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Boston Winter brings ice skating, mazes and more to City Hall Plaza

After a successful debut in 2016, Boston Winter returns to City Hall Plaza just in time for the 2017 holiday season. The outdoor attraction is set to open Friday, Nov. 24, which is perfect timing for those headed downtown to take care of some Black Friday shopping. Open to the public seven days a...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:57pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

MOVIES 'Lady Bird' Greta Gerwig, known for her roles in films like “Greenberg,” “Frances Ha” and “20th Century Women,” moves behind the camera to tell the story of an average teenage girl in the early 2000s, struggling with the built-in crises of...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:23am

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

MUSEUMS Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st Century Naturalist Mark Dion playfully wrestles with the tension between human and the rest of Earth in his installations. In this show, the first American survey of his work, we find such oddities as the libraries for birds, which employ real birds, and...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:35am

Food meets fashion at this Cambridge party

Get ready for a night of food, fashion and more in Cambridge this week. CambridgeSide is hosting a special party on Thursday to celebrate the shopping center’s recent $30 million renovation. Dubbed Create Your Vibe, the event will feature offerings from local chefs and mixologists, as well...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:08pm

5 ways to honor service members this Veterans Day

Veterans are some of our nation’s most courageous people and every year we take a day to thank them for the sacrifices that they’ve made for our nation. This weekend, take part in these Boston-area events to commemorate the men and women who fight for our freedom. 1. Veterans Day...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 1:23pm

Boston's Seaport is getting an indoor beach

Winter may be coming, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a beach day in Boston's Seaport. IDBeach debuts at the Innovation and Design Building this weekend, offering all the amenities of a seaside getaway without having to leave the city. The indoor beach will set up shop at the...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 9:49am

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER "Cabaret" Boston University students perform this legendary musical about the slinky world of Weimar Germany. Struggling to find happiness in demoralized, economically depressed Berlin, our heroes live lives of not-so-quiet desperation as the shoots of fascism begin to spout...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:20am

Joey O’Donnell Film Premiere brings ‘Molly’s Game’ to Mass.

Joe and Kathy O’Donnell’s annual Joey O’Donnell Film Premiere returns this weekend for an evening of food, fun and a special movie screening. Now in its 33rd year, the event raises funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of the couple’s son Joey, who passed away...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:52am

High Times hosts first New England Cannabis Cup

Mark your calendars, cannabis fans: the High Times Cannabis Cup is coming to the east cost for the first time this weekend. The Cup, which doubles as a pot-growing competition and a general celebration of the plant, has been exclusively held on the west coast (never further east than Denver), but...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:21pm

Grab a cap and join the Be Bold, Be Bald! battle against cancer

In the fight against cancer, no show of solidarity goes unappreciated. This Friday, thousands will show their support for the many cancer patients undergoing treatment every day by participating in the national Be Bold, Be Bald! campaign. From coast to coast, people will wear bald caps all day...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

SPORTS Gridiron Glory Geeks and jocks join forces for this in-depth, interactive exhibit on exploring the history, science and politics of football, with rare artifacts, photographs and film from across the history of the game, including a special Patriots section. Test your mettle in the “...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 2:09pm

Giant pumpkins will take over the Boston Public Market

You don't have to be Charlie Brown to experience giant pumpkins this fall. The Boston Public Market will have a pair of massive gourds forklifted over on Oct. 16, including a 950-pound "Pumpking" that will be crowned the third annual "Official Pumpkin of Boston." The big...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 1:20pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

TIS THE SEASON Fall Foliage Cruise Climb aboard the Classic Harbor Line’s vintage yacht the Northern Lights and enjoy the autumnal pleasures of the Boston Harbor Islands. You might feel as privileged as a Kennedy for one afternoon, but without all the baggage. There are two options: a...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:36am

Locals rally in Boston to scrap Columbus Day

Indigenous People’s Day MA, an organization that hopes to sway local communities to scrap the observance of Columbus Day and instead celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, is staging a rally for their cause this weekend. The gathering will commence at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Park Street...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:44pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

HALLOWEEN FUN Harvard Square Ghost Tour If you’ve ever been in Harvard Yard, you’ve probably heard a tour guide going on about that John Harvard statue and its “three lies." Snore, right? This tour, on the other hand, promising true tales of “gruesome murders and...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 4:11pm

5 ways to spend Columbus Day weekend in Boston

If you’re looking to get the kids out of the house this Columbus Day, we’ve got you covered. From parades and festivals to museum and food specials, here are five ways to spend this holiday weekend in Boston. Columbus Day Parade Head to the North End for an afternoon of festivities...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 3:30pm

Adult Swim on the Green tour stops in Boston this weekend

After a successful Boston trip by the "Rick and Morty" Rickmobile this the summer, Adult Swim will head back to the Hub this weekend when its Adult Swim on the Green tour comes to town. The late-night TV network is bringing its festival to Gore Place in Waltham on Friday, Sept. 29. The...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 2:19pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER "HOME" “HOME” tells the story of a house over its years of occupancy, and exploring the question of just what turns a house into a home. The house in question is built from the ground up over the course of the play, which combines illusions, audience interaction and...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 2:31pm

When will the 'corpse flower' bloom at Boston's Franklin Park Zoo?

The Franklin Park Zoo is preparing for one of its largest plants to blossom within the next week. While seeing the "corpse flower" bloom is rare, the highlight of the event is the smell. Fester, one of the zoo’s more exotic flowers, literally smells like death. The plant is an...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 10:34am

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER “OR” There’s still time to catch this sassy vision of 17th century writer Aphra Behn, England’s first professional playwright and, as the play opens, now former spy. Apparently there’s a hit out on her, but she’s also found herself caught between two...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:11pm