BBQ from The Smoke Shop in Kendall Square

Weekend Guide: June 14-18

Including where to celebrate dad for Father's Day

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top six must-see events, plus a very special bonus event to help kick off the summer.


Wellness Wednesdays at Hotel Marlowe | Every Wednesday

It can be pretty difficult to keep up with a workout schedule at home, let alone when you’re traveling.  That’s where the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel comes into play. Every Wednesday this summer, the hotel will be offering a series of fitness classes to help you keep and maintain your fitness goals.

The one-hour workout class is open to both hotel guests and the public.  The classes will be led by experts including the Cambridge Athletic Club, Community Rowing, YogaByCandace, and Public Body -Boston.  Click here to sign up (only $10! Hello, deal!) and see a full schedule of classes.

Attend it: 6:30p-7:30p


Dance Now Boston/NYC | June 16-18

BIG things are happening at The Dance Complex in Central Square this weekend and you’re invited.  Celebrate a weekend of dance with the Bang Group and Dance Now Boston/NYC. 

The fun all starts on Friday night with Dance Now commissions by four Boston choreographers: Jimena Bermejo, Carey McKinley, McKersin Previlus, and Subject:Matter with Ian Berg. On Saturday night, the Bang Group (TBG) will host an evening featuring Boston choreographers--Ian Berg, Jimena Bermejo, Carey McKinley, and McKersin Previlus--performing with New York choreographers LMnO3 (Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis and Donnell Oakley).

The celebration continues on Sunday with works by New York's LMnO3 (Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis, and Donnell Oakley).

See it: Friday at 8p. Saturday and Sunday evening at 7p


The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion | This weekend

One of the best ways to beat the heat during Cambridge summers is to seek refuge inside one of our many performance theater venues.  This weekend, we suggest treating yourself to The Midvale High School Fiftieth Reunion at the Central Square Theater. You’ll be transported to the Midvale High School’s class of 1954’s 50th reunion, where old friends reunite and memories are shared- but are those memories real? You’ll have to attend to find out.

See it: Now through July 2


10th Annual Make Music Harvard Square | June 17

Calling all music lovers! This next event is perfect for you. Harvard Square will be filled with music to celebrate the official start of summer with their 10th Annual Make Music Festival. 

The free annual festival will feature over 75 musicians (Yes, you read that correctly! Over 75 musicians!) from all over the country, on ten stages throughout the square. With over 75 musicians in attendance performance all types of genres, you are bound to find something you love. You definitely won’t want to miss this epic and free music festival.

Hear it: 2-10p


EurekaFest 2017 | June 17

This Saturday head over to the Museum of Science’s annual EurekaFest.  You’ll cheer on high school students from the around the country as they compete to design, build, and test wind-powered devices. If you find yourself catching the “competition bug,” you’re in luck. After you’ve cheered on the competitors, compete in five engineering challenges for yourself.

See it: 11a-4:30p


Father’s Day | June 18

BBQ and Father’s Day go together like peanut butter and jelly, which is why we couldn’t possibly talk about things this do this weekend, without mentioning the Smoke Shop.  Forget all about making Dad man the grill this weekend and treat him to all the BBQ fixin’s you know he craves at The Smoke Shop in Kendall Square. 

And… in case you’re still looking for a gift for dad, look no further than the Smoke Shop’s Pitmaster Bundle gift complete with a custom pitmaster knife, Smoke Shop t-shirt, and Chef Andy Husbands’ newest cookbook, Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques, and BBQ Wisdom.


Summer Solstice Celebration | June 21

We usually just stick to weekend only events for our weekend guide, but this event is so great, we had to make an exception.

Celebrate the official start of summer at the annual Summer Solstice Celebration at the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture on Wednesday, June 21st. This free, family-friendly celebration has something for everyone and is definitely a must-see event of the summer.  Enjoy a fun evening of music, dance, hands-on activities for all ages, circus performers, food, and arts and crafts.

Not only will there be tons of arts and crafts (think flower crowns and sun streamers!), but you’ll also be able to explore the Harvard Semitic Museum, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History for free!

See it: 5-9p


15th Annual Taste of Cambridge | June 11

The tastiest festival of the year is just around the corner (less than a month away to be exact!) and our stomachs simply cannot wait.  The 15th Annual Taste of Cambridge will take place on July 11th at their brand new location, Lechmere Canal Park at CambridgeSide.

In case you haven’t heard, the Taste of Cambridge is an epic tasting event that features all of our favorite foodie havens in one spot. To celebrate fifteen years of award-winning and crave-worthy food in Cambridge, the event is bigger and better than ever with a new “Best in Taste” award, where YOU get to decide which restaurant will be dubbed “the best.”

Not only is the Taste of Cambridge delicious and fun, it also benefits great Cambridge charities like BARCC, CASPAR, Cambridge Camping, Paine, CHAF, and On the Rise  What’s better than that? 

Purchase your Taste of Cambridge tickets here.


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