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.
[Ten bucks says this pup is thinking about food. Or the Red Sox.]
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Swati G. Sharma is a Somerville resident and is a fan of city living, exploring Bostons nightlife, and dancing.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.