Weekend 8.2-8.4: Rock Climbing, Pet Palooza & Free Beer

Happy August! After sweating our way through much of July, the lovely weather of the last week has been a welcome reprieve. These gorgeous summer days are like a reward for shoveling snow all winter and dodging muddy puddles all spring. And this weekend is packed with fun activities to get you out into these most beautiful days of the year. Have fun out there!

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Friday

Brooklyn Boulders Grand Opening Events: Brooklyn Boulders officially opened its doors in Somerville on Wednesday night and the grand opening events continue this weekend. Stop by the space at 12A Tyler St. to check out the gigantic rock climbing facility that also boasts work spaces, fitness programs, pop-up retail and more. The festivities kick off on Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and run until midnight.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Radio (379 Somerville Ave.) hosts a special night of music and art on Friday featuring the best of Boston’s dreampop/postpunk/darkwave acts, live painting and free cupcakes.

It's open each Saturday through November 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Union Square Plaza.

Saturday

Union Square Farmers Market: Head down to the Union Square Plaza on Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to stock up on fresh, seasonal produce, baked goods, bread, meat, eggs, fish and so much more at the Union Square Farmers Market. The market runs on Saturday mornings through November 23. While you’re there, be sure to pick up ingredients to make this cold zucchini soup–perfect for a hot summer day!

Somerville Mobile Farmers Market: The Somerville Mobile Farmers Market brings fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods around the city. You can find it on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mystic Housing Development (530 Mystic Ave.) and from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. inside the Clarendon Hill Housing Development on North Street. The market will also be at the Council on Aging at the TAB Building (167 Holland St.) every Thursday from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. The market accepts EBT, SNAP, WIC, Farmers’ Market Coupons, cash, credit and debit cards.

Union Press Garage Sale: Swing by Union Press (440 Somerville Ave.) on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for a “garage” sale of prints, vintage clothing, records and other unique items. While you’re at the sale, pick up a tasty beverage from Black Magic Coffee and some Union Square Donuts (get ’em early, they’ll go quick)!

SOS Union Press Somerville

Brooklyn Boulders Grand Opening Events: Brooklyn Boulders officially opened its doors in Somerville on Wednesday night and the grand opening events continue this weekend. Stop by the space at 12A Tyler St. to check out the gigantic rock climbing facility that also boasts work spaces, fitness programs, pop-up retail and more. The festivities kick off on Saturday at 10 a.m. and run until midnight.

Pet Palooza: Assembly Row hosts Pet Palooza this weekend featuring DockDogs, the world’s premiere canine aquatics competition, as well as food trucks, kids’ activities and dog training demonstrations. The event runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. And while you’re there, stop by Assembled, a free arts market at Assembly Row that runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. most Saturdays throughout the summer.

Free Beer: Got your attention with that one, didn’t I? This Saturday your first two beers at Olde Magoun’s Saloon (518 Medford St.) are on the house courtesy of DigBoston.

You Are Here: Maps and Art Opening Reception: Stop by the Nave Gallery (155 Powderhouse Blvd.) this Saturday from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. for an opening reception of You Are Here: Maps and Art. The exhibit features work by a variety of local and national artists and explores both the conceptual and literal meaning of maps. If you can’t make it to the opening, you can see the show on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. until August 18. Free and open to the public.

A Fierce Green Fire: The Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave.) is showing the environmental film A Fierce Green Fire and hosting the director on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair and your picnic dinner to watch this Sundance selection.

Assembled

Sunday

The Davis Flea: The Davis Flea is open on Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from now through October 27. The market features new and returning vendors selling antiques, vintage goods and more. Stop by the parking lot of the corner of Holland Street and Buena Vista Road to check it out. Rain or shine.

Pet Palooza: Assembly Row hosts Pet Palooza this weekend featuring DockDogs, the world’s premiere canine aquatics competition, as well as food trucks, kids’ activities and dog training demonstrations. The event runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. And while you’re there, stop by Assembled, a free arts market at Assembly Row that runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. most Saturdays throughout the summer.

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