Tag Archives: Boston

What to do this week: Sept 28th – Oct 4th

SSR Santa Speedo BostonWhat to do this week: September 28th thru October 4th

Art Week Boston runs the entire week with 100+ events planned through October 4th around the city of Boston

Opus Affair Punch bowl fund at Wink & Nod in the South End is worth checking out on Tuesday, September 29 in Boston

Mean Girls Showing Are you a plastic? Put on your best pink outfit and head to the Somerville Theater with TWC on Wednesday, September 30 in Boston

Santa Speedo Run registration opens on Thursday, October 1 in Boston

Get Wigged Check out this party at the Ink Block where everyone is encouraged to come in their favorite wig on Friday, October 2 in Boston

Harpoon Octoberfest is a must attend if you love beer and crowds. The two day festival runs from  Friday, Oct 2 – Saturday, October 3 in Boston

Let’s Talk About Food returns with more cooking demonstrations and discussions about nutrition on Saturday, October 3 in Boston

South End Open Market in SoWa 10am – 4pm check out the farmer’s market, food trucks and artisans on Sunday, October 4 in Boston

I’ve started posting a weekly listing of upcoming activities.  Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

So many things to do in Boston this weekend

Boston Freedom RallyThere is so much happening in Boston this weekend, I hope that if you live in the area you will come out to participate in one of the many festivals taking place. Here are some of the largest celebrations happening this weekend.

Art Week Boston starts this weekend and runs through early October. The week includes 100+ programs around the city (many of which are free).

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Takes place Saturday, Sept. 26 from 12:00 – 6:00 PM on Columbus Ave between Mass Ave and Burke Street. This fantastic jazz festival is FREE and expected to draw 80,000+ people.

Boston Calling is a large music festival that will draw equally large crowds who will come to see more than 20 bands perform on state in Gov’t Center. Unlike the other festivals this is not free so be prepared to pay top dollar to scalpers.

Boston Freedom Rally is one of the largest marijuana legalization rallies in the country and it is held on Boston Common this weekend Saturday and Sunday, starting at 12PM. The event is FREE and includes a large music festival as well as food and hemp vendors all promoting the virtues of marijuana.

Chinatown Lantern Festival is FREE and takes place Saturday, September 26 from 12-8 PM by the Rose Kennedy Greenway at the Chinatown Gate on Beach Street and Surface Road.

Fluff Festival What the Fluff? This is the most delicious festival you will attend this weekend (and it is FREE to boot). All the fun takes place Saturday and Sunday from 3pm – 7pm in Union Square, Somerville.

Museum Day Saturday (Today!), September 26th is Museum Day. More than 20 museums in the area are open and free to visit today. Click on the link for more details about which museums are free today.

Boston Freedom Rally is Sept 26-27

Hempfest Boston

2012 Freedom Rally to legalize marijuana at Boston Common

$125 Million: Colorado marijuana tax revenue is on pace to double bringing in an expected $125 million dollars to the state.

Did you know that Boston hosts one of the largest rallies in the US to educate people on the benefits of marijuana and celebrate its many uses every September? This year marks the 26th anniversary of The Boston Freedom Rally. Come to the Boston Common to check out the two day celebration. The rally will be used to also collect signatures for Bay State Repeal initiative to legalize cannabis; they are hoping to collect more than 65,000 signatures this weekend.

Freedom Rally website
Freedom Rally FB event page

Both the sitting Governor of MA and Mayor of Boston have done everything they can to thwart medical marijuana dispensaries from opening, despite overwhelming support in the polls back in 2012 when it was passed. If you are in favor of the legalization of marijuana come to show your support.  Aside from money, nothing gets a politician’s attention like large rallies.

Did you know? ~750,000 people were arrested for marijuana violations in 2012; what an unnecessary burden on law enforcement and our judicial system.

What to do this week: September 21-27

Oberon Theater Donkey ShowWhat to do this week: September 21-27th

Geek Trivia is hosted every Tuesday night at Club Cafe.  Come over and show off your grasp of useless information on Tuesday, September 22 in Boston

Ptown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary, Thursday, September 24-27 in Provincetown

Bearfest 2015 at Mainestreet Thursday, September 24 – 27 in Ogunquit

ICA after 5 is a free program that has a different theme each week.  This week’s theme is Instagram Latte Art on Friday, September 25 in Boston

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is a fun, free outdoor event in the South End on Saturday, September 26 in Boston

TWC Donkey Show Takeover at Club Oberon in Harvard Square is a blast. If tickets remain check it out on Saturday, September 26 in Boston

Boston Freedom Rally to advocate for the legalization of marijuana will host their rally Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27 in Boston

South End Open Market in SoWa 10am – 4pm check out the farmer’s market, food trucks and artisans on Sunday, September 27 in Boston

Run on Spectacle Island is back with a 5K or 5Mile option. Registration required to participate in the run on Sunday, September 27 in Boston

I’ve started posting a weekly listing of upcoming activities.  Send me information about your upcoming programs and events in my blog’s comment section or message me the details on Facebook.

Boston to Ptown limoliner service debuts in October

PtownBay State Cruise Co. announced a new transportation option between Boston and Provincetown to debut in October.  Following the conclusion of ferry season and just in time for Halloween, Bay State Cruise Co. has chartered a LimoLiner fleet starting Friday evening, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 from Boston, and Sunday afternoon, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 from Provincetown, with round trip tickets costing $88.

The LimoLiner is equipped with a large cabin with food and beverage service, WiFi and a service attendant, but space is limited so interested travelers are encouraged to reserve seats as soon as possible to secure one of the 28 large, comfortable seats.

To book your ride from Boston to Provincetown on Friday nights, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30, and a trip from Provincetown to Boston on Sunday early evenings, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 visit baystatecruisecompany.com.

12,000+ millionaires call Boston home

LGBT Boston, gay life bostonAccording to a recent article in The Boston Courant, more than 12,000 millionaires call Boston home.  The Back Bay and South End seem to be the preferred neighborhoods for these wealthy residents, accounting for more than half of all the city’s millionaires. These two neighborhoods also saw the fastest growth in numbers of new millionaire residents. With luxury developments springing up through out Boston this number is expected to grow.  Just consider the impact of two developments like the Millennium Tower and new Four Seasons Hotel & Residences, which will add 600+ more million dollar properties in the next 12-18 months.

Luxe app brings valet parking on demand to Boston

valet app for parkingOne of the biggest gripes people have about driving in Boston has to do with parking.  The San Francisco start-up, Luxe, which rolled into Boston this spring has come up with an ingenious solution.

Luxe is a phone app that sounds incredibly simple to operate.  You open the app when you are nearing your destination and a Luxe agent will arrive to take your car away for however long you want.  When you want to leave, press the app again and wait for the valet to return your car.

Luxe Boston Valet App for your phone

Luxe is now available in more than a half dozen cities through out the U.S. including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle on the West Coast, Austin and Chicago in the Midwest and Boston, NYC and Philadelphia on the East Coast.

Let me know if you’ve used this app here in Boston or elsewhere and share your thoughts. I’m more than a little curious to hear your thoughts.