Boston on the Go - a Bostonian guide to keeping yourself busy and in the know. Ideas on things to do, places to shop & dine, and what to talk about when you're out and about in the Boston area.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Kickass Cupcakes Cocktail Hour Tonight!

Head over to Kickass Cupcakes in Davis Sq for Cocktail Hour tonight. From 5pm-7pm enjoy mini cupcakes inspired by cocktail flavors. Yum! Click here for more info.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Free Admission to the MFA Today!

Enjoy this month's free admission to the MFA today. The museum is open from 10:00am-9:45pm. Two exhibits to check out: "Seeing Songs" and "Greene and Greene."


Thursday, August 27, 2009

FIlms at the Gate Starts Tonight

If it's nice out I recommend hitting up Chinatown for the series "Films at the Gate" tonight.

Flims at the Gate starts tonight with "A Chinese Ghost Story" a comedy/horror film about a hapless young scholar who loves a ghost and must learn to fight the demon who has enslaved her. The movie in in Chinese with English subtitles.
Movies are shown on the vacant paved lot on Hudson Street between Beach and Kneeland Streets, just south of the historic Chinatown Gate. Films start at 8:00pm. Folding chairs are available on a first come, first served basis. The films will run all weekend, and are free and open to the public. Click here for more info.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Persephone/Achilles Project Close

The fashion/restaurant fusion in the Fort Point Channel has officially closed. Improper Bostonian reports it's due to the lack of parking (I did get a ticket last time I was down there) and the location. I would also add price point. Word to the Boston traffic and parking peeps - as much as residents need parking, help your small businesses out - give some space to those who are looking to shop & dine. :)


This Weekend - 80's Prom Night at the Brattle

There are many reasons why Boston gal loves the Brattle, and their homage to John Hughes this Saturday is just one of them. Bring it 80's Sing Along Prom!

The Brattle and The Action Pack are here to give you a chance to re-live (or live for the first time) the magic of the 80s prom with a brand new sing-along show featuring all the best music from the era, as well as paying special tribute to the musical moments from the films of dearly departed director John Hughes. WFNX's Julie Kramer will be spinning the tunes.

Formal prom attire is very much encouraged. And best costumes will win prizes. And remember, the Brattle sells Cambridge Brewing Co. beer, so you are allowed to get buzzed at this Prom. :) The event starts at 10pm on Saturday, doors open at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10 for members/students, $12 for general public. Buy your tickets now, your dress tomorrow, and gel later. Click here for tickets. Photo courtesy of the Neal Peters Collection.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Head to Inman Under the Stars Tonight!

It's hot, I know. I've been hiding near the fan with some Olecito tacos. But enough is enough. So tonight, head over to Inman Square for a good old movie and a neighborhood social.

From 6:30p.m. to 11:00p.m., tonight join the Inman Square area for some fun. Pre movie, enjoy live entertainment and discounts from area stores. At dusk, (8pmish)the movie (this alien, phoning home) will start. So,set up a lawn chair or blanket at the East Cambridge Savings Bank's parking lot (1310 Cambridge St., next to S&S Deli, between Hampshire and Cambridge Streets), and enjoy free popcorn, (bottled) water and iced tea.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Olecito opens near Kenmore Square

Alright mexican food lovers, you have another place to go near Kenmore Square now. Olecito (the original being in Inman Sq in Cambridge) has opened a new spot on Comm Ave.

Olecito is a fun take out spot with burritos, tortas (a yummy type of sandwich), quesdillas and tacos. May I recommend the baja (shrimp) tacos? They are muy delicioso. Olecito located at 700 Commonwealth Ave.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Oui We Wii Nite at the Milky Way

So the folks over at the Milky Way have realized that we miss bowling and eating their good food, terribly. So tonight, they are hosting a virtual bowling night - via the Wii.

So head down to JP and play Wii Bowling, projected onto the Milky Way's Brewery Space walls. not only fun, but it's free. The games begin at 9:00pm. And if you miss out this month, it will be held the third Tuesday of every month. Enjoy!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Stork Jazz Club Opens in the South End

The former Circle Plates Lounge (which unfortunately, didn't last long) has a new owner - the Stork Restaurant and Jazz Lounge.

Stork Club will offer live music seven nights a week, with a variety of music genres - jazz, Latin, Afro-Cuban and blues. The menu for the restaurant will offer some southern hospitality - buttermilk fried chicken, meatloaf (w/bacon!) and my fave, mac & cheese with ham. Hmm...pork.

For those watching their wallets, have no fear - there is a late night bar menu too. Stork Club is open at 5pm daily and is located at 604 Columbus Ave.


Sunday - Mad Men Party at Noir

Are you dying to find out what Don was up to? Is Betty going to take him back? Well, find out at Sunday's Mad Men Premiere Party at Noir.

Noir, located in the Charles Hotel in Harvard Sq will be airing the show on their HD projection screen. They are encouraging 60's, Mad Men gear, and prizes will be handed to those with the best Mad Men look-a-likes. In addition to the contest, classic cocktails and retro snacks reminiscent of the era will be offered. Just no cheating husbands, thankfully. Party starts at 9:00pm. If you need some help with what you would look like in the 60's, click here. Photo courtesy of


Hey Downtown Office Workers - go take a game break

By Friday, we all feel like drones, or better yet, recovering from a hang over from the night before's "pre weekend" partying. Well the folks at the Rose Kennedy Greenway have just the afternoon pick me up for those of us who don't work at Google.

Head over to the Greenway to play "Game On!" during your lunch break. Knuckle Bones and the Greenway Conservancy host favorite backyard games like ring toss, badminton, Baggo®, ladder ball, bocce, jump rope, and tetherball in the Wharf District and Dewey Square Parks along the Greenway system. This is every Friday in August from 12pm-2pm. Enjoy!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Buy Your Tickets Now: Eastern Standard's Whiskey Smash Bash

Did you know, since its opening, Eastern Standard has sold over 21,000 Whiskey Smashes? That's a lot of liquor. And to celebrate, the Standard is hosting a Whiskey Smash Bash next week.

Eastern Standard's Whiskey Smash Bash will offer the classic drink, with new flavors and old ones (I like the idea of peach, personally). In addition to the drinks, chefs will interpret the best version of bar food and you'll get some local celeb bartenders to tend to your needs. All in all, sounds like a delightful night. Tickets can be purchased at the Eastern Standard bar, and cost $30.00 (includes entry, one Whiskey Smash and food). Click here for more.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Moroccan Restaurant Opens Near Harvard Square

Tajine, a new Moroccan restaurant opened at 1105 Mass Ave near Harvard Square recently. So far mixed reviews (sounds like the new restaurant is getting the kinks out of the way) but hopefully we'll report more soon.


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hit Up the South End Side Walk Sale Today!

Whether its brunch or you need a new dress, South End businesses should be able to hook you up. Sales end tomorrow, which fits in for a perfect day to go to the SoWA Market, too.Click here for a list of participating businesses and restaurants.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Starting Tonight - ICA's Wavelength's Series

The Institute of Contemporary Art's Friday night music series is back, and better than ever. For a $25 (or $20 if you are an ICA/World Music member) you can enjoy some great DJs and experimental music.

Some highlights of the series includes DJs from an Argentinian club (get ready for some dance hall!), afro influenced pop, and more. All concerts begin at 7:30pm and may be outside if weather permitting. Click here for tickets and the full line up that runs til October.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pressed Sandwiches - free sandwich - downtown

Pick up a labeled artichoke right now at Liberty Square in Downtown Boston, and redeem it for a free sandwich from Pressed Sandwiches.

Liberty Sq is around Batterymarch St and Water St.


Take No Prisoners: First (free) Rock Concert on the Harbor Islands

I love the Harbor Islands, and most importantly, I love rock music. So it's about time Berklee's up and coming bands and the Harbor Islands join forces for an all day concert.

This Saturday, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, enjoy the sounds of Mark Hopkins and the Hotel and Abigail East, to name a few. It's $14 for a round trip boat ride to George's Island, so back up a picnic and rock it out. Click here for more info. Photo courtesy of the artist, Mark Hopkins.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Free Orchestra Concert Tonight

Head over to the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade tonight for a free concert part of the Landmarks series.

The night's theme is "Damsels in Distress" and will feature the MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra. Concert will begin at 7:00pm. There is a rain location at MIT. Click here for more info.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hit Up the Return to Woodstock Exhibit

So director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, The Hulk) is coming out soon with a film about Woodstock, and as the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock approaches, the International Poster Gallery is giving us a great lesson.

On Thursday night, from 5:00pm-7:30pm, head over to Newbury Street to meet Arnold Skolnick, designer of the iconic 1969 poster. Learn the story behind the poster, view the original 1969 poster and Mr. Skolnick's newly designed limited edition 40th anniversary poster. Both are available for purchase and signing in the gallery. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested at International Poster Gallery is located at 205 Newbury Street.Photo courtesy of the International Poster Gallery


Habibi's Lounge Opens in Allston

Habibi's Lounge opened in Allston right next to the Wonder Bar. Habibi's Lounge is Boston's newest hookah lounge.

Habibi's has over 30 different types of tabacco flavors, and a variety of middle eastern snacks and desserts. Hmm baklava. Habibi's is open Monday - Thursday from 6:00pm-1:00am and Friday-Sunday 4:00pm=2:00am. Click here for more. Photo courtesy of Habibi's Lounge.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Jump and Jive at Swinging on the Charles Tonight

Head over to the Charles River tonight for some swing dancin'. Swinging on the Charles is outside underneath the twilight sky along the Charles River on the docks of the Community Boathouse tonight.

The dance features beginners dance lesson which gets started at 7:30pm. The dance starts early at 8:30pm and ends at 11:00pm. General Admission is $10 and students and seniors are $8. If rain, the dance will head into the Boathouse. Click here for more info.