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Anna's Taqueria Celebrity Roller Series

3/31/2013 07:15:00 PM 0 Responses
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Burrito Rolling for a Cause
Monthly Celebrity Roller Series at Anna’s Taqueria

WHAT:                 Anna’s Taqueria, Boston’s beloved burrito joint, rolls for a cause in 2013 by enlisting a different local celebrity each month to prepare its signature West Coast-style burritos in support of area charities. Hosted monthly at Anna’s Harvard Street store, the rolling series invites guests to give back to local organizations by paying $10 for their celebrity-rolled burrito, with the entire cost going toward the charity of the roller’s choice.

At the core of Anna’s mission is giving back to the neighborhoods that have helped grow the restaurant into a treasured citywide staple. Over the years, Anna’s has supported countless organizations and has encouraged fundraising at the grassroots level by helping local organizations and volunteers champion the causes they’re passionate about. The burrito rolling series is a continuation of that goal, putting local notables “behind the line” to flex their burrito-rolling muscles in support of the larger community.

April 8, 6-8pm
Henry Santoro of Radio BDC rolling for the ESSCO-MGH Breast Cancer Research Fund
May 7, 6-8pm
Steve "Nookie" Postal, contestant on Bravo TV’s Around the World in 80 Plates, and Executive Chef for Fenway Park, rolling for the Make a Wish Foundation

June 11, 6-8pm
James Raggi, on-air talent on KISS 108’s Matty in the Morning, rolling for The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Anna’s Harvard Street
446 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02554

COST:                    $10 for each celebrity-rolled burrito


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imaginary beasts' Present Little Giants - Starts April

3/27/2013 09:48:00 PM 0 Responses
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece Our Town, the creative minds at imaginary beasts turn to a celebration of the author. Using our own heady and offbeat style of theatre we are exploring Wilder's less known early works: inventive playlets showcasing his burgeoning interest in experimenting with form. Join us!

“The life of man awaits you, the light laughter and the misery in the same day, in the selfsame hour the trivial and the divine. You are to give it voice.” Nascuntur Poetæ...

Poets and peasants, a mermaid and Mozart flicker into vivid and fleeting life as worlds of wonder and mystery unfold in a dreamer’s twilight.

Come experience the young Thornton Wilder at play as imaginary beasts takes a rare look into the early works of one of this country’s most beloved authors.


April 5th – 27th, 2013

Friday, April 5th, 8pm
Saturday, April 6th, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, April 7th, 8pm
Thursday, April 11th, 7:30pm
Friday, April 12th, 8pm
Saturday, April 13th, 8pm
Sunday, April 14th, 2pm
Thursday, April 18th, 7:30pm
Friday, April 19th, 8pm
Saturday, April 20th, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, April 21st, 2pm
Thursday, April 25th, 7:30pm
Friday, April 26th, 8pm
Saturday, April 27th, 2pm & 8pm


Plaza Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539
Tremont Street, Boston MA

TICKETS: General Admission: $20; Students & Seniors: $15; Group rates
available (inquire at

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Celebrity Detox Diet Retreat - 4/8

3/27/2013 09:47:00 PM 0 Responses
I did a juice cleanse with people from work in January.  It was 3 days long and it was highly unpleasant.  For those of you that are stronger of will than I am.  Check out the Celebrity Detox Diet Retreat below.   

The Celebrity Detox Diet Retreat at Harbor View Hotel, The Retreat focuses on weight loss and wellness while incorporating a program of walking, contemplative/meditative practices, yoga and relaxing body treatments. This 5-day kick-start is the perfect way to restore balance to your life, help you feel healthier and more energized than ever, shed unwanted pounds all before summer.  You will also get all the support and education you need to start the 21 pounds in 21 days program at home.

An amazing group of practitioners and healer will care for retreaters.

Dr Roni DeLuz Roni DeLuz is a traditional naturopathic doctor. Roni is also a registered nurse and colonic therapist who has been a healing professional for 20 years In 1996, on Martha’s Vineyard Roni started developing and teaching Holistic Individual Plans for clients with chronic health concerns.
Dr. Enid Haller- is Executive Director of the Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard, a free walk-in information facility for Lyme and tick-borne diseases.  She has run the Martha’s Vineyard Lyme Support Group since 2010.

Dr. Makeba Moring ND, is a Holistic Health doctor, nutritionist and international spokeswoman on Holistic Health.  She has more than 25 years experience in herbology, nutrition, midwifery, natural health and lifestyle. 

Dr. Thomas Redner, MD, is an Integral Health Specialist in Preventive Screening Medical Model. He is the Medical Director for the Martha’s Vineyard Holistic Retreat and run Longevity part of the Program after Lab work.

Dr. Linda Hicks, ND is a Holistic Practitioner specializing in Emotional Toxins at the Retreat. Linda opened a center for colon hydrotherapy in Los Angeles known as “The Bodyrooters.”   

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Indochino Pop Up Store - Thru 4/15

3/26/2013 08:15:00 PM 0 Responses
I almost bought an Indochino suit a couple of months ago.   I was in the market for a new suit and my friend Matt came to work raving about how he got a great deal on his and how the suit fit really well.  I went so far as ordering the free measuring tape from the Indochino website and was ready to measure myself for a suit, but then I went on vacation.

While on vacation, I spent a week in Taiwan, so I just ended up getting a suit made there.  For those of you who are curious, Indochino has a pop up shop in town right now thru April 15.   Details below.

If I need a second suit, I may give Indochino a shot.  That is unless I end up in Asia again. 

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Paul Van Dyk @ Royale - 3/27

3/26/2013 08:07:00 PM 0 Responses
There are still tickets left for those of you that are interested.

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1000 Words: By The Way, Meet Vera Stark - Starts 3/29

3/24/2013 08:00:00 PM 0 Responses

Vera Stark 5:  Kami Rushell Smith, Hannah Husband.  Photo by Johnathan Carr.
Vera Stark 3:  Hannah Husband, Kris Sidberry.   Photo by Johnathan Carr.

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Charity: 34th Annual Pan-Mass Challenge

3/22/2013 01:35:00 AM 0 Responses
The 34th annual Pan-Mass Challenge is Aug. 3 and 4. Ride between 25 and 190 miles over one or two days. The event donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to Dana-Farber.

Set in a fun, casual environment, the PMC’s Young Professionals Event is a great way for people to network, meet new friends, and learn more about the logistics of riding in the PMC. Mingle with the PMC staff and register to ride or volunteer.

Enter raffles to win biking gear, while enjoying great food with tasty brews, and inspired conversation.

Tuesday, March 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Lansdowne Pub, 9 Lansdowne Street, Boston
Tickets are $10 each, which includes apps and your first draft beer
Must be 21+

Billy Starr, PMC founder, will discuss his motivations for founding and riding in what is now the most successful athletic fundraising event in the nation. He will also talk about the impact funds raised by the PMC have made in cancer research at Dana-Farber.

Stephanie Levin, a 14-year PMC cyclist and six-time volunteer, will share the significant role the PMC has played in her personal life and business success, as well as fun and effective strategies for fundraising and training. She has raised $80,000 for the PMC to date.

The event is open to all riders, perspective riders, volunteers and friends

Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance:

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2nd Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

3/20/2013 09:47:00 PM 0 Responses
As the weather is getting warmer in Boston, you know it's time to book your perfect brew event before it sells out. We're stoked to announce the 2nd Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest will be held on June 14 - 15, 2013 at The Armory in Somvervile.

Calling all foodies, artisan craft food devotees, craft brew fans, localvores, brew hobbyists, and the curious minded!

2nd Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

Session 1Hyper-Local Home Brew Showcase & Brewfest
Friday, June 14, 2013,  6:30 – 9:30pm
Session 2: Hyper-Local Brewfest
Saturday, June 15, 2013 3:00 – 6:00pm
Session 3Hyper-Local Brewfest
Saturday, June 15, 2013 7:00 – 10:00pm

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Free: Kidville Grand Opening - 3/23

3/18/2013 10:16:00 PM 0 Responses

WHAT:  Kidville, a play and learning space for families with young children, offers a wide range of developmental enrichment classes in art, music, dance, and gym for babies, toddlers and kids newborn through 6-years old. With a preschool alternative program (Kidville University - KVU) and summer camps it promises to be a great solution for families looking for new activities to enjoy with their little ones.
WHEN:  FREE activities will begin on March 23 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00am followed by a Rockin’ Railroad Concert at 10:30am. 
Opening Details:
Open gym, arts & crafts, refreshments, music and more!
Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Special Rockin’ Railroad Concert at 10:30am and 1:00pm on both days
WHERE:34 Central St. in Wellesley Square
RSVPs to RSVPs are appreciated but not required for attendance.
In addition to the Grand Opening weekend, free trial classes will be offered the week of March 25. During this week, families can take advantage of Kidville’s Grand Opening Special where they will receive $100 off when signing up for the 6-week Introductory Winter ’13 semester and a Spring/Summer ’13 class or Summer Camp. This offer is valid now through March 31. 

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VH1's Wicked Single Premieres Tonight - 3/17

3/17/2013 03:42:00 PM 0 Responses
VH1's reality series 'Wicked Single' premieres this Sunday, March 17 (St. Patrick¹s Day) at 11 p.m.

Work hard, party harder: that's the motto this "wicked single" group of Bostonians live - and party - by. As this group of six twenty- and thirty-somethings fumble toward adulthood and turning 30, they are united in a mission to strike the perfect balance of advancing career goals, hooking up and reveling in the hijinks that come with their FOMO (fear of missing out) lifestyle. Whether it's "Monday Fundays" or "Tuesday Boozedays," they search for answers to age old questions such as "How do I find love?," "What am I doing with my life?," AND "Why I am this hung over on a Wednesday?!" Growing up - without growing old - is the goal when you are Wicked Single...they're loud, they're real, and they're ready to party. 

So after a full day of celebrating your Irish heritage (or that of your friends, or friends of friends or Niall Horan of One Direction) settle in for a night of captivating television based in one of our nation¹s oldest cities. 

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Boston Student Film Festival Finalists

3/13/2013 08:41:00 PM 0 Responses

The Boston Student Arts Network (BSAN) today announced the film finalists for its upcoming Boston Student Film Festival (BSFF). Honors will include “Best of the Fest—Audience Pick,” “Best of the Fest—Jurors Pick,” and four individual juror favorites prizes. The winner of the “Audience Pick” award will have the opportunity to have his or her film showcased at the upcoming New England Film Festival. Runners up will receive trophies and filmmaker gift bags.

“There are an abundance of talented student film producers in New England,” said Kelly Soule, founder and director of BSAN. “This year’s finalists represented a variety of film genres and plotlines. Determining the winners will be a difficult decision for both the audience and the jury.”

The finalists are:
  • Geoffrey King of UMass Amherst for “A Descending Man,” an experimental film about love
  • Andrew Wood of Northeastern University for “Sketch,” a narrative about a comic book drawing come to life
  • Ethan Stein of Brandeis University for “Word Smith,” a narrative about a man who wants to create a legacy
  • Jack Garrett of Boston University for “Santa Always Checks Twice,” a narrative about a man who confronts Santa Claus for having an affair with his wife
  • Andrew Mui of Mass Art for “Grandma,” a documentary about Mui’s grandmother
  • Jeffrey Lin of MIT for “Raising Emma,” a documentary about a Chinese American woman adjusting to life in the United States
  • Mandy Garelick and Cara Fano of Boston University for “Bits and Pieces,” a narrative about a woman who finds her life in shambles
  • Jake Bann of Boston University for “Good Taste,” a narrative about a first date;
  • Helen Shi of Harvard University for “Jar’d,” a light-hearted and insightful animated film about the human spirit
  • Qinshu Zuo of Emerson College for “Touch,” a narrative about a young woman who helps a blind man to “see” once again
  • Peter Ferris Rosati of Emerson College for “Le Blue Stella,” a narrative about the adventures of two boys on a handmade spaceship
  • Jeremy Weiss of Emerson College for “Riff Raf,” a narrative about a jazz musician whose mistake coincidentally lands him a gig with an orchestra

The twelve films will be screened online at beginning Monday, March 18 through Sunday, March 31. During this time, interested audience members can watch the films and vote for their favorite film to continue on to the New England Film Festival.

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Free: BSC UXF Zone Workout - 3/17

3/12/2013 08:12:00 PM 0 Responses
This St. Patrick's Day, sham-rock your body at Boston Sports Club and join us for a FREE Celtic-themed functional training workout. On Sunday, March 17th from 9-11am at various locations, BSC Trainers will work participants through a 30 minute circuit workout on the new turf UXF zones. 

The UXF Zone’s green turf brings the eye before the body even steps foot on it. Ladders for agility are painted into the floor while sports arena locker-room-type metal cages and blackboards act as the front stage for master trainers to lead small groups. Battle ropes are being hoisted, jumping boxes lept upon, and bolder-sized weighted medicine balls are being pounded into the floor. Human limbs are linked into TRX bands and pulleys to push, pull and swing members' full body weights around. Pull-ups, rope climbs, kettle bells swings and flipping of tractor-sized tires are met with grunts, cheers, and numbers of reps shouted. Handstand push-ups replace the traditional. Sample exercises will include:

·         Shamrock Sit Ups
·         Leprechaun Lunges
·         Irish Jig Jump Rope
·         Dublin Dips
·         Bagpipe Bench Press
·         A Plank for a Pint
·         Kiss Me Kettle bell Swings
·         Keg Stand Side Lunge
·         Lucky Leg Lifts
·         Bottoms Up (Butt Lift)
·         Irish Twists

The training session is free to BSC members and non-members. There will be fun giveaways and Irish themed gifts for all participants! The list of participating BSC locations include:

BSC Wellington Circle, 70 Station Landing, Medford, MA
BSC Wellesley, 140 Great Plain Avenue, Wellesley, MA

Perfect way to start your day… after all the parade doesn’t kick off until 1pm.

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Chaos or Connection - 3/17

3/11/2013 10:33:00 PM 0 Responses

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Charity: "Fill with Bills" @ Towne - 3/14

3/10/2013 06:05:00 PM 0 Responses
“Fill with Bills” at Towne Stove and Spirits
Towne hosts charity event to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital

WHAT:             On March 14th, Towne Stove and Spirits will host an event to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital: Fill with Bills. At this charitable fete, the team at Towne will urge guests to drop bills into the Boston Children’s Hospital glass donation vessel, that permanently lives at the top of the stairs in their Uptowne dining room and bar area, in support this ever-worthy cause. At this celebration of generosity and care, guests will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Executive Chef Mario Capone and cocktails like their signature Uptowne Punch (wild tea vodka, cranberry simple syrup, triple sec and hard cider). At the end of the evening, the funds raised will be graciously presented to the Hospital.

WHERE:           Towne Stove and Spirits
  900 Boylston Street
  Boston, MA 02115

WHEN:            Thursday, March 14th from 7pm – 10pm

MORE INFO:  To attend this event, Towne Stove and Spirits kindly requests making a donation to Boston Children’s Hospital at the door. To RSVP, please contact:  

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2nd JT & JZ Concert Announced

3/06/2013 08:47:00 PM 0 Responses

No Posts This Week ... I'm in HK

3/05/2013 12:50:00 AM 0 Responses
I don't travel with a laptop anymore. Too heavy. Unless someone wants to send me a MacBook Air. Heh.

I'm in HK this week for a conference. The jetlag is brutal.

See you kids next week!

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