Photo credit: Shep Ferguson, courtesy of the Revels

Weekend Guide: September 13-17

Say "goodbye" to summer and "hello" to fall this weekend

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top four must-see events. 


Operation BBQ Relief Benefit at the Smoke Shop | September 13

This Wednesday evening, attend a benefit at the Smoke Shop BBQ in Kendall Square to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.  Nothing quite brings people together like barbeque does, and that’s exactly what the Smoke Shop and Operation BBQ Relief hope to do. 

At this benefit, you’ll be treated to some of the finest and most finger lickin’ good bbq around from East Coast Grill, Blue Ribbon BBQ, B.T.'s Smokehouse, Firefly's BBQ, and of course, the Smoke Shop and drinks from their drink sponsors Jim Beam, Bar Hill, 86 Company, Jack's Abby, and Harpoon.

Operation BBQ Relief is a disaster relief organization works directly through donation, food or money.  All donations will help to provide food for the people of Texas.

Buy your tickets here.

Eat it: 6-8p


Conversations on the Edge | September 14

If you’re searching for a thought-provoking event to add to your schedule this week, you’ll definitely want to take note of this one.  Join the Cambridge Center for Adult Education for their new discussion series, Conversations on the Edge. This week’s discussion will focus on “Voting Rights and the Constitution” and will feature panelists, with the help of moderator Wilhemina Agbemakplido, who will lead the conversation about the history of voter suppression, grassroots efforts to empower voters, and the policies that affect both.

Attend it: 6p


PARK(ing) Day | September 15

Keep your eyes peeled for something other than a car in parking spots around the city around the city this Friday for PARK(ing) day! Don’t worry, it’s allowed.

Parking spaces throughout the city will transform from usual parking spots to mini parks, gardens or small, hands-on demonstration areas. This event isn’t just fun and transformative but is meant to call attention for the need for more public space.

See it: Citywide, 8a-6p


14th Annual Revels RiverSing | September 17

We can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to summer and welcome in fall than with the 14th annual Revels RiverSing this Sunday. Join the Revels in Harvard Square’s Winthrop Park at 5p for family-fun festivities before joining the parade to the Charles River.

Once you’ve paraded to the river, the singing begins!  Sing along with The Revels Chorus and special guest soloists at the Weeks Footbridge.

To get all the details about this exciting event, check out our post “Everything You Need to Know About the RiverSing.” 

See it: 5p

Mark your Calendars…

Loco for Locals | September 21

You’ll definitely want to mark your calendars for this next event.  ArtBar Cambridge and GrandTen Distilling invite you to join them for a five-course pork-inspired dinner by the Royal Sonesta’s executive chef Brian Dandro. 

Enjoy sparkling views outside on the hotel’s Riverside Terrace as you devour each delicious course all perfectly paired with GrandTen’s small batch spirits. 

Insider Tip: The Royal Sonesta boasts the most wonderful view of the Charles River and our neighbor Boston’s skyline.  If you’re trying to impress your date, this is definitely the event to attend.

To see more details, or to purchase your ticket, please click here.

Enjoy it: 6:30-8:30p


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