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The Beanpot

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Sat, Feb 06, 2016

Beanpot"It has become Boston's "social event of winter season." The first two Monday nights of February in Boston are reserved for the Beanpot, an annual hockey tournament that featues Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern. It all started on Dec. 26, 1952 at the old Boston Arena. The next year the Beanpot moved to the Garden, where it has been played ever since and become the official battle for Boston's hockey bragging rights. "

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016
Consolation Game
4:30 p.m.
Championship Game
7:30 p.m.

 

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10 Places to Watch the Superbowl in Boston

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Fri, Feb 05, 2016

SuperbowlEven though the Pats didn't make it this year, celebrate the last football Sunday of the season by checking out one of these Boston favorites for Superbowl 50 this Sunday February 7th. 

1. Buff's Pub: "Buff's hasn't announced any Super Bowl specials, but if you want great wings, this is the place to go. The bar has eight televisions"

2. Canary Square : "Serving an all-you-can-eat buffet for $18, with pitchers of Yuengling ($12) and PBR ($10). The buffet menu includes taco salad, pork spare ribs, fried chicken tenders, a taco bar, cheeseburger sliders, and more. The festivities begin at 5 p.m., and cornhole will be set up."

3. Cask'n Flagon: "Right by Fenway, this sports bar has over 60 televisions, so you'll be able to see the game from any seat. The large menu includes barbecue, burgers, big salads, and lots more. For Sunday, there will be themed cocktails named after each team for $8.95 and special appetizers for $5 and under (spanakopita, Buffalo spring rolls, chicken cordon bleu bites, and tater tots)."

4. Cathedral Station: "Serving a pub menu beginning at 4 p.m. Prizes and giveaways every quarter."

5. Clerys: "For $25/person, get a guaranteed table for your group, two beers, and an appetizer sampler platter. There's also a wing-eating contest. 21+"

6. McGreevy's: "Featuring more than 20 televisions, McGreevy's generally offersgame day specials along with the full menu and bar. And confetti cannons."

7. Night Market: "Serving $.50 wings with purchase of an alcoholic beverage. Flavors include tebasaki, numb-numb, dry numb, fu sauce, rendang, coffee barbecue, and black pepper honey. Opens at 5 p.m."

8. Papagayo: "At any Papagayo location, arrive before kickoff, tell your server which team you think will win, purchase a beverage, and stay for the whole game. If you do all of these things, and your team wins, your food will be free. If your team loses, you'll get a free entree for your next visit. Reservations required."

9. Parlor Sports: "One of the coziest little sports bars in town, Parlor Sports is the place to go if you want to drink good beer and eat fun comfort food, from pepperoni rolls to pastrami sandwiches."

10. Sweet Cheeks: "Special menu items for February 7 include fried chicken and waffles; chipotle Buffalo monster wings; fried drumsticks; and a sandwich bar."

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BU FitRec Wonderland

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Thu, Feb 04, 2016

BU fitrec wonderland"Has cabin fever found your family? The BU FitRec Wonderland has winter themed activities for the entire family! Come by Friday, February 5 from 4 to 7 pm for Ice Climbing at Mt. Barreca, Scooter Sled Races and Snowflake Crafts!”

"We have activities for the entire family from winter crafts to scooter sled races. Come swim, climb our climbing wall and play in the Winter Foam Floor Hockey Classic. "

Located at the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center, 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.

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ICA First Fridays - Cabin Fever

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Feb 03, 2016


Start your weekend off with a bang at the Institute of Contemporary Art. On the first Friday of each month, from 5pm-10pm, the ICA hosts an after hours event, themed around the current gallery exhibitions. First Fridays feature DJs, live performances, gallery talks, specialty cocktails, and more. The Water Cafe at the ICA offers a small bites menu and full bar - this is where you can find the cocktails inspired by the current exhibitions

This, Friday, February 5th is White Hot: 

Don’t let the cold keep you inside all winter long! First Fridays gets cozy with Cabin Fever. Channel the flannel and embrace your inner lumbersexual (plaid and facial hair welcome!).  DJ Knife will create some heat on the dance floor – prepare to get toasty and dance your ax off. And what cabin campfire would be complete without some scary stories (and a spiked drink)? We’ve got you covered with a montage of spooky film favorites. And as always, cuddle up with compelling contemporary art. Don’t forget to bring the scruff for our best beard contest (home grown or crafted, all are eligible).

POP-UP TALKS | Every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Trained ICA gallery staff lead 15-minute “talk backs” about single works in our exhibitions. Get the inside scoop on a work’s context, process, and significance – and ask questions yourself. Galleries close at 9:30 PM.

MUSIC | 5–10 PM
Check the long johns and stave off the wintry boredom with scorching dance party led by DJ Knife.

PHOTO BOOTH | 6–9 PM
Pose in your winter woolens for a snapshot with your chums.

CITIZENS BANK + ICA MEMBERS VIP LOUNGE | 5–10 PM
Exclusive bar for ICA members and Citizens Bank card holders! Redeem your drink ticket here for a complimentary Harpoon tasting, while supplies last.

 

Admission is completely free for members of the ICA and only $15 for nonmembers.

These events are 21+

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February Home Buyer Event

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Boston Home BuyerPresented by acclaimed experts in the Boston Real Estate Market from Charlesgate Realty Group, as well as local mortgage market experts, our Boston Home Buyer Class is your opportunity to learn the home buying the right way - before you enter a transaction!  Get educated in a casual, fun setting and avoid the pitfalls that can cause financial and emotional problems during the buying process.

Get a $250 Closing Credit just for attending!

That's right! We are offering a $250 closing credit to those who attend the class and purchase their home through Charlesgate Realty. That is free money for starting the process with us!

Attend our FREE Boston homebuying class to learn:

  • Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
    • Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
    • Working with a buyer agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one

    • What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy.
    • Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
    • Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
    • Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

Is this class for you?  Well, if you’re looking for a fun, low key, and informal way to learn the Boston real estate market from the experts, then YES!  You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you want and get the straight scoop from us. Plus we’ll have special catered treats by BG Events & Catering!  How can you pass that up! 

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Oh, Hello with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Mon, Feb 01, 2016

** FRESH OFF THEIR SOLD OUT 21 DAY RUN IN NYC **


February 1: 7:30 p.m.
February 2: 7:30 p.m.
February 5: 10 p.m.

"Fresh off the success of their hit prank show “Too Much Tuna” and the critically acclaimed, sold out run of “OH, HELLO” on (off) Broadway, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland will leave NYC for the first time in over 40 years to bring “OH, HELLO” to The Wilbur in Boston.

GIL FAIZON (star) is a Tony Award viewing actor and a SAG AFTRA must leave. Faizon currently works as a stand in model for mashed potatoes and other creamed foods. So like when they’re photographing mashed potatoes Gil lies there so they can get the lighting right. His Bar Mitzvah theme was the color brown.

GEORGE ST. GEEGLAND (star) was born in Newark, NJ to verbally abusive parents sometime in the early mid 1940s. In 1971 he published his first novel Rifkin’s Dilemma, a real 70’s novel about masturbation and such. It has aged terribly. St Geegland taught creative writing for 12 years at SUNY Yonkers – Go Zebras! – until he was fired for stuff that is in sealed documents. Along with Gil Faizon he is the co-author and co-star of several plays as well as the hit television show “Too Much Tuna” as seen on Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show.” Spalding Gray personally disliked him and he has chapped hands.

NICK KROLL and JOHN MULANEY are American writers and comedians with many credits. They are thrilled to be working with theater legends Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland. This is their first Off Broadway production."

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Coppersmith Cafe Grand Opening Day

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Sun, Jan 31, 2016

"Come check out South Boston's newest cafe and expansive third space, Coppersmith Cafe on its opening day! Located just inside the restaurant’s Bolton Street entrance, the cafe will be open daily from 7am to 3pm, serving neighborhood locals as well as those commuting to and from South Boston, Fort Point and the Seaport District.

With the launch of Coppersmith Cafe, the rustic industrial venue is opening its doors to the local residential and business communities by offering over 10,000 sq. feet of space (between indoor and outdoor areas) for a truly unique third space experience. In addition to the more intimate seating within the 1,000-sq. foot window-walled cafe overlooking Bolton and A Streets, the venue will accommodate cafe customers throughout its bar and dining areas as well as the seasonal outdoor patio and roof deck. This expansive third space is also ideal for local residents and professionals looking for somewhere to host working breakfast and lunch meetings; mommy & me meet-ups; and various other community-centric activities throughout the day. Guests throughout the venue will be able to take advantage of free high-speed 100MB WiFi.

The Coppersmith Cafe menu features hot and cold George Howell Coffee based beverages, a selection of J’enwey Tea Co. whole leaf teas, juices and sodas, as well as house-made pastries, snacks, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Signature pastries include a Banana Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffin; PB & J Scone; Salted Valrhona Chocolate Chip Cookies; the Mocha Espresso Marshmallow; a Caramelized Coconut Krispy and a Bacon Pecan Sticky Bun. Savory items include the Crunchy Winter Salad (quinoa, edamame, fennel, tomato, cauliflower, carrot, radish and Green Goddess dressing); Apple Orchard Salad (apples, pears, pepitas, gorgonzola, balsamic); Soba Noodles (carrot, daikon, edamame, sesame-ginger vinaigrette); the Breakfast Sandwich (egg + VT cheddar on a stone and skillet English muffin); Caprese on Baguette (tomato, mozzarella, basil pesto); and Roast Turkey on Sourdough (lettuce, tomato, bacon, cheddar, cranberry chutney); and a Kids PB&J. Sides, snacks and grab and go goodies also offered. A catering menu for groups of all sizes is also available for on and off-site events. "

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Get A Clue: Boston Bar Crawl

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Sat, Jan 30, 2016

Get A Clue: Boston Bar Crawl 2016 is unlike any other bar crawl in the Greater Boston Area. 

Loosely based on the hit TV show, "The Amazing Race," teams of 5 will race through a series of Boston bars.

At every destination, each team member will finish one drink (beer, shot, soda/water, etc...). Then, the team will be given a challenge. If the team successfully completes the challenge, they will be given an easy clue to the next destination. If they do not complete the challenge, they will be given a harder clue to the next destination.

All teams must check in at Wild Rover 30 minutes prior to their designated start time. At this time, the team will sign a waiver/release and receive their "passport" for the crawl destinations. 

Prizes will be awarded to the two teams that finish the crawl the fastest and to the team with the best costume/theme. 

WHEN/WHERE:

Wild Rover, 61-63 Chatham Street

Saturday, January 30th, 2016 - 12:00 pm

(Team start times will vary and will be sent out prior to the event)

All teams must check in at Wild Rover 30 minutes before their assigned crawl time.

 

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Polartec Big Air at Fenway

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Fri, Jan 29, 2016

"Fenway Park will host a big air snowboarding and freeskiing U.S. Grand Prix tour event on February 11-12, 2016. "Polartec Big Air at Fenway" will feature a 140-foot high snow ramp, taller than the light towers at the ballpark, and bring in athletes from around the world including Olympic and World Champions.

As a U.S. Grand Prix and part of the International Ski Federation's (FIS) World Cup tour, Polartec Big Air at Fenway will include many of the top big air competitors including Olympic slopestyle skiing gold medalist Joss Christensen, slopestyle snowboarding Olympic champion Sage Kotsenburg and Olympian Ty Walker."

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ICA After 5: Knitters Night Out

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Wed, Jan 27, 2016

Join the ICA for tastings, artisan demonstrations, DIY workshops, and more every Friday from 5-8 PM in the Water Café. 

This Friday January 29th is Knitters Night Out : "Looking for that push to finally learn how to use your knitting needles? Or are you a seasoned crafting pro looking for a Friday night knitting scene? Drop by Knitters’ Night Out for casual instruction, fellow knitters (or crocheters!) and some tea and cookies."

Click here for the full ICA Calendar!

Admission to ICA after 5 is included in the regular admission price.

 

 

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