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11/17: Three for free

Posted by Courtney Hollands  November 17, 2008 10:45 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-Sunday, November 19-23

- InsideOut: The Museum School Sale @ the School of the Museum of Fine Arts: Sure, there are scores of craft and gift festivals and sales around the area come December. But if you're looking to give your loved ones unique artwork this year by established artists and emerging artists (read: art by students who could be famous one day, thereby tripling your investment — rad!), make a beeline for InsideOut. There'll be 4,000 original works for you to browse, including jewelry, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and photographs. Stop by the opening party on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and think outside the box store. Noon-8 p.m. Wed. and Thurs.; Noon-6 p.m. Fri.-Sun.

Wednesday, November 19

- Frog Pond Opening @ the Boston Common: Let's face it. Winter's officially here. There is no more obvious beacon of the frigid weather to come than the official opening of the Boston Common Frog Pond. Hobnob with Mayor Menino and Wally the Green Monster and see the United States National Champion Ice Mates in action. Strap on your skates and make your way around the iconic rink. We're set to dazzle the crowds with our own perfect triple lutzes. (Yea, right.) 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 20

- Kenneth Cole @ well, Kenneth Cole: The designer has always mixed his fashion with politics, so it's no surprise that Cole recently launched a flashy tome on people who've made a difference: "Awearness: Inspiring Stories About How to Make a Difference." (Extra points for the play on words, KC.) He'll speak to fans at his Copley Place store and sign copies of the book, which includes tales and quotes from Ludacris, Bill Clinton, and more. City Year cofounder Alan Khazei will also be in the house to (hopefully) inspire the masses. 6-8 p.m.

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[We love Nicole Kita's colorful portrait of paranoia. Check it at InsideOut / Credit: Handout photo]

More? Visit the ICA for free on Thursday night. Or, browse all free events this week.

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