Outside the Frame
Your local guide to what’s happening in Boston — with a flair for the avant-garde.
Boston Events & Local Happenings
From big events like concerts and festivals to low-key local happenings, here are our recommendations for things to do in Boston.
What to do Around Allston/Brighton During Spring
As winter fades away and spring blooms, Boston becomes an inviting destination for tourists and locals alike. One of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods, Allston, offers a range of activities to experience during this time of year. Whether you're looking to soak up the sun or enjoy some local culture, Allston has something for everyone.
Parks and Nature Reservations near Boston
When you want to be outside and away from large crowds, mother nature has the answer. We’ve talked about beaches near Boston, but when you want less sea and more green, nature reserves are the way to go. Escape from it all at these beautiful parks and nature reservations, less than an hour’s drive from Boston.
The Complete Guide to Fenway, Boston
Fenway Kenmore is a lively neighborhood in Boston mostly known for Fenway Park. But it’s home to so much more than that. Next time you’re in Beantown, catch a Red Sox game, go to a top art museum or drink the night away at a pub.
5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Boston
Still haven’t decided on the perfect date for Valentine’s Day? Beantown has everything from Instagram-worthy installation to naughty scavenger hunts. Scroll down and choose what you and your better half would enjoy the most.
Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Boston
This Chinese New Year join one of the biggest celebrations in the Northeast! Boston’s Chinatown is nestled between downtown and the financial district. There’s no better time to discover this neighborhood than during the Lunar New Year celebrations.
Best Winter Landscapes in Boston
Winter is officially here. The coldest time of the year is no reason to stay indoors. If you’re looking for the most beautiful and interesting photo opportunities in Boston, check out the following spots.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Boston
New Year's Eve is just around the corner. Check out some of the best Boston parties to ring in 2020!
Our Favorite Winter Markets in Boston
Beantown has dressed for the holidays! Combining yuletide traditions, contemporary art and crafts, eye-popping technology and design, Boston’s markets have it all covered. Experience a mixture of history and modernity at these great winter markets.
Boston’s Hippest Halloween Events
Let the crowds flock to Salem and ignore the touristy Halloween pub crawls. The spookiest weekend of the year is a chance to rub elbows with hip Bostonians at these events. Whether you want to party, carve pumpkins, have Halloween treats or see live art in action, there’s something for everyone.
All About Allston Village Street Fair
Allston Village Street Fair is the annual event that best underlines what distinguishes our neighborhood: its rich, multicultural heritage, youthful vibe and contemporary art scene. It’s even dubbed as Boston’s Hippest Multicultural Festival! Read all about it here.
5 September Festivals in Boston You Can’t Miss
Planning a trip to Beantown this month? The city is preparing for top festivals that highlight fitness, local and sustainable food, exceptional cinema and electronic music. Read more about them below.
What to Do in Boston this Labor Day
Thinking of squeezing one last summer getaway? Come to Boston this Labor Day! See fireworks, listen to amazing music or snag some free furniture. Scroll down and start packing your bags.
BostonFest: The Coolest Summer Event
This summer, where can you find the best of Boston? The best food, the best music and the best vibes? At BostonFest. But you’ll find so much more: the best and most inspiring startups in Beantown.
Our Favorite Beaches Near Boston
Can’t escape to a tropical island this season? You can still invoke the summer holiday feeling in Boston. Luckily, you don’t need to go to Martha’s Vineyard to feel the sand between your toes. These are our favorite beaches near Boston, most of them about an hour or less from Studio Allston.
How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Boston
The 4th of July is just around the corner and the city is buzzing with excitement. When it comes to Independence Day celebrations, there’s nowhere like Boston. After all, it all started right here! Check out the best events, from annual concerts to the reading of the Declaration of Independence.
A Self-Guided Tour of Allston’s Best Sights
Allston is a young and vibrant neighborhood built by forward-thinking and creative minds. Studio Allston happens to be at the center of the action and within walking distance of the best local spots. Step out of your room and discover Boston’s hippest neighborhood.
Cool Things To Do in Boston over Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day is around the corner and we all know what that symbolizes: the beginning of summer! Colleges may be getting ready to pack it up, but summer vibes in Boston are just getting started. If you’re visiting Beantown over Memorial Day weekend, here are some cool things to do.
Everyday Sustainable Practices to Start Today
Every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day. This is a time to reflect on our daily choices and their impact on our planet. Celebrating Earth Day involves raising awareness, participating in cleanup campaigns, marching and taking small but significant actions with long-term benefits.
5 Ways to Welcome Spring in Boston
As days grow milder, Boston becomes inundated with events and festivals that celebrate the beginning of spring. These are just some of the ways you can make the most of your visit in April.
How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Boston
Fish out your greenest outfit from your closet and join the St. Patrick’s Day festivities! This is an opportunity to be merry, sing, dance and celebrate Irish culture. Check out these local events.
Upcoming Film Festivals in Boston
Forget about star-studded Venice, Cannes, Toronto or Sundance. If you love the moving image, March and April are the best months for cinephiles to visit Boston.
‘Tis the Season to Shop: Harvard Square Holiday Fair
Need a last-minute Christmas gift? Head over to Harvard Square during your visit and snag some handmade goods at their annual Holiday Fair!
Snag Your Tickets to These Upcoming Concerts Near Studio Allston
Time to get your groove on! December is chock-full of local shows and concerts, all within a short distance from Studio Allston.
5 Things to Do in November Near Studio Allston
Staying at Studio Allston this November? Don’t miss out on these five neighborhood events!
Rock On: Hassle Fest 10 Underground Music & Art Festival
Hassle Fest is celebrating its 10th year of underground music and arts this November! Check out the lineup, download the playlist, and grab your tickets now!
Where to Spot Fall Foliage Near Studio Allston
Fall foliage is at its peak in Boston! Drop by these five parks to marvel at the beauty of New England’s changing leaves, right near Studio Allston!
Celebrate the Start of Fall at the Allston Village Street Fair
Get ready! Our hood's annual Allston Village Street Fair is back on September 30th!
10 Things to Do in Boston That Don't Cost a Dime
Trying to save a buck during your trip? Look no further — Boston is brimming with free activities, year-round. Here's 10 fan-favorites to take full advantage of.
Upcoming Boston Plays and Performances
It's showtime, ladies and gentleman! Some of the best plays and performances are on deck in Boston, and we've mapped out a roster of our favorites.
Laugh out Loud at These Upcoming Boston Comedy Acts
Boston boasts some of the best comedians on the East Coast! Laugh out loud at one of our five favorite upcoming comedy acts of the summer.
Everything You Need to Know About Sundays in SoWa
Here in Boston, we're all about supporting our local community of artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs. Each Sunday, the city dedicates a portion of the South of Washington neighborhood (hence, SoWa) to showcase a market full of food, art, and vintage goods. Here's everything you need to know to enjoy a summer Sunday in SoWa.
Celebrate July 4th the Boston Way
There’s nothing quite like celebrating the Fourth of July in Boston — the history, the crowds, the pride, the music, and oh, did we mention the food? Get in on the fun with these five local events.
Summer in the City: Outdoor Boston Events You Can't Miss
Summer has officially arrived in Beantown. Get outside and make the most of your stay at Studio Allston with fresh food, cold drinks, and partying under the summer sun.
Get Your Groove on at Fenway Summer Concerts & Berklee's Summer in the City Series
Get your dancin’ pants on — lineups for the Fenway Summer Concerts and Berklee Summer in the City Series have been released! Use this handy guide to explore the best warmth-weather concerts in Beantown.