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Jul 25 2013

On the Town: Something BIG This Way Comes

Posted by Kyle Thomas Hemingway on Jul 25, 2013 8:00:00 AM | 0 comments | On the Town

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past several weeks, there's a party happening on Sunday. A big party. A party celebrating the arts in Boston like no other party ever has—and likely never will. When brainstorming names for this party, many options were considered; but in the end only one was able to accurately convey the immensity of this event. Thus, The Big Party was born. Essentially, if you leave your home and go out #OnTheTown only once this weekend, it should be for this party. Let's get started then, shall we?

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Jul 18 2013

On the Town: The Good News Edition

Posted by Kyle Thomas Hemingway on Jul 18, 2013 8:00:00 AM | 0 comments | On the Town

There's been an excess of ridiculously depressing news this week, and paired with temperatures that align with my personal conceptions of the apocalypse, these have all been a big bummer. Then, however, I discovered a couple of little nuggets that restored my faith in humanity (I also stepped back inside the air conditioning, which aided my positive outlook immensely). It turns out this week was a great one for the institution of marriage. Queen Elizabeth II signed same-sex marriage into law in the UK and superdiva Tina Turner got married in Switzerland, both events bolstering my "Must Move to Europe Now" convictions. Let's celebrate these wonderful triumphs out #OnTheTown because what's love got to do with it? Everything!

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Jul 11 2013

On the Town: July 11, 2013

Posted by Kyle Thomas Hemingway on Jul 11, 2013 8:00:00 AM | 0 comments | On the Town

I wish to go to the festival! Opus Affair is obviously a trendsetter. We throw a big arts party and all of a sudden, the rest of the city does! Boston is all atwitter with arts festivals of every shape and size, two of which kick off this weekend. Let's dive right into them, shall we?

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Jul 06 2013

Spotlight On: 19th Amendment

Posted by Kyle Thomas Hemingway on Jul 6, 2013 8:00:00 AM | 0 comments | Crowded

[Editor's note: we're kicking off a new series of blog posts (clever name pending) profiling groups from past Punch Bowl Funds, highlighting their current projects—especially any crowdfunding they might be undertaking. And we're excited to welcome Crystal Germond to the Opus Affair blog as the author of this series.]

Remember the lovely Amanda Curtis and Gemma Sole? You might have made their acquaintance back in May, when their company 19th Amendment participated in the Punch Bowl Fund. The Boston-based virtual showroom takes their slogan, “Democratizing Fashion,” seriously. Not only do they provide a “platform and portfolio tool for fashion designers to showcase their work” but we, the consumers, can vote on designs and provide feedback as well as purchase exclusive, wearable works of art!

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Jul 04 2013

On the Town: Happy Fourth!

Posted by Kyle Thomas Hemingway on Jul 4, 2013 8:00:00 AM | 0 comments | On the Town

Look! Opus fireworks! The perfect way to celebrate the birth of our amazing country. As the tshirt states (and DAMN do I wish I had one right now), Massachusetts invented America. What better place to celebrate this fabulous holiday than our fair city of Boston? Let's dive right in, then, with some long and patriotic weekend FREE things to do #OnTheTown!

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