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Free Events In March!

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We recently posted about events in Boston this March and charity events to attend, but now we’re bringing you a list of FREE events going on in Boston!  If you’re saving up for Spring Break, a new car, or just trying to be frugal, these events are perfect.  There are free fitness, music, and film events going on this month and trust us, you don’t want to miss out!

Free Music Lecture – Take a trip to Bristol Studios on Mass Ave this Wednesday, March 6th for a free seminar called The Understanding of Music with Duncan Lorien.  This seminar will help you understand such subjects as naming notes on the keyboard and guitar, playing scales and chords from memory, the basics of improvisation, reading and playing music notation, singing, and songwriting through a hands-on approach.  This is a great opportunity for any aspiring musician!  Duncan is a famous recording artist, composer, and educator who travels the globe teaching these seminars to thousands of students each year.  Don’t miss your chance to learn some tips and tricks from this world-famous artist!

Free Icelandic Film Festival – Calling all film fans!  Get over to Theatre 1 in the Revere Hotel for this free Icelandic Film Festival on Sunday, March 10th at 3 PM.  This event is part of the third annual “A Taste of Iceland” cultural celebration that is here in Boston from March 8th-12th.  The festival will show three hit films; the first film, Either Way, begins at 3 PM and is 85 minutes long.  It will be followed by a short documentary called Herd in Iceland, and the event will end with the film Grandma Lo-Fi.  This is a great event to attend if you’re a film fan or if you’re looking for a taste of something new and exotic.  There will also be a free Icelandic art exhibit in the hotel from March 8th-12th, be sure to check that out too!

Free Tai Chi Class – Did you know that the Castle Square Community Center in Boston offers free Tai Chi classes every Sunday? Tai Chi is a martial art that is practiced for defense and to reduce stress, among many other reasons.  Stop by on Sunday from  1-2 PM and learn from master-level teacher Zhou Xuan Yun.  All ages and skill levels are welcome, so whether you’re a beginner or a pro you’ll fit right in.

“ShamROCK Your Body” Free Fitness Class – Burn off those brews this St. Patty’s day at this free Boston Sports Club fitness class!  Head over to the Boston Sports Club in Wellesley or at Wellington Circle in Medford on Sunday, March 17th from 9-11 AM and get into gear!  This Celtic-themed circuit workout lasts 30 minutes in the new turf UXF zones and is free to both members and nonmembers.  Why not get your workout in early?  You’ll be ready for the day and can drink as many green beers as you want without feeling guilty!

So many things to do, so little time!  Get your fitness on, enjoy a film festival, or take a music lesson this month, all for free!

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Events This January!

The new year brings new events along with it, and we’ve found some of the best happenings across the Bay State to keep you entertained this month!  As always, there is something for everyone whether you’re stepping out with family, friends, or your better half.

Murder At The Science Museum Scavenger Hunt – For all of you would-be detectives out there, this is the perfect opportunity to sharpen your skills and show everyone what you’ve got! A few museum staffers recently discovered an ancient invention of Benjamin Franklin’s, the only problem is someone has been picking them off one by one! It’s up to you to figure out whether the deaths are caused by the invention, or is a serial killer roaming the halls of the museum?  Stop by the Museum of Science this Saturday, January 5th at 2 PM to show off your sleuthing skills an solve the murder mystery! This event is 18+ and tickets are $32 and must be purchased in advance.

Winter Wildlife Cruise – Do you dare brave the cold in hopes of seeing some exotic wildlife? If you can take the heat (or lack of) hop aboard this Winter Wildlife Cruise on Saturday, January 19th.  If you’re a nature buff or just interested in doing something new, this event is perfect!  You’ll cruise along the harbor islands, Hingham Bay and the Weir River in hopes of spotting a snowy owl, harlequin duck, purple sandpipers and many more creatures.  This tour takes place on Saturday, January 19th and is $20 for adults between 13-64, $15 for children 4-11 years and seniors 65+, and free for children under 3.  The tour departs from two locations, Long Wharf North in Boston at 11 AM, and from the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy at 10:15 AM.

Great Bridal Expo – This is the nation’s leading bridal show and has been running for over 30 years!  Stop by the Park Plaza Hotel on Sunday, January 20th from 12 noon – 4 PM for a wedding extravaganza that is a must see for any bride to be!  There will be hundreds of displays for the wedding, honeymoon, and even for your home once the big day has come and gone.  Watch the choreographed fashion show, potentially win some prizes, and enjoy the day with friends!  Even if there isn’t a wedding in your near future, what girl doesn’t love thinking about and planning her big day?  This is the perfect event for a girls day out in the city! Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Boston Symphony Orchestra Community Chamber Concert – Take a ride out to the JFK Library & Museum Sunday, January 20th for a concert from the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 3 PM- 4 PM.  There will be compositions by Verdi, Still, and Previn, featuring the Hawthorne String Quartet and Thomas Martin playing the clarinet.  Tickets are free but required with a reservation and there will be a free reception following the concert.  Don’t miss your chance to experience this taste of Boston culture and maybe even take a tour of the library and museum before the show begins! Tickets can be reserved by calling Symphony Charge at  617-266-1200 or  888-266-1200.

Don’t miss your chance to stop by these exciting events, they are sure to cure any case of cabin fever!

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