M. Steinert & Sons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra host their annual piano sale at Symphony Hall today through Sunday. More than 100 Steinway and Steinway-designed Boston and Essex pianos used on stage and in practice rooms at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood will be sold at significantly reduced prices (around $3,500 to $90,000). The sale is open by appointment today through Saturday (call 800-944-2053 or see www.steinway
sale.com) and open to the public on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. A portion of each sale will support the BSO. Symphony Hall is at 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.
Fashion’s Night Out happens Thursday, and there will be no shortage of freebies and discounts at participating stores. In Back Bay, bebe (Copley Place, Boston, 617-375-1065, www.bebe.com) is offering $25 off purchases of at least $150, and $50 off of purchases of $250 or more, as well as a gift with purchase of $100 or more. Scott James (173 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-9700, scottjamesonline.com) is offering 20 percent off purchases and is giving free “fashion survival kits” with sunglasses, chocolate samples, body wash, and other provisions to the first 50 guys through the door. Ted Baker London (201 Newbury St., Boston, 617-450-8339, www.tedbaker.com) will hand out a free “Come Rain or Shine” tote bag with any purchase. Most of the store events happen from 6 to 10 p.m. Find a list at www.fnoboston.com. (For more on Fashion’s Night Out, see Page13.)
SCHOOL DAZE DISCOUNTS
Still tracking down school supplies? OfficeMax is selling Schoolio colored pencil 12-packs, Sharpie singles, Just Basics number two pencils, and Schoolio two-pocket folders for a quarter a piece through Saturday. (Limits apply to how many items you can get at the sale price; see www.officemax.com and click on “Weekly Ad” for details.) The stores are also giving free binder filler paper with purchases of $5 or more. OfficeMax locations include 8-C Allstate Road, Dorchester, 617-445-5152 and 1775 Washington St., Hanover, 781-829-4841. Find others at www.officemax.com.
COOL KID LOOKS
If the kids could still use a new outfit or two, you might take a look at thredUP (www.thredup
.com), which has tens of thousands of gently worn, like-new wares for kids ages 12 months to eight years at up to 80 percent below original retail. Brands including Gap, Gymboree, and Ralph Lauren are well-represented. (You can find Halloween costumes as well.) If you’d like to sell your kids’ outgrown duds, you can order a “clean out” bag from the website; find all the details at www.thredup.com/cleanout.
Keiko Gallery has markdowns on its selection of contemporary Japanese arts and crafts ahead of its closing at the end of the month. Ceramics, lacquer sculpture, jewelry, paintings, and other items are 15-80 percent off. (A partial list of sale pieces is at www.keikogallery.com; click on “Exhibitions” and then, “Current.”) The sale ends Sept. 24. Keiko Gallery is at 121 Charles St., Boston, 617-725-2888.
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