Free Six to Sunset concerts return to Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, WA

Featured image from Creative Commons Grab a lawn chair or spread a blanket on the grass in front of the gazebo at Esther Short Park and enjoy a summer evening of music as the sun sets in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Here's the lineup for 2018. All concerts are on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. … Continue reading Free Six to Sunset concerts return to Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, WA

Pagliacci Pizza on The Ave in Seattle says good-by July 26 with free pizza slices

Featured image: Summer Heirloom pizza from Pagliacci Pizza (photo credit: Pagliacci Pizza) For 40 years, the original Pagliacci Pizza location on The Ave in the University District has been a popular stop for pie fans in Seattle. Now it says good-by on its last day of business on Thursday, July 26, by dishing up free … Continue reading Pagliacci Pizza on The Ave in Seattle says good-by July 26 with free pizza slices

Free Fun Fridays in Massachusetts June through August

Featured image: The entrance to Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and one of the venues open during a Free Fun Friday (photo by Cheryl Landes) Each Friday from late June through late August, the Highland Street Foundation hosts free admission to a range of cultural venues throughout Massachusetts. Visit art museums, … Continue reading Free Fun Fridays in Massachusetts June through August

Experience edible insect dining on July 9 in Portland, Maine

Featured image: Cricket (photo by makamuki0 via pixabay) This report might bug some readers, but I feel obligated to share the news. If you're looking for an unusual culinary experience, it's coming to Portland, Maine, on July 9. That's when the state's first edible insect meals will be served at the Bao Bao Dumpling House … Continue reading Experience edible insect dining on July 9 in Portland, Maine

Art in the Garden at Naturescaping in Brush Prairie July 8

Featured image: A scene at Naturescaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Browse items for sale by local artisans, watch art demonstrations, hear live music, and learn about composting and recycling at the annual Art in the Garden at Naturescaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie, Washington, Sunday, July 8, … Continue reading Art in the Garden at Naturescaping in Brush Prairie July 8

A Medieval battle is brewing on Boston Common July 8

Featured image courtesy Nadine Doerle, Pixabay Medieval combat group Anvard is hosting a fierce battle at the baseball field on the Boston Common Sunday, July 8, noon-3 p.m. "Fighting is fast-paced medieval style with padded weapons for full contact," states the Medieval Combat on Boston Common's event page on Facebook. "Participants engage in combat and … Continue reading A Medieval battle is brewing on Boston Common July 8

One admission fee, unlimited samples at Boston Pizza Festival July 7-8

Featured image courtesy Creative Commons Hungry for pizza? Satisfy your appetite this weekend at the Boston Pizza Festival at City Hall Plaza July 7-8, noon-8 p.m. Sample the pies from more than 30 pizza makers, including three from Sicily, Italy. Vegan and gluten-free varieites are available. Beer and other beverages are available for sale. There's … Continue reading One admission fee, unlimited samples at Boston Pizza Festival July 7-8

Boston’s Chinatown Main Street Festival an immersion in China’s culture

Featured image courtesy Creative Commons Pick up some delicious Chinese food at one of the vendors at the Chinatown Main Street Festival at Chinatown Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. Then go to the main stage to see martial arts demonstrations, lion dances, Chinese folk dances, Chinese operas, and other cultural presentations. The … Continue reading Boston’s Chinatown Main Street Festival an immersion in China’s culture

Catch the neighborhood vibe at the JP Porchfest July 7

Featured image courtesy geralt, Creative Commons Enjoy local talent performing a wide range of music from the porches of homes throughout the Jamaica Plain neighborhood in Boston: bebop, folk, jazz, Native American flute, and more. The music plays from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7. View the lineup and locations here. Admission is free, … Continue reading Catch the neighborhood vibe at the JP Porchfest July 7