Category Archives: Free Stuff

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.

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

berklee-beantown-jazz-festival-2016I don’t know how I missed this in my weekly post, “What’s Happening This Week” so I wanted to give the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival a shout out.

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is free on Saturday, Sept. 24th

Billed as Boston’s biggest block party, this annual event is a free, outdoor concert that is worth checking out. The festival features jazz, Latin, blues, funk, and groove performances. The festival offers world-class music on three stages, phenomenal food and drink, arts, crafts, and unique gifts.

This year’s entertainment includes Al Jarreau, Marcus Santos Brazilian Drum Group and Dan Moretti. For more information on all the musicians who will be playing check out the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival performance schedule.

berklee.edu/beantownjazz

Ferris Bueller comes to the Boston Common

Ferris Buellers Day Off on Boston Common Frog Pond

Enjoy watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  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.