Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Screening
Back to the Future is back by popular demand! Join Marty Mcfly and Dr. Emmett Brown in the timeless classic just one day after Marty arrives in 2015. A genuine ’80s classic, Back to the Future is required viewing for any cinema buff and anyone who just appreciates a good movie. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll tug at your heartstrings, and it’ll make you want to go to an under-the-sea-themed homecoming dance. Buy your tickets ASAP because they’re most likely not gonna last.
Coolidge Corner Theatre. 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 7-9:30pm/all ages/$9.25-$11.25. coolidge.org/films/back-future
Do you like biking? Do you like watching movies outdoors with strangers and riding your bike to an undisclosed secret location? Well do I have a treat for you. Bring a camp chair, some pillows and blankets, and a socially acceptable snuggie. Snack on some of the provided refreshments or bring your own (because they may not have the low-calorie butterless popcorn you love so much). And make sure you have bike lights and wear a helmet. Night riding can be tricky business.
Copley Square. 560 Boylston St., Boston. 6:30-10pm/18+/$5 donation. facebook.com/events/1054997501212420/
Box Of Birds & Troll 2 Live at Bull McCabe’s
Indie folk rock comes to life in Somerville’s very own Bull McCabe’s Pub. Featuring the sounds of Box Of Birds and Troll 2, the evening promises to be an enjoyable one. Drink a beer and rock out to some great lesser-known Boston musicians. Enjoy one of Troll 2’s complementary rain ponchos if you’re fortunate enough to sit within the “splatter zone.” What exactly happens in the splatter zone? I guess you’ll just have to go and find out, won’t you?
Bull McCabe’s Pub. 366 Somerville Ave., #A, Somerville. 10pm-2am/21+/$10. facebook.com/events/1680701925500418/
Hand In Hand Gallery Opening
Move beyond diversity to inclusion at Hand in Hand’s gallery opening in the Spoke Gallery. Observe artwork created by the Hand in Hand workshops that explores the capacity for human empathy. Live music and poetry will complement the night along with the visual art on display. Light food and beverages will be provided throughout the evening. Stop on by and enjoy everything on display—you may learn a thing or two about yourself as well.
Spoke Gallery, Medicine Wheel Productions. 110 K St., South Boston. 7:30-10pm/all ages/$5 donation. mwponline.org/wordpress/projects/hand-in-hand/
Boston Book Festival 2015
It’s not every day that a literary event of this caliber is available to the public for the sweet price of “free.” With 200 authors, 75 exhibitors, and over 30,000 book lovers all gathered together to celebrate a shared passion, you really can’t go wrong. If that’s not enough to convince you to go, there will be author signings following each panel and presentation, featuring the likes of Neil Gaiman, Jason Reynolds, and Erin E Stead. Don’t recognize any of those names? Don’t worry, there are 193 more.
Copley Square. 560 Boylston St., Boston. 10am-5pm/all ages/FREE. bostonbookfest.org/
Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
Let’s face it: We can all stand to eat a bit healthier, and what better place to start than at the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival? Admission, parking, and food samplings for the low price of $5 is a pretty great incentive to start a lifetime of health. Or maybe just a day of eating some fresh, locally grown vegetables. Regardless, it would be a day well spent, and your body will thank you.
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center. 1350 Tremont St., Boston. 11am-6pm/all ages/$5. bostonveg.org/foodfest/