With Boston left reeling in the aftermath of yesterday’s tragic attack at the Boston Marathon, many area businesses are doing what they can to bolster morale around the city. Rather than closing their doors or canceling scheduled events, as one might expect, many local restaurants and other establishments are instead offering special promotions, fundraising events and free services in an effort to provide some solace to the community. We’ve highlighted just a few.
T.T. the Bear’s Place: "For Boston," a benefit show at TT’s to benefit Mass General Hospital. The 18+, pay-what-you-can show’s bill features music by Mean Creek, recent Rock N’ Roll Rumble contenders The Field Effect, Endation, Dan Nicklin of Oldjack, Cameron Keiber of the Beatings/Eldridge Rodriguez, DJ sets by DJ Michael V. and more. Doors at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m. Good tunes, better cause! [embedgallery id=135450]
Museum of Fine Arts: The MFA is offering free admission to all of their galleries and special exhibitions.
The Craft Beer Cellar: The Belmont store is hosting an open house until closing today, to provide a place for people in need of support to gather. Additionally, they’ll be accepting donations on-site as well as donating $1,700 they’d previously raised for an expansion to victims.
The Salty Pig: According to a tweet earlier this afternoon, the Back Bay eatery’s patio is open for gathering. Plus, every guest gets a - much needed - embrace with their meal. Via @saltypigboston: "Yes. We are open. Yes. The patio is open. Yes. Yes. Yes. Each guest gets a free hug today with lunch. #boston"
Parlor Sports: According to a tweet from sister establishment Trina's, the Inman bar will be donating 100% of all their sales tonight to a yet-to-be-determined local charity (they’re looking for suggestions) working to aid victims. Sounds like as good a reason for Tuesday night boozing as any to us.
Heads up: unfortunately, some shows have been postponed out of respect for yesterday’s tragedy:
Chad Valley at Brighton Music Hall: The UK indie outfit (whose single “Shell Suite” was recently featured on the excellent Warm Bodies soundtrack) have postponed tonight’s show with Child Actor and Ghost Beach, according to Brighton Music Hall’s Facebook.
Bobby Long and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald at T.T. the Bear’s Place: The two singer-songwriters’ show has assumedly been postponed to make room for the earlier mentioned benefit show. Via Bowery Boston’s website.