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Azure Blues: Vodka, food, blues, charity

Wed. Jan. 31 We’ve spent some time at Azure’s special event/benefit nights and have found them quite soothing and stimulating … some of that due no doubt to the vodka being featured by the co-promoting vodka company. On Wednesday January 31, Reyka Vodka steps forward and serve as the intoxicant …

The Other Hilton, Perez Hilton

Wed. May 23  Did you know Ike Turner was busted for coke – again? Perez Hilton did and was one of the first to post on perezhilton.com, a celebrity sleaze sheet/site so hip and tawdry it was name-checked on "Dirt," the hip and tawdry F/X TV show about a tabloid …

Beer, Food, Beer, Food, Beer …

Sun. Oct. 7  Like beer? Sure you do. Especially this month where every bar and restaurant you can shake a stick at has an "Octoberfest" promotion going on. One of our favorite restaurants – but one where we don’t think we’ve ever had a beer – is UpStairs on the …

Visit the Spritualists at Forest Hills

Sun. Nov. 1 The afterlife? Well, as an agnostic we have the firm belief of … "We don't know!" And, really, we don't believe anybody knows. But we love movies about life-after-death (from "Ghost" to "Night of the Living Dead") and thought "The Lovely Bones" was a magnificent, chilling, yet …

Call it Puppy Love: Buy Flowers, Help the Homeless

through Mon. Feb. 14  The MSPCA knows you love your animal companions – pets we used to call them, I believe – and they've got a "Puppy (and Kitty) Love" thing going on at their Boston flagship on S. Huntington. You can buy floral arrangements for you a.c. or your human companion …

They Must Be Giants

Thurs. Nov. 30 We met Robert Parish once at some charity function, and had nothing to say to the man. This, partially because we had a certain amount of awe – he being of the Bird-Parish-McHale troika that ruled the Celtics for so long, and partially because if we had …

Party All the Time

Sat. Feb. 24  They’re calling climACTS! Glam "The Can’t-Miss Party of the Year." Well, that’s a  pretty bold boast, see if they live up to it. It takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday February 24 at the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center at Villa Victoria in the South End, and it’s …

Life After Death at Forest Hills

Thurs. July 12 Ever need a sense of tranquility in your life? (Don’t answer this, you live in or around Boston.) Here’s our hearty recommendation: "The Forest Hills Lantern Festival," Thursday, July 12, from 6 – 9 pm  (rain date: July 19). Here’s the way Cecily Miller, our friend at …