Image Courtesy of Radio 92.9
Looking at the lineup for the 19th annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest is like revisiting my middle school mixtapes and high school CD collection. Yup, it’s that good. From Third Eye Blind, to Eve 6 and The Spin Doctors, Bostonians are in store for a fun day of live music at The Hatch Shell on Saturday, May 19. Oh, and did I mention its all free?
Presented by Whole Foods Market, the day of music kicks off at 11:30 a.m. and goes until about 5:00 p.m. with Twin Berlin, followed by Eve 6, Switchfoot, the Spin Doctors and Third Eye Blind. In addition to great live music, the EarthFest themed festival will also feature a number of exhibits and environmental displays dedicated to educating festival-goers about the number of different environmental issues facing our planet. From sampling earth-friendly products, to an MBTA hybrid bus display and a free bike valet courtesy of MassBike, there’s a lot to see, experience and enjoy.
If you’ve never gone to a concert along the DCR Hatch Shell, I highly encourage it. The beautiful space, combined with the great lineup at Radio 92.9 EarthFest, makes this a great concert and event to stop by.
For more information about the 19th Annual Radio 92.9 EarthFest, including the full lineup, visit www.earthfest.com.
Honk Festival 2009 by tshirtfiend from Flickr
With a long weekend upon us, there’s no time like the present to carve our a day or two to wander around Boston. This weekend, my picks will have you rockin’ out with a great local band, rubbing elbows with fellow foodies, marching to the beat of a honk’n drum, and soaking up a ‘lil culture. Sadly (or not so sadly), I’ll be on holiday in California wine country, which means that you’ll have to go out and enjoy these fab events for me!
The Swapaholics Boston - Fashion Week Sip & Swap
Time flies when you’re having fun, right? The weekend may have passed in the blink of an eye, but Boston is once again keeping the work week interesting. In addition to nightly events for Boston Fashion Week, there’s networking with Boston World Partnerships and a lively night of belly dancing at The Beehive competing for your presence this week.
Monday, September 27 – Closet Couture at the W Hotel
Ever open your closet only to declare that you have nothing to wear? Happens to me frequently while playing the “outfit game” before work. Whether you’re seeking a fab find or a fun night out, head to the W Hotel on Monday night from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. for a fashion show featuring both high and low end pieces from Second Time Around. An after-party with Stuff Magazine and a Second Time Around Pop-Up store kicks off immediately following the fashion show at 10:00 p.m. Admission is free and the event is 21+.
Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival
Now that it’s officially fall, I’m treating every final burst of warm weather as if it could be our last. With temperatures on Saturday expected in the mid-80s and Sunday near 70, it’s a great weekend to get out and enjoy Boston. This weekend, free fun is the name of the game, especially when it comes to art and music. In addition to free entry at several of the city’s top museums on Saturday, there are a few amazing (and free) concerts to enjoy throughout the weekend.
Here are my top picks for events this Saturday and Sunday:
Saturday, September 25
Free Jazz Fest in the South End
From noon to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, follow the sweet sounds of live jazz to Mass. Ave and Columbus Ave. in the South End for the tenth annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. Serving as the grand finale to a series of events and performances that have been happening throughout the city since September 15, this all-day, outdoor festival features three stages with great performers, including Al Kooper and the Funky Faculty, the Jonathan Batiste Trio, and more. For a full schedule of today’s events, please click here.
The Beehive by Amanda K. from Yelp
With its eye-catching entrance reminiscent of a vintage theatre, funky bohemian decor and live jazz, walking into The Beehive instantly transports you into an eclectically hip party. Located inside the historic Cyclorama on Tremont Street in the South End, this multilevel venue caters to the dinner, drinks and weekend brunch crowd.
Unless you have a dinner reservation, try to visit The Beehive before 10:00 p.m. on a weekend evening, or you may find yourself stuck in line outside. Once inside, there is a smaller upper level bar, but I recommend traveling downstairs, a vast former boiler room which has been transformed into a boho chic space.
Beehive Julep by sushiesque from Flickr
Once settled downstairs at the bar, be sure to grab a drink menu before ordering. In addition to its hip atmosphere, The Beehive boasts an innovative drink menu, from six different champagne cocktails, to my personal favorite – The Beehive Julep (all $10.50/ea).
The Beehive is easy to locate at 541 Tremont Street in the South End alongside the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA). Open seven days per week from 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m., check The Beehive’s website for special weekend brunch and afternoon hours by clicking here.