Power Up Networking Event | Friday, Mar. 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | District Hall, 75 Northern Ave., Boston | Free | Boston youth interested in startups can attend this Seaport networking event to meet local innovators.
Saturday, March 25
Beats for EATS | Saturday, Mar. 25 | 7-11 p.m. | Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington | $125-$225 | Enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, silent auction items, and dancing to music by Soul City in support of Arlington EATS’ programs.
Sunday, March 26
Women’s Market | Sunday, Mar. 26 | 12 p.m. | Time Out Market, 401 Park Dr., Boston | Free to attend | Grab a glass of wine to sip while you shop handmade candles, jewelry, and plant-based skincare products.
Kong Do Pop Up | Sunday, Mar. 26 | 4-8 p.m. | Lamplighter Broadway, 284 Broadway, Cambridge | Price of purchase | Treat yourself to Chinese cuisine for dinner at the Broadway taproom.
Monday, March 27
Celebration of Japanese Whiskey and Spirits | Monday, Mar. 27 | 5:30 p.m. | Momosan Ramen Boston, 80 Causeway St., Boston | $75 | Head to Hub Hall to immerse yourself in the world of Japanese whiskey with one drink ticket and four food stations
5 Point Film Festival | Monday, Mar. 27 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Castle Island Brewing Co., 10 Old Colony Ave., Boston | $20 | Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a night of adventure films, local beverages, and a gear raffle.
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The former Topside Grille & Pub in Gloucester is reopening as Topside Bistro on Wednesday, March 29. The Cape Ann eatery will serve an all-day menu with locally sourced comfort food (think: lots of seafood) + beverages like craft cocktails and beer.
Boston’s annual “Love Your Block” neighborhood cleanups will take place on Saturday, April 22 and Saturday, April 29. Learn more about the city beautification program and sign up to volunteer or host a cleanup site in your community.
The DATTCO bus route that travels from towns like Fall River and New Bedford to Boston will shut down on Sunday, April 16. The new South Coast Commuter Rail is expected to start serving southeastern Massachusetts and Boston later this year. (WGBH)
Cognito Therapeutics has raised $73 million to fund a clinical study of an experimental headset device aimed at stalling Alzheimer’s disease. The Boston-based startup’s work is based on research by MIT scientists, and the study is expected to wrap up by 2025. (Boston Globe)
$1.45 billion. That’s the approved budget for the Boston Public Schools upcoming academic year, which is $65 million higher than last year. The district’s priorities include improving parent engagement and closing achievement gaps between high-needs learners + peers. (WBUR)
$241. That’s the real price of a roundtrip ticket from Boston to Barcelona sold this year via Going — a travel membership that alerts you when flight prices drop. Sign up for a free membership or try an Elite membership for free if you’re interested in business and first class tickets, too.
Does your child dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon? What about an engineer? With the University of Rochester’s Pre-College Online program, they can gain first-hand STEM knowledge(think: orthopedics, medicine, and engineering), all from one of the world’s leading research universities. Explore courses + sign up your child.*
We want to wish a happy birthday (on Sunday) to our teammate Jess, BOStoday City Editor. Happy birthday, Jess!
Did you know today is the last day to enter our Six & Main Spring Forward Contest? The winner + two of their friends will receive a prize from one of our coffee/tea brand partners. Spring on over to Instagram to learn more.
If you saw the actor filming around the North End, we’re eternally jealous. | Photo by @amyeee.jun
March has been a big month for local Matt Damon moments.
ICYMI, a unit in the South Boston apartment building featured in “Good Will Hunting” was listed for sale. Then, the Cambridge-born actor returned to our city this week to shoot scenes for “The Instigators” with Casey Affleck at Bova’s Bakery.
To honor the actor’s homecoming — and cope with the fact that we haven’t personally spotted him — we’re highlighting a couple classic spots featured in “Good Will Hunting.”
I had just started to recover from the tragedy of no more Dunkaccinos when I learned that Dunkin’ is selling breakfast tacos. I’m not a fan of either announcement, but at least the coffee chain is giving Bostonians lots to taco ‘bout.