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See the Stars at The 28th Annual Boston Film Festival


365 things to do boston film festivalThe 28th Boston Film Festival will run its 2012 program from September 20th-24th at the recently refurbished Stuart Street Playhouse Theater. The cinema features a state-of-the-art technology & the adjacent new chic Revere Hotel will provide luxury accommodations for filmmakers and talent in the heart of downtown Boston!!

"The redesigned Theater provides luxury seating with superior sight lines and acoustical resonance which presents an optimum environment for audiences to experience the movie," said Robin Dawson, Executive Director of the BFF.

The fest programs a combination of feature, documentary, animated and short films. Boston's foremost festival showcases famed directors and producers along with emerging filmmakers such as: Aaron Eckhart, Aimee Lagos, Mike O'Malley, Brittany Snow, Melissa Leo, Ed Burns, Jerry Weintraub, George Clooney, Boaz Yakin, Sam Mendes, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Sir Ridley Scott, Tony Goldwyn and many others.


ps...Check out the schedule here!



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Attend the Massachusetts Oyster Project Screening of "SHELLSHOCKED"

365 things to do in Boston oysters

This Wednesday, July 18th, is a great opportunity for you to become more involved in your community's environment! Enjoy the Massachusetts Oyster Project Screening of "Shellshocked" at the North End Branch Library. 

"SHELLSHOCKED: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves" follows efforts to prevent the extinction of wild oyster reefs, which keep our oceans healthy by filtering water and engineering ecosystems. Today, because of overfishing and pollution, wild oyster reefs have been declared 'the most severely impacted marine habitat on Earth' and no longer play a role in their ecosystems. Now scientists, government officials, artists and environmentalists are fighting to bring oysters back.

While the film is based in NY, the lessons and issues are directly applicable to Massachusetts harbors and estuaries, many of which once held significant oyster populations, perhaps most notably the State’s most urban harbor, Boston. Immediately following the showing there also will be a discussion with Director Emily Driscoll, Oystermen and people active in the restoration of Boston Harbor. 

Here's a little preview of the film:


And let's be honest, WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE TO DO ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT? ohh.. you have plans? Well, maybe I just don't have a social life!  :)   But if you love oysters, or if you want to learn to love oysters, I'll see you there!

When: Wed, July 18, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street, Boston, MA 02113
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Movies by Moonlight at the Boston Harbor Hotel


Each Friday this summer, start the weekend with Boston Harbor Hotel's Movies by Moonlight! An outdoor screen is set up on the side of the large gazebo right over the Harbor. Cafe patrons and pedestrians can watch a movie and absorb the ambience of the waterfront.

Don't forget to movie pregame! (Don't get out of control or anything cause they aren't going to pause the movie for you to use the restroom!) Before enjoying Movies by Moonlight each Friday, the Boston Harbor Hotel invites you to start the weekend off by the water and enjoy great company and music from DJ Mike Amado and Friends. Music will begin at 4:30pm every Friday evening and will end shortly before dusk, when Movies by Moonlight begins.

Movies by Moonlight offers guests a chance to revisit Hollywood’s silver screen and modern classics, which I KNOW YOU LOVE THOSE CLASSICS!! Like, who doesn't? Here is the list of upcoming dates and movies... and make sure to show up early to get your dance on!

365 things to do in boston hyattJuly 13: An American in Paris 
July 20: On the Waterfront 
July 27: Jaws 
Aug 3: Princess Bride 
Aug 10: Moonstruck 
Aug 17: Planes, Trains & Auto 
Aug 24: Dirty Dancing 
Aug 31: Roxanne

(Don't get lost!)
50 Rowes WharfBostonMA02110
(617) 439-7000

AND YES, I do recognize that it is Friday the 13th today - watching a movie is probably a good, SAFE thing to do tonight so I may just see you there! Don't know what I look like? Look for the REALTOR backpack. I can almost assure you that will be me...unless I look like a man. I am not a man.  :)



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#397 MFA Open House


angelIt's that time again...if you haven't we suggest you should. The MFA (465 Huntington Ave) will be opening it's doors today, to the public for a free open house from 10am-4:45pm.

Highlights of the day include free admission to the special exhibitions, including "Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass", curators' talks, films and workshops. There will be musical and dance performances throughout the day, as well as family tours and tours in English, Spanish and American Sigh Language. Visit the MFA's website for more information.

#394 Tornado Alley


tornadoDo you have a "thing" for bad weather? Do you like the IMAX? The Museum of Science is featuring Tornado Alley!

Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Feel the adrenaline and experience the science as Tornado Alley reveals the beauty and untamed power of breathtaking weather events.

Where: Museum of Science | 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
When: Now to June 4th (see here for times).
Price:  Adult: $10 | Senior: $9 | Child: $8

#393 John Williams: Hooray for Hollywood


johnwilliamsOkay...I'm a HUGE OST fan. And I have John Williams to thank for that. I remember when I saw him for the first time at the POPS and I wanted to have a huge sign that said "I LOVE you John Williams" and wanted to sway my lighter around...but my brother stopped me from doing so.

If you share my love for J.W. and for just movie music in general, because after all, what would the movies be without the music...head to Symphony Hall for Hooray for Hollywood or even purchase your tickets online right now.
The line-up seems AMAZIMG!

Jubilee 350

Suite from Far and Away

Devil's Dance from The Witches of Eastwick

Night Journeys from Dracula

Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back

March from 1941

Theme from Sabrina

The Inquirer from Citizen Kane

Suite from Casablanca

Oboe Concerto (premiere)

A Tribute to George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

Be there or be square folks!

#319 LOONEY TUNES Weekend


looneytunes cooligeThey're the crown princes of animation. They're the international ambassadors of cartoon comedy. They're the fabulously funny friends you grew up with! Join Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and the gang for another fun-filled weekend of classic Warner Bros cartoons at the Coolidge! Whether your a kid, or a kid at heart, this shouldn't be missed!

Where: Coolidge Corner Theatre | 290 Harvard Street Brookline
When: Sat 3/12 - Sun 3/13 (10:30AM)
Price: $7 adults/ $5 kids

#311 80's Prom Night


80s nightWe know you all have an inner Molly Ringwald, so throw on your best 80's garb and party like its 1985!

Live Music by Fast Times & DJ Cutz

We'll be crowning an 80's Prom King & Queen based on the best costumes. Along with the glory of being King or Queen, you'll get a $500 cash prize.


Where:  The Lansdowne Pub

When: Friday, March 4, 2011 9:00 pm
Price: Free

#306 Noir's Red Carpet Oscar Party

oscarsCelebrate Hollywood's most anticipated night of the year at Noir's (1 Bennett St)  Red Carpet Oscars Party on Sunday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m.

With an Oscars bash fit for the stars themselves, Noir lays down the red carpet for its guests, with bubbly by Möet & Chandon (the official sponsor of the Oscars), specialty cocktails and delicious small bites.

Come pose for the paparazzi and cheer on locally filmed movies The Fighter, The Social Network and The Town while dressed-to-impress.

Brunch for two at Henrietta's Table will be granted to "Best Dressed" and "Fan Favorite" for red carpet photos posted to Noir's Facebook. Be sure to arrive early to make a grand entrance.

#286 THE MUPPET MOVIE - Coolidge Corner-Sunday


muppetsOh Kermit, how I love thee...oh wait that is besides the point. Head to Coolidge Corner Theater Sunday at 10:30am to watch the Muppet Movie!! YEAH! :)


They're irreverent, irrepressible, and downright irresistible. They're the Muppets! -- starring in their first full-length movie. See how their meteoric rise to fame and fortune began: with a rainbow, a song . . . and a Frog. After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent, Kermit the Frog heads for Hollywood dreaming of showbiz. Along the way, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo, and the dazzling Miss Piggy join him in hopes of becoming film stars too. But all bets are off when Kermit falls into the clutches of Doc Hopper (Charles Durning), a fast-food mogul seeking to promote his French-fried frog-leg franchise! Featuring Oscar-nominated music and side-splitting appearances by some of the biggest names on the silver screen -- including Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, and more!
Recommended for ages 5+.

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