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10/27: Three for free

Posted by Courtney Hollands  October 27, 2008 02:43 PM

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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, October 29

- Red Bull Witch Hunt @ Boston Common: Looking to work off all the Halloween candy calories you've already consumed? (Nice job, slick. Those candy bars were for the kids.) Dress like a witch and fly on your broomstick bike to Boston Common. From there, legions of spirited riders will pedal all the way to Salem for an all-night party. Obviously, there'll be transportation back to the city for all witches and bikes. RSVP to 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

Thursday, October 30

- Juliana Hatfield @ Barnes & Noble: Check out this two-for-one special from Juliana "Spin the Bottle" Hatfield: She'll read from her newish memoir, "When I Grow Up," and perform songs from her newish CD, "How to Walk Away," at Boston University's Barnes & Noble Thursday night. Fun fact: Wikipedia tells us that Hatfield was voted "Most Individualistic" when she graduated from Duxbury High School. Very fitting. 7-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 1

- Boston Vegetarian Food Festival @ the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center: It's almost time for New Year's resolutions, right? Why not make a pact to eat healthier and greener in 2009? Even the most dedicated carnivores should find something interesting or tasty at the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival on Saturday. There'll be free samples, cooking demonstrations, activities for kids, and plenty of chefs and local farmers on hand to answer questions. Bonus: There's a free parking lot and free street parking. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

[Get your green on at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center this Saturday / Credit: Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff]

More? How about a "Scary Shoe" Halloween party at Slade's? Check out all free events happening 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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