Tag Archives: Art and Film

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.

First Friday at South End studios

Photographer: Ali Horeanopoulos

Photographer: Ali Horeanopoulos

Looking for something different to do?  Tomorrow, Friday, October 3rd is the SoWa Artist Guild First Friday celebration.  Visit 450 Harrison Ave in the South End to meet the local artists, walk through their art studios and check out their work.  More than 60 artists routinely open their studios for the “First Friday” of every month.

For more details check out the SoWa First Friday Facebook Page.

Bostonians love local cultcha

Free Fun FridaysA recent study conducted by the MFA Boston has concluded that Bostonians attend a greater number of cultural events per month when compared with the national average; and for those wondering sporting events were not factored into the survey.

The study found that 78% of Boston-area audiences participate in at least one cultural event each month, while only 69% of national audiences do.  The most culturally active audiences around Boston are Millennials (18 to 29) and Generation X (30 to 49).

The survey results really don’t surprise me.  Boston has a large number of cultural venues (more than most cities its size) as well as an affluent, young, educated population.  You can read more about the findings here.

Saturday morning comic: Adam and Andy

Saturday morning comic, gay comicClick 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.

Late night cult classic films in Boston this Friday and Saturday

Late Night Arts Film Screening in BostonMayor Marty Walsh keeps impressing me and in the most surprising ways.  As part of his plan to encourage arts and cultural programs, his team has partnered with four local theaters to create “Late Night Art” film screenings this Friday and Saturday – Sept. 26-27.

The program will include cult classic films, such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Breakfast Club and Mean Girls.  Remember after the show you can grab the T which runs late on the weekends.

Coolidge Corner Theatre: Friday, Sept. 26, 11:59PM: The Room and Wayne’s World; Saturday Sept. 27, 11:59PM: Johnny Cupcakes Presents: Mean Girls and Wayne’s World.

Kendall Square Cinema: Friday & Saturday, Sept. 26 & 27, 11:59PM: The Breakfast Club

AMC Loews Boston Common: Saturday, Sept. 27, 11:59PM: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Brattle Theatre: Saturday Sept. 27, 11:30PM: The Boxer’s Omen

Details about The Late Night Art film screenings here.

ICA Boston free on Thursday 5-9 pm

Institute of Contemporary Art BostonHas it been a long work week for you? Want to get out and do something different?

I’ve said this before (and I’m sure I’ll say again), but the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA Boston) is a fantastic museum open to the public and free each Thursday from 5 – 9pm.

Call some friends and suggest meeting there after work then grab a bite or drink nearby. I suggest Row 34 for dinner and Drink for a great bar option.

South End open studios this weekend

South End Open StudiosI’ll miss this semi annual South End tradition, but I wanted to write about the fall South End Open Studios that will take place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21 from 11-6pm.

This marks the 28th anniversary of the South End Open Studios.  Over the years this event has grown and now it includes 12 major buildings and the works of more than 200 established and emerging artists who focus on a variety of mediums including multimedia, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics and more.

If you don’t have plans this weekend, consider coming into the South End to walk through and see some of these working artists in their studios. You can get more information about this free event that is open to the public by linking here.