At Boston Smart Painting, expert craftsmen brush, roll, and spray on new coats of vibrant color. Technicians collaborate with homeowners as they hatch a new vision for living rooms, kitchens, or exteriors, then drape surfaces in swaths of color. White-robed painters can stain or varnish wood surfaces, patch scratches in drywall, and power-wash moldy decks, siding, and sidewalks.
From way off Broadway to slightly off-Broadway comes the Chicago-born phenomenon Flanagan’s Wake. One of the longest-running shows in Chicago theater history makes the jump to NYC by way of the intimate Sweet Caroline’s theatre. For $20, you'll get one ticket to the show, a $50 value. Your Groupon can be used at any performance you want, but not for stealing hats backstage. Choose between: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; or the Sunday matinee at 4:30 p.m. The runtime is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission, so regulate your liquid intake accordingly.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
From a single Newbury Street storefront that first opened its doors in 1939, the Johnson Paint Company equips artists and renovators with a full spectrum of painting products and supplies to complete creative and residential projects. Customers browse paints, exterior stains, and eco-friendly products as friendly staff advise them on the best tools for their projects so that first-time clowns will apply the appropriate paint to their faces instead of just primer. Brighten rooms with a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore Regal Select ($48.99/gallon) or Benjamin Moore Aura ($63.99/gallon) and disguise wallpaper with a colorful new identity behind Farrow & Ball ($85/gallon) and Donald Kaufman ($110/gallon) pigment. Johnson Paint Company specializes in hard-to-find items such as dutch kalsomine, powdered pigments, and aniline dyes, saving customers from hand-grinding ochres and iron oxides in private workshops.
The tiny Fairy Shop is an anomaly on trendy Newbury Street: it’s not a salon, a high-end clothing boutique or an upscale café. In fact, it’s about as far from trendy as can be. The first clue might be the “Reward: Missing Unicorn” sign posted on the fence outside, or maybe it’s the tiny fairy door installed in the main door to the cutesy shop. This, if anything, is the place to find unicorn stuffed animals, bottled fairy dust, Alice in Wonderland books and endless other trinkets and charms that evoke the magical and science fiction worlds. T-shirts, jewelry and a variety of gifts feature themes from fairies and gnomes to Dr. Who and Star Wars, all wrapped in colorful décor that adds to the whimsy. Even those who don’t often indulge in mystical realms find it impossible to not be charmed by the unusual store.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has been a bastion of art and culture since it was founded in 1903. The building, inspired by and designed after a 15th-century Venetian palace, contains three floors of galleries surrounding a garden courtyard that remains verdant with plant life from the dawn of spring through the darkest, most subatomic depths of winter. Gardner, who founded the museum, spent her life curating and encouraging the art collection, which contains more than 2,500 objects, including paintings, sculpture, textiles, illuminated manuscripts, and rare books lifted everywhere from ancient Rome to 19th-century France. While visiting this citadel of scintillating visions, witness landscapes by Whistler, Renaissance-era Flemish tapestries, and religious wood sculptures from 16th-century Germany. Exhibitions provide specific, detailed glimpses into varied subject matter; an exhibit on terracotta sculpture of the Italian Renaissance runs until May 23.
Kurban & Fereidouni will make you feel like cucumber slices will be placed over your eye teeth at any moment, thanks to its spotless décor, cleanliness, and flood of natural light from Boylston Street, where they're located. Since 1921, the philosophy of Kurban & Fereidouni has been to treat the patient, not just the teeth. The dentists work closely with the lab technicians to ensure the highest quality of work before they review the best possible treatment plan with you. So once they're finished cleaning ($121 value), checking ($175 value), and x-raying ($157 value) your pearlies, expect to go home with a solid plan for keeping your teeth from mutinying and a clear understanding of which areas of the body should have teeth growing out of them and which should not.