Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake at Fenway Park. It’s going to be epic—and we saved you VIP tickets to the sold-out show. Plus: both the world’s smallest earphones (used by the FBI and the Secret Service) and these damn handsome Swiss-made watches are going for 25% off. Because... Perks.
Things to do for May 16, 2013
Memphis BBQ, Kimonos and Porch Bands
The weekend dreams in ramen.
Breakfast Sandwiching on the Common
Boston Common mornings in May. Glorious. And glorious-er when the tempo of your heel-toe-heel-toe power walk has a snap to it via fresh bacon, aged cheddar and fried-egg sandwiches, now procurable daily at Earl of Sandwich. Oh, and house-baked apple crumb muffins, in case you need to slow down.
Memphis BBQ and Boxers in Newton
One way to do Saturday: run errands. Another: head to Mr. Sid for gratis Memphis BBQ, bourbon libations and local beers (Harpoon, Pretty Things) as a live blues band does its thing. Bonus: you’ll land 15% off Gitman Bros. shirts and buy-four-get-five deals on locally made Paxton 1345 boxers. Tough call...
Etsy in Real Life. With Food Trucks.
Etsy: digital clubhouse of photographers, painters, craftspeople and such. The real-life version comes to Assembly Row on Saturday, with local artisans hawking their wares, a live jazz band and food trucks (Bon Me, the Happy Taco). Also: workshops on how to break into Etsy. Time to de-retire your motorcycle-airbrushing skills.
Live Somerville Music. Via Porches.
You’ve always longed for a slice of America where music flowed from weathered porches. Good news: that slice is Somerville for about six hours on Saturday. A string of neighborhoods have joined together to conduct a decentralized concert of porch-based live blues, funk and clawhammer banjo. We see a strong chance of flask-ing ahead.
The Wonders of Japan at City Hall
A concentrated dose of Japanese wonderment hits City Hall Plaza on Sunday. Awaiting you there: deliciousness from locals (Yume Wo Katare, Osushi), info on our sister state in Japan (Hokkaido... no, really) and even live demonstrations from the Boston Kimono Society. No, wearing one won’t guarantee you a spot in the performance.