It's the most wonderful time of the year - and you better hope you made the “nice” list, because Do617 is throwing a party in celebration of everyone's favorite Boston "holiday," Allston Christmas.

The 3rd-annual Allston Christmas Party will be held on Labor Day (September 4) at Brighton Music Hall, is 100% free and all-ages (21+ to drink), and will feature performances by Marcela Cruz, Latrell James, Magen Tracy & The Missed Connections, Elephants, and Glass Half Empty. 

You just moved out of your apartment, dealt with Boston gridlock and truck rental, and probably lifted a ton of furniture up and down way too many stairs. Relax, hear some tunes, and come party with us. Thanks to our sponsors Pabst Blue Ribbon and Deep Eddy Vodka.


(BOS)TONS TO-DO! August 25-28

verwhelmed by the number of awesome events available this weekend? Have no fear, Secret Boston is here to help! We’ve sorted through all the options and created a sample itinerary for those looking to explore all that Boston has to offer:


DJ Party @ ICA


Tonight @ ICA

6:30 - 10:00

Come out tonight for an awesome experience ladies and gents to the ICA's Summer Fridays and view their public art installation Culture Club (Part 2) A two-part outdoor audio/visual installation series. Vinyl-based DJ sets pair with otherworldly visual installations by Boston–area artists for energetic and exploratory nights on the harbor. Tickets and admission is $15 ($5 for ICA members)



Jazz Fest

Get ready for the 6th Annual Boston Jazz Fest! Bringing all sort of jazz artists and musicians, Boston Jazz Fest brings only the best jazz in all of it's forms. Admission is FREE, there will be food and drinks, and all it takes to get there is a ride on the T / Silverline to the Boston Maritime Park on the Seaport.

Mayweather vs McGregor Fight


       8:00 p.m

It's the fight of the century and if you don't have a place to watch it from have no fear because Cask N' Flagon has your back. Coming at ya this Saturday they Invite you to their Mayweather, Jr. vs. McGregor - "The Money Fight" Viewing Party. Come out and hang to witness history. Tickets and admission is $30 (21+)



Boston Fermentation Festival


The annual Boston Fermentation Festival is back! Going 5 years strong come and enjoy the wonderful food science of FERMENTATION. Comprised of a whole bunch of speakers, demonstrations, plenty of fermented samples, words from various scientists and authors alike! The whole festival goes down on Sunday, August 27th and is FREE and if you want to attend the AFTER PARTY by you tickets here ($25)

Young Singles Hike


       5:15 p.m.

Up for making new friends this weekend? Well head down to Quincy for awesome afternoon Young Singles Hike this Sunday to meet other young and single professionals for a chance to make some new connections. Tickets are $15 to join and sure to get there early!....oh and did we mention it's also 420 friendly? :)


Barre Rave 

7:00 - 8:00

Next Monday @ 7 p.m. come try out out your favorite Barre class @ Studio U in Alston in a black light setting with fun techno type music! The Barre Rave is 50 minutes, prior barre is experience is preferred but not required for this epic black light rave! Tickets are $20 so you don't wanna miss out on a cool change to change up your daily workout routine!



Send off the summer in style with Fireworks!

That's right people, Summer is ending soon, but lets send it off with a hell of a time. Mayor Marty Walsh and the City of (BOS)ton invites all you, it's sexy, intelligent and charismatic citizens, NEXT WEEK, Thursday, August 31st @ 8 p.m.! to come out for the annual Labor Day Weekend FIREWORKS! Going off high in the sky above Boston Harbor come with friends, family or even a special someone to end the summer with an unforgettable memory.

And check out below for some suggested viewing locations. Think you can get the best spots before everyone else?

The Great Boston Rib Fest

Summer is sadly coming to an end, so Dorchester Brewing wanted to throw one last hurrah before Labor Day, so that means they're bringing you The Great Boston Rib Cookoff! They're bringing you some of the best restaurants in Dorchester and beyond to offer you up a tasting of the best ribs around. Sunday, August 27th, @ 12-3 p.m. (or until the ribs last!). All you need to do is vote on your favorites for all of our categories. The event is FREE, but donations towards a charity of the winners choice are greatly appreciated!

Come out to try some of the best ribs in town from...

Summer Sour Hour @ Boston Harbor Hotel w/ Night Shift Brewing

Boston Harbor Hotel is thrilled to welcome Night Shift Brewing and beer lovers for Sour Hour, an evening featuring beers from Night Shift’s mixed fermentation sour ale series such as their Guava Weisse and Boysen Weisse with plenty more beers to drink tap!! Boston Harbor Hotel’s distinguished culinary team will also be serving up small bites alongside these libations, including $4 oysters, $4 shrimp cocktail, and $5 sliders.  Tickets and admission are $10 (plus one free beer). Everything goes down tomorrow, Thursday @ 6:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m

SoWa is Back!

That's right peeps SoWa Market is back for another weekend (Until October!) Going 14 years strong come out an enjoy a weekend (Saturday and Sunday @ 10:00 a.m.) of thousand Boston best and brightest local artists, farmers, chefs, brewers and musicians. Driven by the goal of building community and supporting small businesses, the SoWa Open Market provides an opportunity for local artisans to share their products and passions. Each weekend, vendors and thousands of visitors from across New England converge in SoWa, amidst a vibrant landscape of artist studios, galleries, boutiques, and design showrooms. Meet the makers, explore the neighborhood, and shop local this weekend!

North End Pizza Tour!


@ 11:00 am or @ 2:00 pm

All my pizza lovers rejoice!

Explore Boston's oldest neighborhood as you stroll through the North End, settled in 1630! Italian is still spoken in the quaint, cobblestone streets of this historic area. This 2½ hour North End Pizza Tour is perfect for family or even that special someone who likes romantic walks with cheese and sauce. Enjoy THREE slices of the very best pizza in the city, while seeing FIVE of Boston's most historic Freedom Trail sites! Tickets are always available and tours are every weekday, so what are you waiting for?!

Champagne Party @ The Intercontinental

You can't miss this one folks. On Friday & Saturday Join your favorite (BOS)tonians for an awesome evening G.H. Mumm Champagne at their Patio Saber Party!!! Admission is Free, so RSVP and you get to watch in awe the corks come flying off with the swish of a blade all to the beats of DJ Hectik! It's definitely something you don't wanna miss!

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Meditation in a Cocoon @ Swet Studio


8:15 - 9:15

Prepare for the ultimate way to unwind. Tonight, Monday, August 28st, @ 8:15 p.m. join your favorite (BOS)tonians for a night of pure bliss and relaxation @ Swet Studio's Cocooning, Guided Meditation Class in  the South End. Relax and experience the calm of guided meditation class, while suspended in a floating silk hammock. It's the perfect way to blow off some steam  and to let the worries of the world roll of your mind. Tickets and admission vary, and if you plan on going don't be late!

When:  Tonight, Monday, August 21st, @ 8:15 p.m
Where: Swet Studio: 
480 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118


@ Swet Studio

Grab a beer @ Harpoon X-Night


Tuesday August 22nd

7:30 - 9:30

Love beer and pretzels?! Well head on over to Harpoon Brewery for their monthly Harpoon X-Nights, where once a month Harpoon Brewery Invites you to come and try out a new and unreleased test batches of experimental brews! Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 22nd @ 7:30 p.m. head on over to Harpoon Brewery for an awesome night of laughs, burps and beer! Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here....oh did we mention you get a sweet Harpoon X-Night mug.

When: Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 22nd @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

(BOS)TONS TO DO! (August 18th-21)

Overwhelmed by the number of awesome events available this weekend? Have no fear, Secret Boston is here to help! We’ve sorted through all the options and created a sample itinerary for those looking to explore all that Boston has to offer:


Watch Speed (35mm) @ Coolidge Corner Theater

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If you love movies then you can' t miss this classic. Tonight @ Midnight! Join us at Coolidge After Midnite for an awesome after dark showing of Speed (starring Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper and Sandra Bullock) on 35mm! Keanu Reeves plays a young cop who must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. Get your tickets now!

Friday Night Ice Skating + DJ 

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Wan't a perfect date night? Look no further! Tonight at @ 8 pm. The Skating Club of Boston is back with their weekly Friday Skate Nights. Cool off from the summer heat and show us your hottest dance moves. On the ice! With a DJ! 

Free DJ Workshop 

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Ever want to learn how to make fire on the turntables and be the life of the party? Tonight @ 7 p.m., hosted by DJ Rugged One come and get the chance to learn the basics and beginning of Djing using Serato Dj, (one of the most widely used Djing software in the world!) The path to being a great Dj starts here!


Brew at the Zoo 

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The annual Brew at the Zoo is back! Franklin Park Zoo invites you all come on down and explore and observe the exotic animals they showcase while sipping on some delicious beers and brews brought by variety of breweries and restaurants. Everything goes down tomorrow, Saturday, August 19th @ 4:00 p.m. (3:30 for VIP) and tickets can be purchased here.

Sleepover Fest IV (THE FINAL ONE)

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Hey music fans. It's sad to see Sleepover Fest is having it's last run ever tomorrow, August 19th. But let's not cry and only jam out with your favorite indie artists over in Worchester @ The Collective A-Go-Go @ 2 p.m. Let's make this one a record for the history books!



Sweat Crawl @ Backbay

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Break out those sweat bands and water bottles because on Sunday, August 20th @ 12:30 pm prepare to get in shape! Join other fit -loving Bostonians on the Sweat Crawl as they go from fitness studios to cycling gyms, to yoga halls and everything in the between all along back bay! Tickets start @ $35!

 Riverside BBQ Series

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If you're just dying for some good eats you just have to check out the Riverside BBQ Series. On Sunday, August 20th @ 4 pm, come out to enjoy bomb BBQ and Live music in an all-inclusive backyard BBQ experience, topped with a lot of beer from a lot awesome breweries. Tickets can be purchased here and act fast as Secret Boston has it's own promo code ( secretboston ) for $5 off your purchase!

Honey Beer and Biscuits @ Sam Adams

Thursday, 8/17

5:30 - 8:30

HOOOOO BOYYYYY!!! This is a special one in my heart...namely beer and biscuits! Hang out the crew of Sam Adams after hours @ their Honey Queen Release Party. Enjoy a special release batch of their infamously delicious beer all coupled together with southern style biscuits with that sweet, sweet honey butter straight from Sweet Cheeks BBQ! It all goes down tomorrow, Thursday, August 17th @ 5:30 p.mTickets and Admission are $10 dollars so be there if you want the time of your life!

When: Thursday, August 17th @ 5:30 p.m
Where: Samuel Adams Boston Brewery, 30 Germania St, Boston, MA 02130

Cool Hand Luke @ Sunset Cinema


6:30 - 10:15

Check it out you savvy film buffs! Join your favorite (BOS)tonians at the MFA's Sunset Cinema tomorrow,Thursday, August 17th @ 6:30pm for a FREE showing of Cool Hand Luke. Cemented as a Paul Newman's greatest role and directed by Stuart Rosenberg; Newman stars in the title role as Luke, a prisoner in a Florida prison camp who refuses to submit to the system. There's going to be live music, games and make-able arts before the picture starts so be sure to get there early! Grab a blanket, some snacks and your favorite person to snuggle up to and enjoy the night while it's young!

WhenThursday August 17th @ 6:30pm
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115