photo courtesy of Formaggio Kitchen (who's celebrating 40 years in Cambridge!)

Weekend Guide: September 19-23

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with these must-see events.

CX Summer Nights | September 20

Don’t miss out on the last CX Summer Nights of the summer this Thursday! Dance along to bands Sun Parade and Other Than Boston and sip on beers from Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Vineyard and Triple Eight Distillery.  Come hungry and enjoy food from local food trucks. 

We couldn’t think of a better way to end summer than at CX Summer Nights!

See it: 5:30p


PARK(ing) Day | September 21

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


HIVELAND | September 21 & 22

This weekend, see HIVELAND, an immersive performance at the Multicultural Arts Center.  Watch as performers who appear to be weightless venture through a portal into the unknown, while an exciting, electronic score sets the pace of the show. 

HIVELAND sends viewers and performers on a journey that goes deeper than the stage space,  combining contemporary dance with dance theater.

See it: 8p


Dumpling Festival at the Central Flea | September 23

Yes, you read the title correctly. Two of your favorite events in one day, in one place.

The delicious Dumpling Festival returns to the Central Flea this Sunday.  Trust us when we say that you will not want to miss one of Central Square’s most beloved traditions in honor of Joyce Chen, the Dumpling Festival.

Joyce Chen is credited with popularizing northern-style Chinese cuisine in the United States, the patent holder of the stir-fry pan and the first person to bottle Chinese stir-fry sauce in the U.S market. Otherwise known as, a pretty big deal! Celebrate Chen with savory dumplings from over fifteen local restaurants and food trucks.

See it: 11a-5p


Formaggio Kitchen’s 40th Anniversary Party | September 23

This Sunday, September 23, Formaggio Kitchen is throwing an epic street party to celebrate 40 years in Cambridge and you're invited! Enjoy live music, a charity raffle, a beer garden and of course, delicious food from local restaurants. Don't miss out on this family-friendly celebration (there will be a cheese cave tour). Interested? (Duh!). You can purchase tickets here -- we'll see you there!

Celebrate: 1-4p



Smoke This! Rib Fest | September 30

Run, ride, skip and jump over to the East Cambridge Business Association’s culinary showdown pitting pit master against pitmaster for the title of best ribs in town on October 1st.  We usually don’t like to see Cambridge chefs duking it out, but we can make an exception when there are ribs and other delectable goodies involved. We can’t think of a better way to kick off the month of October!

Simply grab a Taste or Meateater ticket, along with a handful of wet naps, and you’ll have access to some of the best ribs in town.

To get all the juicy details about this event, check out our post, Everything You Need to Know About Smoke This! Rib Fest.

Taste it: 12p-4p


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