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Boston Pops to celebrate 100 years of Leonard Bernstein with spring season

This year marks 100 years since the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the famed composer who scored “West Side Story” as well as a slew of other Broadway hits that turned him into a musical theater icon. In a letter written in 1988 to Bernstein, the legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis wrote...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:13pm

Harvard Foundation names Solange as 2018 Artist of the Year

Solange Knowles has been chosen as the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations’ 2018 Artist of the Year. The acclaimed singer is coming to town to headline the Cultural Rhythms Festival on March 3. The annual fest, organized by the University’s office for “...

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 11:23am

A pop-up ice bar is returning to Peabody

Known for their pop-up pubs, the Peabody Main Streets community organization will put on its second outdoors ice bar event with beer and wine on March 3. The evening will feature a DJ, a serving counter made out of ice and an alcohol luge. Vendors Ipswich Ale and North Shore Lobster will serve...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:18am

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

FOOD & DRINKS Beers with the Brewers Craft’d Company’s popular series stops by Turtle Swamp Brewing on Thursday night. Check out the Jamaica Plain brewery’s new taproom as owner John Lincecum shares stories while guiding guests through a special tasting. Tickets include a...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:48am

Robert Reich: Donald Trump 'is the antithesis of the common good'

In such politically divisive times, Robert Reich believes America still has a chance find some common ground. While the acclaimed writer and former secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton believes we've lost a sense of the common good in the age of Donald Trump, he still has hope for...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:47pm

Where to celebrate National Clam Chowder Day in Boston

Since clam chowder is a staple of New England cuisine, it's only right that there's a foodie holiday dedicated to beloved seafood soup. Celebrate National Clam Chowder Day on Sunday, Feb. 25, and grab a bowl at one of these awesome restaurants around Boston. Atlantic Fish Co. Located in...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:20pm

Robert Irvine talks Boston's food scene, Tom Brady and avocado ice cream

Robert Irvine is heading back to the Hub for the 2018 New England Food Show, which kicks off this weekend at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The celebrity chef and "Restaurant: Impossible" star will join "Bar Rescue" host Jon Taffer and TripAdvisor co-founder...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 1:22pm

Is this Cambridge hotspot the best new restaurant in the country?

Nestled inside Harvard Square's historic Conductor's Building, Les Sablons has quickly transformed the space into a must-stop destination for area foodies. After opening its doors last spring, this Cambridge hotspot by chef Jeremy Sewall and renowned restaurateur Garrett Harker is now...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:43am

How to make clam chowder like a true New Englander

Celebrate the return of National Clam Chowder Day on Feb. 25 and learn how to make the tasty seafood soup like Atlantic Fish Co. Check out the Boston restaurant's recipe for the beloved dish that New Englanders can't get enough of. Ingredients -25 quahog clams -1 lb. white onions,...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:04pm

Thomas Lennon on the legacy of National Lampoon

Few publications have left as big of an impact on the comedy landscape as National Lampoon. A spinoff of the storied Harvard Lampoon, the famed magazine became a cult hit in the late '70s for its subversive and often shocking style of humor. While National Lampoon helped launch the careers of...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:33am

6 Lunar New Year celebrations around Boston

Since Boston’s Chinatown is the third largest in the U.S., it's no surprise that the city is going all out with its Lunar New Year celebrations. Ring in the Year of the Dog with these awesome events around town. Tet in Boston Day Festival Attend one of the biggest festivals of the Lunar...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:35pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this Presidents' Day weekend

ARTS & CULTURE Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today Take a trip over to the ICA this weekend to check out the museum's new exhibition that explores the impact of the internet on art and culture. From photos and sculptures to videos and interactive displays, the exhibit features...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:59am

Boston sommelier’s tips for how to pick wine that's right for you

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, National Drink Wine Day (yes, that’s a thing) or just a night out on the town, finding the perfect glass of wine that fit your taste buds can get tricky. Luckily, Benjamin Appleby of Abe & Louie’s has a few tips that should help even vino...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:07pm

Steve Aoki talks 'Kolony' tour, Gronk and pushing the boundaries of music

Even at the age of 40, the party never stops for Steve Aoki. Not that he's complaining. It's his job to travel the world so he can throw cakes at people's faces while dropping beats for thousands of screaming fans every night—it's not a bad gig. And despite routinely playing...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:43pm

Cambridge’s Lamplighter gets a back taproom

There’s always something fun going on at Lamplighter Brewing Co., and now guests have more space to enjoy it all. The popular Cambridge microbrewery recently unveiled its brand new back taproom, effectively doubling its capacity to help accommodate all the loyal fans who aren’t afraid...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 1:15pm

Valentine's Day recipe: Treat your sweety to hot chocolate pancakes

If your significant other has a serious sweet tooth, treat them to a delicious meal of hot chocolate pancakes for Valentine's Day. Nick Dixon, executive chef at Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant, breaks down this delightful recipe. "Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate!...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:25pm

Where to watch 2018 Winter Olympics in Boston

The world's top winter sports stars are ready to throw down at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Locals have plenty of reasons to tune in, as a number of Massachusetts natives will be competiting at this year's festivities. Find out where you can cheer on...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:16pm

20 things to do in Boston for Valentine's Day 2018

February is in full swing, which means it's time to get your Valentine's Day plans in order. Skip the box of chocolates and treat your significant other to a night they'll remember forever—just don't forget to make reservations. From romantic movie screenings to dining deals,...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:14pm

5 ways to celebrate Mardi Gras 2018 in Boston

You don't need to travel all the way to New Orleans in order to party for Mardi Gras. While Bostonians usually don't go all out for the holiday like the folks down in the Big Easy, there's still plenty of Fat Tuesday fun to be had in the city. Here are five ways to celebrate Mardi Gras...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:08pm

New luxury movie theater officially opens in Boston's Seaport

Boston's ever-growing Seaport neighborhood now has its own movie theater. After a soft launch earlier this winter, ShowPlace ICON officially opens its doors at One Seaport on Feb. 8. The new, 44,000-square-foot theater is quite the space, featuring 10 auditoriums, top-of-the-line projection...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 5:00am