The Champagne Life on a DIY Budget Since 2007

Posts from the ‘Save Your Weekends’ category

A weekly roundup of free, cheap & worth-every-penny fun things to do in Boston and Austin on a Shoestring.

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Save Your Weekends: Bastille Day in Boston & More

Between the first annual weeklong free arts/music/food festival downtown, Bastille Day celebrations in Back Bay and at the MFA, enough free fitness classes to get your butt in bikini shape by your next beach getaway, and Harborfest on the waterfront and Greenway, there’s absolutely zero excuse for staying home and crying broke.

Instead, try:

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Somerville Local First Prom Fundraiser

Every Thursday night in the 80s, after my dad picked me and my siblings up from school in Lexington to spend the weekend with him up on Spring Hill, we would stop for fettucine alfredo at Mike’s or Happy Meals & the underground playground at McDonald’s (now the Starbucks) in Davis Square.