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Things to Do This Week in Boston

Your frequently updated guide to getting off the couch and out of the house.


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Ooh, There’s a Cold-Plunge Pool in a Downtown Park

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Where to Find Outdoor Skating Rinks in Boston This Winter

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The Best Bookstores for Used Books around Boston


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Things to Do This Week in Boston

Your frequently updated guide to getting off the couch and out of the house.

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Five Kid-Friendly Staycations for February Vacation Week

Check out these New England hotel experiences the kids will love and the family won’t forget.

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Ooh, There’s a Cold-Plunge Pool in a Downtown Boston Park

Boston’s Moki Winter Village is a new wellness escape nestled in Rose Kennedy Greenway, open through late March.

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The Ice Castles Return to New Hampshire’s White Mountains for 2024

The 25-million-pound icy wonderland returns to New Hampshire, once again promising to put Elsa’s Frozen palace to shame.

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The Boston Calling 2024 Lineup Is Here: Ed Sheeran, Tyler Childers, and the Killers Will Headline

Mean Girl Reneé Rapp, Megan Thee Stallion, Hozier, and more will also play the three-day Harvard Athletic Complex festival.

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Where to Find Outdoor Skating Rinks in Boston This Winter

Ready to lace up those skates?


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Best of Boston, arts and city life

Best of Boston, arts and city life

Including theaters, museum options, and other ways to explore the city.

Why Doesn't Boston Give New Edition Their Due?

Why Doesn't Boston Give New Edition Their Due?

Forget New Kids on the Block—New Edition is the greatest pop group Boston has ever produced. So why doesn't their hometown show them more love? G. Valentino Ball's story from our archives still resonates.


Some yarn and thread for sale at Make & Mend
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Six Independent Craft Stores to Visit in and around Boston

Forget Amazon and chain stores. Instead, support local. 

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Boston’s Best Used Book Stores

In need of a read? Stocking secondhand hardcovers to gently loved paperbacks, these nine used bookstores prove that new isn’t always better.

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Happenings

Where to go and what to see for your winter arts fix.

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Three Art and Design Books for Your Winter Reading List

Designing diplomatic reception rooms, Hunt Slonem’s homes, and Yves Saint Laurent goes gold.

One hallway of a movie theatre is decorated with colorful signage advertising Alamo Drafthouse.
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Fan-Favorite Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Chain Finally Arrives in Boston

With heated, reclining seats, strict rules against talking and texting, and a full menu, this is a truly luxurious movie-watching experience.

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Seven Can't-Miss Events, Every Month

Seven Can't-Miss Events, Every Month

From theater to pop concerts to comedy stars, don't miss our monthly list.


An outdoor holiday market in the middle of the city features lots of white lights and lots of people dressed in warm clothes. There's a big Christmas tree and curling lanes visible.
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Snowport, an Extravagant Winter Holiday Market, Opens in Boston’s Seaport

Holiday season has arrived with tons of shopping, winter-y pop-up bars, Swiss raclette cheese, pasta served in a giant cheese wheel, and did we mention cheese? Oh, and a giant pink yeti.

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The Tao of Wyc Grousbeck

Favorite player? Sudden comebacks? Elusive championship No. 18? The Celtics lead owner has an opinion—and he’s not holding back.

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Has Boston Gone Country?

Like it or not, the honky-tonk sound of the South is taking over Rock City. We’ve come a long way, cowboy.

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How to Spend Head of the Charles Weekend in Boston

Row, row, row your boat down the Charles—or walk, walk, walk to these nearby spots for sustenance.

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