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Get Down You Ghouls at the ICA Masked Ball

Fri. Oct. 31  I was about to write "the Institute of Contemporary Art is not what it used to be" and then I remembered: At the old ICA on Boylston street I witnessed a pretty out-there performance by the Bentmen and some pretty disturbing images in the gallery more than …

Beauty Week at Neiman Marcus

If you missed Neiman Marcus' Beatufy Week kickoff party Sept. 10 you missed some great Grey Goose martinis, fine wine and – from what we could gather – some wonderful beauty tips and products. Granted, this is not our area of expertise, but our wife can vouch for it, as …

The Four Nights of Valentine’s Day at the Beehive

– Mon. Feb. 14 What's the big bonanza day in the world of restauanting? Valentine's Day. What, if you were a restauranteur might you do do maximize this year's situation? Well, first you'd be darn happy the day itself falls on a Monday as Monday is generally the closed/dead zone …

You Don’t Have to Be a Skate-Punk to Join the Cause

Sun. Dec. 17 We missed the skate-punk generation by a few years. Heck, we even passed on the pre-skate-punk generation party in college, even when our best friend (now a successful microchip executive) went speeding down the hill on his board. But the skate-punk world grew up around us and …

Film and Food for all budgets and a good cause

Mon. March 12 We’re a little partial to Brookline’s Coolidge Corner because, well, we live here now. But even from afar – most recently Quincy, before that Newton – we loved its city amenities but town-like ambience. It is a town, after all. The Coolidge Corner merchants like doing things …

Great Food, Cheap-ish

Fri. Aug.  17  Early August. The dog days of summer. Perhaps you’re on the Cape. Perhaps you’re at Tanglewood. And that’s at least part of the reason Boston Restaurant Week exists this time of year. (Well, it happens twice a year and, guess what, the other time it’s pretty durn …

Got MLK? The MFA Does. Free.

Mon. Jan. 21 What to do on MLK day? If it were Presidents Day, you'd go shopping for cars, just like our early presidents intended, despite the auto's lack of invention. They were forward thinkers, those guys, prescient. We know there are sales marking Martin Luther King, Jr., too and …

Top of the Hub – Dinner, Drinks, Fireworks behind Glass

Fri. July 4 A slightly more civilized – less humid, less cramped, more extravagant way to celebrate America's birthday. Top of the Hub has is "Spectacular," a six-course dinner giving you an ideal vantage point to enjoy the fireworks over the Charles. The celebration begins with a complimentary Chef's Hors …