Getting out there

Lately I have been trying to experience more events that Boston has to offer.  When I first moved here there was so much I wanted to do and see.  However, I haven’t done most of these things yet so I am determined to stop being lazy and get out there and do stuff.  Last Friday I started.

My evening began at the Pour House, which is a great bar on Boylston Street.

Here I enjoyed a couple of ciders and the appetizer sampler that included fried mozzarella sticks, onion rings, chicken fingers, and buffalo wings.  The atmosphere was crazy.  The Red Sox had just beaten the Yankees at Fenway and fans were staggering in after enjoying a fun afternoon at the ballpark.  They were a boisterous crowd.

After drinks and dinner we headed to our evening entertainment.  The week before I had purchased tickets to Notte Tricolore, a performance at the Boston Symphony Hall.  I had never attended an event at the Hall, even though I walk by it every day on my way to work.  Notte Tricolore was a music celebration of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.

At first I wasn’t that sure about the event.  The first half of the performance involved too many changes to the stage.  They would move the piano out on the stage and then they would take it off the stage.  Everyone would move their chairs and such.  I felt that it ruined the flow of the music.  However, after the intermission the flow of the music was incredible.  Also, the pianist Rossana Tomassi Golkar was truly inspirational.  I could listen to her play all night long.

Overall I enjoyed the music.  And it was fun to attend an event at the Boston Symphony Hall.  In 1999, this hall was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

To end the night we went to Whiskey’s for dessert.  I enjoyed a delicious brownie fudge sundae.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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