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Going in Back in Time at the Union Bar and Grille

Weekdays in February  You'll be seeing more and more special promotions as restaurants and bars compete with your other concerns (rent, taxes, insurance) in these recessionary times. We're of the mind here that you can't take pleasure out of the mix. You can allocate it, but take back doing what …

Boston Wine Expo: Year 19, More Than 1800 Wines

Sun. Jan. 24  Foodies and wine aficianados – I guess we don’t call them winos – will converge upon the Seaport Trade Center for two days, concluding Sunday Jan. 24 for the 19th Annual Boston Wine Expo. Saturday sold out, but tix are available for Sunday. It’s $85. What do …

Sister Helen Prejean on the death penalty and more

september 12 Sister Helen Prejean speaks softly, in a sweet Southern accent, but carries a persuasive stick.  You know this if you’ve read her first-person encounter with the death penalty, "Dead Man Walking, "or seen the film, starring Sean Penn as the killer who is executed.  Sister Prejean has a …

Skating Away

Thurs. Jan. 18 It’s starting to feel a little bit like winter – it’s supposed to be single digit time on Thursday Jan. 18 – so you may feel like ice skating. Or drinking. Or eating hors d’oeuvres. Or all three. You can put ’em all together at the Charles Hotel’s rink …

Punk Rockers: Get Out Your Wallets!

Sat. April 29  Occasionally, we give shopping tips in this space. Shopping is entertainment, right? The Punk Rock Flea Market is certainly that. Ben Sisto (of Honeypump and the Milky Way Lounge & Lanes) started this activity in 2002 with ten tables and 30 customers. It was done in conjunction …

Tales From the Crypt

Sun. Sept. 30  Gil Grissom – the lead CSI on "CSI" – tells us "The dead can’t speak for themselves," and assuredly they can’t. But they do have Anthony Sammarco to do so. At least in Boston, at least at Forest Hills Cemetary Sunday Sept. 30. Sammarco, historian and author …

Neiman Marcus Puts On Its Colors

Sat. March 1 & Sun. March 2  It's not quite spring, but in retail, it's all about advancing the season. So, it's time for Neiman Marcus' "Color Equals Spring" event, running through Sunday March 2. For you beauty queens, here's the deal: In the cosmetic department, with any $100 purchase you …