Some Staff Picks for what to do this weekend…
Dibble: Lots going on this weekend… I’m pretty pumped! I can’t wait for Friday night to celebrate the launch of We Love Beantown at Battery Park with everyone! On Saturday, weather permitting, I’m planning to do my second-annual, frivolous-yet-awesome Zipcar convertible rental. I’ll throw on a pair of oversized sunglasses, wrap my head in a scarf, and drive up to the north shore for some apple picking and perhaps some late season beach time. After that adventure, I’ll head to Lizard Lounge in Cambridge to see Lake Street Dive, one of my favorite bands (which happens to have Beantown roots, hailing from New England Conservatory). On Sunday, you’ll finding me racing (I use that term lightly) in the Nahant Sprint Triathlon. Wish me luck!
Amy: If I could to get over this strange bout of pneumonia that’s keeping me away from work and writing, this weekend would be fun and entail: The SoWa artists guild is hosting First Friday, an evening of open studios at their space on Harrison St. Saturday is the double excitement of the Waltham Farmers’ Market and Dyke Night’s Back to School Dance Party at Machine! And Friday through Sunday I hope to be drifting around the Boston Arts Festival down on the waterfront.
Jarret: I have the distinct pleasure of being able to say for the first time ever, “my in-laws will be in town.” They are fantastic and are Boston sight-seeing pros: we’re going to have to move to tertiary (or quaternary?)-level activities on Saturday. Surprisingly, I don’t think they’ve been to the Sackler Museum at Harvard. The American Art & Modernity exhibition just opened and looks good. I usually don’t place Winslow Homer in the same category as modernists, so I’m curious about the comparison. We’ll have access to a car and thus are looking somewhere outside the T bubble for dinner. Turner’s Seafood in Melrose is a distinct possibility. That or, you know, the Kowloon.
Casey: Wait, did someone say there’s a We Love Beantown thing happening on Friday??? HA! I’ll also be celebrating a good friend’s Dirty Thirty milestone earlier that evening, grabbing some birthday dinner at our neighborhood favorite, Devlin’s. Tailgate is on early Saturday and I’m planning on mimosas starting at about 9 AM, after a run with the dog around the Res, of course. BC is playing Maine this week, and we won’t talk about the potential doom I’ll be feeling should they lose this one (mimosas will quickly turn to more aggressive afternoon adult beverages to say the least). I’m leaving Saturday night open, partially because I’m planning on doing a triathlon Sunday that has an even earlier start time than Saturday’s tailgate. A bit on a whim and with a side of peer pressure, I’ll be joining Dibble at the Nahant Sprint Triathlon. It’s only my second tri, and I haven’t been on a bike in two years – I may need a rescue!
Dave: Hmm, let’s see, it looks like there’s an event that this blog is hosting going on Friday night at Battery Park, so I should probably definitely go to that. Saturday will result in another day at Chestnut Hill for another fun tailgating morning (albeit against a weaker opponent, so hopefully a W comes with it). Sunday, I’m going to get on another Harpoon tour and then balance watching the Patriots and what is likely my last trip to Fenway this season. Oh, and check back at WLBT later today to find out what I mean by “another” tour.
Dan: It is fitting that after an entire week in the hustle and bustle that is Manhattan that I will come home for the launch party of We Love Beantown at Battery Park on Friday. Saturday then will be dedicated to the requisite recovery before joining Dave and Jarret for a little Sunday Funday at the Harpoon Brewery and then the cheapest seats we can find at Fenway. Given the nature of this year’s Sox, that shouldn’t be too hard.
Maloney: Bummed I’m out of town missing the launch party on Friday. Saturday I’m wrapping up a trip to DC with a brunch in Old Town on Saturday. Sunday I have a hot date with my local laundromat. If I’m crazy enough, I might make it to Trader Joe’s. Non-stop excitement over here. Woo.
Matt Nichols: I’ll be spending all three weekends nights playing piano for the drunkest of drunk Bostonians in the Financial District. However, I will sneak away Friday night to join a few minutes at the big ol’ launch party. I’ll also be spending my days adding to our Flickr pool AND watching the Patriots start this season undefeated.
Gretchen: The move-in chaos on my street has subsided at last and only a few
abandoned items remain on the sidewalk, so of course this weekend I’ll be
fighting crowds in New York during the city’s Fashion Night Out. If I were
in Boston I’d definitely have checked in on our own FNO, complete with
designer cupcakes and TWO fashion shows on Copley and Newbury Streets, along with some intriguing “red light district” themed events in the South End.
And to top off my FOMO, a fellow BU alum just informed me that Childish Gambino will be performing at BU’s Metcalf Hall. Tickets are $15, and you have to be a student to get one.
Matt Collette: My last few weekends have been crazy, so I’ve kept my calendar clear for this one. I’ve got plans to hike — perhaps Blue Hills Reservation, with its great views of Boston — and catch “Sleepwalk With Me,” the new movie by This American Life’s Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass, which opens Friday at the Coolidge.