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.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

W Hotel and Market Restaurant Opens Today

The W Hotel, located in the Theater District, opens today.

The new hotel features: SWEAT® Fitness Center, free wi-fi in public areas, Residences at W Boston, Bliss Spa and much more.

Besides the hotel itself, Market, the hotel's restaurant, also opens today. I've read that the menu is a mix of French, Asian, and Italian flavors and the bar offers some nice tasty treats. W Hotel and Market are located at 100 Stuart Street, Boston. Photo courtesy of W Hotels.


Enjoy Lunchtime Pumpkin Fun on the Greenway Today!

Those fun peeps at the Rose Kennedy Greenway have another event for you today - pumpkin craving and apple cider sippin'. Fun.

Today, form 12:30pm-2:00pm at Dewey Square, enjoy fall's best offerings direct from local farms: pumpkins and hot apple cider. Stop by the Market and decorate a pumpkin from market regular, Keown Orchards. While you're there, warm your senses with a sample of hot cider.

All participants and market guests will receive a complimentary Greenway tote bag to carry home your masterpiece or market purchases. Pumpkin artists are welcome to take their creations with them. Any unclaimed pumpkins will be displayed for the day and composted later at an area farm.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Get Your Ticket - Eat Your Heart Out Boston - 11/8

Good food, good music, good cause? Sounds like a deal. Well, that's just what Eat Your Heart Out Boston is.

On Sunday, November 8, at Church Boston, enjoy food from up and coming chefs, such as: Matthew Barros (Myers & Chang), Jamie Bissonnette (Toro/Coppa), Will Gilson (Garden at the Cellar), Andy Husbands (Tremont 647) and Tim Weichmann (T.W. Food) and more. Enjoy live music from groups Deer Tick, You Can Be a Wesley and Coyote Kolb.

Chef tasting is from 6-8pm, and bands run from 8-11pm. Proceeds will go to benefit Zumix. For information on tickets and to purchase them, click here.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Start Halloween Early Tonight @ the Beehive

Beehive is getting the party started early this year with celebrating their Halloween party tonight at 5:00pm.

Enjoy a sexy yet scary show from the Pinchbottom Burlesque performers and fun cocktails featuring Kilo Kai rum - some Witches Brew or Rotten Apple, anyone?

Party starts at 5:00pm. Call ahead for dinner reservations, and the show starts at 8:00pm. Enjoy!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Get a Spa Deal with Hawt on Yelp

Need a massage? Me too. Well, our friends at Yelp are going to hook you up with next week's spa deal event, Hawt on Yelp.

Hawt on Yelp is a week-long promotion dedicated to giving consumers the chance to try great local spas and salons at deeply discounted prices. The promotion will run from Monday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 8th.

Yelp-worthy local spas participating in the promotion include:

Exhale, Back Bay
Marc Harris Spa & Salon, Financial District
Nami Spa, Back Bay
Naz Kupelian Salon, Lexington
Salon Red & Spa, Back Bay
Spa Christine, South Boston
The Spa at The Mandarin Oriental, Back Bay

These special offers are open to the public. Appointments must be made in advance by calling the business and mentioning Hawt on Yelp. No walk-ins! For more information about the offers, please see our list of specials click here.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

When in Philly...

Sorry lovers, I was in Philly last weekend. But that doesn't mean I've forgotten about you. While we update the blog with events, store openings and more, enjoy some pictures of food and places to hit up in Philadelphia. I encourage you all to use this NY Times article for ideas, as its tips for where to go were divine. xoxo, Boston gal. ;)


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Live Cuban Music Tonight for Under $15? Score.

There is a Latin flavor around Boston lately. There's the the awesome Damien Ortega exhibit at the ICA and now Berklee is hosting The Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet tonight in Cafe 939.

The concert is $10 and starts at 8:00pm. Click here for tickets and more info.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Shake It Up Baby - Brattle Theater Throw's a Tribute to Patrick Swazye

Twist and shout, peeps. Tomorrow night, Brattle and Zuzu are treating us to a fabulous tribute to Patrick Swayze with a showing of Dirty Dancing and a party to follow.

At 7:30pm, head to Harvard Square and have the time of your life, then in Central Sq at 10:00pm, Zuzu will make you live it all over again with a party! For more info, click here. Great night of dirty dancing, cheap!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Remember This Time - MJ Sing-a-Long at the Coolidge Tomorrow

I want to rock with you. Well, I want to rock with a lot of you, at the MJ Sing-a-Long at the Coolidge Corner Theater tomorrow night.

At midnight, head over and enjoy this virtual dance party. Remember MJ at his best - the Thriller video, Beat It, and more. I may have to pull out the silver glove on this one. :)

Admission is $10 for general and $8 for Coolidge members. Click here for more info.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Piattini Gelateria and Cafe Opens on Newbury Street

So I am in love with anything not ice cream lately (you could probably spot me in an of the Berryline's around our area) so I'm glad to see gelato is getting its due. So head on over to Piattini.

Besides gelato, Piattini serves lunch and dinner, with salads and pasta lunch meals below $10 and dinner meals are around the same bracket. The cafe also has an extensive wine list and inexpensive cocktail list. Piattini opened at 224 Newbury Street, near the Fairfield St intersection.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Boston Shaker's Moves to Davis Sq

Boston Shaker's, a little cocktail outpost in Union Square's Grand is getting its own digs in November in Davis.

The move will allow the store to provide more cocktail ingredients, more glassware, more tools and more books. Expect more classes, events and tastings, too. Boston Shakers is hoping to be open in November at 69 Holland Street.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Enjoy (free) Innovation Sundays at the MIT Museum

MIT Museum on Mass Ave is hosting Innovation Sunday today with free admission and family friendly events. Click here for more info.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Head to the Festival on the Greenway Tomorrow!

Head over to the beautiful Rose F Kennedy Greenway tomorrow (Saturday) for a festival filled with rides, demos and more, all for free!

From 12:00pm-6:00pm tomorrow, enjoy a farmer's market, cooking demos, an artificial ice rink with skates, carnival rides, live music, HarborWalk tours, treasure hunts, boat tour of the Fort Point Channel and more. Sounds like a great way to kick off fall. Click here for all the details.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Heads Up: This Weekend's Harvest Fest

Arts at the Armory is hosting Harvest Fest this Saturday. Enjoy music, fashion show from local boutiques and more.

On Saturday, October 3 from 1-8PM, Harvest Fest will bring together some of the finest artistic, culinary and musical talents from in and around the city of Somerville. Samples and demonstrations from local microbreweries will be presented throughout the day. Admission is free, but for food and drinks, you must get a wristband ($12). For information on all the vendors participating and ticket info, click here. Support your local businesses!