Tag Archives: Art and Film

Free stuff in Boston later this week

Every week there are free activities that are great for dates or just going out on your own.  Break your routine and take advantage of what Boston has to offer.  Here are a few fun activities that will fit any budget and offer you an opportunity to get out and see something new.

MFA Art of the Americas wing opensEvery Wednesday, starting at 4PM Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is free.  BoA card holders also have free admission the first full weekend of every month.

Institute of Contemporary Art BostonEvery Thursday, Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is free to the public after 5:00 PM.

The first Friday of each month is the South End First Fridays.  More than 60 participating artists open their studios for this monthly event at 450 Harrison Avenue.  Also check out one of my favorite galleries, Boston Sculptors Gallery, at 486 Harrison Avenue.

 

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

James AsalClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Boston Harbor Hotel presents West Side Story

west-side-storyThe Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at Boston Harbor Hotel has been showing  movies for free all summer on a large outdoor screen set up to the side of the large gazebo by the waterfront.  This Friday – the last movie of the summer – they will be showing, West Side Story. 

West Side Story
Starring:  Natalie Wood, Richard Beymar & Rita Moreno
Movie time: Sunset at 7:23PM

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

James AsalClick on the comic strip to enlarge.

ADAM & ANDY is set in the fictional New England town of Woodfield, CT. You can learn more about this strip by visiting, adamandandy.com.

Roman Holiday in Cambridge Wed., August 20

EF Education, River and a MovieEF Education has brought back their River & A Movie series this year with free movies, lawn games and free kayak rides courtesy of Community Boating from 6:00 – 7:30 PM each Wednesday in August.

For adults, specials at Lingo Bar and Restaurant are available from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Limited parking is also available on a first come, first serve basis at One Education Street, Cambridge, MA.

Movie time is at 8:00 PM at DCR’s North Point Park.  More details on the Facebook page here.

Free Friday Flicks: Frozen

This Friday, Free Friday Flicks, will be showing the final movie of the 2014 summer series, Frozen.  Show time starts at 6PM so don’t dally.

WHEN: Friday, August 1,  6:00 pm

Bounce public art at BCA Plaza

Liz NofzigerDespite all the gentrification in the South End, I love that a strong arts community remains.  I firmly believe that the soul of the South End is tied to the fate of the artists who live and or work in this neighborhood. Their personality is still present despite the million dollar condos that seem to be for sale everywhere.

A great example of this is the current public art display in the BCA Plaza by Liz Nofziger entitled Bounce. BCA resident artist, Nofziger, has installed three conjoined ping-pong tables that are custom engineered to form an over sized ‘communal’ ping pong court. The public is encouraged to play – paddles and balls are available to all.