Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The sisters and stars of TLC's DC Cupcakes will be official open at 83 Newbury St. on June 16.
Georgetown Cupcake is opening at 83 Newbury Street on Saturday, June 16. Sisters and co-owners Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis, stars of TLC’s DC Cupcakes, plan on celebrating with a private opening celebration party that Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. With two locations in Washington D.C., this is the first Boston location and there's another shop in New York scheduled to open in the winter. The cupcakes sell for $2.75 each, and come in flavors like red velvet, chocolate ganache and bubblegum pink, as well as season specials - including white chocolate peppermint, gingerbread, cinnamon spice, and many more for the month of December.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
The 44th annual festival is the largest in the U.S. and will showcase more than 3,000 students and 200 bands from 13 states and Canada.
On Saturday Berklee College of Music's 44th High School Jazz Festival - the largest in the U.S. - will showcase over 3,000 students and 200 bands and vocal ensembles from 13 states and Ontario, Canada. They'll compete for $175,000 in scholarships to Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program. The event is free and open to the public and takes place from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sat. March 10 at the Hynes Convention Center. Performances will include clinics and concerts by drummer Kendrick Scott, saxophonist Hailey Niswanger, and SF Jazz faculty members. Berklee’s Tower of Power and P-Funk ensembles, the Berklee Rainbow Band, and the Berklee City Music High School Academy will also perform. Scholarship and award winners will be announced at 6…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Join Legal Sea Foods for a little fishy fun on March 13
If you’re craving a little sense of mystery with your dinner, head to Legal Sea Foods’ Park Square location on March 13 at 6:30p for their Blind Tasting wine dinner. The dinner will be held in the beautiful wine cellar, and each tasty course will feature a comparative tasting of European and “New World” wines whose identities will be kept secret so you won’t know what you’re drinking and can concentrate on the pairings. Guests can then discuss their impressions of the wines with the help of Legal Sea Foods’ Vice President of Beverage Operations and Master of Wine, Sandy Block. Take a look at the scrumptious menu planned – you’ll discover what top-notch wines you’ll be sampling as the evening moves along: HORS D’ OEUVRES Smoked Oyster …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Five things to do in Boston this weekend.
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 …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Furry faces raising money for Community Servings.
On February 29, celebrate the Leap Year by rubbing elbows with the fuzziest top lips in the Back Bay at the Mustachio Bashio held at City Table from 6-9p. The third annual fete is a culmination of a full month of brave, clean-shaven folks abandoning their razors in favor of raising funds for Community Servings, a not-for-profit which delivers nutritious meals to those homebound by illness. The participants have been growing ’staches since February 1, so expect some pretty spectacular face rugs. At the Mustachio Bashio, you’ll get the chance to see some of the ‘stache masters in person, a list of which you can find right here so you can throw some bones their way to a) help a good cause, and b) thank them for their facial sacrifices, …
Monday, February 13, 2012
With Sunday night’s wins, Berklee alumni have now won a total of 214 Grammy Awards.
Press release from Berklee College of Music Berklee alumni and faculty were honored with nine Grammy Awards on music’s biggest night for their outstanding contributions to some of last year’s top releases. The winners were recognized for their work in varied categories and fields, including rap songwriting, jazz, and blues. With Sunday night’s wins, Berklee alumni have now won a total of 214 Grammy Awards. Terri Lyne Carrington ’83 won the Best Vocal Jazz Album award for The Mosaic Project. Carrington’s album features a “who’s who” of female jazz artists, including Esperanza Spalding ’05, who won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2011, and the renowned Nona Hendryx. In addition to performing and recording, Carrington serves as a …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Want to know what's trendy right now in wedding makeup, or what working in the wedding industry is really like? Check out our Q&A with one of the most popular wedding makeup artists for Back Bay brides.
Kelly A. O'Keefe is the woman behind the faces at many Back Bay weddings, fashion shows, and photo shoots. She works with Newbury Street designers, just won "Best Makeup Artist, Wedding 2012" from major wedding website The Knot, and is opening a second makeup studio in Hingham, Tryst, to compliment her first, Blush, in Hanover. She took time out to give us insight into the wedding and makeup industry as it is today. This is tough because of the sheer number of options; there are so many in the Back Bay, from the classic New England elegance of the Eliot Hotel, to the hip, young, modern rooftop pool-deck vibe at the Colonnade, to the ultimate luxe experience at the TAJ. We do a lot of weddings at the TAJ and Four Seasons --last year we…
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Five things to do in Boston this weekend.
It’s African-American History Month and it’s one of the warmest winters on record. Take part in both with an African-American Patriots walking tour. The tour starts at the Freedom Trail Visitor Information Center Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Tickets are $6–12. This is your last weekend to see the Museum of Fine Art’s “Degas and the Nude.” The exhibit, co-produced by the MFA and Museé d’Orsay in Paris, showcases pieces painted throughout the artist’s career. Yes, most of this week’s list is about getting a little culture in before Sunday’s football free-for-all, but who can pass up a good burrito contest? Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake hosts some of Boston’s hottest chefs to compete in “Burrito Bowl II.” The contest starts Saturday at 1…
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Five things to do in Boston this weekend, accessible by T.
Interested in the music business? “Unplugged & Uncensored: An Insider’s Guide to the Music Industry” is a symposium about music and the music business. Anyone interested in recording their own music are welcome to join the discussion noon Saturday at the Boston Center for Adult Education. Tickets are $55. As protests in Syria intensify, news and art from the conflict has been hard to come by. One notable exception is “Beeshu,” a biting critique of the Syrian regime. The short film’s creators worked anonymously in a Damascus basement to finish the movie. Uploaded to the web, it went viral. You can catch the U.S. premiere of “Beeshu” 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the AIC Center. Take the Orange Line to Tufts Medical Center and walk nine minutes to …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston is planning to put in a Poe sculpture near the Common. Vote on the proposed designs and let us know what you think!
The famous writer's Bostonian roots are soon going to be on public display, as the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston plans to install a Poe-themed statue in Edgar Allan Poe Square. Otherwise known as the southeast corner of Charles and Boylston Streets, across the street from the Commons and Boston Public Garden, the corner was dedicated Edgar Allan Poe Square in 2009 (a Globe article on and video of the dedication can be found here) and plans for public art were even hinted at during the dedication. A call for artists for a Poe sculpture was put to the public in May 2011, and, after going through a field of "265 artists from 42 states and 13 countries," per the Foundation, 3 proposals were selected as the finalists. The finalists…