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5 'Walking Dead' characters to see at Boston's Walker Stalker Con

Sure to attract biters and breathers alike, Walker Stalker Con returns to the Hub at the Westin Boston Waterfront on Aug. 19 and 20. The two-day event will feature panels and photo ops with "The Walking Dead" characters past and present, exhibitors of all kinds and a “zombie bash...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 3:08pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

MUSIC Coldplay Some music dweebs still deride Coldplay as the height of blandness, but Coldplay fans know these folks just don’t get it. For most of the early 2000’s, the band was a hit machine, with about a half dozen ubiquitous singles, all of them mellow, dreamy earworms. It’...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 2:44pm

Boston bartender shares boozy recipe for new Polar seltzer flavors

In case you missed it, people are pretty pumped about the new Polar seltzer flavors. The Massachusetts-based beverage company unveiled its latest offering of bubbly delights this week and the new flavors sound like the names of chapters from "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 4:11pm

5 awesome hiking spots an hour or less away from Boston

Between the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge construction and sweltering summer heat, many Bostonians may feel the need to escape the city. For those who want to spend a day in nature without making the trek to faraway destinations like the White Mountains in New Hampshire or Acadia National Park in...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:50pm

Dine Out Boston: 12 places you have to try for Boston's restaurant week

Treat yourself with two weeks of epicuriosity–and no post-dinner dishes–at Dine Out Boston Aug. 6 to 11 and 13 to 18. Twice a year, dozens of the city’s top restaurants create prix-fixe, multi-course menus highlighting the best of their respective cuisines at a promotional price...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:21am

5 ways to celebrate National Oyster Day in Boston

National Oyster Day returns this weekend, which means it’s time to shuck and slurp down some of the best mollusks Boston has to offer. Headlining the Aug. 5 foodie holiday is the Oyster Oyster Block Party at SoWa Open Market, co-hosted by eatBoston, which promises to be a pearl of an event...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 4:12pm

Surrender to the Loews Boston Hotel's 'House Arrest' package

For those who like their luxury spiked with a little adventure, the Loews Boston Hotel is letting guests stay under house arrest in what used to be the Boston Police Headquarters. The hotel, which is the current occupant of the site, is offering what it calls the “House Arrest” package...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 3:51pm

Say goodbye to Clover's food trucks

It's the end of an era for Clover Food Lab. Founder and CEO Ayr Muir announced over the weekend that the popular Boston chain is saying goodbye to its food trucks to focus on its brick-and-mortar locations in Cambridge and other parts of Massachusetts. The announcement comes as a bit...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 3:08pm

Matt Damon was all smiles while bowling in Boston

Matt Damon may be a Hollywood hotshot these days, but that hasn't stopped the actor from having fun in his hometown. "The Martian" and "Good Will Hunting" star was all smiles during his latest trip back to Boston last weekend. The 46-year-old Cambridge native spent his...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 2:27pm

Here's where Amy Schumer is filming her new comedy in Boston

If you're taking a stroll around Boston's South End next week, you just might run into Amy Schumer—and a ton of camera crew members. The comedian and actress is heading to the Hub in August to film scenes for her upcoming comedy "I Feel Pretty." According to a flyer...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:09am

Boston's by CHLOE is giving away free scoops of ice cream

If you believe vegan fare just means greens and grains, by CHLOE will make you think again. The plant-based eatery, with its flagship in the West Village and now with two Boston locations, presents herbivores and meat-eaters alike with a myriad of healthy food options that certainly don’t...

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:54am

Boston BBQ chef to compete on 'Chopped Grill Masters'

As a world champion pitmaster, Andy Husbands is pretty good with a grill. Now he's putting his skills on the chopping block. The chef and owner of Boston-area hotspots Tremont 647 and The Smoke Shop is set to compete in the five-round "Chopped Grill Masters" tournament, with the...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:24pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

ART World on a String: Exploring Contemporary Interpretations of Bead Work The art of beading doesn’t often get its own gallery show, which makes this showcase of top notch bead work in jewelry, sculpture, textile and vessels a special treat. There’s an astonishing variety here, from...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 2:08pm

5 far-out food trucks to try in Boston

If you’ve ever had lunch at the Greenway or City Hall Plaza on a weekday afternoon, you’re probably aware that Boston is crawling with food trucks. In fact, the Hub is one of the top five cities in America for highest food truck concentration per 100,000 people. From Asian-inspired...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 1:59pm

Sammy Adams pumps us up for Briggs Fest with B.o.B., Waka Flocka Flame

Lawn on D is going to be lit on Saturday as B.o.B., Waka Flocka Flame and Boston's own Sammy Adams are taking over the popular outdoor venue for this year's Briggs Fest. Hosted by Briggs Original Boston Cranberry, this weekend's music festival will feature a lineup of nearly a...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:24pm

A misfit’s complete guide to visiting Martha’s Vineyard

Time to ditch the pastels, penny loafers and the notion that Martha’s Vineyard is too haughty for the plebeians—aka most of us. While the island might’ve been second homes for the likes of John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama, it’s also a hotspot for some of the freshest...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 4:24pm

Feast on fast bites at the New England Food Truck Festival

For those of us who like food that’s high quality, in high quantity and fast (so basically everyone), July 29 and 30 at the Eastern States Fairgrounds will be a weekend to remember. That’s because it’s the site of the New England Food Truck Festival, which included more than 40...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 2:43pm

Sip on Beyonce lemonade at this barbecue hotspot in Massachusetts

While it's been over a year since the Beyhive first became obsessed with "Lemonade," fans still can't get enough of Beyonce's latest studio album. Since the music icon is back dominating headlines with the birth of her new twins—as well as her hubby Jay-Z seemingly...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 2:23pm

Kill zombies at the country's largest virtual reality arena in Massachusetts

If you're sick of smashing buttons on your controller for hours while making an indent on your couch, head to Woburn this summer for a more active video game experience. Mindtrek is set to debut a free-roaming, virtual reality arena on Aug. 1 that will fully immerse gamers into a digital...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:15am

Boston band releases new album on Aeronaut Brewing Company beer cans

There’s a rip in the fabric of space, time and reality in Somerville. That, and a lot of beer and LEDs. The Lights Out, a Boston indie rock band formed over a decade ago, is celebrating the release of their fourth album “T.R.I.P” at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville. The catch is that...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 3:11pm