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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tour Kendall Square Tomorrow

Boston gal loves to walk, especially around Squares. Tomorrow, I'm checking out Kendall Square in Walk Boston's Kendall Square and East Cambridge Walk starting at 5:30pm.

Join fellow pedestrians as we explore small pathways, the new Broad Canal and the see stunning new developments of the bio-tech district of Kendall Square. Meet outside Kendall Square station in front of the Marriott Hotel. Free to all. Reservations required/recommended at 617-397-WALK (9255) or


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Peace O'Pie Opens in Allston

Gluten free and vegan pizza has hit Allston Village, folks. The new pizza place has opened on Cambridge Street offing a variety of healthy treats.

Ingredients are of the local, organic, and include anything from gluten-free crusts to soy cheeses. The joint can fit a few (20) but delivery is on it's way. Peace o’ Pie is located at 487 Cambridge Street, Allston.


Friday, September 25, 2009

Trina's Starlite Lounge Opens in Inman Square

It's open - from the folks who brought us Silvertone, the old Abbey Lounge in Inman Square is now Trina's Starlight Lounge.

The team brought in consulting chef Greg Reeves from Green Street Grill to cook up a a classic menu of burgers, hotdogs, chili, beer and fried chicken and waffles. Yum. Click here for more info.
Trina’s Starlite Lounge is located at 3 Beacon Street in Somerville.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

MFA's College Night - Tomorrow!


For one fine night, every college student's four favorite words come together at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The MFA is always free for University member students, but this party is just for you (and several thousand of your closest friends)! All you need is your valid college ID.

There will be events all night long!

Rock out to the "funk fusion party" that is LOVE IN STOCKHOLM!

DJ GHOSTDAD spins electro, hip-hop, and "a little bit of everything!"

Munch on Mexican, compliments of QDOBA!

You won't believe what we're giving away... Everything from iPods to a year's supply of burritos!

+ Back by popular demand, Berklee College singer/songwriter LIZ LONGLEY, whose music John Mayer describes as "just gorgeous."

+ Shake your thing with HOOPING HARMONY'S Hulahoops!

+ Drawing in the galleries!

+ Oh... and, of course, lots of ART.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Boston Mayoral Primary - Tuesday

This Tuesday in Boston there will be a primary election for mayor, reducing the number of candidates from four to two before November's mayoral election.

The candidates are:
Michael Flaherty
Kevin McCrea
Tom Menino
Sam Yoon

To see if you are registered to vote, please visit this
city website.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Allston Street Fair Tomorrow!

Enjoy over 30 bands, street food and more tomorrow at the Allston Street Block Party along Harvard Street from 12:00pm-6:00pm. Click here for more.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

What recession? New stores open in Somerville and Boston

The good thing about the recession? Small businesses can grow and thrive. Bostal gal loves hearing about new spots to check out. Here are a few.

Spun - 860 Broadway in Somerville - small Fro yo and Ice cream shop has opened in the Powder House area. Great treat for Tufts and neighborhood residents.
Vintage Revenge - A new vintage clothing store has opened in Harvard Square. This place is filled with some great finds for those classic pieces. I picked up a 1950's bathing suit for less than $50. Hollah. Vintage Revenge is located at 1105
Flock Boutique - A mother-daughter duo opened this store with clothes, shoes, and accessories. Located at 274 Shawmut Ave in the South End.
J.EM. - a new house/kitchen store has opened in the South End. Filled with new bar carts and older vintage stuff too. J.E.M is located at 470 Shawmut Ave.


Lunch for Free at Today's Taste of Fort Point Channel

In need of lunch but don't have the cash? No worries. Head over to the Fort Point Channel today for the free Taste of Fort Point Channel.

Friends of Fort Point Channel will host the 5th Annual Taste of Fort Point Channel at Children’s Wharf Park (area near the Children's Museum). Enjoy live music and food offered by a dozen local restaurants such as Lucky's, Sportello, Miel and more. The event is from 12:00pm-1:30pm, with a rain date of Friday.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tech Square Block Party Today!

Ok nerds. Here's your chance to rock the party. Tonight in Kendall Square the folks at New Scientist are hosting a free party.

From 4:30-7:30pm, if you are 21 and over enjoy drinks and more at the party. New Scientist would like you to RSVP, but its not required. To RSVP and for more info, click here.


Tonight: Kitchen vs. Bar Brawl at Pigalle

Head over to Pigalle in the Theater District for a food brawl. Chef Marc Orfaly and the rest of the kitchen crew will take on the bartenders for a friendly fight. For $20, get three cocktails and the three plates and see which one wins. The battle runs from 5pm-10pm on Wednesdays. Pigalle is located at 75 South Charles Street.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Take In the Boston Fashion Week Film Series at the BPL

Tonight and next Monday the Boston Public Library is celebrating Boston Fashion week with two fashion movies - Mahogany and Zoolander.

Tonight enjoy Mahogany, directed by Berry Gordy and on Sept. 21st enjoy Zoolander - which should need no introduction. Both movies will be shown at 6:00pm at the Library's main branch at Copley.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Celebrate Haitian Culture in Union Square Tomorrow!

Union Square Somerville is continuing their Union Arts events this weekend with LA Grande Fete: A Celebration of Haitian Culture.

Enjoy Kompah(Haitian house dance) and a live Haitian band, while vendors will sell Haitian food. Learn about organizations that provide social services here and in Haiti, too. The event runs Saturday, from 4:00pm-7:00pm with a rain date of Sunday, Sept. 13. Click here for more info.


Splash Ultra Lounge Opens

So the new joint taking over News on Kneeland Street has opened. North End restaurateur Frank DePasquale has opened Splash - a little of Miami in Boston.

The restaurant/lounge mixes the water theme with sofas, pool tables, a fountain and open air cabanas (Boston gal is going to have to pass on those this weekend). As for food, Splash will be offering a gourmet burger bar and seafood specials to go with its surf and turf theme. Splash is open until 2 a.m., but similar to the late hours of News, you can get delivery until 4:00am. Splash is located at 150 Kneeland Street.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Check Out the Boston Ahts Festival This Weekend

There is no better way to kick off open studios than with a three day festival. At Christopher Columbus Park (the park near Tia's and Joe's American Bar) there will be three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) of free performing art acts and artists selling goods.

The artists go from well known on the art fair scene (Boston gal loooves those Boston Coasters!) and divine glass and metal work artists. My picks for performing arts? On Saturday, check out the Boston Ballet at 2:15pm, Opera Boston at 3:30; Hayley Jane and the Primates (local rock) at 4:15 and the Motion Sick at 4:45. And on Sunday, a Night at the Rock Opera to end the whole day? Yes, please. For the whole listing of performers and artists, click here.


Free Showing of Classic Indiana Jones Tonight!

I didn't love the newest installment of the Indiana Jones movies either. But I did love the classic Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc - and thankfully it's playing for free tonight in Somerville.

Tonight at 6:30pm at the Somerville Central Library (79 Highland Ave) at 6:30pm enjoy the classic Indy movie. The movie is free and open to the public. Enjoy!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Enjoy Music and Film Tonight at River Gods

Hi all. We were MIA for awhile. But back from vacation, we're ready to hit up the area for some drinks and tunes. And were else than River Gods in Central Square. Tonight, the bar is hosting Filmbeats - Music on Film. The tunes start at 9:00pm. May I suggest the white bean spread for a snack? It's quite delish. Yum.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Get Your Spelling On at Highland Kitchen

Tuesday nights, local haunt Highland Kitchen in Somerville offers a fun twist to trivia nights - Spelling Bees. The Bees start at 9:00pm. Click here for more on Highland Kitchen. E-n-j-o-y!