... that's not my name ..... that song is so catchy.

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