Welcome to The Weekend: Boston September 30-October 2nd

The weekend is here and so is fall in full force.  Hopefully you spent the end of your week well caffeinated with National Coffee Day.  Now here are some options for the weekend.


Friday, September 30th

9/30 5-9 p.m. (Watertown) Arts & Drafts at the Arsenal Center

Arts and Drafts is an evening of live music, brews and the chance to be creative all on the beautiful grounds of the Arsenal on the Charles! Live music will be drummed up by Nemes, Gold Blood & Associates, and Dirty Bangs, brews will be served from Downeast Cider and Aeronaut Brewing  and food will be available from The Sausage Guy.  There will be tie dye and Hula Hooping lessons from Ballroom in Boston as well as games and prizes from Radio 92.9Tickets available here or call 617-923-0100 x8302 ($30 includes a commemorative t-shirt and one beverage token 21+)

 9/30 3:00 -3:40 p.m. (Boston) Toddler Yoga at Cou Cou in the South End

 Start the weekend off with a little toddler zen time for children 2-4 years old.  Check out Cou Cou’s entire calendar of events because they have several activities for toddlers, parents and babies all year long.

9/30 & 10/1 5:30 – 11:00 p.m./1-7p.m. (Boston) Harpoon Brewery Octoberfest

I love Harpoon Brewery.  It’s a fabulous space with great beer and pretzels that live up to their instagram shot. Harpoon Octoberfest will be celebrated with beer, bratwursts,  dancing, and more! This year marks 27 years of Octoberfest at Harpoon Brewery. ($25)

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Saturday/Sunday October 1-2

10/1 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Boston) Let’s Talk About Food Festival

Stop by Copely Square to watch some of the area’s favourite chefs in action.  Topics covered include:

  • Fun With Family Dinner: Cooking With the Kids

  • Recipes From Afar: How Immigrant Cooks Impact the American Kitchen

  • Farming our Seafood: Aquaculture Leaders in New England

  • Citizen Eaters: Your Influence on the Food We Buy, Eat, and Grow

  • Baking the Old-Fashioned Way: Family Recipes from the Brass Sisters

  • Buying Meat: What You Need to Know

10/1 10/2 10a.m.-4 p.m.(Boylston) American Craft Festival at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

The juried craft show features work by ceramicists, jewelers, woodworkers, metal workers, glass blowers, painters, printmakers, leather workers and fiber artists.

While you are there stroll the botanic gardens and visit Patrick Dougherty’s Stickworks. ($12 adults/ $9 seniors/$7 youth 6-18yrs)

10/1 3-7p.m. (Somerville) AgriCultural Festival

Farmers and Artists gather in Somerville at 10 Poplar Street the site of ArtFarm to celebrate urban agriculture and the arts.

10/1 12-3 p.m.(Cambridge) Customer Appreciation Day at Pemberton Farms

Stop by one of my favourite Cambridge shops for Customer Appreciation Day.  Pemberton Farms is a great place to shop for just about anything from prepared foods, to cheeses, beer, water, and plants for your garden as well. Pemberton Farms will have some of their tastiest products available to sample throughout the day as vendors share their products.(Free )

10/1 4 p.m. (Wellesley) Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of American Politics

The timing couldn’t be better and the question can’t be asked enough.  Head over to Wellesley Books to hear Mark Thompson, President and CEO of The New York Times Company speak about his book.  (Free)

10/1 (Boston) Gilded Fest: Music, Technology & Innovation

Pick up some tickets online and then head over to the Lawn on D for Gilded Fest.  Get a workout in, play some games, listen to some music and fill your day with an assortment of music, tech and innovation.  ($26.06-$36.35)

10/2 2-5 p.m. (Boston) Create Boston

Chefs and artists collaborate to create a unique experience. Tavern Road puts together an incredible night of artist showing their work, music, along with creative chefs and cocktail crafters.  ($50.02/$80.12)

Did you know?!

Art week Boston begins on Friday, September 30th.

Hub Week concludes this weekend.

Friday, September 30th is National Mulled Cider day.  Head to Wilson Farm to pick up a jug of cider.  Even better, head over to Carlson Orchards and get some from the source.  If they still have them, pick up  a case of their cider juice boxes for your child’s lunch boxes this month.  Then get some of Williams Sonoma’s mulling spices.  They are so good!

October 1st is National Pumpkin Spice Day.  Find out how to upgrade your boring PSL here.

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