Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Emerald Rae at Beauport Sleeper McCann - this Friday at 6:30pm

Just a lil' plug for my amazingly talented cousin Emerald Rae who rarely graces Cape Ann with her beautiful music these days (she's kind of a big deal). But THIS FRIDAY she plays on the water, at the breathtakingly beautiful ocean side historic property Beauport Sleeper McCann House and you really should go...

Fabulous Fridays: Concerts by the Sea (Emerald Rae)

Friday, July 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
emerald rae if only i could fly coverBeauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.

$20 Historic New England members, $30 nonmembers

beauport sleeper mccann houseA summer Friday evening concert is the perfect ending to a long week. Enjoy our first-ever concert series, with Gloucester-based artists, focusing on early twentieth-century American music with Celtic and Scottish origins as well as favorites from American singer-songwriters such as Cole Porter. The Beauport gardens overlooking Gloucester Harbor provide a tranquil and beautiful setting for this series of early-evening performances. Chairs and refreshments are provided. Come between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. to enjoy an abbreviated house tour.

Price: $30.00
Registration is required. Please call 978-283-0800 for more information. Purchase tickets now

ABOUT EMERALD RAE
Growing up with mom and dad in a country-rock band, Emerald had a taste for the stage from a small age. Hailing from America’s oldest seaport, Gloucester, Emerald found herself venturing to Boston as a young fiddler, entranced by the hard-driving rhythms of Cape Breton and Scottish traditions. Each summer she followed the traditional path back to Cape Breton Island that so many other Bostonians had traveled before her. At 18, she took home the grand prize at the US Scottish Fiddle Championships! As her studies in Scottish music deepened, she moved to Glasgow to study musicology, but it was her time at the Berklee College of Music that connected to her new worlds of fiddling. Collaborating with fellow fiddlers Flynn Cohen, Liz Simmons and Mariel Vandersteel in the popular folk group Annalivia, Emerald toured also with the Cathie Ryan Band. Over time, Emerald made a name for herself as a solo fiddler totally adept not only in Cape Breton and Scottish traditions, but in Irish and old-time as well. All of these influences are heard on her new album, If Only I Could Fly. Her music here. http://www.emeraldrae.com/music



Thursday, June 12, 2014

I Like to Drink Beer on a Sailboat

Sunset, Fisherman's Brew and the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon all at a special rate. What more could you ask? Two of my favorite local businesses,  some of my favorite local business people join forces to bring you an event not to be missed. 

Schooner Lannon and the Cape Ann Brewing Company (Gloucester's own microbrewery
and the makers of Fisherman's Brew, a Lannon favorite) are again joining forces on Tuesday night, June 24th. 

Join us for a sunset schooner sail from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and enjoy three Cape Ann Brewing Company adult beverages, all at a reduced
price of $30/person. You must be 21 years of age or older to join us on this sail.

The regular price for an adult ticket, without beverages is $40, so this is a great deal. You can book online at
http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=ECt5w&m=K1quA3SQx4hPqG&b=HWtnq0WIVzI9K3ioggVH9w. Or you can call us at
(978) 281-6634 to reserve your spots. This trip has always sold out quickly, so make your reservations today.

Read more about Cape Ann Brewing Co. at
http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=ECt5w&m=K1quA3SQx4hPqG&b=q3Ic.DtkhZvBGyb51tSGUw. The Brew Pub will be open
for food and drinks after the sail and is just four doors away from the Lannon dock.

What You Should Do While I see Shear Madness at The Charles Playhouse

shear madness, charles playhouse, boston, theater, interactive theater, blog night, media, jennifer ameroBe jealous. Be very jealous. My sweets and I scored press passes to Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse.  (This venue is also home to Blue Man Group). Every now'n again PR pros, chefs, owners and promoters shoot me tix and grub to write up shows and meals so all of you can know where the cool stuff is happening. Other times, most of the time, I just write because I'm super excited about the cool stuff and I feel you should be, too.

I haven't seen Shear Madness since I was in college. I remember the interactive whodunit set in a fabulous salon as riotously funny. I can't wait to  see how the show has changed. Also, we get to hang with the cast afterward for beverages. I am hoping that they are as much fun off stage as they are on. I don't think this is a long shot. OF COURSE, there'll be a review and no, you can't come with me.

Here's what you CAN do on the north shore and beyond while I'm whooping it up at the cast after party. I suggest you bring your father. It's kind of a big weekend for the old guy, after all:

Local Stuff: 

My dad loves music, doesn't craft and doesn't run. If I were home we would probably do the reggae cruise. I suspect he will probably just go to Good Harbor Beach instead.
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Reggae SKA Cruise

THE TOASTERS ~ with special guests MILE 21
Cost $35 in Advance
$40 at the Dock
Board 7:00pm - Sail 8:00PM

Dance, dine and cruise historic Gloucester Harbor with international Reggae and Ska Pioneers, THE TOASTERS and a very special reunion of local favorite, MILE 21! Your ticket includes this special appearance of The Toasters on their 2014 world tour PLUS a Gloucester Harbor Cruise and Party Buffet featuring Seaport Grille's world famous Lobster Rolls! For tickets and more information click: www.gimmesound.com

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Strawberry Festival at MM1

FREE parking! FREE admission! FAMILY-FRIENDLY for FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND! Farmers market, alpacas & miniature horses from Marshall's Farm Stand. More than 50 local vendors from The Bridge. Great food from Mile Marker One. Great drinks from Ryan & Wood, Inc., Distilleries. LIVE music & performers. Huge kids zone with face painters, bouncy house & puppies from Cape Ann Animal Aid. Raffles, giveaways, and so much more. Save the date & help us kick off an amazing summah!!!

North Shore YMCA FATHER'S DAY 5K & 10K

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014 8:30AM
STARTING LINE: ROCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL
24 JERDENS LANE, ROCKPORT, MA 01966


Entry Fees Ages 14 + 13 & Under
Pre Race: $24 $14
Day Of Race: $28 $19
This is one of the most beautiful race courses in the United States. You will run along the Rockport’s rocky shore past three lighthouses, several islands and Rockport Harbor, with its world famous Motif #1. Most runners don neckties in honor of dad. It's a beautiful course, a fun family event and quite a sight to see. Register

Off the Island

Remember when we used to just drink beer and nobody felt like we had to run from zombies or through paint or to scale walls and wade through foam pits? Well, those days are over. Now,in addition to catching a buzz, everybody's running 5Ks and supporting causes, then drinking beer, better beer, craft beer. We've matured. The nice thing about the race scene is that often they are activities we can do with our kids, and our young for their age parents (my dad still kicks my *ss weekly on the tennis court. He's 63). Also, nobody judges the mommies and runts in the beer tent if Mommy is covered in mud and blood and zombie face paint. She's earned it. Plus, the beer tastes sweeter for the effort. Here's a fun 5K you can do with or without dad and it's on beautiful Spectacle Island: 

Spectacle Island Road Race with Harpoon and Boloco

Take in panoramic views of the harbor and downtown Boston from beautiful and historic Spectacle Island during our exciting Flag Day 5K road race! All proceeds benefit Boston Harbor Island Alliance, the non-profit partner of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park area. Race day festivities include 5K run, half-mile kids' fun run, field day competitions, a picnic lunch from our friends at Harpoon and Boloco, post-race yoga classes, kids' activities, and more! Click here for more information and online registration.

And so maybe you don't want to run, you can stroll, unless of course, somebody opens the alligator cage, then I suggest you run.

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Dads are free at the zoo

Give dad a wild Father’s Day at the zoo Sunday and save money while you’re at it. That’s because all dads are free on Father’s Day at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham!




Or maybe you want to cruise, that's an option, too. 

Cruise Boston Harbor

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Spend Sunday cruising around Boston Harbor with your dad. Book dad a Father’s Day cruise on the Odyssey and he’ll enjoy gorgeous views of the city and live entertainment while he dines. Father’s Day brunch is $69.90 per adult, $41.95 per child age 3 to 12 and dinner is $74.90 per adult, $44.95 per child age 3 to 12. Or book a “Boston Harbor Father’s Day Lunch Cruise” aboard the Spirit of Boston, which will include lunch, an ice cream sundae bar, and goodie bags for the kids, for $54.90 per adult, $32.95 per child age 3 to 12.



Bring both your dads, and take the "T". 

Boston Pride Festival

Saturday 12-6, City Hall Plaza
Mary Lambert, A Great Big World, Alex Newell, JD Samson & Men, and Jeanie Tracy will headline the Boston Pride Festival being held on Saturday, June 14th from noon to 6 pm at Boston’s City Hall Plaza. The Festival is the last stop on the Boston Pride Parade route and will host musical entertainment, the Family Zone, the Main Stage Lounge, Artisan Avenue and over 130 vendors.

More information and details for Boston Pride’s 2014 Pride Week can be found at www.bostonpride.org.


Because I aim to please all of my readers, I offer you a sit-down activity you can also do with dad or dads. Also, you'll be watching a movie about candy, so that's the total opposite of running or climbing. I'd pick this one. It's the weekend, after all.

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Boston Harbor Hotel's Summer in the City Series Kickoff 

Summer in the City kicks off for the 2014 season this Thursday with Blues Barge featuring Jeff Pitchell. Friday night, catch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This year's line up of tunes and flicks is definitely worth checking out. Schedule Here.
70 Rowes Wharf | Boston, MA | 02110 | (617) 856-7744 | www.bhh.com

And finally, sitting with less driving, and a show with no food. You can't have it all. That wouldn't be fair. Our NSMT puts on fantabulous performances very close to home, and every year the show lineup gets better. I haven't seen this one yet, but I often visit and review their musicals and I am always delighted. If you want to see a real review I wrote, click the link to: Tap Dancing Drag Queens. Otherwise, keep reading, there's more.

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North Shore Music Theatre
62 Dunham Road, Beverly
www.NSMT.org

All aboard for a saucy and splendid production of one of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole
Porter's first-class musical comedy, ANYTHING GOES! Romance is in the air on the ocean liner SS American - but it's far from smooth sailing for the passengers. Will love prevail for a charismatic nightclub singer, a beautiful debutante, her snooty aristocrat fiancé and a stowaway in disguise? Its nonstop laughs and hijinks on the high seas in this show packed with spectacular dance numbers and many unforgettable Cole Porter songs.

Ok so you now have PLENTY of ideas of cool things to do with pops. You have ZERO excuses for buying him a new necktie or an argyle vest, unless, of course, he asked for them, in which case you probably SHOULD get him on the reggae cruise, cuz that's lame.

Happy Father's Day

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Food News, Foodies and Flicks Unite, And a Big List of Free Family Fun

Ok, so I accept that this is a pretty random list of topics but they are all cool fresh, new news items that appeal to folks like me, and hopefully you. As a foodie on the quest for new eats that other foodies are talking about and a parent looking to jack up our summer road trip schedule with some fun and culture, I am pretty excited about these announcements about stuff to do and see and EAT. Read on, then start making your schedule to get out and do stuff:

Free Culture Here

Highland Street Foundation Funds Free Fridays All Summer Long

Boston Magazine just posted this MONSTER list of free admission opportunities at cool museums and parks throughout the commonwealth. Made possible by a generous grant from the Highland Street Foundation, an organization that has given out some $150 million to more than 900 nonprofits, says executive director Blake Jordan.  This year, the foundation has arranged 66 free days, with new partners including Historic Deerfield, Falmouth Museums on the Green, and the Griffin Photography Museum.

Here's the complete list of FREE ADMISSION venues and dates
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
Franklin Park Zoo
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Worcester Art Museum
Tanglewood
The Sports Museum
Mass MoCA
MIT Museum
FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Edward Gorey House
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
Amelia Park Children’s Museum
Falmouth Museums on the Green
FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Peabody Essex Museum
Worcester Historical Museum
Fruitlands Museum
Cape Cod Children’s Museum
New England Historical Genealogical Society
Pilgrim Hall Museum
FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ocean Explorium
The Eric Carle Museum
Larz Anderson Auto Museum
Springfield Museums
Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center
Sandwich Glass Museum
FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
The Freedom Trail Foundation
Battleship Cove
Children’s Museum in Easton
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Cape Cod Museum of Art
Danforth Art
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
American Textile History Museum
The Discovery Museums
Hancock Shaker Village
Concord Museum
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014
Boston Harbor Islands National Park
Clark Art Institute
Wenham Museum
USS Constitution Museum
Children’s Museum at Holyoke
Volleyball Hall of Fame
Fuller Craft Museum
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Plimoth Plantation
Garden in the Woods
Museum of Russian Icons
Fitchburg Art Museum
Historic Deerfield
Reagle Music Theatre
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
Boston Children’s Museum
Museum of African American History
New Bedford Whaling Museum
Old Manse, Trustees of Reservations
Berkshire Museum
Emily Dickinson Museum
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
Buttonwood Park Zoo
EcoTarium
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Norman Rockwell Museum
The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home
Griffin Photography Museum

Flicks, Food, Family and Fun

The Andelman Brothers Just Bought the Mendon Drive-In
So what's cooler than a drive-in? One owned by the hi-larious brothers from the Phantom Gourmet. Mendon Drive-in is in the area near Gillet Stadium and Patriot Place (which has a Five Wits interactive mystery experience), Southwick Zoo and the Comcast Center. Those are just a few reasons to venture for a few days, even if it IS off the beaten path for many readers. because you can TOTALLY make a road trip of it. Think zoo by day, drive in by night. I'm very excited to check it out.

Carnie Food Gets Feted

Food Truck Festivals of New England Announces Summer Events
This is one of my FAVORITE reasons to drive over the bridge. Rows and rows of good food served on paper plates in a festival environment is the adult version of my DeadTour days,but without the, ahem, 3 day hangover. I'm thoroughly looking forward to getting my grub on. I'll chalk it up to research because someday I am totally retiring to an island and opening my own food truck. For now, I'll dream, and eat. Check out their site here: Food Truck Festivals of NE


Food the Rocks

HARD ROCK CAFE ROLLS OUT A BRAND NEW MENU
Having been the DOM for a north shore restaurant group with a major tendency to pay homage to music in branding their concepts, I am all about what Hard Rock is up to. I promoted places like Minglewood Tavern and Maggie's Farm. I get how powerful tying music and the memories that music evokes is in getting diners connected to your "space". Raised by legit Woodstock nation parents who had vinyl going every day of my life, music is as much a part of my daily routine as toothpaste or food, for that matter. I LOVE the hard Rock brand because they capture cuture of music within the experience of breaking bread. When their PR firm sent this over, I knew I'd write it up. I loved Hard Rock before. I can't wait to check out the new eats.
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Hard Rock Cafe’s menu takes center stage as the brand rolls out a newly redesigned menu, following more than 14 months of culinary development, intensive research and guest evaluation.  

With a total of 180 venues in 56 countries, including 140 cafes, 19 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. 

Officially launching on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Hard Rock Cafe locations across the United States and Europe will begin serving a host of new offerings and updated fan favorites to more than 92 million guests who enter its doors each year.

In updating plates, glasses and serving dishes, the brand worked with 14 different suppliers and brought in hundreds of patterns, shapes, sizes and colors to enhance the visual appeal of each dish.
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Hard Rock Cafe’s new and improved menu features Hard Rock’s authentic American, made-from-scratch cuisine, a commitment to fresh ingredients and the signature flair that guests can only get at Hard Rock. For more information about Hard Rock Cafe and the new menu, visit www.HardRock.com.
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You Can See a Show Without Starving or Apologizing

 Del Frisco's announce new Pre and Post-Theater Prix Fixe Menus
And if you've been reading any of my past posts, you know I also love live theater. And what's theater without a tasty meal and a pre or post game cocktail. If you're like me, I prefer to know for sure that I am in control of both the timing and the cost of my meal when there's a show and a very strict usher to reckon with. That doesn't mean that my night out at a show will ever include a quicky cheapy trip to see the Clown, the King or the Colonel, so I'm pretty stoked when an eatery near a theater creates a menu that is both price and time controlled to work around my rush to get into my seat. The PR folks for Del Frisco's sent this over and it's fully worth a share for those of you snatching up tickets to any of the great shows in town.
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No one does steak like Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House.  Located at 250 Northern Ave, Suite 200 Boston, MA. Del Frisco’s serves up flawless cuisine that’s bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that thy’re the boss.  

Del Frisco's brand new pre-threatre and post-theatre menus, which launched this week at the Seaport steakhouse. The three-course prix fixe menus will be available pre-theatre 4-6pm ($49.49) and post-theatre after 10pm ($39.95).

The Del Frisco's theatre dinner menus are perfect for guests attending shows nearby, or looking to enjoy a nice dinner at the Seaport before heading to a show at any venue around the city.  With the new Cirque Du Soleil "Amaluna" show opening up in the Seaport next week, as well as dozens of summer concerts at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and shows Laugh Boston, the Seaport is a top destination for evening entertainment. Guests must show ticket/ticket stub to server. 


Monday, March 31, 2014

Stuff I Ate - The Barrel House American Bar in Beverly, MA

If you haven't yet tried The Barrel House American Bar in Beverly, you don't know what you're missing. Envision house cured meats from free range farms, local produce and an appetizer menu that leaves you without room to take on the entree course. If you consider yourself a foodie, DO get to Barrel House soon. 

This weekend we made our second trip in a mere four weeks and I suspect this will become a sort of addiction.  Note: this is no place for dieters or seafood seekers. The Barrel House is for gourmet carnivores and their friends. Your husband will love it.

From the high backed leather banquets to the exposed brick and cavernous lighting, The Barrel House in Beverly, MA is both sexy and cozy. 

The cuisine is a foodie adventure with an ever changing Charcuterie board offering a surprise every time. The honey almond fondue is another highlight and the poutine...mmm the poutine.  Add a creamy lush beef tartar topped with quail egg and we had so much food for our hungry party of 4 - we couldn't even finish. 

The vast wine and craft beer list offered pleasing potables for any enthusiast and our server, Stephanie was knowledgeable, friendly, cheerful and attentive.  We will definitely be back -often.

A little about The Barrel House American Bar from their website:
Barrel House American Bar, located in historic Ellis Square, in the heart of downtown Beverly, is a neighborhood bistro specializing in American and French regional cuisine. Our Depression era building features a bustling dining room, with an authentic tin ceiling, reclaimed wood floor, period lighting, and tufted banquette, providing a warm and comfortable space for an evening out. Casual diners and larger parties may enjoy our spacious family table and the friendly shared experience it provides. Or if you prefer, cozy up to our beautiful cast pewter bar for a classic cocktail or craft beer. At Barrel House American Bar, we believe in serving an outstanding home-made product in a sustainable and responsible way, while helping the local economy by buying from local producers.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Post Valentine Event For BBQ "lovers"

Wine Dinner Wednesday, February 19th

Barbecue Across the Globe

Are you missing the summer months and barbecue?  Well Chef Hunt is joining forces with the North Shore's illustrious and notorious wine Guru Matt Rose to take you on a global tour of barbecue and wine.  Dinner will include 4 courses paired with wines from different regions of the world.  There's no better way than to shake the winter blues taking a culinary journey featuring our unique wood fired grill paired with some great wine.  

This is a foodie "Can't Miss" event.  

Make your reservations soon before space runs out at www.wildhorsecafe.com or 978-922-6868

Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Stuff for Planners, Partiers, Procrastinators and Everyone in Between

OPEN TABLE MAKES GETTING A VALENTINE'S RESERVATION SO EASY, 
EVEN YOUR HUSBAND CAN DO IT
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Friday, February 14 is around the corner – we're here to help you plan.
Read on to find restaurants with specials, set-menus and other Valentine's Day treats for the occasion.

GLOUCESTER CHOCOLATE TOUR
SWEET STROLLING FOR LOVERS AND OTHERS
Downtown Gloucester, MA
February 9, 2014 12-4PM



DOES THIS QUALIFY AS WICKED SWEET?

12th Annual Salem's So Sweet 
Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival 



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February 7 - 16, 2014 
Presented by Salem Main Streets & the Salem Chamber of Commerce
Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, and local retailers, restaurants and businesses invite you to attend the 11th annual Salem’s So Sweet, Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures and Valentine’s Day shopping…don't miss Salem's sweetest event of the year!



FOR THOSE OF YOU WITH CLASS
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER & A MOVIE — 
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
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Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA
Friday, February 14

Dinner: 5:30 or 5:45 PM
Movie: 7:30 PM

This year for Valentine’s Day, enjoy a romantic dinner in the intimate, seaside view of the Shalin Liu Performance Center followed by the timeless classic—It Happened One Night. Widely considered one of the first-ever romantic comedies, 1934’s It Happened One Night stars screen legends Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, and was directed by Frank Capra. It was also the first film to sweep all five major awards (picture, director, actor, actress, screenplay) at the Oscars.
The dinner is a three-course pre-fixe menu catered by Beach Gourmet


BOSTON WINE EXPO 2014 
BECAUSE WINE IS LOVE
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Seaport World Trade Center Boston, MA

February 14 - 16, 2014 
Boston is a foodie’s paradise—and the seventh largest wine market in the nation. To honor this historic region’s passion for food and drink, we’ve transformed the Boston Wine Expo into an entire week of festivities celebrating wine, food and culture from the greatest wine-growing regions of the world.

The Boston Wine Expo makes a significant impact on the non-profit community in New England by donating a portion of its proceeds to charity. To date, over $1,000,000 has been distributed by the Boston Guild of Oenophilists, Inc. to over 27 charitable entities since the event's inception.

A week ong series of events
Outstanding cuisine from more than 40 restaurants
Expanded education series
Nightly vintner dinners at top restaurants
Grand Cru Wine Lounge, barrel samplings and vertical tastings
More serious wine buyers

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE MANAGED TO GO FROM CHILD STAR TO HOTTIE WITHOUT GETTING DEPORTED OR ARRESTED - LET'S CELEBRATE
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22-24 Clinton Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Februay 15, 2014 8PM
Come help two of Boston's BEST tribute bands BRING SEXY BACK for Hard Rock Cafe Boston's annual Post-Valentines Day dance party. The Timberfakes (the one and only Justin Timberlake tribute band) and LoVeSeXy ..."Tribute to the music of PRINCE" are teaming up for a night of sultry dance tunes and sing-along jams.



THIS MIGHT BE ON SOMEBODY'S BUCKET LIST
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Watson Adventures’ Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt for Valentine’s Day
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
February 14, 2014 6:30PM
Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt and take an unblushing look at nudity in art at the Museum of Fine Arts. You’ll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, randy Romans, a “stag” party drinking game, Gauguin’s island girls, Father Time's hot time, and a god with Venus envy. No knowledge of art, or nudity, is required. This hunt is rated PG-13.
Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.


FOR THOSE WHO'D LIKE TO DROWN OUT THE ROMANTIC DRIVEL
4th ANNUAL VALENTINE'S LOVE CRAWL

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM  Fanuel Hall, Boston, MA
21+ event
Join us February 15th as once again we take over downtown Boston, with our 4th annual crawl.. Last year Valentines Love Crawl was voted Boston's #1 Pub Crawl of the year from Boston Magazine 

Your ticket will include : A valentines T shirt (red-guys pink-girls), a VIP wristband gaining you access to every bar, food specials and fantastic drinks. A ticket will be given to all participants upon registration (12-3)... At 3 we will have a drawing of every ticket at Wild Rover, where we will be giving out 3 pairs of tickets to (celtics,red sox, bruins games)-At 4:00 a $100 cash prize will be awarded at Barney Fannings for the best Valentines Day Costume ( pubcrawl participants only)
-At 5:00 The Dating Game will take place at Hong Kong, where 1 female and 1male guest celebrity will choose a date between 3 opposite sex pubcrawl attendees and the winners will share a free scorpion bowl and a dinner for 2 at Strega in the north end!!!!
At 7:00 The Stadium will host a free water cup beirut tournament, where we will award $100 to the winning team ( 1st 50 teams to sign up are in)