So You Think You Can Dance Season 10 Auditions on 2/21/13 & 2/23/13 in Boston

Later this week So You Think You Can Dance is coming to Boston to host auditions for Season 10! The first audition for dance hopefuls are with the show producers on Thursday, February 21, 2013 starting at 8 AM at the Boston Opera House. Callbacks with the judges are Saturday, February 23, 2013.

Your audition must be self contained, meaning you cannot have any internet, lighting, power needs, etc. and no more than 3 people to your crew. If you would like more information, please visit here. (Also, check back closer to the audition date as their site said details can change).

If you would like to be in the audience for the auditions, you would need to join the wait-list here. If you are going to audition, best of luck, er, break a leg!

Thanks, Beantown Bloggery!

Hot! FREE $25.00 eGift Card from!

Wow! Text JOY to 78166 to receive a FREE $25.00 eGift Card to! You will receive a code that you can enter on their website (link will be included in the text) to redeem the credit. You should see the credit in your account, and then you can instantly choose the restaurant you’d like or you can wait if your not sure what restaurant you want quite yet.

Please make sure you read the terms of each restaurant, as each restaurant has different terms and conditions. For instance, you may need to spend $45 at least, dine-in, and only spend it on food. Each restaurant is a little different, and their are so many restaurants in the Boston area to choose from! I love using for special occasions or with big group outings!

(Standard Text messages do apply, and you will be subscribed to their text services, but you can text STOP after you receive the code).

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Free Fireworks Cruise on Boston Harbor on New Year’s Eve!

Wow! If you want to catch the Boston Fireworks on New Year’s Eve this year from a different perspective, here is your opportunity! Thanks to the Boston Redevelopment Authority and Mass Bay Lines, The Boston Harbor Association will be offering a FREE Cruise on New 12/31/12 to see the fireworks this year from the Ha-bahh! This is an alcohol-free event, and hot chocolate will be available for purchase. Boarding begins at 11 p.m. from Rowes Wharf at Gate C and will last for the duration of the fireworks!

This free event is limited to the first 300 people, so you need to reserve your spot if you are interested. Last time I checked, there were still over 200 tickets available, but make sure you reserve soon!

Can’t believe NYE and 2013 will be here SOON!


Boston Weekend Events for 12/15/12-12/16 on a Budget

Okay, I seriously slacked with the weekend round-up for the last two weekends (sorry!) but I’m back and ready to roll out the best weekend events again to help you stay on budget!

Bazaar Bizarre Boston: Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 12-6pm at Boston Center of the Arts Cyclorama. Find unique and local handmade gifts to give this holiday season! $1 admission, or free between 5-6pm.

2nd Annual Cookie Swap: Sunday. December 16, 2012 from 2-5pm at 281 Summer Street, Boston, MA. Come together with other home bakers to swap cookies and help raise money for a good cause. Free if you bake 4 dozen cookies or more.

239th Anniversary Boston Tea Party Annual Reenactment: Sunday, December 16, 2012 starting at 5pm at Old South Meeting House and New Boston Tea Party & Museum. Reenact the Famous Boston Tea party just like 1773, which sparked the American Revolution. Some events are free and open to the public, and some are ticketed.

Holiday on Ice: Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 11am-9pm at the Kendall Square Community Ice Skating Rank. Free admission to the ice skating rink starts at 11am, with an ice skating show at 2pm by Frozen Frog Productions, LLC. Free.

Charles Hotel Ice Skating Rink Opening: Sunday, December 16, 2012 from noon to 6pm at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge. Enjoy complimentary ice skating and rentals, a visit from Globe Santa, a kids activities room, performances from the Harvard Figuring Skating Club, Hot Cocoa from the Charles Hotel, and more. Free.

The Nutcracker by Northeastern Ballet Theatre: Saturday, December 15, 2012 starting at 1pm at Quincy Marketplace Upper Rotunda. Enjoy a performance of the classic “The Nutcracker” by New Hampshire’s premier ballet company. Free.

Panera Bread Christmas Tree Cookie Decorating for Kids: Saturday, December 15, 2012 & Sunday, December 16, 2012 (exact date and times vary by store). 10 cents of every Christmas Tree cookie sold will be donated to Boston Children’s Hospital. Free, and whatever you buy.

Holiday Dollar Day Boston: Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 10-6pm at More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore. All books, CD’s, DVD’s are just a buck with Holiday movies on for the kiddos, and more. $1 to enter and $1 for purchases.

Hope you all have a great weekend! If I missed a great and cheap event happening this weekend, feel free to mention it in the comments!

Weekend Happenings on a Budget in Boston 9/29-9/30

Hello! As you probably know, there are so many fun and cheap (and often free!) things to do in Boston and the surrounding communities on the weekends. I compiled all the inexpensive things to do in and around the city this Saturday & Sunday, 9/29/12-9/30/12! The best news is the most expensive thing on this list is $5!!


Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival: Saturday, September 29th starting at noon, Columbus Ave in the South End. Enjoy jazz, latin, blues, and groove acts on three different stages stretching six blocks in the South End with music, face painting, inflatables, photos, instrument petting zoo, street vendors, and more. Free. For more information, please click here.

Free Museum Day: Saturday, September 29th. The Smithsonian Magazine is offering free admission to over 1,400 museums across the country with a museum day live ticket (2 per household). To find a participating museum and/or to claim your free ticket, please click here.

What is Fluff? Festival: Saturday, September 29th from 3-7pm, Union Square in Somerville: A tribute to the great invention known as Fluff. Free. More information, please click here.

Barnstable County Harvest Festival: Saturday & Sunday, September 29th & 30th from 12pm to 4pm at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds. The harvest festival includes live entertainment from local bands, pony rides and hayrides, local crafters and farmers, and much more. $5 per ticket and children 8 and younger are free. For more information, please click here.

Belle Isle Marsh: Sunday, September 30th from 1-3pm in Belle Isle Park in East Boston. Enjoy live music, horse drawn hayrides, pumpkin decorating, live animals, touch tank of creatures, children’s art table, and more. Free. For more information, please click here.

College Day at Fenway Park: Saturday, September 29th from 11-5pm at Fenway Park (Gate B). There will be music, giveaways, and fun in fenway for college students. Free with valid college ID. For more information, please click here.

Microsoft O.A.R. And The Young Giant Concert: Saturday, September 29th in Salem, New Hampshire. Microsoft is kicking off their Salem, NH store opening with a free concert on Saturday. The first 1,500 people to enter the Microsoft Salem store on Saturday will receive two free tickets to O.A.R. And The Young Giant Concert that night. For more information, click visit their facebook page here.

Topsfield Fair (Girl Scout Day): Saturday, September 29th at the Topsfield Fairgrounds in Topsfield, MA. All girls scouts that enter the fairgrounds in uniform (and one parent too) will receive free entry to the fair! (However, you do have to pay $10 for parking and whatever you ride and consume). For more information, please visit their website here.

Ducklings 25th Birthday: Saturday, September 29th from 10-1pm in the Public Garden. The ducklings have cheered on many different events and boston sport teams throughout their 25 years, but now it’s time to celebrate the cutest ducklings in the park as they celebrate 25 years! There will be music, magic, juggling, and more including a birthday card for Mrs. Mallard and her family! Free. For more information, please click here.

There are a lot of fun and cheap things to do in the city this weekend! Don’t worry if you try and tackle too much on Saturday, luckily you can stop by a coffee shop to celebrate National Coffee Day with a free hot coffee!

What are you looking forward to the most this weekend?!


Free Medium Beverage at Dunkin’s!

If you aren’t a DD Perks account holder, head to the Dunkin’ Donuts website to create an account. Within 48 hours you should receive a coupon for a free medium beverage! You will also receive a free medium beverage on your birthday and special offers each month! It takes about 48 hours to begun a perks member, and even longer to get your free coffee, so make sure you fill out your account right when you sign up to speeden up the process to get your free beverage!