Outside the Frame
Your local guide to what’s happening in Boston — with a flair for the avant-garde.
From big events like concerts and festivals to low-key local happenings, here are our recommendations for things to do in Boston.
Finding the perfect gift in Boston is a breeze with a variety of popular destinations for every type of shopper. Explore some of the most popular spots in the area to find the ideal presents for all of your friends and family!
The Head of The Charles Regatta is not just another race; it's an institution in the world of rowing and a significant event on Boston's annual calendar. Taking place on the Charles River, which divides Boston and Cambridge, this regatta is the world's largest two-day rowing event.
As autumn settles in, Boston’s streets and parks come alive with brilliant shades of crimson, amber, and gold.
Get ready to groove to the rhythm and embrace the melodic sounds of jazz, as the Charles River Jazz Festival returns for its highly anticipated 3rd Annual entertainment extravaganza! Mark your calendars for July 16, 2023, and head over to the picturesque Herter Park Amphitheater located at 1175 Soldiers Field Rd in Boston, Massachusetts. From 1pm ET to 9pm ET, immerse yourself in a day filled with soulful tunes, delicious food, local art vendors, and a vibrant atmosphere suitable for the whole family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Year's Eve is just around the corner. Check out some of the best Boston parties to ring in 2020!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Need a last-minute Christmas gift? Head over to Harvard Square during your visit and snag some handmade goods at their annual Holiday Fair!
Time to get your groove on! December is chock-full of local shows and concerts, all within a short distance from Studio Allston.
Staying at Studio Allston this November? Don’t miss out on these five neighborhood events!
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!
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!
Get ready! Our hood's annual Allston Village Street Fair is back on September 30th!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.