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Raining cats and dogs: 5 Boston area pet events

From friendly furballs to cute critters, the city is hosting a slew of events catered to the animal-loving crowd. Get your paws on these five pet parties this weekend. 1. Petting zoo and ice cream social block party at Continuum  Grab a free scoop from Gracie's and meet a few baby...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:35am

Get hoppin' at the Power Beer Fest

It’s getting warm again, which means it’s time to get outdoors and chug some brews. This Saturday, Boston’s beer festival season kicks off with the first-ever Power Beer Fest. The event will bring more than 60 Commonwealth breweries to the SoWa Power Station during opening weekend...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:02pm

Local stars shine at IFFBoston 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. The fifteenth annual Independent Film Festival Boston begins on Wednesday night, kicking off Holy Week for the city’s cinephiles. Unspooling at the Somerville, Brattle and Coolidge Corner Theatres, the non-profit IFFBoston and its all-...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:22pm

Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' tour takes over Boston this summer

Boston's summer just got so much hotter thanks to hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar. The seven-time Grammy Award-winning rapper announced on Monday that he's hitting the road again in support of his chart-topping new album, Damn. Lamar’s latest tour is set to make a stop at the TD...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:17pm

Jiehae Park’s ‘peerless’ comes to the Boston Public Library

If you’re trying to wrap your head around the implications of a play that heralds itself as “Macbeth meets Mean Girls”—don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve been making some fantastic cognitive leaps, too (read: Duncan awakens from slumber, sees Macbeth,...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:49pm

Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola Took a Skateboard Tour of Boston

Now that the Patriots are finished celebrating their latest Super Bowl win at the White House, superstars Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola are ready to enjoy a warm and sunny spring in Boston. The pair of wide receivers channeled their inner Tony Hawk over the weekend, as they were spotted...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:32pm

Boston's Best Cheap Eats for Under $5

If you're looking for delicious, mouth-watering meals without breaking the bank, these local food experts have got you covered. Ahead, ten Boston-area chefs and foodies share their go-to grubs spots for under $5. Bon appétit! 1. Suzi Maitland, Executive Chef; Trina's, Parlor, Audubon...

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:35pm

Bob Saget knows you need a break from CNN

Call it paternal instinct, but America’s favorite TV dad Bob Saget feels like he needs to comfort audiences these days. While he won’t be handing out Danny Tanner-style hugs at his Saturday night show in Boston, the “Full House” icon does plan to use his raunchy, “...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:54pm

Things to do in Boston this weekend

MUSIC Black Violin Black Violin is pair of black violinists, Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester. Backed only by a DJ and a drummer, they perform an eclectic repertoire embracing hip-hop, R&B, rock and even bluegrass, because you gotta—have you heard the way those...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 5:21pm

Raise a glass at Wine Riot

Calling all winos: Wine Riot returns to Boston this weekend to tickle your palate, quench your thirst, and, if renowned sommelier and creative director Jason Tesauro gets his way, you just might fall in love — and not just with rosé. Here’s just a few reasons why you shouldn’t...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 5:11pm

Boston Marathon Guide: Marathon Monday road closures in Boston

The Boston Marathon returns to city streets Monday, and if you’re thinking of driving anywhere that day, you might want to rethink your plans. Close to 30,000 runners are slated to participate this year and the Boston Athletic Association estimates the number of spectators will top 500,000,...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:19am

Boston Marathon Guide: Where to watch

Over half a million spectators are expected to turn out somewhere along the 121st Boston Marathon route on Marathon Monday to cheer on racers. Though the Boston Athletic Association says there’s ample room along each and every mile of the 26.2-mile course, it pointed out a few of the more...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:35pm

On your mark: get ready for Marathon Monday

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: center; line-height: 12.0px; font: 12.0px 'Austin Light'} Whether you’re running the big 26.2 or you’re just eager to celebrate a day off from work, race day is one of the holiest party holidays in the Bay State. Here’s...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:48pm

Things to do in Boston this weekend

FESTIVALS The Nile Project This international group is comprised of musicians from all around the Nile Basin, including such diverse nations as Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Altogether they sing in 10 different languages. A joyful track offered as an online...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:22pm

Boston's best Easter eats

Whether you’re gathering with friends to drink beers or awaiting a visit from the fam, Easter celebration can mean a lot of different things. Here are our picks for Boston's best brunches and dinners no matter who you’re rolling with for the holiday. Staying casual with your crew...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:36pm

Revisit the maligned but secretly damn fine 'Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me'

“That gum you like is going to come back in style,” announced a dancing, backwards-talking dwarf some 27 years ago on a surreal nighttime network soap opera that somehow managed to pull Super Bowl ratings. David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” captured the country’s...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:24pm

MBTA Marathon Monday passes will make it easier to cheer on runners this year

It’s almost Marathon Monday and that means Bostonians are planning their routes to the best places along the race course to cheer runners on. This year, spectators will be able to move around the course via Boston’s commuter rail for one flat fee. A $20 Marathon Monday ticket will...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:53am

WWE Talk: Bullet Club, Matt Hardy, and what is the superstar shake-up?

  One of the best times of year in the WWE is not only the lead up to WrestleMania, but the weeks following the biggest event in sports entertainment. The Raw After Mania (as it’s come to be known) is now an event in and of itself. Now an official part of the WrestleMania weekend...

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 1:17pm

Eat like an Insider: Area Four's Michael Krupp tells us his favorite Boston eats

There’s rarely no line outside A4cade, the Area Four/ Roxy’s Grilled Cheese venture that serves quirky cocktails and artisan grilled cheese alongside rows of token-fueled classic arcade games. It’s a brainchild of Area Four co-owner Michael Krupp and James DiSabatino of Roxy...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:29pm

Viggo Mortensen and David Cronenberg freak out the Coolidge this weekend

Though best known for early-career body horror extravaganzas like “Dead Ringers” and “The Fly” or his late period adaptations of unadaptable books (“Naked Lunch,” “Crash” and “Cosmopolis”), there was a brief spell back in the mid-2000s...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 4:15pm