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Weekend Guide: November 16-19

Including one of the biggest rivalries of the year!

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top four must-see events, plus 13 ways to avoid cooking this Thanksgiving! 

EXHIBITION

Blue Opening Reception | November 16

If you haven’t seen the Cambridge Art Association’s newest exhibition Blue yet, we have the perfect event for you. 

Attend the Opening Reception of the 2017 Blue Biennial, juried by Vera Ingrid Grant, the director of the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art.  Because this opening reception is so exciting it’s happening at both of their galleries- Kathryn Schultz (25 Lowell St) and University Place Gallery (124 Mt Auburn St).

See it: 6-8p

MUSIC

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn | November 16

See two of the world’s most highly regarding banjo players at the Sanders Theatre this Thursday evening. The husband and wife duo fearlessly explore both Appalachian and Chinese folk music traditions.  This is not your average banjo concert.  You’ll leave with a new appreciation of the banjo.

See it: 8p

ANNUAL EVENT

The 134th Playing of the Game | November 18

One of the oldest rivalries in college football will meet again this Saturday afternoon and we could not be more excited.  If you’re in Cambridge weekend, we suggest wearing your Crimson best and you’ll definitely want to avoid the color blue.

Harvard University’s football team the Crimson will play Yale’s football team, the Bulldogs at Yale’s Stadium. Although the game won’t be on our home turf, we still recommend watching the game in Harvard Square.  Once you bike into the square or hop off the Red Line, you’ll feel the energy. 

Cheer on Harvard: 12:30p

RUN

CambridgeSide Half-Marathon | November 19

The second annual Cambridge Half-Marathon will take place this Sunday morning at 7:30a. The marathon will start and end at the newly renovated CambridgeSide.  After the runners have completed the race, the post-race party will begin on the third level of the mall and on the garage level A. Expect to devour delicious breakfast items while listening to a jazz band on the third level or dance to a DJ in the garage.

Want to know what’s even better than the second half-marathon happening in Cambridge? A portion of the race proceeds will benefit Cambridge Camping, which helps kids go to summer camp!

Please note: If you plan on driving around town on Sunday, please be mindful of street closings. The City of Cambridge is anticipating traffic delays, and because of this, we suggest considering an alternative route during your visit. Luckily the event organizers have a handy map of the marathon’s route as well as exactly which streets will be closed this Sunday so you will be prepared!

Cheer on the runners: 7:30a

UPCOMING EVENTS

13 Ways to Avoid Cooking this THANKSGIVING | NOVEMBER 23

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving will be here before you can say “Turkey!” If Turkey Day has become your responsibility this year, and you’re feeling the stress, we have the perfect guide for you.

Our Insider Post, “13 Ways to Avoid Cooking this Thanksgiving” has all the important details, to ensure that Turkey Day is as stress-free as possible.  The only thing you’ll have to worry about is deciding which delicious Cambridge eaterie you’ll make a reservation or when to order what one restaurant is calling  “sexy gravy.”


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