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9/29: Three for free

Posted by Courtney Hollands  September 29, 2008 01:27 PM

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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, October 1

- Stone Gossard @ the Wilbur Theatre: If you have some free time on Wednesday head to the Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center in Mattapan between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to get your hands dirty for a good cause. (Maybe your boss will OK some office-wide community service? But please, do not bring Michael Scott.) Join Earthkeepers to plant 375 trees and remove some pesky Japanese knotweed at the center. Your reward — other than that warm, gushy feeling inside? A ticket to see Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard for free at the Wilbur Theatre that night. Register here. 6 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

- Karaoke contest @ Kings: Do you spend hours rehearsing the dance to Britney Spears' "I'm a Slave 4U"? (It's OK, we won't tell.) Do you have an Axl Rose impression that can't be beat? Take it out of the shower and into the streets, er, bowling alley. Kings is hosting a karaoke contest with cash prizes Thursday night. May the best Cher strut win — extra points for the backless pants she wore in the "If I Could Turn Back Time" video. Oh, and get a free cheese pizza coupon here. 9 p.m.

Sunday, October 5

- Blessing of the Animals @ Old North Church: If Fido needs a little faith, bring him to be blessed at the Old North Church on Sunday. Dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, and owners of all faiths are invited for the blessing. Also, the Animal Rescue League of Boston will host a "meet and greet" with adoptable animals in the courtyard. Fluffy has been praying for a new furry sibling; she might just get her wish. 3 p.m.

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[Ten bucks says this pup is thinking about food. Or the Red Sox.]

More? How about a screening of 'Chicago 10' at the Boston Public Library? Check out all free events this week.

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