Pinching pennies? Chic but cheap? We understand. Here are three free events this week for your going out pleasure.
Tuesday, April 29
- Free Cone Day @ Ben & Jerry's shops: Oh, Cherry Garcia, how I love your cherry chocolate goodness. Most ice cream aficionados already have April 29 circled on their calendars (it's a national holiday, as far as the Go To It crew is concerned), but casual fans should also be sure to stop by Ben & Jerry's locations in Cambridge, Boston, Natick, and Salem tomorrow for a free scoop. Check individual store hours.
- Pat McGee Band @ Bill's Bar: Sure there's a Red Sox game tomorrow, but it's worth pushing through the throngs of Manny maniacs on Lansdowne Street to hear these pleasing pop rockers for free. Be sure to RSVP at Going.com for free admission, and get there early: there are already 338 people interested in attending. 8 p.m.
Friday, May 2
- Augusten Burroughs @ the Boston Public Library: You think you have family issues? Come hear western Mass. native Augusten Burroughs, whose turbulent childhood has directly inspired his writing, discuss his new book "A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father." Heavy stuff. 6 p.m.
[Hey, Ben and Jerry: Thanks for the ice cream, guys. Now where can I get a pair of those glasses? / Globe File photo]
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