Weekend Events in Cambridge – 8/1 to 8/3

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Interested in hand-printed posters for your favorite musicians? Yeah, we are too. Read on and find out where you can see them this weekend! Photo by Weekly Dig

Weekend Events in Cambridge – August 1 to August 3

Let’s kick August off right with some of these awesome events in Cambridge and Boston this weekend. There’s a little something for everybody in town this weekend—art shows, pet-friendly events, donut tastings, and music festivals.

Let’s dig in!

Events on Friday, August 1

Free Fun Fridays

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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum really is this beautiful, but you might need to see it to believe it. Photo by Smart Destinations

Various Locations
Every Friday through August 29
Free Admission, All Ages

Have you always wanted to check out Boston’s famous Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum but never wanted to pay full price? Now’s your chance!

Throughout the summer, museums in and around Boston and Cambridge host Free Fun Fridays, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy attractions like the Franklin Zoo, the Museum of Fine Arts, and others for free.

This weekend, feel free (ha!) to head on over to any of the following:

  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
  • American Textile History Museum
  • The Discovery Museums
  • Hancock Shaker Village
  • Concord Museum
  • Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Bonus Reading: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro.

Creative License: A Musical

Davis Square Theater
255 Elm Street, Somerville
August 1st and 2nd at 7 p.m.
$22-30 Admission

Head on out to Davis Square (just a few stops away from Harvard on the Red Line) and check out the world premiere of Creative License, a play written by Kevin Cirone.

The play follows two former friends as they struggle with ill-defined relationships, creative blocks, and the failure of a family pub. Though they haven’t spoken for a year, Casey and Bethany have to come together to create a masterpiece for the stage and save the bar before it’s too late.

If you need any more encouragement, Cirone also wrote Bye Bye Liver: The Boston Drinking Play, and he likens himself to Aaron Soorkin in his online bio.

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Oh good, dogs are allowed at this event. Photo by Weekly Dig

The National Poster Retrospecticus

Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Free Admission

There’s nothing I love more than the ability to shamelessly slide mentions of my school into anything and everything I write, but in this case it may finally be justified.

On Friday night, BU will be hosting the National Poster Retrospecticus. While the name doesn’t quite give it away, this event is guaranteed to be interesting to musicians, fans, and art buffs alike.

JP Boneyard’s exhibit, which travels all over the country all summer long, is an installation of over 300 hand-printed posters by over 100 renowned artists. You can see intricately made posters advertising: The Ramones (made by Kevin Tong), Wu Lyf (made by Aesthetic Apparatus), and Feist (made by Vahalla Studios).

There is no way that this won’t be a cool event. Stop by, and maybe you’ll see me there.

ASL Poetry Slam

Moksa/Naga Lounge
450 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$10 Admission, 21+

Members of the deaf community and ASL enthusiasts rejoice—there is now a poetry slam hosted just for you.

Enjoy food, drinks, and prizes while you share your own ASL poetry with the crowd and enjoy performances by renowned deaf artists like Rene Pellerin, Bruce Bucci, and more.

If you wish to enjoy the performances but don’t know ASL, don’t worry. Interpreters will be provided by the event coordinators.

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