Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Menswear, gyros, jazz, and more.

By | Arts & Entertainment |

Literature
Stephen King Reading at Harvard Bookstore

For all you horror nerds out there, Stephen King will do a reading at the Harvard Bookstore to promote his newest book, Doctor Sleep, a sequel to his hit novel The Shining. Unfortunately King won’t sign any books at the reading, but he will randomly hand out pre-signed first editions to ticket-holders. Come pay your respects to the guy that made Joey Tribbiani hide a book in the freezer.

$35, Friday, September 27, 7 p.m., Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard, harvard.com

Fashion
American Field Pop-Up Market

Do you like American-made menswear? How about bearded guys with tattoos and Macklemore haircuts? Then drop on by to the American Field Pop-Up Market this weekend at SOWA. American Field strives to inform the consumer of high-quality American-made fashion, apparel, and products. Food trucks like Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and Kickass Cupcakes will make an appearance too.

Free, Saturday, September 28, to Sunday, September 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 540 Harrison Ave., americanfield.us

Culture
3rd Annual GreekFest

This weekend marks the 110th anniversary of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England, and they will hold the 3rd Annual GreekFest to commemorate the milestone. Activities you’ll find include folk dance performances, church tours, and gyros. And remember, it’s pronounced YEE-roh, not jai-roh.

Free, Friday, September 27, to Sunday, September 29, 12 p.m., 514 Parker St., greekfestboston.com

Food
Boston Seafood Festival

The only thing more important than seafood in Boston is Mark Wahlberg. But since we can’t offer you Marky Mark’s muscles this time around, we can give you all-you-can-eat mussels (see what we did there?). This weekend, you and your friends can finally end the debate and figure out who’s actually better at oyster shucking. Winner gets to eat their weight in lobster while being serenaded with live shanty music.

$10, Saturday, September 28, 11 a.m., Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., bostonseafoodfestival.org

Music
Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

What better way to celebrate the end of a long week than with a jazz-themed block party? On Saturday, Berklee College of Music will host the Beantown Jazz Festival, where the country’s best jazz musicians will perform along Columbus Ave. in the South End. Notable performers include Grammy-nominated saxophonist Bobby Watson and trumpeter Christian Scott. There will also be an instrument petting zoo, where you can try playing all kinds of instruments.

Free, Saturday, September 28, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Columbus Ave. between Massachusetts Ave. and Burke St., beantownjazz.org