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8 cool public art spaces to check out around Boston

Sometimes, viewing art can just feel too stuffy. And expensive. And indoors. For when you want to see a Picasso without fighting lines for guided tour viewings, public art should do the trick. Our list includes sculpture, murals, architecture and other projects that can all be enjoyed while also...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:33pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

MOVIES Sunset Cinema The Museum of Fine Arts gets in on the free outdoor movie game this summer with three films. “Divorce, French Style” is the first, this Thursday, followed by “Cool Hand Luke” in August and the new classic “Get Out” in September. The fun...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 4:28pm

Watch Carly Simon perform with the Gorillaz in Boston

Fans were happy and feeling like sunshine at the Gorillaz sold-out show in Boston this week, especially after a local music legend joined the fun. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Carly Simon took a break from hanging out at her Martha’s Vineyard home to perform with the virtual band during their...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:09pm

An all-local, mobile farmers market launches in Boston

A 2013 study by the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) found that people in low-income neighborhoods are less likely to use farmers markets, not because of price, but due to lack of information and inaccessibility. The Trustees Mobile Farmers Market is trying to change that by coming to community...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 5:12pm

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to host a free summer block party

For three upcoming Thursdays this summer, the palatial Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum invites you to admire its historic architecture and collections for free while partying into the night with local artists and performers. Welcome to Neighborhood Nights, a unique Gardner tradition that seeks to...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 12:29pm

Rob Gronkowski joins Demi Lovato at secret house party show in Mass.

Demi Lovato's summer house party tour touched down in Massachusetts this week, so of course the Patriots biggest partier Rob Gronkowski had to join the fun.  The pop star is hitting the road to promote her new single, "Sorry Not Sorry," and kicked off her slate of shows with an...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:37am

Watch the Boston Ballet's 'Nutcracker' bear soar over the Greenway

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... bear? If you swung by the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway on Monday afternoon, you may have seen a furry creature soar through the skies on the park’s new zipline attraction. Don’t worry, ursine mammals haven't learned how to flow....

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:35pm

Get your sundae fix at SoWa Open Market’s Ice Cream Scooptacular

Overwhelmed by options for how to celebrate National Ice Cream Day this weekend? Boston's SoWa Open Market has you covered. From July 15 to 16, you can make your own sundae with all the flavors and toppings you could imagine at the 2nd annual Ice Cream Scooptacular. Grab scoops from Honeycomb...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 2:35pm

Celebrate National Hot Dog Month with free Fenway Franks

Just like frappes and lobster rolls, Fenway Franks are quintessential summer treats for hungry locals, so expect Bostonians to come out in force for this week’s hot dog giveaway. In honor of National Hot Dog Month – yes, that’s a thing – Chelsea-based frank purveyors Kayem...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 2:21pm

Eat like an insider: Tracy Chang gives us the lowdown on Boston's food scene

Spanish and Japanese food aren’t such strange bedfellows. Well, that is if you're PAGU founder and chef Tracy Chang. Both cuisines celebrate technique with a focus on freshness and simplicity, and both also utilize jamón, or ham, Spain’s main claim to fame. “In Japan, you go...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:59pm

Here's when Jay-Z's 4:44 tour will stop in Boston

Get ready to throw your Roc symbols in the sky because Jay-Z is bringing his 4:44 tour to Boston this fall. The hip-hop legend announced on Monday that he'll be performing across the continent later this year in support of his new album, which debuted on the Jay-Z-owned Tidal streaming service...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 2:16pm

Milk Bar teams up with &pizza in Cambridge

After the closure of Tory Row last October and Crimson Corner moving down the road in April, the Brattle Street corner was ready for the taking. &pizza, a Washington D.C. brand focused on community inclusion and radicalness, has submitted a new set of plans for the spot after ...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 9:35am

Errol Morris profiles a Cambridge photography legend in new film

After examining the lives and secrets of murderers and sociopaths in many of his past award-winning films, Errol Morris now turns his attention to a more personal subject in "The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography." The Oscar winner's latest documentary, which debuts in...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 2:36pm

Corey Feldman is done with the haters, but ready for Haverhill

There’s a new circus in town and it’s not the Ringling Bros., but that kid from “The Goonies.” Corey Feldman, the actor renowned for his child roles in “Stand By Me” and “The Lost Boys,” also makes music, as evidenced by a now-infamous “Today...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 1:05pm

Marijuana is big business at Boston's first annual CannaCon

After recreational marijuana possession and use was legalized last December, people have been able to blaze freely and grow small amounts of their own ganja as well. Legislation on retail cannabis sale, however, does not project licensed dispensary openings until at least July 2018. But as they say...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 12:58pm

Wegmans is now offering home delivery in Massachusetts

People living in Greater Boston can now use technology to eliminate another item on their to-do list: buying groceries at Wegmans. The popular supermarket chain is partnering with Instacart, allowing customers to order their favorite food items online or via a mobile app and have them delivered to...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 12:41pm

Celebrate season 7 at these 'Game of Thrones' brunches in Boston

Before you settle in for a night of dragons, White Walkers and epic sword battles, fuel up with a Hodor-sized feast at these "Game of Thrones" brunches in Boston. In celebration of the hit HBO drama's season 7 premiere on July 16, Gather will host a pair of brunches that weekend in...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 11:42am

Boston restaurant to host Keytar Bear Lovefest fundraiser

It’s been a rough summer for Keytar Bear, but Boston’s favorite costumed musician is about to get a big pick-me-up courtesy of the city’s restaurant scene. A slew of local food and drink mavens are teaming up for the Keytar Bear Lovefest on July 10 to benefit the bruised busker,...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 5:51pm

Mindy Kaling shares her favorite things about Boston

It's been a while since Mindy Kaling called the Bay State home, but the Cambridge native hasn't forgotten her roots. In an Instagram post hyping up her new cover interview with Improper Bostonian, "The Mindy Project" star shared a few of her favorite things about Boston....

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 3:02pm

Boston teams up with 'Pokemon Go' for summer challenge

If you thought the rise of fidget spinners meant the end of the "Pokemon Go" craze, think again. The augmented reality game based on the hit Japanese cartoon is still going strong and is now partnering with the city for a new summer challenge. Boston's Mayor’s Office of New...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 1:33pm