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Rainn Wilson at the Wilbur

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Rainn WilsonHead to the Wilbur Theatre Wednesday, November 11!

"For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone’s favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. Now, he’s ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. He explains how he grew up “bone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word.” The Bassoon King chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek (“the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losers”), his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about The Office, and finally, Wilson’s achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, reconnecting with the artistic and creative values of the Bahá’í faith he grew up in.

RAINN WILSON is best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office, though today he’s equally well-known for his millions of Twitter followers and the philosophy website he founded, SoulPancake, which launched a New York Times bestselling book of the same name."

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Best Halloween Parties in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Oct 28, 2015


halloweenHalloween is just a few days away and Boston has no shortage of fun costume parties, bar crawls, dancing and more. Here are a few ideas:

1. Boston Official Crawl-O-Ween Bar Crawl | Faneuil Hall

"The Crawl-O-Ween bar crawl requests ticket buyers come dressed in their best Halloween attire. The bars participating in the event are located within the Faneuil Hall area, making it a convenient night out accessible by public transportation. Your ticket (options listed above) gives you access to the participating venues, but your drink purchases are not included. However, most of these bars will offer drink specials for ticket holders. A starting location is to be decided. Wristbands and bar crawl maps will be handed out at registration. Check the website for updated information as the dates approach."

2. GEM Italian Kitchen, Nightclub And Lounge | Downtown

"Head to GEM if you’re looking for a wild party filled with some of Boston’s best. A DJ will be spinning a mix of the Top 40 and popular dance tracks that will undoubtedly fill the dance floor. Many people like going to GEM because of its upscale, chic decor. Having a ticket grants you entry for the night. Mixing great music, fabulous drinks and amazing costumes makes GEM a guaranteed good time. "

3. Nightmare On Boston Harbor | Seaport

"This indoor Halloween BOOze cruise will host 800 passengers as it takes to the waters of the Boston Harbor. Costumes are strongly encouraged, as guests take to the seas for a night of BOOzing and dancing. There will be eight DJs on board bringing the best music to get every sexy ghost, mummy and witch moving and grooving. The website does note that there will be a cash-only bar on board, so guests are asked to bring cash on the ship."

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Pumpkin Patch at Boston Public Market

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Oct 24, 2015

"Bringing the farm to the city, Boston Public Market will create a pumpkin patch on the plaza alongside the Rose Kennedy Greenway outside the Market. Bring the family to stock up on locally sourced pumpkins and gourds for Halloween and enjoy pumpkin crafts, cider, and donuts on the plaza. Red Apple Farm – experts in more than just apples – will supply the pumpkins and host the patch, with a percentage of proceeds going to support local farmers, fishermen and food producers. Head inside the Market to get your pumpkin fill with seasonal treats like Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows from Sweet Lydia’s, Pumpkin Hot Chocolate from Taza, Pumpkin Ice Cream from Crescent Ridge, Pumpkin Affogato from George Howell Coffee, mulled spice vinegar beverages at Mangé, and more! (The pumpkin patch will be moved inside if it rains)."


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3 Wine Bars to go to in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Sep 11, 2015

"Fun fact: Bay Staters consume more wine per person than the residents of almost any other state -- a whopping 23 bottles a year each! (Only Vermont and New Hampshire have us beat.) Given this obvious oenophilia, it makes sense that bars devoted to sipping, swilling, and slurping the great grape have been cropping up all over Boston. Here’s where the locals go to get some wining with their dining:

1. Sip | Downtown
While the place looks a bit like a gussied-up version of a corporate cafeteria (complete with televisions and angular lighting fixtures), the food is anything but institutional -- the chefs plate everything from fresh sushi to Kobe sliders to bronzed swordfish belly. Wines are served in 2, 6, and 10oz pours and, since Sip's located a stone's throw from the Theater District, it's an ideal place to grab a glass (or two!) before you see Kinky Boots.

2. Belly Wine Bar | Kendall Square

The folks behind popular Cambridge enoteca Central Bottle have created the sexiest wine bar in Boston, complete with mouthwatering meats, exposed brick, good music, and hot people. But Belly has more than just swagger; it boasts a staggering wine list organized by flavor profile and a staff of wine geeks who will happily lead you to a new favorite.

3. Piattini Wine Cafe | Back Bay
With dozens of wines by the glass and a huge selection of bottles, Piattini’s wine list offers something for everyone, from the dedicated wine enthusiast to the friend along for the ride who prefers the chewy tannins and earthy aroma of Charles Shaw. Each wine is accompanied by a card describing its origins, flavor notes, and other facts, making the tapas-style Italian eatery a particularly good place to take less-experienced drinkers who want to sample and learn without derailing your conversation about the Pats."

Read the full article from Thrillist, here

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Boys & Girls Club of Boston Holiday Party

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Nov 19, 2014

celebrateThe Friends Council of the BGCB will be hosting their Friends Council Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 9th! 

The Friends Council Holiday Party will be held from 6:30 pm-9:00pm at The Boston College Club in Downtown Boston

The Friends Councile Holiday Party will have live music, open bar, great networking and fun! Tickets for non members are $65.00 plus fees 

The BGCG "serve approximately 15,000 children and teens, ages 6 to 18, in our Clubs, and through our programs and partnerships. Our approach focuses on six core initiatives: Arts; Education; Leadership; Life Skills; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Technology."

Please click here for more general and ticketing information for the Friends Council Holiday Party! 

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Veteran's Day Parades in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Nov 10, 2014

veterans_dayVeteran's Day is a time to show appreciation for those who have served and Boston will celebrate with two Veteran's Day parades in Downton Boston

There will be a Veteran's Day Parade followed up by the Veterans for Peace Parade. 

The Veteran's Day parade will be held on Tuesday, November 11th near Boylston and Tremont Street. 

"Boston's first Veteran's Day Parade kicks off at 1pm on at the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets.  The second Veterans Day Parade, known as the Veterans for Peace Parade, follows right behind it to honor and celebrate the original intention for Armistice Day - a Day of Peace. 

Both parades march around Boston Common along Boylston and Tremont Streets, and on to City Hall Plaza and the front of Faneuil Hall next to the statue of American Revolution patriot Samuel Adams, where you can hear a variety of speeches, anti-war poetry readings, and music."

For more information on this, and other Veteran's Day events in Boston, please click here

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Bob Dylan and His Band at the Orpheum Theatre

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Sep 08, 2014

orpheum theatreBob Dylan and His Band will be playing at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, November 14. 

"On the heels of unveiling details of his upcoming six-disc Basement Tapes Complete set, Bob Dylan today announced a 31-date North American tour that kicks off Oct. 17 in Seattle and wraps up Dec. 2 in New York."

Bob Dylan's greatest hits include 'Mr. Tambourine Man', 'Just Like A Woman' and 'Like A Rolling Stone'. His music and presence in pop culture has deemed him as one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time.   

Tickets went on sale on September 5th and are selling out quickly. Luckily, if you want to see this rock legend live, there are plenty of tickets available through StubHub

For more information on Bob Dylan's tour, please click here.

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The Greenway Open Market Opening Day

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, May 21, 2014

greenwayFollowing the SoWa Open Market, the Greenway Open Market will be opening soon! On Saturday, May 24th, the Greenway Open Market will be taking over the Rose Kennedy Greenway by the North End and feature an array of art from a variety of vendors. 

"The Greenway Open Market is a vibrant arts market that features talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. It is held on Saturdays from May to October along the Wharf District Parks on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston. Visitors will find exceptional handmade and locally produced products including fine art, jewelry, ceramics, crafts, apparel, accessories, and fair trade/eco friendly handmade imports. 

Come explore the parks and stroll tree lined promenades, take in the city sights, soak up sunshine, play in the Rings Fountain, eat at a food truck, and shop local!"

For more information on the Greenway Open Market, please visit GreenwayOpenMarket.com!

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Boston Calling Concert

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Boston CallingOne of Boston's biggest concerts, Boston Calling, has just announced their line up for their May & September events. 

On May 23-25th, Boston Calling will be held at City Hall Plaza in Boston. The line up for the May concert will include Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie and Modest Mouse. 

The National, Lorde, Nas with The Roots are just some of the artists that are planning on performing for Boston Calling in September. 

Guests for the events can get a one or three day pass, depending on their preference. Despite the weather last year, there were still thousands of concert goers who attended the event. Due to the line up this year, the tickets are selling out faster than ever so make sure you get yours today!

For more information on Boston Calling and ticket availability, please go to BostonCalling.com.

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The Three Kings Holiday Extravaganza at Royale

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Dec 20, 2013

RoyaleThe Three Kings Holiday Party is one of the city's largest holiday charity events. The Three Kings Holiday Extravaganza will be held at Royale this year on Saturday, December 21st at 8pm. 

This charity event has, and will continue, to raise money for Leslie's Links & Ewing's Sarcoma Center Research and the Susan G Komen Foundation. 

"Club Royale will be transformed into a Holiday Wonderland filled with Christmas trees, mistletoe, ornaments, aerialists, dancers, balloons & Sexy Santa Girls walking our Red Carpet. It will be a fun-filled evening with all proceeds to support Cancer Research. Last year’s event sold out quickly so please get your tickets soon."

Please click here for further information on this event. 

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