Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: July 24, 2013

Boston Strong

That is one amazing sand castle.

It makes me realize I’ve got a helluva lot of sand sculpting skills to learn to do if I ever want to create anything more than a big mound with a “moat” or the ever-classic “Human covered in sand” – the people that create these sculptures are impressive.

Twenty-five artists created 15 pieces surrounding the Boston Strong tribute sculpture as part of the annual National Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach this past weekend.

And the rainbow in this photo is just the icing on the cake of amazingness, very fitting given the sentiments of the sculpture.

Thanks to Lee Costa for posting this gem on our We Love Beantown Flickr page. It’s not crazy hot anymore, but we’re still in the thick of summer, so get thee to a beach and get your sand sculpt on!

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Boston Calling, Leaves Voicemail for September 7

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Resting in the wake of this weekend’s Boston Calling festival wasn’t enough for Crash Line Productions. As The National took the stage to close out the festival on City Hall Plaza on Sunday night, producers announced a sequel: another two day festival– same vibe, same  channel– for September 7 and 8, 2013.

Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit will headline and are supported by Local Natives, Major Lazer, Deer Tick, hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar, and a ton of other acts. Though Passion Pit is touted as a Cambridge act, I hold with particular pride that front man Mike Angelakos is actually from Buffalo.

Like this weekend’s production, September’s Boston Calling will see two stages, a VIP section, and food truck “pavillion.” General admission weekend passes start at $120 and VIP weekend passes are $325, with prices slated to go up later in the summer. Tickets go on sale on May 31 at The Sinclair or Royale box offices (no service charge) or at

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:
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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.

Downtown, We Love Music

BOSTON CALLING Tickets on Sale Now

Remember that sweet concert announced last week?

The one at City Hall Plaza with every indie precious darling you’ve ever sang along to on Spotify?

Well, a lot of people are pumped and, unsurprisingly, early-sale tickets sold out for BOSTON CALLING, which features fun., Andrew Bird, The Shins. However: regular tickets are on sale now. Go get’em, kids.

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Boston Calling at the Top of the Dial: Music Festival May 25, Tickets on Sale Friday


“Menino will like it; Rock the plaza, Rock the plaza…”

Enough with The Clash references. The Bowery Boston, the entertainment production company that books such venues as The Sinclair and Royale, this morning announced a two-day music festival at City Hall Plaza, and it’s going to rock this city’s indie precious heart. Boston Calling Music Festival is a GO for May 25 and 26, 2013.

If you listen to WERS you should attend. Fun. and The National headline, while Andrew Bird will make us swoon, hopefully singing “It Ain’t Easy Being Green”. Fantastic artists like Young the Giant, The Shins, Of Monster and Men, Dirty Projectors and more cool kid darlings round out the bill.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. There’s no service charge if you buy at the box offices of The Sinclair or Royale.

This is a great step for the city of Boston, joining New York, Chicago, and San Francisco with a weekend festival of its own. Hats off to creators Brian Appel and Mike Snow of Crash Line Productions for bringing live music to the streets of Boston this Spring!

JUST ANNOUNCED! May 25/26 @ Music Festival! Visit for more info! #BostonCalling
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