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9/15: Three for free

Posted by Courtney Hollands  September 15, 2008 10:46 AM

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3free_logo.gif Pinching pennies? Chic but cheap? We understand. Here are three free events this week for your going out pleasure.

Wednesday, September 17

- Shoe Diva event @ Macy's: If you like shoes and martinis — and honestly, who doesn't? — hoof it to Downtown Crossing for a true heel-worshipers soirée on Wednesday. There will be free appetizers from Ivy Restaurant for noshing, "divatinis" for sipping, and a fashion show of fall's footwear for coveting. You may want to dust off your best Jimmy Choos or those sparkly vintage Halstons for the walk-off down the runway — one lucky fashionista will be voted "Best in Shoe." Get your pedicures perfected, stat. Register by Tuesday, Sept. 16, to save your spot. 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 20

- Urban Country Fair @ Union Square Plaza: Somerville will definitely be a little bit country this weekend. Don't be alarmed if you see cowboy hats, line-dancing, and fiddles amongst the construction and traffic in Union Square — it's just the Urban Country Fair. Drop by for workshops and skill-sharing and stay for the square dancing and deep-fried country music from Three Day Threshold and Lucky 57. 3-7 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, September 20-21

- The Boston Zine Fair @ Art Institute Boston: I want to publish 'zines and rage against machines. You too? Let's go to the Boston Zine Fair this weekend. The Art Institute is hosting this celebration of all things published and independent. Check out zines about vegan cooking, gender issues, politics, and more, and participate in workshops on everything from anarchist publishing to binding techniques. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on both days.

[Watch "Zoolander" for some walk-off techniques. "Best in Shoe," here we come / Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon]

More? How about science trivia at the Tech Square Block Party? Or, check out all free events this week.

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Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.

Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.

Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.

Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.

Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.

Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.


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