Friday, May 24, 2013
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Boston area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
Friday, May 18, 2012
One of the bigger events in Boston this weekend includes The Spin Doctors, Third Eye Blind and Switchfoot.
Be kind to the earth and yourself at Radio 92.9's EarthFest on Saturday, May 19 at the Hatch Shell in the Esplanade in Boston. The event is free. The festivities start at 10 a.m. at the Kids Planet Family Stage and at 11:30 a.m. at the main stage. Bands performing on the main stage include Twin Berlin, Eve 6, Spin Doctors and Third Eye Blind. Also at the event will be nonprofit environmental groups, a Whole Foods Market village (free samples) and an interactive learning area for children and families. And if you're not into the whole natural earth scene, there's always beer and hotdogs at HarpoonFest (Friday and Saturday) and the Hot Dog Safari Saturday. To find other weekend events in Boston, check out these listings:
Friday, May 4, 2012
One of the bigger events in Boston this weekend is the opening of the SOWA Open Market in the South End.
It's a little bit farmers market, a little bit flea market, craft show and fine arts fair. But there's nothing little about it. This year is SOWA Open Market's biggest opener yet with 140 indie designers, crafters, artists, musicians, farmers, food trucks and much more, according to the people who run it. The Market opens this Sunday, May 6 in a huge space at 460 Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End. And it will be open every Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 28. There are four distinct sections to the lively marketplace: a farmers market area; an area where jewelry-makers and other craftsmen sell their wares; an indoor vintage market where antiques share space with kitschy items from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s; and a building …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Celebrate the nerd in all of us.
So maybe there are bigger events in Boston this weekend. Seth Meyers is doing two shows at the Wilbur Theater on Saturday night but both are sold out. And House of Blues is hosting a Beer and Bacon Festival on Saturday but it's sold out too. What to do? Head to Cambridge. ImprovBoston (which has it's main stage in Cambridge -- no joke) has been running a "Geek Week" from April 25-29. You can pick the show you want and buy tickets here. And if you're looking for something more high-brow, check out Alex Katz prints at the MFA.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
One of the bigger events in Boston this weekend is Boston Comic Con.
The legends of Mad Magazine are being honored this weekend at Boston Comic Con, a comic book convention at the Hynes Convention Center. Al Jaffee, known for the back cover fold-ins as well as "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions," will be joined by Editor Al Feldstein, and illustrator Paul Cocker, Jr., best known for "Horrifying Cliches," and the "Mad Pet Book," according to information posted on the event's website. The event also includes dozens of other artists, many exhibits, and an art auction. The show is being held on both Saturday and Sunday. A one-day pass costs $20 and a two-day pass is $35. Tickets can be purchased online. And if comic books aren't your thing, check out other weekend events in Boston:
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Ska legends The Slackers will be on the Middle East Downstairs stage Saturday night.
1) Happy birthday, Johann The First Lutheran Church of Boston hosts a day of Bach to commemorate the maestro’s 327th birthday. The pipe organ music starts 10:30 a.m. Saturday and includes several programs. Best of all, the event is free. 2) Inspiration on an island Artists take to the water Saturday as the Boston Harbor Islands Alliance hosts a harbor cruise and creative session on Spectacle Island. Artists are encouraged to take photos, set up easels or do what else moves them starting 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $14-$20 and should be ordered in advance. 3) Inspiration on the shore It’s been such a beautiful week, and yes, the temperature will dip a bit this weekend, but there’s still plenty to do outside. Take a ride on the Blue Line …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The Dropkick Murphys are set to play a Sunday Show at Brighton Music Hall.
1) Spring officially begins on March 20, but its unofficial start is this weekend at the Boston Flower and Garden Show, which runs through the weekend at the Seaport World Trade Center. Check out the model gardens, open market and other great features. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids, and the doors open daily at 9 a.m. 2) Classical music lovers take heed: The Old South Church hosts the Freisinger Chamber Orchestra Saturday at 1:30 p.m.. The orchestra will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s masterpiece “St. Matthew Passion,” which sets parts of the Gospel of Matthew to music. Tickets are $13 at the door. 3) Not enough high culture for you? Check out AD20/21: Art and Design of the 20th and 21stCenturies at the Boston Center for the …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
One dollar oysters at Myers + Chang Sunday evening.
1) Worlds collide at Symphony Hall Saturday at 3 p.m. when the Arnie Roth, the Video Game Orchestra and Choir Força perform "Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy". Tickets start at $43.50. 2) Would anyone ever pay $31 to see a cover band? They would if it’s The Dan Band, the delightfully foul-mouthed musical and comedy act ready to suck the class out of the Wilbur Theater Saturday at 9:45 p.m. 3) Farmer’s market season is right around the corner, but folks in the know can get delicious, locally grown food and handcrafted wares at the SOWA Winter Market. The market opens Sunday at 6 a.m. 4) If you’re looking for cheap, good eats this weekend, check out Oyster Oblivion at Myers + Chang. Oysters are a buck apiece, and you can wash them …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
What are you planning on doing this weekend?
1.) AUSTRALIAN ACROBATS: Circa is a troupe from Australia that jumps, tumbles and rolls to create a circus atmosphere. At the Paramount Theater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $50 and $60. 2.) FLAMENCO FESTIVAL: Professional Flamenco dancers perform at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $40-$65. 3.) GECKOS EXHIBIT: More than 60 exotic geckos are on display at this exhibit at the Museum of Science, through May 6. Free with exhibit hall admission. 4.) OLD TIME MUSIC: The Carolina Chocolate Drops play string and jug-band music at the Berklee Performance Center on Saturday. Check out their music here. Tickets are $28-$37. 5.) HALF-PRICE TICKETS: Find discount tickets to theater, music, dance …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Check out the SOWA Winter Farmers' Market Sunday.
1.) CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Boston Philharmonic plays Jordan Hall on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$90. 2.) WINTER MARKET: The SOWA Winter Farmers' Market is held on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You’ll find grassfed meats, cheese, root vegetables, greenhouse fare, farm fresh eggs, seeds & starter plants, artisan breads & baked goods, jams & preserves, grains & oils, and much more, all under one roof at 485 Harrison Ave in the South End of Boston. 3.) WEST END EXHIBIT: The West End Museum on Staniford Street is hosting the "25 Years of the West Ender Newsletter" exhibit. The newsletter was designed to help reconnect residents of the West End after their homes were lost to urban renewal. Free. 4.) A PLAY FOR THE LADIES: The Improv …