Going Out

Wine-centered weekend getaways

Sometimes you just want to know that a bottle of wine is waiting at the end of a long drive or train trip to vacation. Fortunately, many wine-centered vacations are available just a few hours from the city. Whether you want a day trip or a weekend respite, sign up for these grape-focused getaways...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:38pm

Dine to make a difference

Through Sunday, slurp down a Rally Shake at Shake Shack ($5.50, multiple locations, www.shakeshack.com). Two dollars from each will go to the Red Cross. One dollar from every chicken and pork box sold this month at Pies-n-Thighs (166 S. Fourth St., Brooklyn, 347-529-6090) will go to the Red...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:31pm

Discover South Boston: An A-to-Z guide to Southie

  Want to explore South Boston, but not sure where to start? Taking inspiration from its alphabetical cross streets, we racked our brain for must-go establishments in Southie and the neighboring Fort Point district. It was hard to narrow it down, but here’s how you can spend a month...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:25pm

Nick Offerman to talk shop at CraftBoston Friday

Manliest manly man Nick Offerman is in town to play Ignatius Reilly in the Huntington Theatre’s “The Confederacy of Dunces,” and will speak with fellow woodworking and breakfast enthusiasts at CraftBoston Holiday's Friday talk titled “Sawdust and Mirth." He'll...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:13am

Andrew WK preaches the 'healing joy' of partying

Stop trying to fit partying into your schedule. Stop dividing your life into categories. The party is already happening, all around you. Known for songs that overwhelmingly feature the word “party,” Andrew W.K. gets philosophical when asked to define it. “The pressure is that...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 1:23pm

Adopt a pet and then get 'Stuffed' with Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli, the “queen of mean,” isn’t known for keeping mum. She said her parents taught her never to talk about who she is voting for or how much money she makes. Everything else is fair game. Animal adoption and body issues are two topics the comic will talk about freely...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 4:42pm

10 tips for a super New York Comic Con

Make no mistake: New York Comic Con is an endurance event. To get everything you want out of the biggest convention for sci-fi, fantasy, anime, comics and more, you must prepare, plan and stay focused all four days. Get in the game with these tips from the con-going veterans at New York Sci...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:50pm

Daughter of Biggie Smalls nearly no-show to her late dad's memorial

A memorial for Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, born Christopher George Latore Wallace, was one of the events planned to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the legendary rapper’s death on Thursday.News media gathered in the afternoon at Sojourn, East 79th Street, Manhattan, for the memorial...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:03pm

Where are the best cities to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

Don't let the leprachuans and shamrocks fool you, although St. Patrick's Day is an ode to Ireland, the holiday is an American tradition.There is some debate as to whether the first festive St. Patrick's Dayparade started in Boston or New York, but with more than 33 million Americans claiming Irish...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:31pm

Oscars 2017: Worst dressed at the Academy Awards

Amid the glitz and glam on the red carpet at the 2017 Oscars hid a couple of fashion faux pas.From Bianca Blanco's barely there look to Scarlett Johansson's cotton candy stripes, a few of the looks fell flat on Sunday.Looks fromstars like Emma Stone, who shimmered in a gold Givenchy andTaraji P....

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 8:32pm

Cupid's Undie Run raises money by stripping down for charity

There's no surer way to raise money than stripping down to your skivvies.That's how the organizers behind Cupid's Undie Run have been able to raise over $11 million in the last seven years for the Children's Tumor Foundation.Cupid’s is a “brief” fun-run of about a mile that takes place around...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 3:47pm

Get a selfie with Bruce Springsteen

It feels like it’s Bruce Springsteen month, doesn't it? With The River Tour making headlines the past few weeks, Bruce is everywhere — and it’s a beautiful thing.Even more good news was announced today for Bruce enthusiasts: He’s coming back to promote his new book in New York, Philly and Boston....

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:13pm

Yelp will get you on a restaurant's waitlist before you even arrive

Yelp is about to improve the worst part of going out.The website has partnered with a service called Nowait, which lets customers check wait times at restaurants that don't accept reservations and get onto the waitlist before they even leave home, according to TechCrunch. When their table is ready...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:04pm

That wicked fun dance party returns

Cambridge sure knows how to celebrate summer.On June 24, the City of Cambridge will host its 19th annual City Dance Party in the streets in front of City Hall.For this all-ages event, blocks of Massachusetts Avenue will be closed to traffic to accommodate thousands of eager dancers. This year, over...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:45pm

Dannijo share their secrets to throwing the best summer party

As successful jewelry designers behind the accessory brand, Dannijo, Danielle and Jodie Snyder’s work often takes them to glamorous social gatherings.But when it comes to their personal party style the the two prefer laid-back gatherings.“We like intimate parties at people's homes, where you can...

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:35pm

Dylan's Candy Bar debuts 3D-printed gummy treats

It looks like we’re one step closer to making Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory a reality.On Monday night, Dylan’s Candy Bar celebrated the arrival of Katjes Magic Candy Factory, the world’s first 3D candy printer, at its New York flagship store.The printer allows customers to create custom gummy...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 1:44am

Inside Chick-fil-A's smaller, wiser second NYC location near Times Square

New Yorkers have undoubtedly welcomed — sometimes overwhelmingly — their first standalone Chick-fil-A near Herald Square this past October. On Saturday at 6:30 a.m., it will be joined by a second Manhattan location just up Sixth Avenue.The new restaurant at the corner of East 46th Street is smaller...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:48pm

10 Breweries Where You Can Spend the Night

Wine-focused tourism is nothing new, but these days, travelers with a taste for barley and hops are increasingly seeking out “beercations.” From popular festivals to ale trails to one-of-a-kind spa packages, beer is inspiring the kind of travel adventures that were once reserved for oenophiles; now...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 8:30pm

20 (not boring) date ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching — and it's a weekend this year, so no excuses — and restaurants and floral delivery shops are booking up fast. But fret not: We've got you covered. If you want to take an alternative course with the one(s) you love, here are some awesome ideas for Feb. 14, and...

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:17pm

Bonnaroo producers to bring cocktail festival to Boston and New York

Superfly, the co-founders and producers of Manchester, Tenn.'s Bonnaroo and San Francisco's Outside Lands, are getting into the cocktail game.They're launching Cocktail Magic, what they're promoting as "the country's first craft cocktail tour" — which is exactly what it sounds like. The tour stops...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:27pm