New England International Auto Show
415 Summer Street • Boston, MA 02210
Boston Convention & Expo Center
The New England Auto Show is an annual showcase of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles -- cars, vans, light trucks and sport utilities. Factory representatives from the car lines are on hand to answer your questions in a no pressure environment. There are cars to suit every budget and life style. With the car lines all under one roof, it's easy to compare prices and features, saving both time and money. The Auto Show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family. more...
Boston Globe Travel Show
200 Seaport Boulevard • Boston, MA 02108
Dreaming of exotic locations and white sand beaches? Go to the Boston Globe Travel Show at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. More than 20,000 people are expected to explore exotic destinations at this three-day travel event. Perfect for the entire family, the Boston Globe Travel Show will feature exhibitors showcasing travel destinations around the world, great show-only travel deals, cultural and culinary presentations, trip giveaways and much more. more...
Annual Taste of the South End
539 Tremont Street • Boston, MA 02119
Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama
Taste of the South End will be an excellent representation of each of over 40 restaurant’s small plate original creations, showcasing just how delicious a night in the South End can truly be. Attendees will also enjoy live cooking demonstrations, a silent auction and raffle, extensive wine tasting and beer sampling. All proceeds from this annual event will benefit AIDS Action Committee. General Admission includes unlimited sampling from all participating restaurants plus fine wine, cocktails and more. more...
Boston Flower & Garden Show
1 Seaport Boulevard • Boston, MA 02118
Seaport World Trade Center
"Set to the backdrop of spectacular garden displays by cutting-edge landscape professionals and area nurseries, the Boston Flower & Garden Show features hours of lectures and demonstrations by top garden writers, industry experts & creative local chefs, shop from a wide marketplace featuring thousands of plants & hundreds of the newest gardening products, and new special events designed to illustrate the changing landscape of gardening." more...
Boston Underground Film Festival
An annual competition celebrating the "bizaree and insane" in the world of film and video. " BUFF is an IMDb Qualifying Festival and seeks films that celebrate alternative visions and sounds, offering a platform that encourages new ideas and work and pushes the envelope in style and content." more...
Independent Film Festival of Boston
276 Washington Street • Boston, MA 02108
This event showcases independent films from around the world. "The Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston) shows films that people might not get a chance to see anywhere else, films that are both innovative and crowd-pleasing. It offers the chance to meet the filmmakers at post-screening parties, and to ask them questions both after the films and at festival panels." more...
Faneuil Hall Marketplace • Boston, MA 02109
North Market Building
J.J. Donovan's offers a true New England Pub experience.
Boston Symphony/Pops Orchestra
301 Massachusetts Avenue • Boston, MA 02115
The Boston Symphony Orchestra features inspiring and top-grade performances of Classical pieces, as well as the popular Boston Pops series. In addition to the plethora of fine performances, the orchestra also offers education and community outreach programs. more...
New England Conservatory of Music
290 Huntington Avenue • Boston, MA 02115
The New England Conservatory of Music presents concerts by students and faculty, as well as performances by preeminent guest artists, in settings that range from drawing-room intimacy to concert hall grandeur. Of course, it goes without saying that education is a large part of the conservatory’s mission, and musical training for the very young, the young, and adults, through continuing education courses, is offered. more...
Annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest
1 David G. Mugar Way • Boston, MA 02114
The annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest will return to DCRs Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston with a stellar line-up that includes Third Eye Blind, The Spin Doctors, Switchfoot, and Eve 6. Presented by Whole Foods Market, the family-friendly festival is the largest free radio station concert in the country, showcasing national and local music acts, environmentally friendly products and local non-profit environmental organizations. The Radio 92.9 EarthFest will also include music and activities in Kids Planet - an interactive area designed specifically with families in mind. The Kids Planet area will also feature environmental activities, educational displays and other activities planned for children under the age of 12. The 2012 Radio 92.9 EarthFest is committed to offering festival goers an opportunity to learn how they can make a difference and help save Planet Earth. The festival will feature exhibits and environmental displays, staffed by sponsors and non-profit environmental organizations from New England. Nearly two dozen companies will sample earth-friendly products along with demonstrations and other interactive activities, the MBTAs hybrid bus will be on display, free bike valet will be offered by MassBike, Casella Waste Systems will manage a comprehensive recycling program onsite and in the Eco-Pavilion dozens of local environmental groups and agencies will be on-site to educate attendees on how to be green. more...
Annual Youk's Kids
60 State Street • Boston, MA 02112
Located in the State Room
"Join Kevin Youkilis and hosts Sarah Colonna and Josh Wolf at the Royale in Boston's Theater district for Youk's Kids Not Your Average Idol. Stroll down our Hollywood Walk of Fame where you can bid on a celebrity decorated holiday wreath or one of our many other fabulous auction items. Enjoy scrumptous food prepared by Boston's Best Chefs." more...
539 Washington Street • Boston, MA 02111
The Boston Opera House
Founded in 1963, the Boston Ballet has been a pioneering company throughout its illustrious career and has performed in Italy, London, China, and many other locations world-wide; Boston Ballet is known for its groundbreaking performances and impeccable renditions of ballet classics, and also sponsors community outreach programs. more...
74 Warrenton Street • Boston, MA 02116
Since its inception in 1958, the Charles Playhouse has enjoyed a long and colourful history and remained one of the most active Off-Broadway Theatre spaces in Boston. Throughout its history the theatre has seen the presentation of many classic dramatic works.
Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston Street • Boston, MA 02116
The Colonial Theatre was built in 1900 and is the oldest continuously operating theatre in Boston; the design of the theatre makes it ideal for both dramatic and musical performances. The theatre has seen the performance of many classics in the areas of dramas, melodramas and musicals throughout its history, and stands out even more today for having survived the changes of the last century to become a jewel in the crown of American theatre that still offers a wide range of professional productions.
Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street • Boston, MA 02116
Located at Emerson College
This landmark theatre has been one of the preeminent performing arts centers in Boston for one hundred years, and continues to be the site of performances of dramatic, operatic and musical works. more...
Handel and Haydn Society
300 Massachusetts Avenue • Boston, MA 02115
Founded in 1815 to enhance and preserve the performance of choral music in Boston, this chorus and period orchestra is the “oldest continuously performing arts organization in the country.” Both innovative performances and the performance and preservation of classic period pieces continues to be the driving force of this fine organization that features concerts of choral pieces and such symphonic pieces. more...
Huntington Theatre Company
264 Huntington Avenue • Boston, MA 02115
This professional theatre presents classics, comedies, and the best in new works; located within Boston University, it also offers extensive educational and community outreach programs. Much creative energy now goes into a program to “commission, develop, and produce new American plays,” which is an encouraging development for the state of artistic culture in America today. more...
Lyric Stage Theatre
140 Clarendon Street • Boston, MA 02116
The Lyric Stage Theatre is a professional Off-Broadway theatre that presents classic productions, lost or neglected plays, and premiers of new works; the whole gamut from comedy to soul-searching drama is presented impeccably by this professional theatre company. more...
265 Tremont Street • Boston, MA 02116
The Shubert Theatre is considered the “little princess” of Boston’s Theatre District, seats sixteen hundred, and has a history that stretches back to the early years of the Twentieth Century; throughout the years many of the brightest luminaries of acting have graced its stage, including Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, John Barrymore, Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and many more. The theatre continues to present finely-tuned performances of dramas and musicals, and has become the home for such organizations as Boston Lyric Opera and World Music. more...
Citi Performing Arts Center
270 Tremont Street • Boston, MA 02116
The Citi Centre is one of the leading performance centres in the United States, and is host to the entire range of performance arts. The shows presented include dramas, musicals, ballets, concerts, dance productions, and more. more...
246 Tremont Street • Boston, MA 02116
The Wilbur Theatre was built in 1914 and presents a “quiet simplicity and intimate, almost home-like atmosphere.” Throughout its history, the theatre has witnessed the performances of myriad luminary thespians, and now serves as the city’s “Broadway in Boston venue,” presenting classic and newer Broadway plays. more...
74 Warrenton Street • Boston, MA 02116
The Charles Playhouse in the Theater District
Shear Madness is Boston's hilarious whodunit that invites the audience to solve the crime. Set in a hairstyling salon that is the scene of a wacky murder, the play is filled with up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor and is delightfully different every time you see it. Successful for over 25 years, Shear Madness holds the Guinness record as the longest-running play in the history of American Theater. more...
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
539 Tremont Street, Unit 308 • Boston, MA 02116
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company "is dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare in vital and contemporary productions." Commonwealth Shakespeare Company performs at the Parkman Bandstand next to Park Street Station and the Parade Grounds. more...
Wheelock Family Theatre
200 The Riverway • Boston, MA 02215
Located on the Wheelock College Campus
The Wheelock Family Theatre takes it as a mission to make theatre a vital force in the lives of the members of the Boston community; the theatre strives to become ever more accessible to all segments of the community, and features intergenerational and multicultural casts in order to better reflect the make up of the audience and the culture as a whole. more...
Summer Arts Weekend
607 Boylston Street • Boston, MA 02116
Located in Copley Square
The inaugural Boston Globe WGBH Summer Arts weekend will showcase Bostons thriving arts community by bringing local and national artists to the city for a variety of free performances. Highlights of the weekend include Suzanne Vega, indie folk band The Low Anthem, and family-favorite Dan Zanes & Friends. Classical trumpeter Alison Balsom, the Boston Landmark Orchestra, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, Del McCoury, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Irma Thomas, Poncho Sanchez, Soul Rebels, Anderson & Roe and Igudesman & Joo will also perform during the weekend. In addition to the free events in Copley Square, a series of performances will take place in the After Hours Festival Club during the evenings. These ticketed events will be held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, bringing together festival artists for short-form intimate performances. more...
St. Agrippina's Feast
Hanover Street, Boston's North End
Every year, in the first weekend of August, this group of devoted men and women come together to renew their faith in her in Boston's Historic North End as was the custom in the land of origin, Mineo, Sicily. The feast draws close to 10-20,000 people from different parts of the United States, as well as other countries. Each year these people are invited to take part in the tradition and enjoy themselves at this outdoor festival, which features ethnic foods, souvenirs, as well as free entertainment. The highlight of the festival is the traditional Tug of War held in St Agrippina Square on Hanover Street on Sunday night. more...
Annual Greek Festival
15 Union Park Street • Boston, MA 02118
"Enjoy a little bit of Greece in Boston," at this annual three-day festival offering delicious food, live music, and lots of fun. There will also be church tours and a bazaar. Enjoy authentic, homemade roasted chicken, souvlaki, specialty gyros, and yummy Greek pastries. more...
Sponsored By: Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church
Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
1350 Tremont Street • Boston, MA 02238
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
The annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival arrives at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center for a day of meat-free celebration. The event encompasses everything from free food samples and cookery demonstrations to information about other products and services that support a vegetarian way of life. It's an ideal opportunity for those wanting to develop a healthier lifestyle or find out about a vegetarian diet, or for vegetarians who want to develop their range of cuisine. It's also a great opportunity to do a bit of shopping - all the suppliers offer special discounts for the show. more...
Sponsored By: Boston Vegetarian Society
Annual Boston Wine Expo
200 Seaport Boulevard • Boston, MA 02210
Seaport World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel
This event will features a Social Media Lounge with fun activities, a very educational seminar series, the Grand Cru Wine Lounge featuring wines and food from premier restaurants & live music, two celebrity chef stages, and nightly vintner dinners. more...
Boston Harborfest [Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013]
45 School Street • Boston, MA 02108
Boston Harborfest is an annual, award-winning six-day long Fourth of July celebration that "strives to honor and remember the past, celebrate the present and educate the future with reenactments, concerts, historical tours and much more." More than 200 scheduled activities, including Chowderfest; will happen around Boston's historic downtown and waterfront districts, along with sponsored Main Events on Boston's City Hall Plaza. "Considered to be the largest patriotic celebration in the United States." more...
AIDS Walk Boston
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell-Charles River Esplanade
Annually on the first Sunday in June, join a movement that's taking steps to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, prevent the spread of the epidemic in the community, support over 25,000 individuals in Massachusetts that are living with HIV/AIDS, remember all those who have been lost to this terrible epidemic and raise funds to benefit the programs and services of AIDS Action Committee. Following the Walk, participants visit the Wellness Festival where vendors hand out food and speak with participants about aspects of a healthy lifestyle. The Walk is a family-friendly event that incorporates both education and entertainment into the day's festivities. more...
Boston.com Running with the Bridesmaids
450 Washington Street • Boston, MA 02111
Reach into the closet and pull out that bridesmaid's dress or other wedding finery and join your friends at Downtown Crossing for a one-mile fun run around the Boston Common to benefit the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. Prizes will be awarded for the Worst Dressed Bridesmaid, the Best Accessorized Bridesmaid, and the Best Hair. Produced in partnership with the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID), the run begins and ends in Downtown Crossing. more...
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