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Weekend Guide: October 13-17

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top six event picks. 

HISTORY

Fall Lecture Series at the Longfellow House | October 13

The Longfellow House’s 2016 Fall Lecture Series continues this Thursday evening at 6:30p. Every Thursday from now until November 17th, visitors will be treated to a free, special discussion at the Carriage House.

This week, listen to Professor of English Paul Lewis from Boston College discuss his recent book revealing Boston’s post-Revolutionary War. 

Although the event is free, registration is required.

Learn it: 6:30p

MUSIC

The Soul of Latin Jazz with Afrika Gente | October 13

Start the weekend off with a little soul from the versatile Latin jazz and folk band, Afrika Gente. Known for their thrilling originals and well-loved hits, the band can really play it all -- from Latin jazz, to afro-beat, and even the samba.

See them perform this Thursday evening at the Multicultural Arts Center in East Cambridge.

Hear it: 6:30p

DANCE

The Wondertwins: To Hip-Hop, with Love | October 14 & 15

This next event will have you dancing in your seat and then all weekend long. See the extremely talented Wondertwins perform at the Dance Complex this Friday and Saturday evening.  The identical twins, Billy and Bobby have performed with some major hip-hop icons like Run DMC, LL Cool J, Bobby Brown, and the New Kids on the Block and this weekend, they’ll perform for you.

See it: 10p on Friday and Saturday

FESTIVAL + EAT

Local Craft Spirits Festival | October 15

The first ever Local Craft Spirits Festival is happening right here in Cambridge on Saturday afternoon and we (and our tastebuds) can’t wait.

Hosted by the Sustainable Business Network and the Boston Local Food Committee, the festival will feature all of your favorites and your soon-to-favorite breweries, local spirits, artisan beverage brewers and local goodies all in one epic tasting festival.

In addition to all the fabulous drinks and local food that you’ll sample, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet the makers behind the brew. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon if you ask us.

Try it: 4-7p

Tour

Fall Foliage Riverboat Tour | October 15 & 16

One of the best ways to see the stunning fall foliage is by boat-  a riverboat that is! This weekend (and on October 29 & 30), enjoy a 90-minute cruise down the Charles River with the Charles Riverboat Company.  You’ll have front row seats to the fall foliage as you cruise by MIT and Harvard, all while sipping on apple cider and chowing down on cookies.

Tour it: Saturday and Sunday at noon

FOOD + FESTIVAL

5th Annual Dumpling Festival | October 16

Dumplings? Festival? Those are two words we can definitely get behind, especially when they are together. This Sunday, restaurants in Central Square will sell delicious dumplings for only $1 from 1p to 3p in honor of Joyce Chen. Joyce Chen was a chef and restaurant owner, entrepreneur, and all around food culture pioneer.

Eat it: 1-3p

Mark your Calendars…

52nd Annual Head of the Charles Regatta | October 22-23

One of our favorite fall traditions will be back and bigger than ever, the 52nd Annual Head of the Charles Regatta next weekend.

Next Saturday and Sunday, the Charles River will be studded with the best crew teams from around the world and the banks along both sides of the river will be filled with cheering spectators.  The two-day competition is a time-honored tradition here in Cambridge and one definitely worth adding to your calendar this weekend.

See it: All weekend, 8a-5p


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