Boston

'Spamilton' brings the laughs to Boston

If anyone was going to make a parody about the hit musical “Hamilton,” it had to be Gerard Alessandrini. The Boston native became the king of satirizing the world of theater with his hit show “Forbidden Broadway,” and recently decided to poke fun at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s global sensation with his...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:42am

Steve Martin and Martin Short on finding comedy perfection

If black belts were awarded in comedy, Steve Martin and Martin Short would be considered grandmasters of the medium. Both men have been making fans laugh for decades, and neither star plans to slow down anytime soon. In fact, the legendary duo is hitting the road again with their latest stage tour...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:18am

7 of Boston’s most romantic restaurants

Restaurants and romance go hand-in-hand. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day dinner or planning that now-it’s-serious date, these spots may prove just the spark you need. 1. Select Oyster Bar New England clam chowder is fine and dandy, but it’s hard to feel amorous after...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 9:39am

3 last-minute things to do in Boston for Valentine's Day

Sometimes Valentine’s Day plans don't work out. Did the reservation fall apart? Could you not agree on a restaurant? Were the choices all too daunting? Nonetheless, you don’t have anything to do for the big day this year. No need to panic, we've got you covered. Here are three last-minute things to...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 5:06pm

12 fun things to do in Boston for Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day weekend

Okay, you've done all of your planning for Valentine's Day. You're going out with your significant other or maybe you're having a night in with your girls or boys. But what is there to do this weekend? If you want to catch a chill movie, run in your underwear or see a performance, we have something...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 2:53pm

5 things to do in Boston for February vacation 2019

No kid or parent wants to be stuck inside all February vacation. When the kids get stir-crazy, you get driven crazy. Don't retreat with that bottle of vino yet. Thankfully, we whipped up a list of activities to keep those munchkins busy all break. No need for applause. Here are 5 fun things to do...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 9:16am

Ben Zander talks Boston Philharmonic Orchestra's all-Beethoven program

It's safe to say that conductor Ben Zander loves Beethoven. The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra will perform an entire program devoted to the famed composer, helmed by Zander. The concerts, which kick off on Valentine's Day, will feature music from all aspects of Beethoven’s legacy. Zander will...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 8:40am

Ronny Chieng explains his love of the Patriots, comedy roots

The last time Ronny Chieng was in Boston, the city’s many liberal-leaning residents were in desperate need of a laugh. Just days after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the comedian and “Daily Show” star was scheduled to perform at The Rockwell in Somerville. Chieng was...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:54pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Unfortunately the Super Bowl is in the rearview mirror, which means we don't have the Patriots to rely on for our weekend plans. Thankfully, there's always something fun going on in the Hub, so don't worry too much. Here's our guide to the best things to do in Boston this weekend. 12 fun things to...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 3:56pm

Where to eat on Valentine’s Day in Boston: 2019 Guide

The Beatles sang it the best: “All you need is love, love is all you need.” Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Although it is an exciting time, it is can also be a lot of pressure. Which restaurant? What if the food is terrible? What if everything is busy? The expectation-heavy holiday...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 12:17pm

Everything you need to know about Red Bull Crashed Ice 2019 in Boston

This weekend, professional ice skaters will launch themselves down a hill of ice in Fenway Park at an event created and managed by Red Bull. Intrigued? We are. It would take a lot more than energy drinks to make us fly down a mountain of ice, but we’re not as brave as the people who'll compete...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 12:16pm

Everything you need to know about the 2019 Patriots Super Bowl parade in Boston

Another successful Super Bowl is in the books for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, which means fans will get the chance to celebrate with a packed parade through the streets of Boston this week. Local fans are getting pretty spoiled these days, as the latest celebration comes just months...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 11:58am

Boston Top Chef stars share their favorite Super Bowl party recipes

The Patriots are back in the Super Bowl this weekend, which means fans across New England will be parked in front of their TVs with friends and family to see if Tom Brady can take home ring No. 6. If you need some ideas to spice up your game day party, we have some fun Super Bowl party recipes for...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 6:33pm

Why are so many popular Boston restaurants closing?

It’s not news that the restaurant industry is tough. But it’s hard not to consider the high profile closures of Boston restaurants over the last 12 months—Townsman, Les Sablons, L’Espalier, Erbaluce and Cultivar, just to name a few—and see a trend. I spoke to local industry figures to see if recent...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 3:44pm

Bryce Dallas Howard helps Harvard's Hasty Pudding welcome first co-ed cast

Bryce Dallas Howard helped Harvard's Hasty Pudding kick off a new era during the 2019 Woman of the Year ceremony on Thursday. The actor and director was in Cambridge for a chilly parade through Havard Square followed by a bit of roasting as she received her Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall. Howard also...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:47pm

5 free things to do in Boston this month, February 2019

It’s a tough time of the year. We’re only a few weeks into winter, and there’s been days in the single digits. It’s not even the temperature, it’s the windchill freezes you down to your soul. Thankfully, we live in a big city with plenty of fun, fresh and free things to do this February, besides...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 1:53pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this Super Bowl weekend

Let's face it, your Sunday plans are probably already set in stone thanks to the Patriots' latest trip to the Super Bowl this weekend. However, if you're looking to have some fun before the big game, we've got you covered. Check out our guide to the best things to do in Boston this Super Bowl...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 4:14pm

Milo Ventimiglia named Hasty Pudding 2019 Man of the Year

Hasty Pudding just announced that Milo Ventimiglia is the 2019 Man of the Year.  Next Friday, the Man of the Year will be in a celebratory parade through Cambridge. Later, there will be a performance of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ production of “France France Revolution” as well as the...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 3:22pm

Where to watch the Super Bowl in Boston: 2019 watch parties​

This Sunday, the Patriots will face off against the Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. This is the Pat's third year in a row going to the Super Bowl, and we all wish we were down in Georgia cheering on Tom Brady and the team. But for those of us who must cheer from chilly...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10:45am

Bryce Dallas Howard named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year 2019

Bryce Dallas Howard has been named the 2019 Woman of the Year by Hasty Pudding. The actress, director and producer will be honored during the annual celebration on Thursday afternoon, which features a parade through Cambridge, a performance of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ production...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:59pm