Blue Man Group tickets 40% off

Blue Man Group returns to Boston, this time goofing on our obsession with portable devises – in this case, “GiPads” – with the usual foot-stomping rhythms and pulsating finale.

WHERE: The Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston

WHEN: through September 30, 2012

DEAL: Sign up here to get tickets for $49 (normally $79)


Free tickets to International Gem & Jewelry Show

Jewelry fanatics and jewelry makers can get FREE admission to the popular Intergem shows below. Founded four decades ago, International Gem & Jewelry Shows were one of the first to sell commercial jewelry to the public, with the broad selection and prices (from $5 to $500k) of a trade show.

More than 100 of these shows are held coast to coast each year, with exhibitors from across the U.S. as well as China, India, Africa, Australia, and Russia. If you don’t have a wholesale ID but want to shop a wide selection of gems, beads, jewelry and accessories, there’s an upcoming show near you. You can buy tickets for $6 through Intergem but certain shows are available free (with a $3 service fee) via Goldstar, including the one in West Marlborough.

Get your passes here by clicking on FREE ADMISSION:

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near Boston (Royal Plaza Trade Center, Best Western Hotel, 181 Boston Post Road, West Marlborough, MA) held November 9 – 11, 2012

For the full listing of Intergem Shows offering free admission in the U.S.: International Gem & Jewelry Shows FREE

Car Talk: The Musical!! half off

Bet you never thought you live to see the long-familiar repartee of Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers inspire a song-and-dance show. NPR’s longest running talk show for the car-obsessed has been turned into a clever and very funny musical. Co-produced by Underground Railway Theater and Suffolk University, the show was written by Suffolk faculty member Wesley Savick, with original music by Michael Wartofsky. Rusty Fenders, hapless owner of a ’93 Kia, falls in love with Miata C. LaChassis, who guides him to the Emerald Garage, home to the Wizard of Cahs (portrayed by the recorded, heavily accented voices of Click and Clack themselves).

WHERE: Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

WHEN: through September, 2012

DEAL: Sign up here to get $22.50 – $25  tickets (normally $45 – $50)

Nostalg-sick at Improv Asylum 50%

Improv Asylum presents Nostalg-sick, an unpredictable, often hilarious live performance by a troupe of actors and a musician who improvise sketches based on audience suggestions and a general longing for the ’90s glory days – including recreating old basketball and cheerleading moves and brushing up on pickup lines.

WHERE: Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St., Boston

WHEN: 8 pm, Thursdays, through September 2012

DEAL: Sign up here for $10 tickets (normally $20)

Best tours of Boston half price

Most people never explore local landmarks until family or friends visit from out-of-town to visit, but in a city like Boston, a good walking tour can open your eyes to all kinds of hidden treasures and clues to its rich historic past. Given these this half-price promotions (via Goldstar), now’s a great time to explore.


Ducks Tour. A corny but fun way to tour the city, especially with kids. Your “Duck,” an amphibious World War II-style landing vehicle, spends about 20 minutes on the water and another hour driving through the city, while the “captain” points out landmarks and encourages everyone to make funny noises at pedestrians.

WHEN: 9:30 am, through October 2012

WHERE: Departs from Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston

DEAL: Sign up here for $20.41 tickets (normally $34.64


Original Secret Walking Tour of the West End is a 90-minute guided exploration of one of America’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn how the Irish, Jews, Italians, and other immigrants left their mark, the mystery of the “Blinking Madonna,” the man who flew from the steeple of Old North Church in 1757, and the great molasses flood of 1919.

WHERE: Rachel Revere Square, 19 North Square, Boston

WHEN: 10 am on Saturdays

DEAL: Sign up here for $15 tickets (normally $30)


Full Moon Tour, led by a guide in period costume every month, takes you through the 1806 Governor Gore mansion. Explore the daily working lives of early Americans and how everyday activities were conducted before electricity.

WHERE: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street Waltham, MA

WHEN: 7:30 pm on Fridays

DEAL: Sign up here for $7 tickets (normally $14)


Spirit of Boston cruise half off

Climb aboard the Spirit of Boston for a memorable cruise of the historic Seaport District, a buffet brunch, lunch or dinner. Then dance to music played by one of the city’s best DJs, enjoy Broadway-style entertainment, and take in views of Boston landmarks and glittering skyline as the sun drops and the lights come on.

WHERE: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston

WHEN: 6 and 7 pm, through October 19, 2012

DEAL: Sign up here for $42.51 – $42.54 tickets (normally $85 – $104)

Sheepshearing Festival: half off

Ever-popular Sheepshearing Festival returns to Gore place for its 25th year with demos of sheep-shearing and dog-herding, live music, dancing, performances, historic recreations, farm animals, wagon rides and a fair with more than 80 vendors selling hand crafts and food.

WHERE: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

WHEN: 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, April 28

DEAL: Sign up here for $7.50 admission (normally $15)

Macbeth by the sea

Theater906 sets this classic by the sea, but plot and characters remain the same: Macbeth, guilt-ridden after murdering a popular king, his ambitious wife, and three witches. Emily C. A. Snyder (Hamlet, The Tempest) directs.

WHEN: through March 17, 2012

WHERE: Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow Street, Concord

DEAL: Get $10 tickets here (normally $20)

Blood Rose Rising–half off

Boston theater artist Ben Evett conceived this live serial drama about a young history professor in Cambridge who inherits a Victorian mansion from his estranged father. Staged in a nightclub environment with live music, food, and drinks, each episode of Blood Rose Rising can be enjoyed individually but builds to a season finale.

WHEN: through March 1

WHERE: Davis Square Theater (255 Elm Street, Somerville)

DEAL: Get $15 tickets here (normally $30)

West Side Story half off

Experience the 1950s clash between the Jets and the Sharks and the sweet but tragic love story of the young lovers caught in between. West Side Story still has some of the most riveting music and dancing ever seen in an American musical. If you’ve never seen it performed live by pros, here’s a chance to experience it on the cheap.

WHEN: through April 1, 2012

WHERE: Turtle Lane Playhouse, 283 Melrose Street, Newton

DEAL: $13.50 tickets (normally $27) via Goldstar