Run & Ride @CambridgeSide on July 23

Weekend Guide: July 19-23

Fitness classes, festivals, races and more!

Spend the weekend exploring Cambridge through our top six must-see events, plus a delicious come back to mark on your calendars.


Wellness Wednesdays | July 19

On Wednesday (and every Wednesday until August 16th) head over to the Hotel Marlowe’s stunning outdoor courtyard at 5:30p sharp for fitness class led by local fitness partners.

This week’s class will be led by Community Rowing. Hotel Marlowe is conveniently located in East Cambridge along the Charles River, which is the perfect backdrop to pretend like you’re rowing in the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Classes are only $10 (hello, deal!) and all proceeds will benefit the Charles River Conservancy.

Sign up here

Attend it: 5:30p


The Whole Hog Dinner | July 19

You’ll definitely want to arrive hungry to our next event.  When Chef/Owner Tony Maws of Craigie on Main states that his annual dinner, the famed “Whole Hog Dinner” is one of his favorite dinners of the year, it’s best to make a reservation ASAP, grab your pork-loving friends and arrive with an empty stomach.  At this delectable dinner, you’ll dine on a six-course dinner that utilizes all of the best parts of the pig.

Eat it: 5:30p-8:30p


Summer Thursdays | July 20

There is always something to see and do in Cambridge, especially leading up to the weekend in the summer.  This Thursday, we suggest heading over to the Museum of Science’s Charles Hayden Planetarium for their Summer Thursday events.

Every Thursday features something different from the week before and this upcoming Summer Thursday is no different. See musicians Niki Luparelli & the Gold Diggers perform under the dome.

Purchase tickets here. 

See it: 7:30p


Salsa Squared | July 21

If you love everything having to do with salsa -- from the dancing to chips and salsa-- well, Salsa Squared is the perfect event for you.  Salsa your way over to Brattle Plaza in Harvard Square to enjoy free salsa from El Jefe Taqueria and Charlie’s Kitchen (and more!).  Grab a ‘mocktail’ from the Beat Brasserie to sip while you enjoy salsa from local Harvard Square restaurants. 

A salsa festival wouldn’t be complete without a little salsa dancing and great music. That’s where musical guest Dj D. Martinez and professional salsa dancer, now-teacher Jennifer Earls come in.  You’ll learn new moves from a professional salsa dancer, while Dj D. Martinez provides the sounds.

See it: 7-10p


Summer Sundays at the Harvard Semitic Museum | July 23

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 every Sunday for their Summer Sunday series.

Admission to the 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 inscribe clay tablets as you explore arts from the lands of the Ancient Near East.

See it: Every Sunday through August 27th


Run & Ride @CambridgeSide | July 23

Calling all kid athletes! Compete in the 8th annual, kid’s only FREE (yes, free!) duathlon with biking and running around CambridgeSide in East Cambridge. 

Bring your kids ages 5-13 for a fun day of outdoor activities, entertainment, race t-shirts and tons of giveaways. Big kids, ages 10-13 will love the kayak race, while your little run and ride.  The winner in each race category receives an iPad!

If the lure of an iPad isn’t motivating, we’re not sure what is.

Run & Ride it: Registrations begins at 8:30a

Mark your Calendars…

Cuban Sandwich Crisis | July 31

In case you didn’t know, there was a major “Cuban Sandwich Crisis” happening right here in Cambridge, according to the folks over at The Automatic.  Crisis averted though! The Automatic to the rescue.

Dave Cagle from The Automatic believes that the city had been missing Chef Paul O’Connell’s legendary Cuban Sandwich from Chez Henri’s, so much so that he decided to bring it back. On July 31st, the Cuban Sandwich and Chef Paul will officially come back to Cambridge at The Automatic at 5p.   Chef Paul will share his Cuban Sandwich secrets and tips, while you dine on a true delicacy.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Eat it: 5p


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