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Boston Calling is getting a film festival curated by Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman is curating the first ever Boston Calling Film Festival. The Harvard alum and Academy Award-winning actress was previously announced as the host and curator for a "series of special programming" for this year's Boston Calling festivities, but now we know more...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:17pm

Ink up at the 17th annual Boston Tattoo Convention this weekend

When the Boston Tattoo Convention comes back to town this weekend, organizer Natan Alexander says he’ll be getting inked by Master Ajarn Ohr, a tattoo artist flying in from Thailand. Ohr specializes in Sak Yant tattoos, which are sacred markings written in the Khmer language. Ohr is just one...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 1:03pm

9 can’t miss events at ArtWeek 2018

When ArtWeek began in 2013, organizers at the Highland Street Foundation had no idea their plans would eventually include over 530 events in six regions of Massachusetts. The festival’s size has doubled since last year. “Not only does ArtWeek provide hundreds of free and affordable...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:58pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

The warm spring weather has finally arrived, so it's time to get out and enjoy all that the city has to offer. Luckily, there are plenty of awesome things to do in Boston this weekend. From beer and film festivals to comedy and music shows, here are our top event picks. Things to do in Boston...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:52am

UMass Amherst students win Tinder contest for free Cardi B show

Cardi B is taking a trip to the Bay State on Wednesday night. The new queen of hip-hop is set to perform a special show at the Mullins Center after students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst won a "swipe-off" contest organized by Tinder. The local college kids beat out dozens of...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:52am

Everything you need to know about the Boston International Cat Show

Every dog has its day, but what about cats? Our feline friends are in luck as they are getting a whole weekend dedicated to them when the Catsachusetts Cat Club's Boston International Cat Show returns April 28-29. Here's everything you need to know about this purrfect event. What is...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:34pm

Where's Elsie in Westworld season 2? Actress Shannon Woodward explains

Trying to get actors to spill any secrets about Westworld season 2 is pretty much an exercise in futility, but we did our best during a season premiere party in Boston over the weekend. Shannon Woodward and Simon Quarterman joined fans for a special screening of the first episode from Westworld...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:26pm

The best lobster roll in Boston that you can get delivered

People are funny. They say they want one thing and do another, kind of like how if people see a salad offered as a side option on a menu, they’re more likely to order fries because they feel sort of virtuous for even considering the salad. (Yeah, it’s science, guys. They have you...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:55pm

The Patios brings puppies, beer and mini golf to Boston's City Hall Plaza

Get ready to spend your summer days at Boston's City Hall Plaza. The area is getting a new installation next month that will feature everything from beer and ice cream to mini golf and adorable puppies. Dubbed The Patios, the fun-filled project will take over the southeast corner of the plaza...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:44pm

Wahlbergs bring Wahlburgers home to Dorchester

The Wahlberg family was back in their old neighborhood on Thursday to unveil their new Wahlburgers food truck. Nearly 500 fans got to munch on burgers as they joined Donnie Wahlberg, chef Paul, Bob, mama Alma and Wahlburgers CEO Rick Vanzura for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the South Bay...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:14pm

Lakers fan Ice Cube is pumped to bring BIG3 to Boston

The Lakers vs. Celtics rivalry may be one of the biggest in all of sports, but that's not stopping Ice Cube from showing Boston some love. The rapper, actor and noted Los Angeles fan is bringing his BIG3 basketball league to the Hub later this summer, and he couldn't be more excited. Ice...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:32pm

5 things to do in Boston for 4/20

Ever heard of “dabachusetts”? Maybe not, but after this 4/20, Massachusetts might prove it’s worthy of the title. While you can’t smoke on site at most of these events, here are five things to do around the Boston area in honor of the high holiday. Cannapalooza This...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 1:25pm

Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller reunite at the 2018 Nantucket Film Festival

While it's only a small, 14-mile long island, Nantucket is the perfect spot for some celebrity watching this summer during the 2018 Nantucket Film Festival. Chances are, you might run into a few familiar faces like Ben Stiller, who's returning to host the All-Star Comedy Roundtable with...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:10pm

Wanda Sykes explains why 'Roseanne' isn't a pro-Trump show

Whether it's on stage or through social media, Wanda Sykes has never been afraid to criticize Donald Trump. While her fans are more than happy to laugh at her jokes about the president, the comedian's jabs at the commander-in-chief drew the ire of some audience members at the 2016 Comics...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 2:39pm

3 ways to celebrate Earth Day 2018 in Boston

As Boston and the rest the world continue to look for solutions to combat the effects of climate change, Earth Day couldn't be more important this year. Here are a few ways to celebrate the eco-holiday around town when it returns this weekend. Earth Day 2018 events in Boston Agricultural...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1:29pm

The Ghost Walks is Boston's hippest new cocktail lounge and restaurant

There truly isn't anything like The Ghost Walks in Boston's theater district. Set to officially open on April 25, the hip new cocktail lounge and restaurant is the brainchild of the team behind hotspots like Committee and Bijou, and is even located in the space beneath the nightclub on...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 11:15am

The best signs from the Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon kicked off this morning and, well, the conditions weren’t ideal: heavy rain, winds up to 25 mph and the coldest start in three decades. But that didn’t stop the marathoners from taking on 26.2 miles stride by stride or their supporters, whether indoors or out, from...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 3:04pm

How to make lobster rolls like a Cape Cod native

There are few dishes that are as quintessentially New England as the lobster roll. Whether you like them warmed up and drenched in butter Connecticut-style, or prefer the cold and mayo-topped Maine version of the dish, nothing beats the beloved crustacean-filled sandwich. Learn how to make...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:44pm

A second Sam Adams Tap Room is coming to Boston

Following the success of the recently opened Sam Adams Tap Room in Jamaica Plain, the brewery now has plans to open a second location in Boston. The company announced on Friday morning that it is in the final stages of negotiations over a new Tap Room, which will be located in the Hub's...

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:32pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

From concerts and comedy shows to science and film festivals, there's a ton of stuff going on in the city before all the Marathon Monday festivities kick into full gear. Get a jump start on your weekend plans with our guide to all the fun things to do in Boston. Things to do in Boston this...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:44pm