Friday, May 10, 2013
The Boston museum will open its doors to all visitors free of charge for three days.
Admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will be free all three days of Memorial Day weekend. The free days are the museum's way to celebrate "Boston I Love," a special set of exhibitions now on display, community art activities and an opportunity to donate to the One Fund. Those special exhibits now on display include: “To Boston With Love,” an installation of hundreds of hand-sewn quilt squares with messages of love and peace sent from the around the world; Special Loans from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, three special paintings lent by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of the people of Boston; and Community Art-Making Activity: Boston, I Love, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where messages of hope, community and …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Mother's Day event will collect donations for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and will feature free activities for the whole family.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A closer look at life in Charlestown.
Charlestown photographer Glenn Clabo captured these two images recently on the same morning—one of an amazing sky over the Bunker Hill Monument and the other of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge reflected in the water. "The monument probably has been photographed from every angle every season and time of day, but this morning the sky was interesting so I just had to," Clabo said of the first image. "And then I walked down to the water and saw the the bridge reflection and couldn't resist." Got a great photograph of Charlestown? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, text to 781-217-4233 or tweet @CharlestwnPatch, including a line or two about where or when the photo was taken.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The 'modern noir thriller' will be on stage May 3-18.
Theatre on Fire will return to the local stage with a modern noir thriller, "Almost Blue," running May 3-18 at the Charlestown Working Theater. The show will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. "A modern noir thriller set in a seedy rooming house, 'Almost Blue' assembles a classic quartet of characters: a man just out of prison trying to stay straight, a strange loner down the hall who writes pornographic greeting cards, a violent ex-con who wants to settle old scores, and of course, the beautiful woman in trouble," according to the show description. "Brutal yet funny, 'Almost Blue' is a taut journey into the dark night, full of plot twists and sultry exchanges, with the tour-de-force acting you've come to expect from TOF." …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, and a few minutes later they were gone.
A TD Garden concert with proceeds benefitting The One Fund Boston has sold out. "Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration" sold all of its tickets in five minutes, according to a tweet from the official TD Garden twitter account. "#BostonStrong shows their strength once again - 5/30 concert @tdgarden to benefit #TheOneFund sold out in 5 mins! THANK YOU for support!" Aerosmith will headline the show. Boston, Godsmack, J. Geils Band, Extreme and other legendary Boston rock acts will perform. Did you get tickets? Tell us in the comments.
The show’s lineup includes Aerosmith, Boston, James Taylor and others.
Legends of Boston rock history will take the stage later this month to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Aerosmith, James Taylor, Extreme, Godsmack and New Kids On The Block are among the multi-band lineup for a May 30 show at TD Garden. Net proceeds of the show will benefit One Fund Boston. Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino helped set up the concert, “Boston Strong, An Evening of Support And Celebration,” which Live Nation is promoting, according to Boston.com. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster and the TD Garden box office on Monday, May 6 at 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Watch tonight at 6:30 p.m. on BNN-TV.
This week's "Charlestown Live" program will feature host Diane Grant with guests Steven Telesmanic, executive director Charlestown YMCA, and Pete Kershaw, chairman of the Charlestown Y Board of Advisors who will be discussing the services that the Y provides for the Charlestown community. Grant will also be talking about the Trinity Recovery for Women's townwide yard sale that will take place on Saturday, May 11. The show can be seen live on Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. on Boston Cable BNN-TV Channel 9, RCC Channel 15 or on the Web at www.bnntv.org. The program will be repeated on the same channels and website on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. and Monday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact producer Kathy Giordano at kathy.gio46@…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Learn more about the theater and help mark this milestone at an event Sunday at Warren Tavern
The Charlestown Working Theater Board of Directors will celebrate 20 years of inspired service by directors Jennifer Johnson, Kristin Johnson and John Peitso at and event to be held Sunday, April 28 from 4-7 p.m. at the Warren Tavern. Professional actors and lifelong Charlestown residents, Jennifer and Kristin Johnson, along with Jennifer's husband, John Peitso, also a professional actor as well as a composer and multi-instrumentalist, took stewardship of the Charlestown Working Theater at a time when it was in danger of closing. Learning the management side of the business as they went, they established ongoing successful and innovative educational and community programming at Charlestown Working Theater. They also established The …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Hingham business owner said he looks forward to being at next year’s Boston Marathon.
Mark Wahlberg said he will reunite with his old hip-hop group, the Funky Bunch, to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Wahlberg, who is co-owner of Alma Nove and Wahlburgers in Hingham, told TMZ on Wednesday that “he's totally game” to get the gang back together for a fundraiser. Earlier this year, Wahlberg said Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch could make a comeback. The Hingham business owner also told Fox 25 Boston that he looks forward to being at next year’s Boston Marathon. He said the bombing has hit close to home as he attended Copley High and walked Bolyston Street thousands of times in his life. “I’m there all the time … when I was hooking school that’s all I did was hang around that area.” For more details…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Boston Conservatory students sing "I Wont Give Up" by Jason Mraz.
Following the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, Boston Conservatory students came together to show their support for the community with one of their strongest tools: their voices. On Youtube, Boston Conservatory student Matt Ross wrote "Me and some of my friends from The Boston Conservatory Musical Theatre Department sing Jason Mraz's "I Won't Give Up" to share our love for this city. In spite of the terror and horror we've been a part of and seen this week, we are hopeful and proud of Boston. This is our home, our community. It's where we live, learn, and create. We "won't give up" and we're "still looking up."