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.

1216067460Vive la France! You may not get the day off for Bastille Day, but it’s still worth celebrating the culture that gave us champagne and the Statue of Liberty. Beehive’s Bastille Day Blowout features a DJ spinning French hip-hop, drink specials, and a menu created just for the occasion.

Salman Rushdie stops by Harvard to read from his latest book, The Enchantress of Florence.

After this year’s Fourth of July appearance by Rascal Flatts, we’re sorry we ever said anything bad about John Mellencamp’s performance with the Boston Pops. Yes, even including the Chevy commercial anthem “Our Country.” The rocker formerly known as John Cougar shares the bill with Lucinda Williams at the Bank of America Pavilion.

Sometimes, happiness cannot be achieved in an hour. Luckily, Nebo presents Happy Hour and a Half, with $7 cocktails and bar snacks.