Fenway, OUT & About, Sports Department

‘The Sandlot’ to be Screened at Fenway on Aug 21st

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of one of the all time classic baseball movies, the Red Sox will be showing ‘The Sandlot‘ at Fenway Park on August 21st at 8pm (park will be open at 7pm).

Admission is free for season ticket holders and members of the Red Sox Kid Nation. Other general admission tickets for the public are priced at $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-12, and free for kids 2 and under. They can be purchased at redsox.com/sandlot, by calling (877) REDSOX-9, or by visiting the Fenway Park ticket office.

Don’t be an L7 weenie, this is not to be missed.


Via Boston.com

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Father John Misty @ HOB Re-Cap

Aubrey Plaza’s everywhere these days huh?

Former Fleet Foxes drummer Father John Misty aka J. Tillman aka Joshua Tillman, crushed the House of Blues last night. After fighting an early dismissed Sox game, I got in right in time for his opening monologue, disecting his pre-set music. In case you don’t know, unintentional/intentional comedy is part of the show. The banter, in between most of the songs off the highly acclaimed, Fear Fun, is often a highlight of the show. In fact before the encore began he kicked off a “Q and A”, where he let us know:

  • He doesn’t like Kanye West
  • He won’t be hanging out with a female fan who asked him to meet a Newport Folk Festival this weekend.
  • And finally his biggest regret musically has been not learning a 12 minute version of “Free Bird”, to shove in the face of the guy who screams it at every concert, ever.

The actual music of the encore included a new song, Bored in the USA, and a phenomenal version of The Beatles, Happiness is a Warm Gun.

Overall A+ show. I’m looking forward to the next new album and maybe an R. Kelly cover next time.


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Upgrade Your Late Night at the Hawthorne to an Overnight Stay

WeLoveBeantown recently got word that the Hotel Commonwealth-affiliated bar, The Hawthorne, has taken a play from Minibar at the Copley Square Hotel.

Boston Fourth of July Fireworks

Night-owls or newly acquainted lovebirds can easily extend their stay at the glitzy cocktail bar into an overnight upstairs at the Hotel Commonwealth for a cool $199 (when available). Those who take advantage of the offer don’t even have to fret about walking up early to clock out, as the offer comes with a built in late-night check out. Know your audience, I suppose.

One might wonder if the last minute hotel finder Hotel Tonight had anything to do with this new offering. But, no matter why – some nights are too good to end at 2am or at an ugly, cramped apartment. Pretend you’re fancy for a night.

It seems the enticing (one-night stand) package is now available to test-drive. Keep it classy, Boston.

Fenway, Sports Department, Things to Do

Spirit of the Marathon 2 at Regal Fenway

It’s been almost 6 weeks since the Boston Marathon, and you’ve vowed to run the marathon next year. Awesome! But then…the sinking feeling comes in. *Gulp* I’m running a marathon?

Get ready to be inspired! Next Wednesday June 12th, ‘Spirit of the Marathon 2′ will be playing in movie theaters across the US for a one-time-only 7:00pm showing. The award winning ‘Spirit of the Marathon’ followed a handful of runners – both professional and amateur – as they trained for the Chicago Marathon. The sequel follows seven runners as they get ready to run the 2012 Rome Marathon – the original marathon. If the sequel is anything like the original, get ready for injury heartbreak, inspirational stories, and honest storytelling about one of the most physically demanding activities in the world.

Spirit of the Marathon 2 will be playing at Regal Fenway 13 in Boston, as well as other theaters in the suburbs. Get your tickets now!

Bill Greene // Boston Globe

Bill Greene // Boston Globe