Boston This Weekend: Soul, Punk, and a Cultural Survival Bazaar
Hot off the T: Five things to do in Boston this weekend, all accessible by the MBTA.
(All events are in walking distance from stops on the MBTA.)
1.) Cultural Survival Bazaar: Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? Head over to the cultural survival bazaar at the Prudential Center. The event starts at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday, and features wares from North and South American native artisans.Take the commuter rail from Reading Depot to North Station, then the Orange Line to Back Bay Station and walk 10 minutes to the Prudential Center.
2.) Street Dogs: Boston punk scene mainstays Street Dogs are back at the Paradise, headlining the annual WFNX Wreck the Halls concert. Front man Mike McColgan was an original member of Dropkick Murphys, but left the band for a job as a Boston firefighter. Four years later, he gave up the day job and went back to music, forming Street Dogs. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday and tickets are $16.Take the commuter rail from Reading Depot to North Station, thenthe Orange Line to the Green Line B to Pleasant Street and walk one minute to the Paradise.
3.) Art along Harrison Avenue: There are a couple of interesting art installations along Harrison Avenue this weekend. Vincent Crotty’s Boston Nocturnes at Place: Studio & Gallery is a collection of paintings with Boston as the subject. Robin Mandel: Everywhere and Nowhere at the Laconia Galleryfocuses on the artist’s use of light via projection. Take the commuter rail from Reading Depot to North Station, then the Orange Line to Tufts Medical Center Station and walk 11 minutes to Place: Studio & Gallery or 10 minutes to Laconia Gallery.
4.) The Soul Felt its Worth: Local folk group Maeve will perform “The Soul Felt its Worth,” a mix of seasonal songs and original music, at the Church of the Advent Sunday at 7 p.m. The recommended donation is $10.
Take the commuter rail from Reading Depot to North Station, thenthe Orange Line to Downtown Crossing Station and walk 13 minutes to the Church of the Advent.
5.) Soul Sunday: The Beehive hosts its weekly dinner and soul music session, with regular players joined by a rotating cast of soul musicians. The music starts at 8 p.m. Take the commuter rail from Reading Depot to North Station, thenthe Orange Line to Back Bay Station and walk nine minutes to The Beehive.