Boston Calling Block Party @ Dewey Square Park
Hi8us is kicking off the latest installment of the Boston Calling Block Party series. If you haven’t been yet, check it out. It’s a great reason to bang out of work early and get your drink on before heading home. Obligatory sponsors (Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Shock Top, Wicked Wines, and RadioBDC) will be toasting the town while the tunes twist your brain. It’s not exactly free; you’ll have to buy your own booze, but the music and vibe are free, and that’s half the battle.
Dewey Square Park. 700 Atlantic Ave., Boston. 5pm/21+/FREE. bostoncalling.com
2016 Boston Pride Parade @ Copley Square
Otters and Dykes and Bears, oh my! The 2016 Boston Pride Parade kicks off in Copley Square and meanders through Boston, ending up at Government Center. Along the way, there will be tens of thousands of folks celebrating equality, freedom, and rainbow-colored love. You can expect local businesses to hang the flag and offer a plethora of fun and festivities open to all. This is a chance for all of us to enjoy each other and be a little gay for the day. America, fuck yeah!
Boston Pride Parade. Boylston & Clarendon St., Boston. Noon/all ages/FREE. bostonpride.org
Redbones BBQ Beer Garden @ Quincy Center
Quincy is a cool place. It’s just not a cool place that you hang out in. Yet. That’s about to change, and one of the reasons—aside from the billion dollars being invested in the downtown area—is Kerry Byrne of KJB Trending and his efforts to bring world-class beer and events to the city. As part of the Flag Day celebration, the Redbones BBQ Beer Garden will help usher in those efforts. The Chicken and Rice Guys and Iron Furnace will also be on hand with great food. Make a day of it.
Adams Hancock Green, Quincy Center. 1305 Hancock St., Quincy. 3pm/21+/FREE.
Annual Father’s Day Experience @ Ball and Buck
For the unfamiliar, Ball and Buck is an American-made brand that embraces rugged, exceptional lifestyles and quality clothing to fit, built around the musk of what truly makes a man a man. Or something like that. It’s time Dad puts away the Dad pants and is treated to “oyster shucking lessons from Island Creek Oysters, expert style consultations from the Ball and Buck team and ice cold beers on tap from Mystic Brewing Co.” Or you could buy him flowers. Pussy.
Boston Outfitters. 144 Newbury St., Boston. Noon/all ages/$10. ballandbuck.com
Mari Black @ Arts at the Armory
We’re big fans of the fiddle and for good reason—we’re usually drunk when we hear it being played. While we’ve never seen Mari Black, the 2015 US National Scottish Fiddle Champion, play live, we’re pretty sure we’d love it. She’s played Carnegie Hall, after all, and we all know the best way to get to Carnegie Hall is to practice, practice, practice! So in anticipation of her local appearance, start drinking now and practice, practice, practice!
Arts at the Armory Café. 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 7:30pm/all ages/$10+. mariblack.com
RESCHEDULED Taste of Somerville @ Buena Vista Pavilion
OK, let’s try this again. Due to shitty weather, this is the new date! As a reminder, this year’s lineup includes “Aeronaut Brewery, Winter Hill Brewing, American Fresh Brewhouse by Somerville Brewing, and Bantam Cider, alongside fine cuisine from the likes of favorites Bergamot, Bronwyn, Kirkland Tap and Trotter and dozens more. New this year are some of Somerville’s more exciting restaurants, like Tasting Counter, and Meju.” Proceeds benefit Somerville CAN. Holy crap, you’re STILL so going to this!
Buena Vista Pavilion. 50 Holland St., Somerville. 5:30pm/21+/$50. tasteofsomerville.org