The weekend’s right around the corner, and that means it’s time to sort out your plans. What’s going on this weekend in Boston, you ask? How about a …. Let’s read on for the details to ensure an awesome weekend.
Nantucket Yoga Festival – July 11-13 – The Westmoor Club, Nantucket – Appease your inner yogi and escape to the Cape this weekend for the Nantucket Yoga Festival, a huge celebration of all things namaste. Read more about who will be attending here and then grab your passes – it’s not too late.
Art and Science of Beer: An Educational Tasting – 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Harpoon Brewery – Sip craft beer while learning how it’s made from both an artist’s and a scientist’s point of view. Guests will also get an up close view of the Harpoon Brew Deck. Tickets are $20.
Urban Raid Boston – 8 a.m. – City Hall Plaza – This 5K race and obstacle course is returning to City Hall Plaza for the adventurous souls who want to tackle climbing walls, ropes and hurdles while running throughout downtown Boston.
“The Taste” Casting – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – WorkBar Cambridge – ABC’s cooking competition show “The Taste,” featuring Anthony Bourdain, is headed to Boston for casting. Head to WorkBar this Saturday to see if you have what it takes to win the grand prize of $100,000.
WGBH Ice Cream Fun Fest – 10 to 4 p.m. – WGBH Studios – The WGBH Studios in Brighton are celebrating Saturday with ice cream and music all day. Enjoy scoops from your favorite local ice creameries along with food trucks and family-friendly performances and activities.
Arlington Alive Summer Arts Block Party -12 to 8:30 p.m. – Broadway Plaza and Regent Theater – This indoor and outdoor summer party invites guests to celebrate with live music, theater, short film and dance performances all day, with the party taking place outdoors until 5:30 and then indoors until 8:30 p.m. There will be plenty of activities and food at this free event.
Free Berklee Summer Concerts – 1 to 4 p.m. – Georges Island – The first of several Berklee Summer Concerts takes place this Saturday on Georges Island. Three musicians bred by the local college will be performing outside on the Boston Harbor Island for a free concert.
WGBH Craft Beer Festival – 7 to 10 p.m. – WGBH Studios – Not into ice cream festivals? WGBH is throwing their Craft Beer Festival Saturday night, with craft brewers and food trucks on hand for a festive evening.
Global Floating Dance Party – 8:30 to 10 p.m. – New England Aquarium – Join dancers all over the world for this global event. The ‘silent disco’ dance party invites you to bring you music player and headphones and come dance to the beat of your own drum with plenty of friends. The dance party is taking place in 30+ cities all over the world, all listening to the same music.
Charlestown Week – July 12 to 22 – Various Locations – The second week of Summer on the Waterfront’s Neighborhood Weeks, Charlestown Week is comprised of Navy Yard concerts, ship spotting on the Harbor, sailing lessons and more to help you get to know, or revisit, Charlestown.
The Big Party – 1 to 5 p.m. – Eastern Standard – Opus Affair’s landmark summer event, The Big Party, is headed back to Eastern Standard this Sunday for drinks, food and festivities, as well as the first-ever The Big Party Awards. Go, mingle and enjoy live entertainment, art and a silent auction. Last minute tickets are still left, so snag yours now.
Futures at Fenway – 2 p.m. – Fenway Park – See baseball’s up and coming stars in action at the 9th annual Futures at Fenway game, which will pit the Lowell Spinners against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. The day will also include a pet-friendly Bark at the Park component, inviting dogs to come out for the pet friendly activities. The event will wrap up with a screening of Field of Dreams at Fenway, to begin 30 minutes after the game ends.
Fort Point Art Crawl – 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. – Massachusetts Convention Center Authority – Get to know Fort Point’s creative people and places with this New Art Love and ArtApp Boston art crawl. The tour will begin at the Fort Point Arts Community, and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 day of.
Bastille Day and World Cup Celebration – 3 to 10 p.m. – Harvard Square – Harvard Square will come alive this Sunday to celebrate Bastille Day and the World Cup finals. There will be food, performances and more in the area.
Lobster Clambake – 5 to 10 p.m. – Ward 8 – This Sunday, Ward 8 in the North End is starting a Sunday tradition. Each Sunday night starting this weekend, they’re hosting a lobster clambake with the works: lobster, corn, potatoes, mussels and more. Dinner is $35 per person.
7th Annual Bastille Day Celebration – July 13 and 14 – Beat Hotel – Head to the Beat Hotel in the Harvard Square to celebrate French National Day the right way: with lively music and festive food. Beat Hotel will be offering their special French-inspired menu on both Sunday and Monday nights from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Update: A previous version of this article listed the 7th Annual Bastille Day Celebration as taking place at The Beehive. It has been updated to reflect the correct location.
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