Thursday, October 2, 2014

Welcome the Weekend in and around Boston

Looking for plans this weekend? Boston has some great Fall events that will make your Friday, Saturday, and Sunday a lot better than the rest of the week!

Acrobatic 'Traces'
October 3-4th, 7:30 p.m. October 5th, 2 p.m.

A show that combines acrobatics, skateboarding, bsketball, theater, and contemporary dance.
Additional shows through Oct. 12. $25-$69. Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston.

Fall Oompah
October 3rd, 5:30-11 p.m. Oct. 4th, 2-9 p.m.

Also known as Harpoon Octoberfest. The brewery’s 25th annual party features Harpoon beers, bratwurst, music, chicken dancing, and German chocolate cake.
Rain or shine. $20. Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Our Town
October 4th, 3-10 p.m.

Boston welcomes the Sound of Our Town Music Festival, presented by the Boston Music Awards and Vanyaland. The line-up of New England bands includes The Both (Aimee Mann and Ted Leo), Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Speedy Ortiz, Hooray For Earth, Parks, and The Grownup Noise. Nominations for the 2014 Boston Music Awards will be revealed at the event, and attendees get to vote.
Free. Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Stick to Ribs
October 5th, noon-4 p.m.

Pit masters do their best work, you eat it and vote for your favorites at the ‘Smoke This’ Rib Fest 2014. While you’re gnawing on ribs, listen to music, check out cooking demos and listen to the Atwood’s Monday Night Bluegrass Band.
$25. Between Fulkerson and Fifth Streets, East Cambridge.

Eat and Ride
October 5th, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Chef Paul Turano of Tryst and Quad Cycles present the fourth annual Bikes & Bites, a 22-mile bike ride with delicious stops along the way. At Ferns Country Store, enjoy a wine tasting and small bites. At Wilson Farm, tour the facility and check out the farm stand. The journey ends with a two-course dinner at Tryst.
BYO bike or rent from Quad for $17. Rain date Oct. 19. Tour leaves from Quad Cycles, 1043 Mass. Ave., Arlington.

And lastly, where you'll catch me this weekend

Topsfield Fair
October 3-13th, times vary

Topsfield Fairgrounds sits on the former Treadwell Farm property. Dr. John Goodhue Treadwell of Salem bequeathed the farm to the Agricultural Society in 1858 for the "promotion of the science of agriculture." The fair continues to promote agricultural and the historical features of the ground by showcasing local vendors and hosting activities and events that attract a variety of attendees.
Weekend admission is $15, parking is $10, 207 Boston Street, Topsfield, MA 01983.

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