By - 8/15/18 - 2:06 pm

The Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans by Dillon's, 955 Boylston St., to host acoustic performers both inside and on a patio outside and to give the maitre d' the ability to spin records when nobody's doing live singing. Read more.

By - 8/15/18 - 8:38 am

An area group of Dr. Who fans is trying to organize a Boston BritCon in 2019 to celebrate British pop culture:

Boston BritCon aims to be the first and best fan event in Boston focused on all things British, including television, film, literature, and culture!

By - 8/8/18 - 6:29 pm
Keytar Bear at Back Bay station

After recuperating from a May motorcycle wipeout, Keytar Bear is back. L Conley spotted him at Back Bay on the Orange Line.

Loren McLean reports it was awesome to see him back: Read more.

By - 7/22/18 - 6:18 pm
Boston is destroyed by a giant wave or something in next Godzilla movie

From the Citgo Sign to the R2-D2 building. See it larger.

Eagle-eyed kaiju fan Chris Devers alerts us that the trailer for next summer's "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" features Boston being destroyed by a tsunami (coming, oddly, from Cambridge). Read more.

By - 7/21/18 - 1:02 pm
Line for Foo Fighters merch outside Fenway Park

The Foo Fighters are playing Fenway Park tonight and, short of a biblical flood, tomorrow. Jeff Maker has a good seat to watch the line outside the pop-up Foo Fighters store on Brookline Avenue (where the Tilted Kilt and Copperfield's used to be).

By - 7/13/18 - 3:23 pm

Alex Goldstein forwards the news that Mel Stiller, who has long led Friday-night singalongs at Jacob Wirth, will be playing at Faneuil Hall Marketplace until the restaurant recovers from water damage from a June 10 fire a couple floors up.

Stiller will play on an outdoor piano near Durgin Park and J.J. Donovan's, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. on four straight Fridays, starting on July 20.

By - 7/7/18 - 4:02 pm
Guitarist in Jamaica Plain

A musician way up the stairs at the River of Life Church on Centre Street at South Huntington serenaded people on the sidewalk below - and across the street at Canary Square.

He was performing as part of the annual Jamaica Plain Porchfest.

By - 7/6/18 - 10:27 am

Scout Somerville reports ONCE Ballroom in Somerville is shutting after a series of unfortunate events, including a robbery and a "bookkeeper failure," but that it hopes to re-open sometime this fall.

By - 6/24/18 - 5:40 pm

McSpelling @ American Legion Hwy McDonald's

By - 6/12/18 - 9:15 pm
Fireworks and Lucinda Williams concert

Patty got to watch both the fireworks Eastern Bank had shot off over Boston Harbor to celebrate its 200th anniversary and the Lucinda Williams concert at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (anybody see them from the State Street building?). Read more.

By - 6/1/18 - 3:25 pm
Jun 15-17 Arab Film Weekend

For the third year, the Boston Palestine Film Festival is proud to partner with MFA film to present a survey of the very best contemporary films from the Arab region of North Africa and the Middle East. This year’s lineup highlights female directors and protagonists, featured from Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, and Algeria. For newcomers to Arab cinema or experienced fans, this mini-festival is not to be missed.

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 3:30p -
Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 8:00p

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115


By - 5/26/18 - 5:21 pm

When You Were Young

By - 5/22/18 - 3:04 pm
R2-D2 as barbecue on side of Park Street subway stop in Boston

Chalked on the side of one of the entrances to the Park Street T stop this afternoon.

By - 5/16/18 - 11:14 am

Boston Magazine reports Keytar Bear is out of commission for the next couple of months due to a broken ankle and foot suffered in a motorcycle accident - he hit a patch of sand left over from the winter on Rte. 146 (which runs between Worcester and Providence) and spun out.

By - 5/5/18 - 10:25 pm
Saxophone player at Long Wharf

Max Grinnell listened to Steve Sharp play at Long Wharf this morning:

"Max, tell them to come out and don't B flat".

By - 4/30/18 - 2:13 pm
Japanese woman on Boston Common

Michael Kerpan took in the annual Japan Festival on the Common yesterday. He took lots of photos and reports:

Despite the extremely variable weather yesterday, the event seemed reasonably well attended. As usual, a lot of interesting food, vendors, performers and attendees.

By - 4/30/18 - 11:49 am

Despite the extremely variable weather yesterday, the event seemed reasonably well intended. As usual, a lot of interesting food, vendors, performers and attendees.

Some photos -- maybe Facebook will let you see this album. Maybe not. One never can tell with Facebook:


I haven't figured out how to share these in a manner other than via Facebook, sorry. :-(

By - 4/28/18 - 8:32 am

The TV series has a focus on Boston - this season with Fenway Park and the old Boston Globe newsroom playing key roles. But a couple of local folks have Issues. Read more.

By - 4/17/18 - 3:10 pm

BOSTON (WHDH) - A turkey turned heads Tuesday when it stopped by a T-Mobile store in downtown Boston.

The bird’s brief visit to the wireless company’s Washington Street location prompted customers and staffers to pull out their cellphones and record the unusual encounter. After flapping into the back of the business, the turkey could be seen making its way back toward the entrance.

Nobody can turn down @TMobile and their unlimited data. #bostonturkey @universalhub

By - 3/31/18 - 4:16 pm

Koro-sensei took in Anime Boston at the Hynes today, taking a break from his work educating students in Assassination Classroom (where they must kill him to prevent him from destroying the earth, only they can't, because not only does he have several superpowers, he is helping them improve their grades). Read more.