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Boston on the cheap

Boston on the cheap

A guide dressed in period clothing leads a tour on the Freedom Trail. Boston can be an expensive place to visit. There’s no denying it. But it’s still possible to not spend big to sleep, see, and do a lot here. There are reasonably priced and free attractions throughout the city, if you know where to look. Hotels The Beacon Hill Friends House has two simply furnished guest rooms and shared bathrooms. The bonus here is the location — it’s in the heart of an ultra-posh area. https://bhfh.org/ The Boston Hotel Buckminster ’s neighbor is Fenway Park. Along with […]

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5 things to do in Boston this weekend

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston The MFA has never had a full exhibition devoted to Frida Kahlo until now, as the museum delivers a show about the Mexican painter and her interest in folk art. This new exhibit emphasizes Kahlo’s dual talents as an artist and a curator, examining her own works as well as the art that inspired her. (Now through June 16; Museum of Fine Arts , Boston; $25 GA, $23 seniors, $10 for kids ages 7-17, free for kids under 7 and MFA members; all ages) Keep it super-duper casual in your jammies at the […]

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This Boston Teen Turned Ayanna Pressley’s First House Speech Into A Song

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“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to the occupant of the White House.” Those were Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s first words on the House floor after taking office this January. And that speech is what got Danny Rivera’s “creative juices” flowing for his song, “We’re On Our Way Up.” The 18-year-old Boston singer-songwriter said in a recent email that when he found out his high school, Boston Arts Academy, was giving Pressley the Champion Award, “I knew that I wanted to sing something special for her.” Pressley accepted the award at the BAA’s annual performance at Strand Theatre […]

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Faye Dunaway headed to Boston to star in pre-Broadway tryout of ‘Tea at Five’

Faye Dunaway headed to Boston to star in pre-Broadway tryout of ‘Tea at Five’

file One celebrated movie star will play another this summer in Boston when Faye Dunaway portrays Katharine Hepburn in the pre-Broadway engagement of Matthew Lombardo ’s “Tea at Five.’’ Producers settled on Boston as the locale for the only pre-Broadway production of “Tea at Five,’’ which will be directed by John Tillinger and will take place June 21 through July 7 at the Huntington Avenue Theatre. “Tea at Five’’ will open later this year at a Broadway theater to be announced, according to the announcement Sunday by producers Ben Feldman and Scott Beck . The producers had revealed in […]

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New Kids on the Block’s new music video has so many cameos

New Kids on the Block’s new music video has so many cameos

In advance of the 30th anniversary reissue of their smash album “Hangin’ Tough” on March 8, New Kids on the Block put together a new song and music video that pays tribute to the history of boy bands. In the video for “Boys in the Band,” which NKOTB released on Friday, Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood shuffle into a high school classroom dressed as old men in order to give students a lesson about boy bands. Soon enough, however, the “boys in the band” ditch their duds and begin cycling through decade-evoking costumes. […]

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75 things to do in Boston this weekend

75 things to do in Boston this weekend

When: Sunday, Mar 03, 2019 11:30p Where: Boston + Surrounding areas Boston, MA Admission: $~Varies~ Categories: Alcohol, Art, Business, Date Idea, Discounted Tickets, Film, Festivals & Fairs, Food, Innovation, Lectures & Conferences, Kid Friendly, Meetup, Music, Nightlife, Party, Performing Arts, Social Good, Sports & Active Life, Tech, University Event website: Right here You only get one weekend a week. Make the most of it with our picks for 75 things to do around Boston — and don’t forget to enjoy 50% off a ride up to $10 to SoWa First Friday, courtesy of Lyft and The Boston Calendar. Redeem […]

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20+ Great Ways to Have Fun This Weekend in and Around Boston

20+ Great Ways to Have Fun This Weekend in and Around Boston

It’s officially March and with the new month comes some great weekend events. From the National Golf Expo to a special winter event at The Lawn on D to a viewing of Oscar nominated short films and more, we’ve gathered our picks for a weekend of fun. Check them out: Friday, March 1 Enjoy ice skating today on Frog Pond right in the heart of the Boston Common. Lockers, skate sharpening and skating aids are also available. Admission is based on skater’s height: 58 inches and over is $6, under 58 inches if free. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., […]

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Jenny Slate will return to Boston for a show at the Wilbur

Jenny Slate will return to Boston for a show at the Wilbur

Jenny Slate Comedian Jenny Slate is coming home. The Milton native took to Instagram Wednesday to announce her return to the Boston area for a show at The Wilbur on May 25. “HELLO BOSTON DARLINGS I AM COMING BACK TO THE WILBUR,” Slate wrote. “I am currently at the Grand Canyon and I just stepped my whole body and spirit into the ancient petrified footprint of a T-REX so i have a feeling that these upcoming shows are going to be WILLLLLD! Pre-sale is ON! Get em while they last!” She added 13 red emoji hearts and accompanied the […]

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The Best Reasons To Be In Boston Right Now

The Best Reasons To Be In Boston Right Now

Rooftop Terrace and Garden at the XV Beacon Hotel in Boston XV Beacon Hotel Despite its unappetizing moniker, ‘Beantown’ actually boasts quite a desirable food and beverage scene. Couple that with an expanding array of boutique lodging and exciting new construction projects and you’re looking at a city that’s having an undeniable ‘moment’. Particularly as the weather warms, and walkability isn’t stymied by Old Man Winter. Here’s why you should be plotting your next visit now. Boutique Hotels Boston has been welcoming guests for nearly 400 years. Tourism is certainly nothing new to this town. But if you haven’t […]

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‘The SpongeBob Musical’ is headed to Boston

‘The SpongeBob Musical’ is headed to Boston

Logan Marks and Lencia Kebede in “Rent,” which plays the Shubert from Oct. 29 to Nov. 10. While the exuberantly creative stage musical inspired by Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants’’ did not have as long a run on Broadway as it deserved, the upside for theatergoers nationally is that it’s headed out on a tour that will arrive in Boston this fall as part of the Boch Center’s 2019-20 season. “The SpongeBob Musical’’ will play the Boch Center Wang Theatre Oct. 15-27. Originally titled “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical,’’ it’s the tale of an endearingly goofy sea sponge who teams up […]

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