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A St Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn

If you're a fan of Brian O'Donovan's Celtic Sojourn program on Boston's WGBH radio or his Celtic Sojourn Christmas celebration, you'll want to be sure to get to his celebration of Irish and Celtic music, dance, and storytelling in A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn at the Somerville Theatre, plus four other venues in the Greater Boston/Worcester area.

When:  March 16-20
Ticket information:  website

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Boston Irish Film Festival

The 4-day Boston Irish Film Festival at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square will make you think you're back in the Emerald Isle. This year's fest features 30 Irish productions, with A Bump Along the Way directed by Shelly Love, The Last Right directed by Aoife Crehan, The Bird and the Whale by Carol Freeman, and 27 more films you may not see anywhere else in the US.

Films focus on Ireland and Irish culture, and what it means to be Irish in the 21st century.  More than 3,000 fans attend this popular film series.

Coming to Boston specifically for the Festival?  Here are three Cambridge hotels on the T's Red Line (1-2 stops from Davis Square, but also within easy walking distance) to consider:

When:  TBD
Closest T stations: Red Line/Davis Square (Somerville Theatre)
Cost:  Tickets start at $15 and multi-film packages are available at a discount
Tickets & full schedule:

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets Bus: A Pandemic Victim?

Let's start with the easiest way to get to Wrentham Outlets assuming your schedule is reasonable flexible, you're going alone, and you want a comfortable ride with no hastle:  express bus.  Round-trip transportation from Boston to Wrentham Outlets on a comfortable climate-controlled coach-style Gray Line bus makes the trip a breeze.  

With someone else doing the driving and worrying about maneuvering in and out of Boston's notorious traffic congestion, all you have to do is to walk over to the Gray Line departure point near Boston Common (just a few blocks from the Marriott Copley), hop on the bus, and within an hour or less, you'll be dropped off right in front of the stores. 

You get to spend about 5 hours shopping and saving at the Premium Outlets.  The trip takes about 45-60 minutes each way, depending on traffic, so you'll be back in Boston in about seven hours.  (In case you're wondering, the distance from Boston to Wrentham Outlets is 37 miles point to point, but about 41 miles driving distance.)  And don't forget that February weather in Boston can be iffy - it's a good time to be in a big vehicle equipped to handle snow or icy roads.

You can buy your Wrentham bus ticket online, and cancel up to 24 hours in advance in case your plans change.  Your Wrentham bus ticket comes with a free VIP coupon book to give you additional savings.

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