Cheap Weekend Fun for November 16-17, 2013

Cheap Weekend Fun

This Saturday is my Mom’s birthday, Happy Birthday Mom! If you aren’t celebrating a birthday and are looking for some fun things to do, here are some fun and inexpensive ideas!

Fenway Open Studios: November 16-17, 2013 from 11am-5pm. Check out local art on display during open studios at Fenway Studios! Free.

Grand Opening at Dirty Water Pizza Co: Satuday, November 16, 2013 from 12-6pm and Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 12-7pm at 222 Newbury Street. Free slices all day for their grand opening!! Yum!

Free Indoor Cross-Fit: Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 12-1pm in the Back Bay. Get a great workout in for free with City Sports and Reebok CrossFit Back Bay! Free, but RSVP required.

Boston Comedy Stand-Up Festival: November 8-16, 2013 at Davis Square Theatre. Last chance to catch the Boston Comedy Stand-Up Festival and laugh the night away! Ticket prices vary from $12-$25, but you can find discount tickets through Goldstar for $6 (plus service fee) for select days.

Boston Food Swap: Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 2-5pm at 40 Berkeley Street. Swap your favorite homemade items at this monthly food swap. Free.

Ski & Snowboard Expo: November 14-17, 2013 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Check out this annual Ski & Snowboard expo with vendors, demos, and more! Adult admission is $12, but print an online coupon beforehand.

Enchanted Village Begins: November 16, 2013-January 5, 2013 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon: The Enchanted Village kicks off this Saturday through the holiday season. Free. *Note: Santa will be at the Enchanted Village starting on 11/23/13.

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any great budget-friendly events for this weekend! Hope you have a great weekend, and don’t spend too much :)

Cheap Weekend Fun for November 9-11, 2013 in Greater Boston!

Cheap Weekend Fun

Hopefully you will have a 3-day weekend ahead of you! Here’s a few ideas of fun and inexpensive events and activities to do this extra long Veteran’s day weekend in and around Boston! If you are (or know someone who is) a veteran or active military personnel, please visit the blog on Friday for a post sharing the best free things for Veterans!

Oysterfest at Lansdowne Pub: Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 12-4pm at the Lansdowne Pub. Enjoy this annual Oysterfest with $1 Oysters, A Cappella music, and more!

Allston 27th Annual Open Studios: November 9-10, 2013 from 12-6pm. Stop by local artists studios in Allston as they open their doors for free to check out their work of art!

Community Chamber Concert: November 10, 2013 at 3pm at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. Enjoy a free BSO concert on Sunday afternoon at Hibernian Hall. Must RSVP.

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Strand Theatre: Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2pm at Strand Theatre in Dorchester. Enjoy a free community concert featuring Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

27th Annual Boston Christmas Festival: November 8-10, 2013 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Check out this annual Christmas crafts festival and get some great holiday ideas and gifts! Tickets for Adults 15 and over are $12, but save $2 with this printable coupon.

Boston Comedy Stand-Up Festival: November 8-16, 2013 at Davis Square Theatre. 96 up and coming comedians will be performing throughout the week in Somerville starting on Friday night. Ticket prices vary from $12-$25, but you can find discount tickets through Goldstar for $6 (plus service fee) and $6 discount tickets through Groupon (affiliate links).

15th Annual WCRB Classical Cartoon Festival: November 9, 2013 at 10am at Symphony Hall. Kids of all ages can watch their favorite WB cartoons set to classical music along with live performances and more! Tickets are $15, but discount tickets are available through Goldstar Boston for $8.75 (aff. link) + service fee.

And to find more information about Veterans day parades, please head here. Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Greater Boston for November 2-3, 2013!

Cheap Weekend Fun

If you are looking for inexpensive fun this coming weekend, here are a few ideas, including the added Red Sox Celebration this Saturday!

2013 World Series Champions Parade: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10am. Show your love and support for the 2013 World Series Champions as they hit the duck boats… again!

South Boston Open Studios: November 2-3, 2013 at The Distillery from 12-6pm. Enjoy local art from local artists as they open up their doors in South Boston. Free.

Roslindale Open Studios: November 2-3, 2013 from 11am-5pm. Local artists from Roslindale are opening their studio doors to share their art with the community. Free.

Taza Chocolates Dia De Los Muertos: Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 1-6pm at the Taza Chocolate Factory Store. Enjoy free hot chocolate and treats, music, face painting, and more. Free.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, 2013. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate.

Kid Price Saturday at Franklin Zoo: Saturday, November 2, 2013. Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $10 for admission

New England Home Show: November 1-3, 2013 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Check out the New England Home Show, enjoy demos, and get inspiration for your home. Tickets are $7 but use promo code #123 online to get one ticket free when you buy one.

Enjoy!

Cheap Weekend Fun in Greater Boston for October 26-27, 2013!

Cheap Weekend Fun

Happy last weekend of October! I decided to list the not-so-festive events first to the weekend fun post. Did you notice my very overwhelming 31 Halloween Events post yet? I took a few of my favorite Halloween events happening this weekend and added it to this list since there are so many holiday happenings this weekend!

Non-Halloween Weekend Fun

Boston Vegetarian Food Festival: October 26-27, 2013 at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center. Learn, explore and taste vegetarian food options and more! Free and free parking.

Boston Food Swap: Sunday October 27, 2013 from 2-5pm at 40 Berkeley Street. Bring some food to swap and pick up some yummy food too! Free.

MIT Museum: Sunday, October 27, 2013. The MIT Museum is free the last Sunday of every month during the academic year.

ICA: Saturday, October 26, 2013. The ICA is free for families the last Saturday of every month, except December, so stop by and enjoy contemporary art!

Festive (Halloween) Fun

Pru Boo: October 27, 2013 from 11-3pm at the Prudential Center. Wear your cutest costume and trick or treat for charity. Face painting, kid concert, pumpkin decorating and more as well. $4 donation to The Home for Little Wanderers.

New England Aquarium Free Admission for Costumed Kids: October 26-27, 2013 at the New England Aquarium. Kids in costume get in free this weekend with a paid adult ticket!

Halloween Party at Castle Island: October 26-27, 2013 from 12-4pm at Fort Independence. There will be a lot of fun on Castle Island with a haunted castle, storytellers, magicians, refreshments, and more! Free, but children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Mayor Menino’s Fall Pumpkin Festival: Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 4:30-6:30pm at Boston Common Frog Pond. This free family-friendly event will include a Halloween parade, puppet show, magic show, and more. Can donations for CANshare and a small (8-inch or smaller) carved pumpkin are encouraged.

SoWa Dia De Los Muertos: Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 10am-4pm at 460 Harrison Ave in the South End. Celebrate Halloween and the last open market outside for the season!

Faneuil Hall Pet Parade: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 12-3pm at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Watch, enjoy, and possibly dress up your pet for this annual pet parade! Pumpkin Carving and other festive activities will also take place.

Also, if you have little ones, there’s a giveaway happening for a family pass to Josh and the Jamtones this Saturday in Wellesley! You can enter here.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Win Free Tickets to Josh and the Jamtones for This Saturday, 10/26/13!

Josh and the Jamtones Ticket Giveaway

Do your kids love Josh and the Jamtones?! Well this Saturday they are hosting a Halloween Costume Party and Dance-A-Thon and you can enter to win a free family pass to the show! Very exciting! The tickets are for Saturday, October 26th at 2pm in Wellesley, Massachusetts. You can learn more about the concert or buy tickets here.

Simply leave a comment below to enter to win a family pass to bring your whole family! This will be a quick 24 hour giveaway ending on 10/24/13 at 2:00PM EST and the winner will be announced and contacted by the end of the day tomorrow!

Good Luck and Have Fun! :)

Cheap Weekend Fun for October 12-14, 2013 in the Greater Boston Area!

cheap weekend fun!

Happy (long) weekend! Here’s a few ideas of some fun (and inexpensive) things to do this extra long weekend!

Faneuil Hall Street Performers Festival: October 12-14, 2013 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Celebrate the world-famous street performers at Faneuil Hall for three days!

South Street Diner Pumpkin Carving Event: Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 2-4pm in the South Street Diner. The South Street Diner is hosting a fun day of pumpkin carving, apple cider, trick-or-treating, and more. Costumes encouraged.

Canstruction Boston: Starting Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 290 Congress Street. Canstruction is a non-profit organization that holds design competitions solely based from canned goods. All canned goods are donated to a food bank afterward. Free. (If you can’t make it, check out the pictures online, so cool!)

Ulta Cut-A-Thon: Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 11am-6pm at Ulta Salons. With a donation, get a free shampoo and haircut at Ulta Salons to help fight breast cancer. First come, first serve: walk-ins only.

Moonapalooza: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7pm at the Harvard Smithsonian Center in Cambridge. Gaze at the moon and enter some moon trivia. Free.

Radio BDC Live on the Square: Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12pm at Union Square in Somerville. Radio BDC is throwing a free concert with five different acts all afternoon.

Opening Our Doors 2013: Monday, October 14, 2013 from 10-4pm in the Fenway Cultural District. Enjoy a free day of an array of cultural experiences in the Fenway Cultural District.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Opening Our Doors Day: Monday, October 14, 2013 starting at 10am. On Monday Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is opening their doors for free timed admission starting at 10am.

Fall Open House at the MFA Monday, October 14, 2013. The MFA is free all day on Monday!

Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands: October 11-13, 2013 in Davis Square. Check out the unique street music festival this weekend in the streets of Somerville. Free.

Customer Appreciation Day at Sal’s Pizza: Saturday, October 12th at participating Sal’s Pizza (Southern NH & Mass). Score a pizza for just $5.55 for customer appreciation day and .55 of your order will go to the United Way.

CollegeFest 2013: October 12-13, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center. College students stop by the Hynes Convention to grab swag, enjoy free entertainment and more. $15 for a 2-day pass or $10 for a Sunday pass. (Also, check with your local school or social media for discount tickets and giveaways).

Free Fries at Burger King: October 12-13 2013 at participating Burger Kings. Try the new satisfries from Burger King this weekend– no coupon needed!

Don’t forget… don’t pay those meters on Monday due to the holiday this weekend! Hope you have a great long weekend!

California Pizza Kitchen Rewards Program with Free Small Plate + Coke with Sign-Up!

CPK Pizza Dough Rewards

California Pizza Kitchen has a rewards program called Pizza Dough Rewards. If you sign up now through 10/31/13 you will receive a free small plate and a free Coca-Cola product! You will receive an e-mail confirmation with how to redeem in your e-mail and you have 21 days to redeem your freebies. For more information or to sign-up, please head here.

Cheap Weekend Fun for October 5-6, 2013 in the Greater Boston Area!

cheap weekend fun!

Happy first weekend of October! Here’s a few ideas for some fun and affordable things to do in Boston and Beyond this weekend!

Roxbury Open Studios: October 4-6, 2013 across Roxbury. Check out this annual open studios event in Roxbury and enjoy various visual arts from artists across Roxbury! Free.

Let’s Talk About Food Festival: Saturday, October 5, 2013 starting at 10am at Copley Square. Let’s talk about food with activities, education, and fun for all ages. Free.

Boston Local Food Festival: Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 11am-5pm on the Greenway. Join the Sustainable Business Network for the nation’s largest local & sustainable food hub. Free.

Girlswap at the SoWa: Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 12-4pm at 460 Harrison Ave (look for the tent with balloons). Ladies, swap your clothes at the SoWa Open Market on Sunday– get a new wardrobe for free! Sorting starts at 11am, and swapping begins at 12pm.

Oficio Fashio Bazaar: Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 11-5pm at 30 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor. A one day pop-up shop on Newbury Street with unique independent designers. Free and open to the public.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2013. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate.

Kid Price Saturday at Franklin Zoo: Saturday, October 5, 2013. Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $10 for admission

Play Me, I’m Yours: Street Pianos Boston Festival: September 27, 2013- October 14, 2013 located around public spaces in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline. There will be 75 pianos across Boston to play and enjoy in the upcoming weeks. Keep and eye out and play your heart out! Free.

As you are aware, some affordable and great attractions in and around the city are currently shutdown. The Boston Harbor Islands is still open until October 14, 2013 as well as the ferry service. I have two more free ferry vouchers to give away to use before the end of the season (October 14, 2013). If you’d like to head to the Boston Harbor Islands this weekend or next for free, please fill out the entry form below. I will send the winner an e-mail on Friday morning, so it will be a quick 24-hour giveaway!

Good Luck and happy weekend!