Archive | November, 2015

Boston Fun for Everyone! (November 20-22)

19 Nov

Happy Thursday, Boston Life!

The Boston Life WordPress series about upcoming weekend activities continues! Remember: Every Thursday, we post a list of upcoming weekend activities for families, couples, and friends alike! Please post here if there is a certain type of activity you would like to see more of (art, music, food, exercise, etc.)! And let us know how your experience was if you go to any of these events!


note: “FREE” means admission does not cost money; items/food bought at the event may have their own prices

More than One Day
Boston Latino International Film Festival (November 19-22, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
          various Boston locations
          $10 (or free)
Blue Man Group – Boston (until January 31)
          Charles Playhouse (Boston, MA)
           $57 – $103 per person
$20 Boston Symphony Tickets for Patrons under 40-Year-Old (ongoing)
          Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
          $20 per person
Play: Fiddler on the Roof (until November 28)
          The Footlight Club (Jamaica Plain, MA)
          $25 per person
Play: “A Confederacy of Dunces” (with Nick Offerman)(until December 20)
          Boston University Theatre (Boston, MA)
          $25 – $99 per person
Play: “Elf” the Broadway Musical (until December 6)
          Citi Performing Arts Center (Boston, MA)
          $35 – $125 per person


Friday (November 20)
Anne Taylor Cashmere & Cocoa In-Store Event (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
          Prudential Center (Boston, MA)
          FREE
Pavement Comedy Night (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
          Pavement Coffeehouse (Boston, MA)
          $4 per person
6th Annual Local Craft Brew Festival (6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
          Cruiseport Boston (Boston, MA)
$50 – $140 per person
This is Tango Now (8 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
          Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, MA)
          $36 per person


Saturday (November 21)
Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting Spectacular (2 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
          Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Boston, MA)
          FREE
Beer Summit Harvest Festival (5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
           Park Plaza Castle (Boston, MA)
           $55 per person
Trivia Night: Turkey Trivia (7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
           The NonProfit Center Boston (Boston, MA)
           $35 per person
Voyage Piano Trio (8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
           New School of Music (Cambridge, MA)
           FREE


Sunday (November 22)
Christmas Shopping Fair (12 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
          Veronica Robles Cultural Center (East Boston, MA)
FREE
Cocktail Wars 2015 (6 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
          The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA)
          $1 per person
Four-Handed Illusions: An Intimate Evening of Magic and Comedy (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
          Hampshire House (Boston, MA)
$50 per person


We hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sincerely,
Boston Life Staff

Boston Fun for Everyone! (November 13 – 15)

11 Nov

Happy Thursday, Boston Life!

The Boston Life WordPress series about upcoming weekend activities continues! Remember: Every Thursday, we post a list of upcoming weekend activities for families, couples, and friends alike! Please post here if there is a certain type of activity you would like to see more of (art, music, food, exercise, etc.)! And let us know how your experience was if you go to any of these events!


note: “FREE” means admission does not cost money; items/food bought at the event may have their own prices

More than One Day
39th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair (November 13 – 15)
          Hynes Convention Center (Boston, MA)
          $10 – $20 per person
Blue Man Group – Boston (Now – November 15)
          Charles Playhouse (Boston, MA)
           $58 – $103 per person
$20 Boston Symphony Tickets for Patrons under 40-Year-Old (ongoing)
          Symphony Hall (Boston, MA)
          $20 per person
Play: Fiddler on the Roof (until November 21)
          The Footlight Club (Jamaica Plain, MA)
          $25 per person
Play: “A Confederacy of Dunces” (with Nick Offerman)(until December 20)
          Boston University Theatre (Boston, MA)
          $25 – $99 per person


Friday (November 13)
Engaging Immigrant Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners (8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
          Bunker Hill Community College Entrepreneurship Center (Charlestown, MA)
          $20 per person
“Local Gifting for the Holidays” Food Bank Discussion (12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
          Boston Public Market (Boston, MA)
          FREE
Art Exhibit: Modern Masters (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
          Martin Lawrence Gallery (Boston, MA)
          FREE
Huzzah! Colonial Tavern Nights (7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
          Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum (Boston, MA)
          $45 per person


Saturday (November 14)
Festi-Fall and Craft Fair at the Jackson Mann (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
          Jackson-Mann School (Allston, MA)
          FREE
New Blue Holiday Makers’ Market (12 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
           Out of the Blue Too Gallery (Cambridge, MA)
           FREE
Bantam Cider Company Taproom Tastings (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
           Bantam Cider Company (Somerville, MA)
           FREE


Sunday (November 15)
Kids’ Shows: Vanessa Trien and The Jumping Monkeys (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
          Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline, MA)
$9 – $12 per person
Building a New Cultural Narrative for Social Justice (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
          Boston Ethical Community (Cambridge, MA)
          FREE
Fun-Filled Open House (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
          The Plein-Air Art Academy (Brighton, MA)
          FREE
Thirsty Scholar Trivia (8 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
          The Thirsty Scholar Pub (Somerville, MA)
          FREE


We hope everyone has a great weekend!

Sincerely,
Boston Life Staff

Phrase of the Week

11 Nov

Good morning, Boston Life!

It’s time for the English phrase of the week! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask us–administration and teachers alike! Have a great time learning!

Sincerely,
Boston Life Administration


PHRASE OF THE WEEK
“Give me a hand.” OR “Gimme a hand.”

“Give me a hand” is an English phrase that is a way to ask for help with a task. “Give me a hand” would be used if one person would like the assistance of another person. It is an informal phrase that means, “Would you help me with this?” The second form of the sentence, “Gimme a hand” is a shortened version of the first form. “Gimme” is a shorter way to say “Give me” in English.

For example:
Person A: “Could you give me a hand with these bags?”
Person B: “Of course I’ll help you carry your groceries to your apartment!”
Person A: “Thank you!”