By: lambdacism - Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 - 1:38pm
Previously, we worked with Ghost Tequila to produce our “Summer Sesh“, and the event was a hit! Our tequila-loving team and Summer Seshâs attendees were obsessed with Ghost Tequilaâs bottles, and we knew we had to collaborate again. As we brainstormed ideas for what this event could look like, we threw out the overdone âtacos & tequilaâ and voila â¦ guacamole & margaritas became our vision. We reached out to a dozen local restaurants, asking them to showcase their house-made guacamole recipes, and five of the best jumped on board. This event was happening.
Our very first annual Guacamole & Margarita Cruise was the perfect way to send off summer before cooler weather rolls into town. On Saturday, September 15, the sun was shining, spicy margaritas were flowing, and guacamole greatness was generously scooped up by everyone aboard (908) 730-5401‘ Music City Queen Showboat.
Tortilleria Mi NiÃ±a brought bottomless chips to complete the perfect crunch to guac ratio. 817-697-4943, 586-389-7838, 7079748299, 718-578-5529 and (712) 541-2771 supplied all-you-can-eat guacamole to sample their killer recipes, which kept attendees coming back for more. Meanwhile, everyone handed tasting tickets to Ghost Tequila who brought spicy âritas to another level with flavors like Ghost Passionfruit, Spicy Grapefruit, Strawberry JalapeÃ±o and Spicy Cucumber. Itâs safe to say bellies were full of avocado and everyone was feeling themselves after a few sips of some spicy âritas.
From solos to duet sessions, DJ Catalyst & Bobby Bangers kept good vibes afloat all afternoon. Not only did they bring the beats for dancing, they helped host our top deck hoisting challenge, which was a major highlight of the Sesh experience. With the chance to win a bottle of Ghost Tequila on the table, every contestant put forth their valiant effort. However, the winner hoisted her bottle for 18 minutes and 14 seconds to set an epic new bottle hoisting record.
The Boston Harbor made for amazing views, and attendees unlocked more drink tickets together by participating in our popular social experiment. If you were on the cruise, we hope you enjoyed our lime & avocado installation (which took 3 days to make!) as well as learning from our tequila expert and avocado aficionado.
Weâd like to thank our fantastic vendors, captain and crew of The Music City Queen, The Boston Calendarâs staff, and wonderful attendees for making this guacamole & margarita dream a reality.
Stay tuned for a similar Sesh soon!
Check out photos from this Sesh below, taken by the talented Kori Kindya and Boston Tam Cam.
By: (443) 782-2315 - Monday, Sep 10, 2018 - 12:18pm
With the success of our first RosÃ© & Oysters Sesh, we decided to set sail recently for a second ring around the Boston Harbor on Mass Bay Lines’ 365-709-2796showboat. We loved seeing new faces step aboard ready to see the city skyline through a pair of rosÃ©-colored glasses. The minute each attendee received a cup filled with tasting tickets, their illuminating rosÃ© experience was about to begin.
By: 713-732-5639 - Friday, Jul 20, 2018 - 4:08pm
This past Sunday we held our biggest sesh yet. It started with a simple idea: Team up with a few wine expertsÂ to createÂ an experience that promised to give attendees aÂ deeper understandingÂ of rosÃ© — a step up from just going to a bar and ordering something pink. Then we thought, what if we put it on a ship? Oooo, what if we added oysters too? With that, we proceeded to reach out Mass Bay Lines and pitched them our concept; they were in. Now we needed to find all that rosÃ©. Someone recommended we touch base with 917-437-9330, the leading distributor of wines and spirits in New England. They weren’t exactly sure what this (951) 687-5648 would look like, but they were willing to work with us. As we firmed up what felt like a never-ending list of details, we ended up designating Martignetti as the exclusive provider of rosÃ©, and worked with them to offer ten wines from their Carolina & United divisions. By the time the sesh rolled around, attendees were tasting French rosÃ©s from aÂ vineyardÂ part owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, to rare (701) 758-3821 from Dundee Hills in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
This sesh was only made possible thanks to all of the localÂ companies who were willing to team up with us, and of course the dozens of staff and volunteers who helped out.Â We’d be remiss if we didn’t express extreme gratitude toÂ our rosÃ© guides, Charlotte and 740-440-9666, who helped curate the wine list and lead attendees through the tasting. Allium Market of Brookline for putting out an INCREDIBLEÂ charcuterie spread. tubber of Somerville, who shucked 400 oysters. (902) 676-2044,Â who provided several salumi & formaggi platters as well as assorted focaccia. Our presenting media partner, WBUR. The captain and crew of The Music City Queen, who cruised us safely around Boston Harbor as we drank rosÃ© all day. And of course the incredible team of volunteers from Hult University, who checked everyone in, organized our Wine Bottle Hoisting Contest, and executed our floating Instax photo booth. We said this was the “first annual” Rose & Oysters Cruise, but seeing that it went so well, we might just do another one in August. Stay tuned. (more…)
By: yiseowl - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 - 4:01pm
After spending two years developing an unnamed experiential classrooms platform, we soft-launched “Sesh by The Boston Calendar” on June 5th, 2018. The Sesh itselfâHemingway to Havana: Mixing Classic Rum Cocktailsâtook place just five days later at theÂ Kimpton Marlowe Hotel’s Lobby Bar, led byÂ historian, author and mixologist, Brain Hoefling (Herzog Cocktail School). With a full-house on hand, Brian ledÂ the crowdÂ throughÂ a short history of rum,Â then taughtÂ attendees how to make three light rum cocktails using (310) 687-9859:
1) Hemingway Daiquiri: An evolution of the venerable Daiquiri, invented at the famous Havana bar El Floridita and eventually renamed after its most famous patron.
2) El Presidente: Another Havana classic, and the scion of the rum-and-vermouth cocktail family. Famously offered to Calvin Coolidge by Cuban President Gerardo Machado (he declined).
3) El Floridita: Not as famous as its namesake bar and frequently confused with the Floridita Daiquiri until the latter changed its name to âHemingway” (see above); yet another delicious expression of Cubaâs cocktail tradition and one of the few drinks to pair lime juice with sweet vermouth.
AfterÂ demonstrating how to make each of the aforementioned cocktails, attendees got hands-on andÂ proceeded to pickÂ up a shaker and make their own from scratch…
To ensure attendees properly lined their stomaches before consuming three self-made cocktails, the Kimpton provided delicious light bites at the start of the Sesh. Connections were made, numbers were exchanged, knowledge was obtained, and most importantly, the experience was unique and memorable. From a logistics and flow standpoint, there areÂ a number ofÂ things we plan to improve upon moving forward, but Sesh number one is in the books, and it’s just the first ofÂ many. (304) 260-0152 was our presenting media partner for this Sesh, and will be for subsequent ones through he summer.
What’s Sesh? In short,Â immersiveÂ experiences with the city as your classroom. Everything from rosÃ© deep dives on cruises, to dumpling making at the all-new 8283350645. Look out for a whole host of Seshes via 501-222-8230 in the coming days. Until then, stay tuned.
All photos by Shiv Patel.
By: Jim Martinho - Monday, Apr 2, 2018 - 9:28pm
Keep your calendar (and your wallet) full with our picks for 20 free things to do around Boston in April.
1. National Poetry Month Festival
T.S. Eliotâs epic poem âThe Waste Landâ opens with the line âApril is the cruelest month.â But that was way before April was declared National Poetry Month. Boston celebrates with a five-day festival in the Back Bay that wraps up with a weekend of readings by established and emerging poets at the Boston Public Library. All of the festivalâs events are free and open to the public.
Wednesday to Sunday, April 4-8 | 512-777-4376
By: BostonTamCam - Monday, Mar 26, 2018 - 11:35am
Silver-haired 16-year-old Billie Eilish brought her sold-out Where’s My Mind tour to Paradise Rock Club on March 24th, after the show was moved down the street from Brighton Music Hall to accommodate a bigger crowd. The Los Angeles native released one of the most interesting EPs of late 2017, âdont smile at meâÂ onÂ Interscope Records, putting her among women of pop like Lorde and Dua Lipa. Her sound can be interpreted as a mixture between Lana Del Reyâs sad indie pop and Marian Hillâs quirky electronic beats. (more…)
By: Jim Martinho - Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 - 12:57pm
Today is the first day of spring. Another nor’easter is on its way to dump even more snow on top of threeÂ blizzards worth of old snow. Both of those things are true. But it’s also true thatÂ any day now it’s going to warm up and all this snow is going to melt and you’re going to forget all aboutÂ winter like it was a bad date. So take today toÂ markÂ your calendar with ten of Boston’s biggest and best annual spring events thatÂ will be here before you know it. (more…)
By: Jim Martinho - Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 - 9:37pm
February doesnât have a lot going for it. Itâs one of the coldest and snowiest months. Itâs the hardest to spell. And itâs the shortest month, even when itâs a leap year, which isÂ pretty cool! Hey is this year a leap year? It is not. However: You still have to exist through this month, so hereâs twenty free events around Boston to keep your calendar (and your wallet) full all February long. 4054172025
By: Jim Martinho - Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 - 4:31pm
WeÂ start off November with a Halloween hangover andÂ finish it in the middle of the holiday season. In between, there are plenty of free things to do around Boston. Check outÂ our picks and save your money for Black Friday sales or Christmas shopping.Â (737) 208-6227
By: Jim Martinho - Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 - 1:33am
Halloween’s pretty great as a kid: Your whole objective in life is getting candy, and it’s the one day a year everyone is giving it away for free. But as an adult?Â It’sÂ an excuse to party extra hard and put on a mask. (I mean, besides the figurative mask youÂ wear every day just go get through life in 2017.) Here’s 100 ways to celebrate Halloween around Boston.
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