Ideas of things to do this week… 10/06-10/12

– Tuesday hear Blues Traveler w/ Jamie McLean at Paradise Rock Club and remind yourself what American music’s all about.

Hear Blues Traveler w/ Jamie McLean tonight at Paradise Rock Club and remind yourself
what American music’s all about

– Wednesday I’m going to the biggest event of the year for Gesher City — the organization that connects young Jewish adults in Boston — GeshAIRCity at Roxy 7pm. 

– Thursday I’ll rock steady with Krucial Reggae’s Tribute to Bob Marley at Johnny D’s Uptown. A few bands are playing Marley songs.

– Friday all over town is the Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands from 3pm-8pm.

– Saturday kayaking on the Charles — launching from Kendall Square’s new boat rental place — seems awesome. You can do the whole Charles River from the Zakim Bridge to Watertown.  Yes, one way trips are possible because the Charles River Canoe & Kayak has multiple locations along the river.

– Sunday I’m heading to the Middle East Downstairs for Built to Spill. The guys are still plugging away after all this time. Their new album, “There is No Enemy,” is being released this week. 18+ $25 7pm.

– Monday features Weekly Wax at The River Gods in Cambridgeport, where two DJs battle each other for thrills. 21+ No cover 8pm.

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Ideas of things to do this week… 9/29-10/05

Tuesday I’m meeting new people in my industry at WebInno23 in the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge. The atmosphere, I hear, is phenominal and the startups are
Wednesday we hope you join our “Menage A Trois” tasting 6pm at Miel in the Intercontinental Boston. It is a trio of Provençal specialties — Rosé Wine, Olive
Oil, Honey — Paired with dishes created by Chef Josean Rosado. $35 all-inclusive, limited to 14 guests. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?
eid=135764753260&ref=mf
Thursday I’m being dragged out to salsa night at Masa, the Southwestern kitchen at the start of the South End. Fifty cent tapas are at the bar, music is from
9-1 and lessons are from 10:30-11:30 featuring Dj’s Ricardo and Hernan. Salsa lessons are by salsaboston.com. http://www.masarestaurant.com/boston/index.html
Friday head over to Bond and celebrate the last night of Fashion Week, co-hosted by designer Daniela Corte, there is no charge for the 9pm event, but make sure
Saturday if you like beer you should go to Harpoonfest in South Boston’s waterfront at 2pm with German food and music — it’s Oktoberfest. Cover charge is
$20.00 and includes a souvenir Pint Cup and one drink ticket. http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/index.cfm/page/Octoberfest-Boston/pid/28569
Sunday there is a United Yelp Event: Apple U-Pick and Winery Tour. It meets at Alwife and Newton Highlands T-stops at 12 Noon and at Nashoba Valley Winery at
about 1pm. I hear winery actually has some good wines as well as hard ciders and the tour is $7 per person. http://www.yelp.com/events/bolton-uye-apple-u-pick
-and-winery-tour
Monday Mumiy Troll is playing at the Middle East downstairs. Hear what’s going on in the other side of the globe with these great russian rockers from the far
east of the country. 18+ $28adv/$30dos. http://www.mumiytroll.com/en

– Tuesday I’m meeting new people in my industry at webinnovatorsgroup boston #23 in the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge. The atmosphere, I hear, is phenominal and the startups are interesting.

– Wednesday we hope you join our “Menage A Trois” tasting 6pm at Miel in the Intercontinental Boston. It is a trio of Provençal specialties — Rosé Wine, Olive Oil, Honey — Paired with dishes created by Chef Josean Rosado. $35 all-inclusive, limited to 14 guests, RSVP 617-217-5151.

– Thursday I’m being dragged out to Salsa Thursdays at Masa, the Southwestern kitchen at the start of the South End. Fifty cent tapas are at the bar, music is from 9-1 and lessons are from 10:30-11:30 featuring Dj’s Ricardo and Hernan. Salsa lessons are by salsaboston.com.

– Friday head over to Bond and celebrate the last night of Fashion Week, co-hosted by designer Daniela Corte, there is no charge for the 9pm event, but make sure you RSVP.

– Saturday if you like beer you should go to Harpoonfest in South Boston’s seaport area at 2pm with German food and music — it’s Oktoberfest. Cover charge is $20.00 and includes a souvenir Pint Cup and one drink ticket.

– Sunday there is the United Yelp Event: Apple U-Pick and Winery Tour. It meets at Alewife and Newton Highlands T-stops at 12 Noon and at Nashoba Valley Winery at about 1pm. I hear the winery actually has good wines as well as hard ciders; the tour is $7 per person.

– Monday the band Mumiy Troll is playing at the Middle East downstairs. Hear what’s going on in the other side of the globe with these great russian rockers from the far east of the country. 18+ $28adv/$30dos.

Ideas of things to do this week… 9/22-9/28

– Tuesday at 6pm is Tuesday Tasting ($19) featuring M Bar in the Mandarin Oriental hotel on Boylston St. There will be cocktails such as White Sangria, MO-tality, and Eau de VeeV, which will nicely pair with Steamed Pork Dumplings, Chicken Satay, and Lobster Wontons.

– Wednesday evening imbibe with me when Eastern Standard is a Speakeasy. You need a password to enter; call them to get it. Enjoy free cocktails and appetizers from the roaring twenties at 6:30 followed by discussion about the Prohibition with author Garret Peck (The Prohibition Hangover, 2009).

– Thursday I’m heading to Charlestown for Moroccan tapas at Tangierino. It should have interesting design, cocktails and belly dancing.

– Friday be at the 7th Annual Fall Bash put on by the Boston Young Professionals Assoc. Hang out and expand your circle with 500+ young professionals and grad students with a cool ice breaker. $10 including two drinks.

– Saturday is The Wine Riot! In an expo setting, sample wines, try food pairings, listen to talks, see and be seen. $45.

– Sunday I’ll be checking out the Museum of Fine Arts especially the Vida Y Drama: Modern Mexican Prints exhibit. It should be nice to walk around the emerald necklace and the surrounding hood.

– Monday I’m “breaking the fast” with friends from the Vilna Shul for 70’s style Chinese Food at Shangri-La on Cambridge St in Beacon Hill. I love Chinese food, and there’s nothing better than it after starving.

Vacation

Hey guys. I’m going to not tell you what to do in Boston this week since I’m going to Rochester. Check back next Tuesday for the lowdown. Ok, ok, one idea is going to sneak past. On Thursday go on a boat to Spectacle Island for Jasper White’s Summer Shacks’ Sunset Clambake. It features steamed lobster, clam chowder, mussels, steamers, corn on the cob, new potatoes, chorizo, and dessert. The ferry leaves at 6pm from Long Wharf North and the whole thing costs $70 ($75 with alcohol).

Ideas of things to do this week… 8/18-8/24

– Tuesday at 9:30pm I’ll be participating in the weekly spelling bee at Highland Kitchen in the heart of Somerville.

– Wednesday evening at 7pm is a great time to hear classical music at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River via the sweet sounds of the Landmark Orchestra’s Music of the Stars. Yeah, there will be Star Trek and Star Wars songs at the end. Yeah, it’s free.

– Thursday I’m going to check out Capital Grille with the Gesher City Foodies. I normally don’t support national chains but hey it’s restaurant week!

Friday Is a good time to check out Marliave, which I heard has great food, cocktails, service and interior. It’s a throwback style restaurant, having re-opened paying homage to the original dating back to 1875, the concept of which I love.

Saturday features the Cruise for a Cure put on by the Social Boston Sports guys (pre-party at 6pm, boarding at 8pm). Be on a boat, see the skyline, hear Boston’s best cover band, and party with some awesome people. The event costs $25 and benefits St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Prizes and raffles are going on throughout the night.

Sunday I’ll be going on the Walking Tour of the West End (registration required; scroll down 1/4 of the way) starting at the Otis House at 1pm-2:30pm. It should be interesting to see and hear about the different layers of history in this neighborhood, which has changed character 3 times reflecting eras of US history. Tickets are $7 for Historic New England members and $15 for the rest of us.

Monday There is a free yoga session during the sunset from 6pm-7pm at the DCR Hatch Shell on Boston’s Esplanade. BYOM – Bring Your Own Mat.

Ideas of things to do this week… 8/11-8/17

Tuesday is an Ethnic Dining Meetup at Xinh Xinh. Awesome Vietnamese food in Chinatown.

Wednesday has the BNC Networking Cocktail Party going on. It’s a young professionals event at the Hyatt Regency Boston from 6pm – 11pm.

Thursday I’m going to check out Pokin’ Holes at the Algonquin Club, followed by the wrap party at MATCH. Pokin’ Holes is a session where some of the finest entrepreneurs and professionals get together and poke holes in someone’s business model for a live webcast.

Friday is a good night to wine and dine at the brasserie Bouchee – hopefully on its outdoor patio on Newbury st. It’s restaurant week and that means 3-course dinners at most upscale Boston restaurants is $33.09 for this week and next.

Saturday the Yelp Crew is invading Provincetown. Take the ferry out from Boston at 8:30AM and stop by a portuguese bakery, a sweet lunch spot, a gallery with a guide, and experience the kick-off of Carnival Week in P-Town

Sunday features my return to tea after a long coffee stint. It’s happening at Tealuxe on Newbury street.

Monday I’m going to stroll Davis square and hear some Irish music at The Burren.

Ideas of things to do this week… 8/04-8/10

Tuesday I’m checking out Teele Square in Somerville. 

Wednesday is a great night to visit the West side of South Boston, the Broadway T Stop area. My friend has a new loft here and is having a BBQ on the roof. He overlooks my band’s practice space, which is down Dorchester Ave a few blocks. My practice space is a converted warehouse that is also home to a bean sprout distributor. 

Thursday night boasts the best comedy night in the history of Thursday nights, in Dick’s Beantown Comedy Vault @ Remington’s.

Friday has my band, The Heartsleeves, playing soulful rock at Jacques. We’ll be underground from 9-10pm playing with other cool bands.

Saturday night features another gig, this time all the way out in Wareham, MA, where The Heartsleeves will provide the magic at COSI all evening long. 

Sunday is the SOWA Open Market, a little festival happening every Sunday from 10am – 4pm. My friends in The Doctors Fox will be providing sensational sounds.

Monday  evening is a good time to stroll the North End and find a new street and eatery.