Weekend Guide: Friday August 8th through Sunday

Some ideas for the weekend.  Some events go throughout the summer and others are just the day posted below.  Be sure to click through if you want to check other dates.

Friday, August 8th * Today*

It is a gorgeous day out today and thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, the following places are free.  Check the website for specific details (Cost: Free):

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park (Boston)
  • Clark Art Institute (Williamstown)
  • Wenham Museum (Wenham)
  • USS Constitution Museum (Charlestown)
  • Children’s Museum at Holyoke (Holyoke)
  • Volleyball Hall of Fame (Holyoke)
  • Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton)
  • Greenway Carousel (Boston)

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Classic Movie tonight is A Streetcar Named Desire.  Settle in and enjoy a movie and a little travel back in time al fresco tonight.  (Cost: Free plus the cost of food or drink.)

It may take you more than 100 feet to get to Chestnut Hill’s The Street, but however long it takes the journey will be worth it to go see The 100 Foot Journey  at Showcase SuperLux.  I recently previewed the movie and adored it.  I look forward to seeing it at least a few times more, which is rare for me.

The Hundred Foot Journey opens today and SuperLux cinema is offering special menu items to pair with the viewing.  There will be spiked chai mango lassi, a ginger basil mojito, vegetable pakoras, and chai spiced French macarons. (Cost: Price of movie tickets and food varies)

Saturday, August 9th 2014

Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival (Cost: $50 )

WaterFire Providence Full lighting begins at 7:55 with the arts festival starting at 6 p.m. (Cost: Suggested Donation of $5)

Speaking of fire head over to Ignite! in Somerville for an evening of fire and food from 6 – 10 p.m. (Cost: Free plus the cost of food.)

Sunday, August 10th 2014

Shakespeare on the Common presents Twelfth Night at 7 p.m. on this 10th night of August. (Cost: Free)

Yoga for Kids at deCordova from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m (Cost: $5 per child, Free for accompanying adult.)

All Weekend and/or More

WaterFire Providence  Continues select dates through November (Cost: Suggested Donation of $5)

Boston Comic Con (Cost: $20-$120, or people watch for free just outside the Seaport World Trade Center)

The Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic goes into full swing today through the weekend.  Friday’s Elyse wine dinner at Serenak featurig winemaker Ray Coursen is sold out, but there are tickets available for several other great lectures, dinners, and events. (Cost: Price of events varies.)

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy Brown says:

    Great suggestions – can’t wait to go to Waterfire – my Rhode Island sister highly recommends it for the whole family.


  2. I have been meaning to get to Waterfire for years. Still haven’t made it. Gotta stop working weekend nights.


  3. I love this list. Must take the kids to Providence for Water Fire because I know they’d love it.


  4. leahklein says:

    Annie have you been? Andrew, I have never been either and I’ve been wanting to since before kids. Where does all the time go?


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