Category Archives: Free Stuff

Visit the ICA Boston tonight

Institute of Contemporary Art BostonThe Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston is free on Thursday evenings, starting at 5PM. I realized it had been a while since I last posted this so I thought I’d remind those of you who may be looking for something a little different to do after work.  The good news is that since I last posted this reminder in the spring of 2015 a bunch of new restaurants and bars have opened in the neighborhood giving you several options after strolling through the the ICA.

Free Thursdays at the ICA run from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Curious to see what is on display? Check out their website here:

MFA Boston is free Saturday, Feb 4th

Museum of Fine Arts BostonThe Museum of Fine Arts celebrates the Year of the Rooster Saturday with their annual Lunar New Year Celebration, featuring free admission all day, music and lion dance performances, martial arts demonstrations and art-making activities.

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday.

The Theater Offensive presents St. Sebastian Festival

gay bostonNext Saturday The Theater Offensive will present Boston’s first-ever Saint Sebastian Festival (Festival de San Sebastian), full of  folklore music & dancing, a community parade, “cabezudos” (giant dancing head puppets), theater, poetry, performance, artisan crafts, salsa music, and a live Saint Sebastian installation.

The event will take place at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 West Newton St in Boston, on January 28, 2017 from 4-10pm. For more information about this free event open to the public, click here.

Boston’s 10th No Pants Subway Ride is Jan. 8th

No Pants Subway Ride BostonMark your calendars for Boston’s 10th annual No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 8th.  Details for participating and the inevitable “No Pants After Party” will be posted on the event page and will also appear in the Boston SOS email newsletter, which you can subscribe to here.

Boston’s No Pants Subway Ride Facebook Page

If you are still unsure of what this is all about check out my video of all the fun from Boston’s 2012 No Pants Subway Ride, which I posted on YouTube.

Shakespeare Unauthorized opens at the Boston Public Library

BPLAre you a fan of Shakespeare? The Boston Public Library is hosting a major gallery exhibition about William Shakespeare that opens today, Thursday, October 13th on the first floor of the McKim building in Copley Square.

The exhibit which runs through March 31, 2017 includes rare first and early editions of some of his most loved plays including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and The Merchant of Venice. Visitors will experience Shakespeare in his original language and spelling, just as he would have been read by book lovers and theater-goers hundreds of years ago.

South End Open Studios is this weekend

south-end-open-studios-bostonIn 1986 a group of artists at the Boston Center for the Arts invited friends and neighbors into their studios to view their art. As more artists became interested in the event, the United South End Artists was formed, and the South End Open Studios weekend came into being.

Today the South End Open Studios includes a dozen studio buildings and more than 250 artists, encompassing all of Boston’s South End neighborhood. This year will mark their 30th anniversary so come over to the South End.

Watch Star Wars The Force Awakens on the Boston Common

Star Wars on Boston Common Frog Pond

Enjoy watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens tomorrow night under the stars, thanks to the City of Boston and Boston Parks & Recreation Department. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs, sit back and relax. Free popcorn will be provided.
The movie will begin at sundown. Specific timing is tentative.

There is a bit more information on the events page, here.

Note: All Movie Nights are weather permitting and free/open to the public.