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Unsure of what to do, where to shop, or where to eat this weekend? Check out our new Thursday guide, “The Weekender.” If you have suggestions for events or places we should feature, leave them in the Comment section below.

Boston Local Food Festival

If you’re a fan of farmers markets and buying local, you won’t want to miss the ninth annual Boston Local Food Festival, a free outdoor festival this Sunday at the Rose Kennedy Greenway, near the Seaport. Showcasing more than 75 vendors, including local farmers, restaurants, food trucks, fishers, and more, the event’s tagline is “Healthy local food for all,” and festivalgoers will have the opportunity to learn about food sustainability, healthy eating, and fitness. There will be live chef and DIY demos, a seafood throwdown, competitions, live music, and a family fun zone, featuring face-painting, a tide pool touch tank, and much more. So head down to the Greenway for a mouth-watering experience.

The Boston Local Food Festival is on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, at the corner of Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue, this Sunday, September 16, from 11 am to 5 pm. Get your free ticket here. Find directions here.

Thrive Exchange/The Felt Fanatic

Tucked between well-known chains like Ben & Jerry’s and Aldo, this two-room, two-company vintage clothing emporium is a must for fashion-conscious students. The front room is home to Thrive Exchange, a boutique selling designer fashion brands, sportswear, footwear, jackets, sweatshirts, and more, with products and styles from the 1980s to the present. Prices range from $20 for graphic tees to north of a couple of hundred dollars for select designer duds. Plus, Thrive offers a chance to not only buy, but to sell, trade, and donate as well.

Felt Fanatic

From jerseys and tees to hats and pennants, the Felt Fanatic is a cornucopia of vintage sports attire and collectibles.

In the back room, you’ll find the Felt Fanatic, which offers original vintage sports attire, including jerseys, tees, and sweatshirts, as well as jackets, shoes, and hats. The store also has an impressive collection of sports and university pennants, along with music tees, designer clothing, and some university apparel. There’s even a BU shirt from the late 1960s. With some items beginning at only $10, the Felt Fanatic is a sports fan’s dream closet.

Thrive Exchange and the Felt Fanatic, 176 Newbury St., Boston, are open from 11 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 pm on Sunday. Take an MBTA Green Line trolley to Copley.

Weeks of Welcome: Drive-In Movie

It’s still officially summer, and spending a warm night taking in a free drive-in movie can’t be beat. As part of its Weeks of Welcome, BU Student Activities is hosting a free screening of the 2018 Pixar hit comedy The Incredibles 2 on Friday at Nickerson Field. No outside food is allowed, but free movie snacks will be provided. Grab a group of friends, and a comfortable blanket, and head over to Nickerson for a classic moviegoing experience. We hear it’s going to be pretty…incredible.

The Weeks of Welcome Drive-In Movie is Friday, September 14, at 8 pm on Nickerson Field. Register for free here.

The Coldplay Experience at the Museum of Science

Sit back, look up, and enjoy the show. This month, the Museum of Science’s Charles Hayden Planetarium brings music to a whole new level. The musical experience, featuring music by Coldplay, seeks to engage audiences in what the museum describes as “a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to the pulsating soundtrack of an internationally renowned band.” The show is both Friday and Saturday nights throughout September, so grab your tickets before they sell out

The Coldplay Experience is at the Museum of Science Charles Hayden Planetarium Friday and Saturday nights throughout September at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. The show runs approximately 40 minutes. Take an MBTA Green Line trolley to Science Park/West End.

SomerStreets: Strike Up the Bands!

Who doesn’t love a free concert? This Sunday, head over to Somerville for an afternoon of music, food, and art, presented by ONCE Somerville. The festival features performances by local bands Lockette, sister, and Awaaz Do. Cuban sandwiches (meat and veggie-friendly) will be available for purchase from Cuisine en Locale, along with vendors selling handmade crafts. The event also includes various interactive games and activities, like hockey, football, walking on stilts, face-painting, and more. Tickets are free, and it all begins at 2 pm.

SomerStreets: Strike Up the Bands! is this Sunday, September 16, from 2 to 6 pm at 156 Highland Ave., Somerville. Get your free tickets here. Take an MBTA Green Line trolley to Lechmere, then the 88 Clarendon Hill bus to Highland Avenue at Central Street.

Jacob Gurvis can be reached at jgurvis@bu.edu; follow him on Twitter @JacobGurvis.


One Comment on The Weekender: September 14 to 16

  • Laura Flagg on 09.17.2018 at 4:17 pm

    Come join us at “Friday Night Bites,” a Boston Chamber of Commerce Fierce Urgency of Now event, on 9/21 from 6-9pm! Enjoy small plates, listen to great music, get a behind-the-scenes look at our incubator kitchen, and relax with friends.

    Your ticket gets you:
    – 5 small plates made by CWK member businesses
    – Hand-pie making activity with Third Cliff Bakery
    – 3-D printing activity with Roxbury Innovation Center
    – Music by Nomadik Soulkore

    $20 pre-event and $25 day of event
    $10 for Dorchester, Mattapan & Roxbury residents
    All proceeds support CWK’s small business owners

    Tickets available on Eventbrite: https://goo.gl/heGwgf

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