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Weekend Guide: August 8-12

We've got everything you need to do this weekend.

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top five must-see event picks.

FOOD

Dine Out Boston (in Cambridge!) | August 5-10 and 12-17

Dine Out Boston is finally here- which means it’s time to start planning where you’ll go and what you’ll eat.  The tastiest restaurant event of the summer started last Sunday and is the perfect opportunity to try that new restaurant you’ve been dying to go to or flock to your favorite restaurant.

Guests will enjoy special prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from restaurants all around the city, along with extra special prices.

Did we mention that #DineOutBoston has a fun contest this year?  Simply snap a picture of your meal, tag #DineOutBoston and the restaurant and you could win a $100 gift card to a participating Dine Out Boston (or Cambridge!!) restaurant.  The picture with the most likes each day will win.  Happy Snapping!

Want to see even more information about Dine Out Boston (in Cambridge)? We’ve got everything you need to know right here.

Enjoy: Lunch and dinner at participating restaurants

MUSIC

Longy’s El Sistema Summer Academy Concert | August 9

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO AUGUST 9TH DUE TO RAIN. 

The Longfellow House is no stranger to special guests and this next event is no different. Head over to the Longfellow House to hear a performance from the Longy School of Music’s El Sistema Summer Academy participants.  On August 9th at 6:30p, you’ll hear the culmination of their hard work at this special performance. 

This special event is free and open to the public.

See it: 6:30p

SEE & DO

Farmers Markets in Cambridge | All week

Did you know that every day of the week during the summer in Cambridge, you can find a farmers market? We’re serious, it’s true!

Every day of the week visitors and residents can access fresh seasonal produce, artisanal items, and healthy activities throughout the city’s squares.

Want to know where you find local farmers and ingredients? Click here for our full guide to Farmers Markets in Cambridge.

FILM

East Cambridge Business Association Movie Night | August 9

Before the leaves begin to change colors and the air becomes crisp, take advantage of all of the great activities happening outside in Cambridge this summer. Head over to East Cambridge on Thursday evening for a movie night under the stars at the East Cambridge Savings Bank. Before the movie begins, catch a performance featuring the Caravan Puppets. 

See it: 7-10p

FAMILY FUN

Summer Sundays at the Harvard Semitic Museum | August 12

One of our favorite ways to beat the heat during the summer is to explore a museum.  Not only is the air conditioning always running, you’re bound to learn and see something new. Gather your little ones and phone-obsessed teenagers and head over to the Harvard Semitic Museum in Harvard Square this Sunday for their Summer Sunday series. Did we mention that the Summer Sundays series ends next week?

Admission to the Harvard Semitic Museum is free, making it a no-brainer when deciding on your weekend plans. There, you’ll create Egyptian accessories, play ancient board games, and inscribed clay tablets as you explore arts from the lands of the Ancient Near East.

See it: Every Sunday


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