Sunday, October 7, 2012
Bookmark this page when you're wondering how to post an event, announcement or blog to Charlestown Patch.
Would you like to post events, announcements and blogs to Charlestown Patch? Keep this article handy each time there is something you'd like to share with our community. To post events to the site for free: navigate to the Events page and click “Add an Event” on the right side of the page. Tell us all the details about your upcoming event, then click “post my event” at the bottom of the page. That puts the event directly on our calendar. The end result is the same as if a Patch staffer had posted it for you. The only difference is, when you post it, it goes up right away. If you send it to us, you might have to wait until we're done reporting on the School Committee meeting, photographing an event, meeting with community members, or …
Friday, May 18, 2012
One of the bigger events in Boston this weekend includes The Spin Doctors, Third Eye Blind and Switchfoot.
Be kind to the earth and yourself at Radio 92.9's EarthFest on Saturday, May 19 at the Hatch Shell in the Esplanade in Boston. The event is free. The festivities start at 10 a.m. at the Kids Planet Family Stage and at 11:30 a.m. at the main stage. Bands performing on the main stage include Twin Berlin, Eve 6, Spin Doctors and Third Eye Blind. Also at the event will be nonprofit environmental groups, a Whole Foods Market village (free samples) and an interactive learning area for children and families. And if you're not into the whole natural earth scene, there's always beer and hotdogs at HarpoonFest (Friday and Saturday) and the Hot Dog Safari Saturday. To find other weekend events in Boston, check out these listings:
Friday, May 11, 2012
It's also the last chance to see the Big Apple Circus.
The first all-female band on the Billboard charts that wrote their own music and played their own instruments is coming to Boston on Sunday. And chances are, your mother remembers them fondly. So take her for Mother's Day to see The Go-Go's at the Wilbur Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $39.50-$57.20. If you're not sure who they are, check out their music here (I'm sure you heard mom humming "Vacation, All I ever wanted," when she came home from work, cooked you dinner, and tucked you in). And if mom is a little more on the wild side, this weekend is the last chance to see the Big Apple Circus in the big tent at City Hall Plaza. Tickets are $20-$100. But after Sunday, its run in Boston, which began on March 27, ends.
Friday, May 4, 2012
One of the bigger events in Boston this weekend is the opening of the SOWA Open Market in the South End.
It's a little bit farmers market, a little bit flea market, craft show and fine arts fair. But there's nothing little about it. This year is SOWA Open Market's biggest opener yet with 140 indie designers, crafters, artists, musicians, farmers, food trucks and much more, according to the people who run it. The Market opens this Sunday, May 6 in a huge space at 460 Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End. And it will be open every Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 28. There are four distinct sections to the lively marketplace: a farmers market area; an area where jewelry-makers and other craftsmen sell their wares; an indoor vintage market where antiques share space with kitschy items from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s; and a building …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Celebrate the nerd in all of us.
So maybe there are bigger events in Boston this weekend. Seth Meyers is doing two shows at the Wilbur Theater on Saturday night but both are sold out. And House of Blues is hosting a Beer and Bacon Festival on Saturday but it's sold out too. What to do? Head to Cambridge. ImprovBoston (which has it's main stage in Cambridge -- no joke) has been running a "Geek Week" from April 25-29. You can pick the show you want and buy tickets here. And if you're looking for something more high-brow, check out Alex Katz prints at the MFA.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
One of the bigger events in Boston this weekend is Boston Comic Con.
The legends of Mad Magazine are being honored this weekend at Boston Comic Con, a comic book convention at the Hynes Convention Center. Al Jaffee, known for the back cover fold-ins as well as "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions," will be joined by Editor Al Feldstein, and illustrator Paul Cocker, Jr., best known for "Horrifying Cliches," and the "Mad Pet Book," according to information posted on the event's website. The event also includes dozens of other artists, many exhibits, and an art auction. The show is being held on both Saturday and Sunday. A one-day pass costs $20 and a two-day pass is $35. Tickets can be purchased online. And if comic books aren't your thing, check out other weekend events in Boston:
Monday, April 16, 2012
We're collecting your stories and photos from race day.
Monday, April 16, 2012
It's a sweltering Marathon Monday and Patch is on the scene, talking with spectators, tracking runners and snapping photos. We're also on the web, following the compelling tweets, pics and updates you're posting all over the place. Check in early and often as we update this rolling collection of your stories. Add your comments and twitter accounts for us to follow in the section below.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Five things you need to know today, March 6.
1) Go out and vote Today is the Massachusetts presidential primary. You can find your voting location by filling out the form here. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.. 2) You’ll be a dentist… Be sure to go and vote for your favorite dentist in our Best of Patch Readers’ Choice contest. It’s currently neck and neck between doctors Esdale and Goldman. Vote in the poll, leave a positive comment or visit their directory listing and leave a stellar review to help push your tooth doc to victory. 3) Bingo! I got Bingo! I win again! Anyone who tells you they don’t like bingo is either lying to you or lying to himself. Grab a card and get into the action at the Golden Age Senior Center. The game starts at 12:30 p.m.. 4) You put your left …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Five things you need to know today, March 5.
1. Who’s your dentist? This week’s Best Of Patch Readers’ Choice topic is dentists. Do you have a good one? Is she gentle but firm about your flossing? Comforting when breaking the bad news about your cavities? Let us know in this week’s survey. 2. Do you own a business in Charlestown? Do yourself a favor and claim your Places listing on Patch. It only takes seconds to make a claim. Once verified and approved, you’ll get plenty of nifty tools to help you reach townies and drum up more business. 3. The very model… If you like ships, like models (ahem, little ships, not those other models), and like museums, head down to the USS Constitution Museum for the 33rd annual Model Shipwright Guild Exhibit. These model makers will demonstrate how …