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8/11: Three for free

Posted by Courtney Hollands  August 11, 2008 11:46 AM

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3free_logo.gif Pinching pennies? Chic but cheap? We understand. Here are three free events this week for your going out pleasure.

Wednesday, August 13

- 'Superdove' Book Talk @ Wellsley Booksmith: Where many of us see pigeons as an urban scourge, feeding on discarded fast food (ew) and annoying tourists on Boston Common, Courtney Humphries sees the birds as a fascinating study in evolution. How did these shy sea birds become city dwellers? How did they adapt to the urban environment? (And no, pigeons didn't wing it to the big city to further their acting careers.) 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 14

- 'Back to the Beaches' @ Spectacle Island: Sick of schlepping to the Cape or up to Maine for a beach day? The Boston Harbor Association wants you to experience Spectacle Island — a beach literally in our backyard. Cruise to the island, check out the visitor's center, and enjoy ice cream on the sand. Ah, summer. Reservations required. 1-4 p.m.

Saturday, August 16

- KC and the Sunshine Band @ the Hatch Shell: We wonder if Harry "KC" Wayne Casey ever thought his band would still be shaking booties 30 years after disco's heyday? No matter. Everybody needs a little sunshine, and KC and company will reward the leisure suit set with semi-cheesy hits "Thats the Way (I Like It)" and "Get Down Tonight" Saturday. Bring your dancing shoes. 7 p.m.

[Pigeons: Urban scourge or the ultimate city dwellers? Discuss amongst yourselves / Credit: Globe File photo]

More? The speakers will shake at the Good Life's Dubstep Showcase on Wednesday, which is sure to shake the speakers. Or, search all free events happening this week!

Photo credit: Essdras M. Suarez / Globe Staff

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Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.

Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.

Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.

Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.

Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.

Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.


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