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Cambridge Weekend Guide: September 26-30

Fri Sept 21, 2018


Space: An Out of Gravity Experience | All weekend

Start this weekend off in a place that’s out of this world! Space: An Out of Gravity Experience takes you as close to space as you can get without leaving Earth.

Climb aboard the hands-on exhibit to experience the sights, smells and sounds on the International Space Station through games, multimedia components, and interactives all without ever having to leave Cambridge.

See it: All weekend


Jodi Picoult | September 29

Harvard Book Store welcomes the ten times best-selling author, Jodi Picoult to Cambridge’s First Parish Church for a discussion of her latest novel A Spark of Light. The My Sister’s Keeper author will be joined in conversation by another best-selling author Celeste Ng. If you’re a fan of these two literary powerhouses, you won’t want to miss this event.

Insider Tip: We recommend purchasing tickets ASAP as this event is sure to sell out quickly.

See it: 7-8:30p


Cambridge Arts Open Studios | September 29-30

The Cambridge Arts Council couldn’t pick a more picturesque season to host their 10th annual Cambridge Arts Open Studios than fall.

The annual arts event is a city-wide celebration of visual and performing artists in Cambridge. During this vibrant fall weekend, art lovers will have the opportunity to explore the studios and group exhibitions of 149 artists throughout the city.

See a full list of events and participants here.

See it: 12-6p


Smoke This! Rib Fest | September 30

Run, ride, skip and jump over to the East Cambridge Business Association’s culinary showdown pitting pitmaster against pitmaster for the title of best ribs in town on September 30th. We usually don’t like to see Cambridge chefs duking it out, but we can make an exception when there are ribs and other delectable goodies involved. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of September and kick off the month of October!

Simply grab a Taste or Meateater ticket, along with a handful of wet naps, and you’ll have access to some of the best ribs in town.

To get all the juicy details about this event, check out our post, Everything You Need to Know About Smoke This! Rib Fest.

Taste it: 12p-4p


Together Festival | Through September 30

The Together Festival concludes this Sunday. In case you didn’t know, Together is annual celebration of music, art, and technology that broadens the scope of musical genres. The week-long series features educational and professional discussion panels, film screenings, and musical performances throughout the Cambridge and Boston area. Check out a full list of what's happening throughout the city right here.


40th Annual Oktoberfest and Honk! Parade | October 7

You’ll definitely want to mark your calendars for this next event. Fall wouldn’t quite be the same without Harvard Square’s 40th Annual Oktoberfest and Honk! Parade. Even though fall officially began last week, we consider Oktoberfest the unofficial start of the fall season.

Harvard Square will be full of cuisine from all over the world, unique gifts, sidewalk sales, arts and crafts, and of course, beer! Celebrate the festival in true German fashion at one of the many beer gardens.

While you’re enjoying traditional German food and sipping on a German beer, you’ll be treated to a feast for the ears. HONK! musicians from around the world will parade into Harvard Square at 1p and then they’ll perform on six stages around the square. Your five senses will thank you for attending.

See it: 12-6p