The Last Word

Your long day of corporate drudgery is over. Get out and enjoy the city! Here are a few ideas to get you started, lovingly picked by Boston Daily.

The King is dead. Long live the King. Celebrate the life of Elvis Presley, who would have turned 73 today, at the Hard Rock Cafe. We’ll be the ones singing along passionately to “Suspicious Minds.”

If you like your dead pseudo-royalty with less hair grease, perhaps Jacqueline Kennedy Entertains is for you. See the fabulous gowns worn by the first lady, along with her handwritten notes. Party planning isn’t easy, even for the First Lady.

Indie film is like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates—you never know what you’re gonna get. Sometimes, you end up looking at a 5-minute bike ride from a camera mounted on the seat (true story). Other times, like at tonight’s Indie Short Film Night, you get Michael C. Maronna, best known as Big Pete on Nickelodeon’s bizarre The Adventures of Pete and Pete. Hey, it can only get better from there.

Just because it’s colder than the Arctic outside doesn’t mean you’re limited to eating beef stew and macaroni and cheese. The Grand Florida Festival Menu at Magnolia’s features several tropically-influenced dishes. Just remember to bundle up when you head back out into the cold.