Category Archives: Free Stuff

8th Annual Chocolate Festival

Back Bay Chocolate Walking TourIf you love chocolate then you need to get yourself to Harvard Square this weekend. Arrive on the early side for The Chocolate Festival’s free tasting on Saturday, 1-2PM on Brattle Plaza (in front of Crema Café at 27 Brattle Street) for chocolate treats from many of Harvard Square’s finest purveyors including Ben & Jerry’s, Cabot Candy, Crema Café, J.P. Licks and Toscano to name a few.

More details about this fun, free event is available here.

MFA Boston open and free to public on MLK day

MFA Art of the Americas wing opensEnjoy free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and surround yourself with art, culture and community. With the weather outside so cold, come and check out Boston’s largest museum and lose yourself for an hour or two. You may be surprised by what you find and how much you enjoy visiting.

More information about the MFA and their hours on MLK day, here.

Gardner Museum free on MLK day

Free Fun FridaysDo you have Martin Luther King day off?  The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is open and free to the public starting at 11AM on first come, first serve basis.  It is a great opportunity to peruse the museum’s eclectic art collection and take in the view of the tiny Venetian courtyard with grass and flowers in bloom.

You may recall a visit to the Gardner Museum was one of my suggestions on how to help fend off the Winter blues. If the cold spell has you down, head over to the museum and lose yourself for an hour or two in this very special place.

More information about the Gardner Museum and hours is available here.

LGBT film: Reel In The Closet (free showing Monday, Dec 7, 2015)

Stu Maddux is showing his recent film, Reel in the Closet, on Monday night, December 7th at FenwayHealth. A friend of mine watched it at the SF LGBT film festival and gave it two thumbs up. Details about the free screening is below; RSVP by calling 617-927-6417 or by emailing cbrienza@fenwayhealth.org.Boston LGBT Film Festival, Fenway Health

Isabella Gardner Museum is free Saturday, November 21, 2015

Free Fun FridaysTomorrow, Saturday, November 21st The Isabella Gardner Museum will be honoring their existing director, Anne Hawley, by hosting a free day of admission for the public to explore and / or revisit the museum.

More information here.

Opus Affair gets social at W Boston, Monday, Nov. 16

Opus Affair at W Boston November 2015One of my favorite social groups in Boston, Opus Affair, is hosting a cocktail party at one of the coolest hotel lounges in the city – W Boston Hotel on Monday, November 16th.

Take the opportunity to swing by solo or with friends for a drink or two and mingle with this group which is a mix of artists and those who appreciate the local art scene. There is no cost to attend but to help them keep track of RSVPs, please register on their eventbrite page here.

SoWa First Friday this weekend was a blast

Sergio having fun at SoWa First Friday's Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

Sergio having fun at SoWa First Friday’s Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

Friday night was freakishly warm and that in part probably contributed to the thousands of people who turned up to see some of their favorite local artists as well as 21 new art galleries.  If you cannot guess from the photo I took of Sergio at the Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, the evening was a lot of fun.

Congratulations to all the new galleries and boutiques at 460 Harrison Ave. I wish everyone of them much success. I can’t think of a more eclectic combination of retail / boutiques in Boston.  If you missed this month’s opening, mark your calendar for the next First Friday event, December 4th from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.