Ready for a bike ride around the Esplanade? Boston, Brookline and Somerville join Cambridge and open The Hubway, the city's bike sharing system, on Wednesday, April 2nd.
"The Hubway team has been hard at work deploying stations, and nearly 100 stations (out of 140) are expected to be operational by April 2nd, with most remaining stations to be rolled out in early April. Please note: stations along Boylston Street in Brookline and Boston will not be deployed until after the Boston Marathon."
Participants can sign up online for a Hubway Membership. There are monthly and annual memberships available. There is also an option for a one/two day rental for those who are visiting or just want to have some fun touring the city on the weekend.
Interesting in finding out more? Check out TheHubway.com.
The Boston Underground Film Festival will be held at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge from Sunday, March 16th to Tuesday, March 18th.
"The Boston Underground Film Festival was birthed from the filthy brain of founder David Kleiler way back in 1998. All wet and slippery straight from the mind-womb, the festival began life as an all-night film marathon run by Kleiler and longtime festival pal Dima Ballin. This informal event quickly grew into the first annual Boston Underground Film Festival held at the Revolving Museum in South Boston. Programmer Bernard Broginart described this first annual gathering as 'a wonderful hoax of a film festival.' We'd like to think that things have come a long way since then."
This years festival includes 'Yacht Rock', 'Doomsdays', and 'Sound + Vision'. For more information on the Boston Underground Film Festival and ticket availability, please go to BostonUnderground.com.
On Thursday, March 13th, the Elevating YW Network will be having an art sale to benefit the YWCA Boston called Art + Social Justice. The event will be held at Doffie's Studio in Cambridge from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Dorothy “Doffie” Arnold will have her beautiful collection of thousands of paintings and drawings up for sale.
"Eighty percent of each sale will go directly to YWCA Boston to support our programs to create a better Boston for everyone. Painting and drawings start at $100."
General admission to the event is free and you can register here. For more information on the Doffie paintings, please check out www.Doffie.com.
The Kendall Square community is offering free ice skating with a food donation on Tuesday, February 25th. The event will run from 12pm until 8pm.
This is the second annual Kendall Square free ice skating event to support the Great Boston Food Bank.
Suggested donations include oatmeal, canned veggetables and peanut butter.
"The Greater Boston Food Back strives to end hunger in Massachusetts and can feed up to 90,000 people a week."
Please click here for further information on this event.
Michael Che will be performing at Laugh Boston in Cambridge on February 21st & 22nd!
"Named one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Funniest People in January 2013. In the spring of 2013, Che was brought on as a guest writer for five installments of NBC’s iconic Saturday Night Live.
Che appears weekly on Vh1’s Best Week Ever and was featured on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central, Money from Strangers on MTV and as a recurring contestant on IFC's comedy game show Bunk."
Please click here for further general and ticket information.
Improv Boston's Annual College Comedy Festival & Beanpot College Improv Tournament is BACK! The comedy event will be held from February 20th-22nd in Cambridge.
"The College Comedy Festival and Beanpot Tournament continues to be a showcase of the highest quality college comedy in New England! Cheer on your favorite school at the Beanpot Tournament, or scout New England's freshest comedy rockstars at the Showcase Shows."
There is even an limited time offer for a $50 festival pass that allows guests to see their favorite team in four competitions and the showcase show.
The competitions include short form, long form, line game, showcase and a fire round.
Please click here for further information on this event, tickets and the competing teams!
On Sunday, February 16th, The Sinclair in Cambridge will be hosting the Cocktail Wars for bartenders in the area.
Bartenders include Crystal Kelley from Brick and Mortar, Will Tomlinson from Tavern Road, Jason Cool from Citizen Public House and Ray Tremblay from Newtowne Grille. The bartenders have the tools, ingredienance and knowledge. "Then, as in cooking competitions like 'Iron Chef,' they’re presented with a mystery spirit and ingredient. They have 20 minutes to design a recipe that tastes and looks good — and have to justify it all to a panel of judges."
Guests for this event will be able to sample the bartenders creations and vote on their favorite concoction.
For further information on this event, please call The Sinclair at 617-547-5200.
The Brattle Threatre in Cambridge will be having their 19th Annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival from February 15th-23rd.
The "first program is the All Bugs Revenue, starring everyone’s favorite wascally wabbit. The second program, Daffy Duck and Friends features Bugs’ frequently frustrated second-fiddle, Daffy Duck, alongside the rest of the Looney Tunes. We round out the second weekend with special matinees of a Looney Tunes Revenue featuring a completely different program and a few surprises!"
This event is great for adults and kids alike! Please click here for more information on this event.
"'History 101' is a time-warping collection of comedic history-themed scenes, monologues and songs. From the hilarious mind of James Ferguson, many of these hilarious scenes have been produced previously in theaters around the country. This award-winning material makes audiences wish History 101 could repeat itself.
Voted 'Best of Boston' by The Phoenix, The Improper Bostonian, and The Weekly Dig, ImprovBoston performers, teachers, and students have included comedians that have gone on to fame as internationally celebrated film stars."
'History 101' is on Saturdays at 7pm until January 25th at ImprovBoston in Cambridge. For more general and ticket information, please go to ImprovBoston.com.
The 4th Annual Cambridge MLK Day of Service will be held on Monday, January 20th from 2:00pm-5:00pm. The Day of Service is a day to commemorate MLK by volunterring and providing goods to people in need.
The Many Helping Hands project "will touch the lives of thousands of people in need in Cambridge and Somerville." Volunteers for this service will be able to make fleece scares and blankets for homeless children, teens and adults and make activity kits for kids waiting in hospital emergency rooms.
Participants can donate as much time as they like during this event. It is also noted that it is highly suggested to bring some type of donation, such as food or a children's book.
Please click here for further information on this event and registration.