Things to do for May 16, 2013

The Weekender

Memphis BBQ, Kimonos and Porch Bands

The weekend dreams in ramen.

Thursday
Breakfast Sandwiching on the Common
PARK IT

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.

Daily, 8-11am, Earl of Sandwich, 1B Charles St (in Boston Common), 617-426-1395

Saturday
Memphis BBQ and Boxers in Newton
POT LUCK

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...

May 18, 9am-6pm, Mr. Sid, 1211 Centre St, Newton Centre, 617-969-4540

Etsy in Real Life. With Food Trucks.
ETSY-Y

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.

Saturdays through Sep 21, 11am-4pm, cash vendors, Assembled, Assembly Row, Somerville

Live Somerville Music. Via Porches.
POR IT ON

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.

May 18, noon-6pm, PorchFest, various neighborhoods in Somerville, see the porches here

Sunday
The Wonders of Japan at City Hall
TURNING JAPANESE

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.

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