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Believe it or not, there are only a few weeks left this summer to enjoy the beautiful weather and incredible events Boston has to offer. This weeks lineup kicks off tonight with BostInno’s own summer bash, BostonFest. The fun-filled week continues with a Pokemon Go Bar Crawl, a free trip to Spectacle Island and an animal kingdom boat party.
BostInno’s BostonFest – 6 to 10 p.m. – World Trade Center – BostInno is set to host the biggest bash of the summer at the Seaport World Trade Center. We celebrate the city of Boston as one of the best places to live, work and play. Expect local food trucks, awesome live music, giveaway swag and much more. We will celebrate all of Boston’s coolest brands and companies, but only the top 10 will be crowned in the Coolest Companies Competition. Get tickets now before time runs out! Tix: $32 – $56.
Social Media Scavenger Hunt on Greenway – August 9 to 13 – Rose Kennedy Greenway – There will be a scavenger hunt through the 1.5 mile long park. The Greenways’s major social channels will feature visual clues throughout the day as to where the various prizes located. Prizes will include Greenway food truck gift cards and packs of tickets to the popular Greenway Carousel. As long as you check the social channels, winning these prizes should be a “walk in the park.” Tix: Free.
Live Music at B-Side Nights – 6:30 to 9 p.m. – Innovation and Design Building – IDB will continue their monthly music series this Thursday with performances by Boston Artists, I Can Chase Dragons! and Breaking Forms. This series occurs every second Thursday of each month and is free to the public. If you enjoy great music, food drinks, and giveaways, then this is the event for you. Tix: Free.
Rio Specials at Cask n’ Flagon – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. – Cask n’ Flagon – The incredibly fun bar next to Fenway Park will be screening the 2016 Rio Olympics daily on some of their 60+ inch high definition TVs. Brazil is the world’s largest producer of guavas, so the bar team will shake up a specialty cocktail. The Guava Cooler contains Cruzan rum, vanilla liqueur, guava nectar, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Cheer on USA with one of their signature drinks and food choices. Tix: By Reservation.
Union Point Food Truck Rodeo – 6 to 10 p.m. – Union Point, MA – On Friday, the Food Truck Rodeo will welcome the best blues bands around, including the James Montgomery Band and the Uptown Horns. Expect over 25 food trucks, free face painting and lawn games for a night of good old fashioned fun. Bring your own blanket and chair for the best setup. Some trucks involved include Captain Marden’s Seafoods, Boston Trolley Dogs and Boston’s Baddest Burger & Sandwich Co. Tix: Free.
World Gone Crazy Comedy Cruise – 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. – Rowes Wharf – New England’s premier comedy band combining comedy and live music, World Gone Crazy, is bringing their show to the Boston Harbor. Hosted by Gary Marino, the show will feature musical comedians, Julie DiOrio, Joe Long and Will E. Focker. Bringing humor to the high seas of Boston, this is a comedy cruise you won’t want to miss. Tix: $30.
Pokemon Go Bar Crawl – Noon to 10 p.m. – Various Boston Bars – Calling all Pokemon trainers. Crush beers and join your favorite Pokemon team at this Boston bar crawl. $20 tees are being sold for each team and a ton of bars with Poke-stops are getting in on the action. Shirts can be picked up between noon and 3 p.m. at Lansdowne Pub. The stop list includes Loretta’s, Baseball Tavern, Paddy O’s, Merchant, Wild Rover and many more. Tix: Free.
Sail For A Change 2016 – 6 to 10 p.m. – Courageous Sailing, Charlestown – Boston’s best charity party will begin waterside on Pier 4 at the Courageous Sailing Center. The race begins on Saturday afternoon followed by the Mount Gay Rum tent party at 6 p.m. The party will feature live entertainment, silent & live auctions, food and beverages. The event is helping to raise funds for inner city youth sailing programs in the Boston area. So come race, chow down, and dance for a great local cause. Tix: $75-$85.
Burgers & Brews – 1 to 10 p.m. – Dorchester Brewing Company – DBC and b.good announced their partnership earlier this week and are teaming up for a burgers and brews event this weekend. the b.good truck will be parked outside the building, offering exclusive food options all day long. The special menu includes items like the natural bratwurst and honey mustard and a variety of classic burgers. Free burgers will be given out to the first 50 customers starting at 1 p.m. Tix: Free.
Sip & Spin at Slumbrew – 10 to 10:45 p.m. – Canal Street, Somerville – TEMPO at Slumbrew outdoor cycling studio was created to draw in the most active people in the area. The outdoor class will feature motivational coaching, pulse-pounding music and intense heart-rate based challenges. The 45 minute class will help you test your cycling abilities and get you in shape. But stick around after the class for food and drinks at Slumbrew’s outdoor beer garden. Tix: $25.
No Strings Attached: Ultimate Day Party – 5 to 9 p.m. – House of Blues Boston – Whether you are looking for something to do after the Sox game, or pregaming the live show later on, the House of Blues invites you to party at their Boston location. No need to bring anything but a good attitude. The top 40 jams of the summer will be played during the night, including music from JAY Z, Justin Timberlake, Calvin Harris, Rihanna, the Chainsmokers and much more. Bring your friends and seize this Sunday evening. Tix: Free Registration.
Margarita Mondays – 4:30 to 6 p.m. – Bambara Kitchen & Bar – Bambara launched its new Margarita Mondays menu in June and will continue serving the specialty items all August long. The after-work menu includes a rotating selection of specialty margaritas and appetizers like Crazy Corn with spicy chili aioli. One of their top margarita options is the Tommy’s Classic which includes El Jimador Silver Tequila and fresh squeezed lime and agave. Tix: By Reservation.
Dine Out Boston at Serafina – August 16 to 21 & 23 to 28 – Serafina Boston – Dine Out Boston is back, providing locals and visitors the opportunity to sample food from the area’s best restaurants at special prices. This Tuesday, Serafina start their special dinner menu, created by Executive Chef Brendan Burke. He will serve up some Gazpacho with Arugula and Lobster Salads. The second course will feature Cavatelli, Chicken Breast Paillard and Grilled Atlantic Salmon. Oh, you want dessert? Enjoy some homemade Tiramisu and Chocolate Mousse. Tix: By Reservation.
Free Trip to Spectacle Island – 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. – World Trade Center Dock – This summer has been one of the hottest ones in recent years and what better way to beat the heat than a free trip to Spectacle Island. Save the Harbor is hosting this event for families that want to explore Boston Harbor Island’s State and National Parks. Make sure to bring some sunscreen, cold drinks and food for a fun and free day on the beach. Tix: Free.
Yoga at Roof Top Pool – 7 to 8 a.m. – Colonnade Hotel Roof Top Pool – the Colonnade Hotel invites you to “Do Your OM Thing” at their rooftop pool this Tuesday, as part of their weekly yoga classes. Resident Yogi and mind/body expert Rebecca Pacheco will lead the classes every Tuesday and Thursday morning all summer long. She welcomes practitioners of all levels for an unforgettable yoga and meditation experience. If you need to strengthen your body and calm your mind, this is the class for you. Tix: $15.
City Sketch: Copley Square – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Copley Square – If you want to get outside and meet some great people who enjoy art and architecture, get over to Copley Square for City Sketch. Try your hand at sketching building facades and gain a better understanding of perspective drawing. Sketch artist extraordinaire, Andrew Guild will guide this hands-on outdoor sketching session. Make sure to bring your own sketchbook, pencils and pens to participate in the artsiest thing you’ve done all summer. Tix: $10-$15.
Sippin’ on Summertime – 7 to 10 p.m. –Wine Riot South End – Wine Riot is throwing a kickass South African Braai (basically a BBQ) featuring exclusive wines from South African importer, Blue Crane. Join them for a summer night on the rooftop of the Troy Building in the South End. Four tasting stations will be set up, featuring different wines that will be paired with traditional South African BBQ. Some of the menu items include handmade Mini Boerewors (sausage), Lamb Sosaties and Braaied Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes with burratta cheese and white balsamic. Is your mouth watering yet? Tix: $50.
Animal Kingdom Morning Boat Party – 5:45 to 9 a.m. – Rowes Wharf – On Thursday morning Daybreaker Boston is cruising out to sea on a jungle safari. Yoga will go from 5:45 to 6:30 a.m. The boat will cast off right at 6:30 a.m. and that’s when the dance party begins. So bring your best animal pajamas and let the party animal inside of you show. Burgundy Jones and Jaminic & Jonny Dougs will get the tunes pumping and the crowd jumping at this morning event. Animal onesies are strongly encouraged. Tix: $30-$40.
Something Big with Nore Davis – 8 to 11 p.m. – Davis Square Theatre – Something Big is a monthly comedy showcase bringing the country’s funniest stand-up comedians to Boston. Hosted by Nick Chambers and Al Park, the show will feature prominent comedians including Nore Davis, Janelle James and Zachary Brazăo. Davis has cemented himself as a rising star in the world of comedy and is known for his energetic performances and magnetic stage presence. Get yourself over to Davis Square Theatre for some laughs, drinks and good times. Tix: $10.