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5/12: Three for free

Posted by Courtney Hollands  May 12, 2008 11:48 AM

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Pinching pennies? Chic but cheap? We understand. Here are three free events this week for your going out pleasure.

Wednesday, May 14 & Thursday, May 15

- Mario Kart Driving School: I'm pretty psyched about Mario Kart for Wii. Don't judge. This event's perfect for my fellow thirteen-year-olds-in-twenty-something-clothing out there — basically, Nintendo will park its Driving School truck at City Hall Plaza on Wednesday and Downtown crossing on Thursday and school kids, parents, and anyone else on this new game. Video games during lunch break? Wiiiiiii! 10 a.m.-8 p.m on Wed., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thurs.

Saturday, May 17

- Craft Brew and Cheese Tasting @ the Wine Gallery: Sips of dubbels and IPAs? Yum. Delicious goat cheese from Westfield Farm in Hubbardston? Yum. Beer and cheese for free? Yes, please. I've already blogged about the event, but just wanted to hammer this one home. You can thank me later. 3-6 p.m.

Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18

- SOWA Market Opening Weekend: With warm weather comes the annual opening of this hip market in the South End. It's free to enter, free to park (!), and free to browse the farm stands, food booths, and vendor tables. But — consider yourself warned — you'll be hard pressed to keep your wallet closed in the face of all the quirky jewelry, photography, pet sundries, and baked goods. I know, I've so been there. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on both days.


[Alright, Peaches. You. Me. Noon at the Nintendo Driving School truck. It's on! / Credit: Nintendo]

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