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Weekend Guide: August 24-27

Wed Aug 23, 2017

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top five must-see events, including an annual Labor Day weekend tradition to mark on your calendar.

SEE & DO

Yappy Hour at the Freepoint Hotel | August 24

Puppies and cocktails? Yes, please! This Thursday evening bring your four-legged best friend to the Freepoint Hotel’s secret garden for an evening of drinks and treats from the Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails. Humans can sip on specialty cocktails, while your well-behaved pooch snacks on treats.

Insider Tip: Make sure your pup is camera-ready! A pup-parazzi will be mingling around Yappy Hour to catch a photo of you and your fluffy friend.

See it: 5:30-7:30p

FILM

Movie Night at the Longfellow House | August 26

Before the leaves begin to turn and the air becomes crisp, take advantage of all of the great activities happening outside in Cambridge this summer. This Saturday evening, head over to the historic Longfellow House in Harvard Square for a movie night. See the 1948 fantastical film version of Longfellow’s “The Wreck of the Hesperus” at his house!

It’s not every day you get to enjoy a movie in the same spot where a famous poet lived and worked, as well as where General George Washington had his Headquarters during the Siege of Boston.

See it: 7:30p

MUSIC

The Devil’s Twins | August 26

We’re pretty lucky in Cambridge to have so many iconic and just plain cool music venues all within a couple of minutes from each other. This Saturday night, catch a concert at The Sinclair featuring The Devil’s Twins. The local band’s sound can best be described as a mix between Johnny Cash and Amy Winehouse rolled up into one, haunting, yet powerful sound.

Recognize one of the band members? If you’ve watched our Central Square in 90 Seconds video, you’ve seen one-half of the twins, Nikki. She’s the epitome of cool and is completely one-of-a-kind, just like our city. Rewatch our video Central Square in 90 Seconds here.

Hear it: Doors open at 8p

SHOP

Central Flea | August 27

The Central Flea is back again this Sunday afternoon in Central Square, just in time for returning Harvard, Lesley and MIT students. We have a feeling that dorm rooms all over Cambridge will be particularly stylish this semester featuring specialty items found at the Central Flea.

Boasting vintage and antique furniture dealers, music, local food, artists and designers, and so much more, the Central Flea is a must-see event. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to this one, the Central Flea will take place on the last Sunday of every month through the end of October.

Still craving more information about the Central Flea? Don’t worry, we have everything you’ll need to know right here.

See it: 11-5p

SEE & DO

Popnology at the Museum of Science | Ends September 4

If you haven’t seen the Museum of Science’s exhibit Popnology yet, there’s still time! At this exciting new exhibit, you’ll experience a fusion of science fiction and science fact that celebrates and explores the greatest works of innovation and imagination in history. Discover how pop-culture continually inspires innovation.

See it: Every day until September 4

Mark your Calendars…

19th Annual Labor Day Campfire Festival | September 1-4

Before school officially begins and the sun sets a little earlier, enjoy one last hurrah of summer at Club Passim’s Campfire Festival. See new and upcoming talent gather together at one of the most beloved music venues in Cambridge, while you sit back, relax and soak up the last moments of summer sounds.

See it: All weekend long