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The Weekend: October 2-3

Boston Local Food Festival

Rain, rain go away!  It’s the weekend again in Boston and luckily the wet weather will not be crashing our party.  After bidding adieu to Boston Fashion Week, this weekend is all about local food and spirits, between sampling sustainable cuisine from Boston-area vendors, to raising a pint in honor of Oktoberfest.  Here are my top picks for the weekend:

Saturday, October 2:
Boston Local Food Festival
On Saturday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., celebrate Boston’s local and sustainable food scene at a fun outdoor festival along the Congress Street Bridge by the Boston Children’s Museum. Featuring more than 50 vendors ranging from local restaurants like Sportello, to the Blue Heron Farm, Taza chocolate and Wachusett Brewing Co., this free festival promises tons of food, live music and has an ambitious goal of producing zero waste.

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The Work Week in Boston: Monday, September 27 – Thursday, September 30

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+.

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The Weekend: September 25-26

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.

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A sweet take on happy hour at Kickass Cupcakes

Photo Credit: Nikki Eads

On August 31, Kickass Cupcakes in Somerville is whipping up a sweet take on happy hour by offering free tastings from 5-7pm of mini cupcakes with cocktail inspired flavors, including lemon drop, mud slide, and peach daiquiri.

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