Pinching pennies? Chic but cheap? We understand. Here are three free events this week for your going out pleasure.
Monday, April 21
- Taza Chocolate tasting @ Harvard Book Store: Whether you're interested in environmentally sustainable business practices, or just really like dark chocolate and wine, be sure to stop by Harvard Book Store for a demo and tasting with the makers of Somerville's stone-ground Taza Chocolate. Support local commerce and get your chocolate fix.Win-win. 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 24
- Cokie Roberts at the Massachusetts Historical Society: Crawl out of your cacao coma and head downtown to hear political commentator Roberts discuss her newest book, "Ladies of Liberty." Abigail Adams, are your ears burning? And in case you ever need to know for trivia purposes, Cokie's real name is: Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs. (That is, according to Wikipedia.) Noon.
Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27
- Free sailboat trips @ the Boston Sailing Center: Lace up your topsiders for a weekend of free guided sails in the Hah-bah with Boston Sailing Center staffers. Ask all your burning questions about boating and terminology and snack on complimentary refreshments. How yar! 1-5 p.m. both days.
[We heart free Taza chocolate / Photo: Wendy Maeda, Globe Staff]
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Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.
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