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Boston Advance Screening: Ingrid Goes West (free passes available)

 

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When Parks & Recreation ended a few years back I felt empty inside. From Little Sebastian to Leslie Knope’s waffle obsession to the amazing Jean-Ralphio Saperstein, I’m not sure there was a better cast! One of the characters I loved most was April Ludgate aka Aubrey Plaza. Her humor was dry and her heart was likely black. And I loved it!

I enjoyed seeing Aubrey recently on Criminal Minds and I am super excited to see her hit the big screen in Ingrid Goes West, premiering nationwide August 25, 2017. Aubrey plays Ingrid Thorburn a social media stalker alongside Taylor Sloane (played by Elizabeth Olsen) an insta-famous star. The movie follows Ingrid to LA to continue her stalkerish behavior while befriending Taylor and things quickly take a turn for the worst. A Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award winner at Sundance, the brilliant dark comedy pokes fun at social media proving #perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

If you’re an Aubrey Plaza fan and looking for a fun way to spend a night out with friends in Boston, I’ve got ya covered!

Grab your FREE tickets today to see #IngridGoesWest on Wednesday, August 16th at 7pm at the AMC Boston Common! Oh, and tell your friends!

 



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Comcast Announces Xfinity xFi: Your Custom Home Wi-Fi Experience

This is a sponsored post with Xfinity. All opinions, as always are my own.

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Between my daughter, partner and I we have 11 devices in our home that are connected to WiFi! From catching up on the new season of Orange Is The New Black, to playing white noise for the baby to reading books on the kindle, we are a connected family and have been for awhile. Now that my daughter, who is 11, is using technology more (mostly to find the perfect slime recipe) it’s more important than ever to protect her while she’s online.

As a long time customer of Comcast, I love staying updated on the work they do in the community as well as new products and features. They recently launched Xfinity xFi which takes your home Wi-Fi experience to a whole new level.

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In today’s digital world, convenience is king and Xfinity knows that and aims to create products that work with today’s on the go customer. With Xfinity xFi you have a digital dashboard to manage your home network, passwords, troubleshoot and (my favorite) create parental controls. No sneaking phones under the table at dinner time to watch cat videos! You can choose to pause Wi-Fi service during dinner or whenever you want!

How does it all work? A mobile app of course! And also on the web and though the X1 voice remote. Setup is a breeze as well. Current customers can click here or choose to download the xFi app which is available for iOs and Android users. Annnnd….there is no extra charge!

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Why should you use Xfinity xFi?

  • Setup is super easy and no extra charge for customers
  • Edit your home Wi-Fi network from your mobile device, wherever you are!
  • Parental controls!
  • Assign family members specific devices
  • Monitor who is online and when

I (if you can’t already tell) love love Xfinity xFi! The parental controls are what I love most followed by being able to pause Wi-Fi whenever I want! Or when the family goes out and gets ice cream and brings it home to eat in front of you, and they forget you are dairy free. Wi-Fi paused, family!

If you are already a Comcast customer Xfinity xFi is a no brainer! Let me know how you like it! Comcast is the nation’s largest internet provider and offers one of the nation’s fastest in-home Wi-Fi experiences. The company’s Wi-Fi network has more than 17 million hotspots spread across U.S. homes, businesses, and outdoor locations.



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Laugh On at ImprovBoston Summer Youth Comedy Clinics

This is a sponsored post with ImprovBoston. All opinions, as always are my own.

Laugh On at ImprovBoston Summer Youth Comedy Clinics

My daughter and I are made for the stage. We love to dance and have fun and make people laugh. And we have a flair for the dramatic. I’m really excited to watch my daughter find her way through theatre and the performing arts, so we are super excited she’ll be spending a week with the awesome folks at ImprovBoston in Cambridge

With another school year coming to an end, I find myself trying to carefully piece together my daughter’s summer plans. Trying to balance her desires with down time and plenty of time outside is no easy task. Now that she is 11 and entering middle school in the fall (GULP) the summer camps that she’s attended in the past don’t quite make the cut anymore. Enter ImprovBoston’s Summer Comedy Clinics!

The week long comedy clinics offered all summer long for ages 8-17 provide kids with life-long skills they can start using immediately. Working with professional instructors and improvisational comedians, kids will have plenty of LOLZ while also building their confidence and learning about conflict resolution and how to communicate effectively. During the week attendees can expect a ton of fun, theater games, performances, improv exercises and more.

Why Improv? Great question! By using ImprovBoston’s “5 pillars” – Support, Trust, Risk-Taking, Confidence and Fun the comedy clinics provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in the creative in a supportive environment. Whether your kiddo is ready for their big break or curious about theater you can be sure fun will be had by all. No prior experience is necessary to attend!

Sessions run Monday – Friday from 10am – 3pm in Central Square, Cambridge and kids are split up by age groups: 8-10, 11-13 and 14-17. Additionally, extended care is available starting at 9am in the mornings and until 4pm in the afternoons. The week concludes with a performance on Friday so you can see what they’ve covered in the week. Since each session is different you can choose to sign up for one week or all of them! Financial aid may be available.

My kiddo hasn’t stopped talking about her excitement for the Comedy Clinic she’s enrolled in this August. If you are still looking for activities, be sure to register for a week (or more!) at ImprovBoston!

Laugh ON!



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