Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
Breaking Bad Viewing Party with Boston Redditors
Brace yourselves—the final episodes on Breaking Bad are on their way. Will meth-dealing ex-chemistry teacher Walter White finally get caught or will his cancer get to him before his DEA brother-in-law does? The show can be quite intense, but no worries—you don’t have to watch alone. Some local Redditors have organized a weekly viewing party at Tommy Doyle’s, where the entire top floor will be dedicated to the show, complete with a projection screen, dim lights, and a full bar. The first half of season five just came out on Netflix, so catch up and come to Harvard Square every Sunday to grab a beer and watch how it all ends.
Free, Sunday, August 11, 9 p.m., Tommy Doyle’s, 96 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, reddit.com
Outdoor Dance Party
Boston Urban Music Festival Presents: Roller Party
Leave the dancing shoes at home and lace up a pair of roller skates instead—the 4th annual Boston Urban Music Festival takes place this Saturday, in the form of a “Roller Party.” Head over to the Marine Industrial Park, where food trucks, a graffiti wall, and displays by local artists will be set up and you can roller skate the night away—for free—to beats by Gilbere Forte, Bridget Kelly, DJ Knife, and the ICA Teen DJ Collective.
Free, Saturday, August 10, 5-9 p.m., Pier 10 Park, Marine Industrial Park, cityofboston.gov
Fair Trade BBQ
Today, Ten Thousand Villages—an organization that cultivates long-term fair trading relationships to bring products by artisans in developing countries to local markets—will be teaming up with Fair Trade Boston to host a barbecue at their downtown Boston location. There will be five barbecue-themed stations offering samples of food and other products from sponsors Ben & Jerry’s, b.good, Maine Root, Equal Exchange, and Bloomquest. Come out, eat good food, and learn the stories of the artisans behind the fair trade products on display at each station.
Free, Thursday, August 8, 4-7 p.m., Ten Thousand Villages, 252 Washington Street, eventbrite.com
Festival Sneak Peek
GreenFest Preview Day
Stop by the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion this Saturday to catch a sneak preview of the annual Boston GreenFest. Bring the whole family out for live music, dancing, tai chi, yoga, kid-friendly activities, and green crafts. It’s all sure to get you pumped up for the real thing, which takes over City Hall Plaza next week.
Free, Saturday, August 10, noon-4 p.m., starts at Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion, 191w State Street on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, bostonharborislands.org
BostInno’s BostonFest 2013
For the second year in a row, BostInno and Life is good invite Boston residents to celebrate why they love living, working, and playing in this city. Enjoy beer from Harpoon and wine from Rex Goliath (each general admission ticket includes one drink), a game of Baggo or ladder ball (don’t worry—we had to look that up, too), and performances by Keith Kusterer and The Goods, Dwight and Nicole, and Air Traffic Controller. Hail a discounted cab from Hailo to take you home or to the after party co-hosted by comedy club Laugh Boston at MJ O’Connor’s.
$30 for general admission, $105 for VIP wristband, Thursday, August 8, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., eventbrite.com