Quickly Around Town, Things to Do

6th Annual Salem Film Fest

Looking for something to do this week? Head north and check out Salem Film Fest running March 7th to March 11th showcasing documentary work from all over the world.

Still plenty of time to check out the Salem Film Fest, which runs through Thursday. Check out what's screening: http://t.co/OUn20YcGks
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The Salem Film Fest focuses on well-told stories with strong technical elements and interesting visual approaches, each film screened over the week-long schedule represents an immersive aesthetic experience, an opportunity to glimpse the world with fresh eyes, and leave changed as a result. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for Seniors/Students/Children.

Run and operated entirely by volunteers, the weeklong festival has become a community wide event with screenings at CinemaSalem and the Peabody Essex Museum.

Check out the list of Films and Events here.

Fort Point, Quickly Around Town

Design Biennial Boston

Design Biennial

The Boston Design Biennial is a juried exhibition and publication of design work open to Greater Boston’s emerging practices and individuals working in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban design. Tonight, head over to the BSA Space, for the third Design Biennial exhibition gallery opening. The gallery is a showcase of work from Greater Boston’s design leaders sponored by pinkcomma gallery and the BSA.

Winners of the call for entry will be unveiling their site-specific installation in the BSA gallery tonight.

Join us for the opening reception of the third Design Biennial Boston tomorrow at 6pm at #BSASpace. Free and open to the public. Please RT.

I’m looking forwarding to seeing Matter Design Studio’s installation. Matter Design Studio, a collaborative design studio, founded in 2008, envi­sions architectural prac­tice as a mar­riage between draw­ing and making by blending the ideas of architectural representation and contractor methods of making. Matter Design has designed and fabricated a concrete half-scale “Helix” stair that will “skewer the existing entry stair at the BSA”.

Downtown, Quickly Around Town, Things to Do

Send-Off for John Kerry: Thursday, 6 p.m. at Faneuil Hall

Looking to inject a little political rally into your week? With Senator John Kerry almost cleared to leave Capitol Hill for Foggy Bottom, a public farewell party is scheduled at Faneuil Hall on Thursday evening to celebrate his service to the Commonwealth, We Love Beantown has learned.

The Associated Press reports Mr. Kerry’s nomination as Secretary of State by President Obama has been unanimously approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the full senate may vote to confirm his appointment as soon as this afternoon. Thus, Mr. Kerry’s soon-to-be-former-Massachusetts team is hosting the event on Thursday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. at Faneuil Hall. Attendees are advised to arrive at 5:15 p.m. If you are interested or involved in Massachusetts politics, this is going to be a who’s-who, and definitely a must-attend.

Back Bay, Neighborhoods, Quickly Around Town, Things to Do, We Love Drinks

Social Boston Sports Says Wine Drinking is a Sport

This was my first experience with an event put on by Social Boston Sports (SBS), and I had a fantastic time! My two girlfriends and I decided to check out a Wine Tasting at Back Bay Social Club last Wednesday sponsored by SBS. I have been to other wine tastings in the past, resulting with me only liking maybe one or two of the wines, but at the SBS event, I loved all the fantastic wines they chose!

My friend Stacy remarked that, “I really enjoyed learning about each wine in a comfortable, social atmosphere with other people my age.”

I agree with her completely. The event was not pretentious or formal. This format was great for me because I love wine and wanted to learn about it, but don’t like “foodies” ruining tasting experiences for me.

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Back Bay, Things to Do

Beating Myself Up, I Mean, CrossFit, for Free

I have kicked up my usual gym workouts to 5-6 day-a-week intense-sessions for the past 3 weeks. Yes, I am trying my first ever New Year’s resolution, and so far I am sticking with it. I always thought New Year fitness resolutions were a waste of time, only to end with a mouth full of chocolate. I have stopped eating out for lunch and made a commitment to the gym due to my new love of kickboxing. My friends have also been working hard, doing yoga, pilates, running, and Zumba-ing. Although we have adapted new dietary lifestyles and fitness training regiments, we were in search of something to spice up our daily workouts.

Hello CrossFit…

The idea of CrossFit didn’t terrify me…until I saw this YouTube video.

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