#textstyle @ MFA
Wearable technology is not new. It’s been around for some time now. Be it a watch or piece of jewelry, the examples that come to mind are obvious. What isn’t so clear is how technology has been advancing fashion as a whole—specifically how technology is creating wearable fashion and we’re starting to interact with what we wear in a way that was unthinkable just a decade earlier. Running through July 10, the exhibit #textstyle taps into this collective idea that 3D printable dresses and interactive fabrics are the future of fashion—today. Located in the Henry and Lois Foster Gallery, this is a must-see show.
MFA. 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 10am/all ages/$25. mfa.org
18th Annual Boston Beer Summit @ Castle at Park Plaza
We could probably lure you to this year’s Beer Summit festivities with the names of some of the breweries alone: Clown Shoes Beer, Grey Sail, Dingle Brewing, Fort Hill, Peak Organic, Brooklyn Brewery, Humboldt, Lagunitas, Hofbrau, Dinkel Acker, and a bunch of German ones we can’t pronounce, just for starters. But you should really come to this mass tasting, which is expecting more than 2,000 revelers, for the community aspect—despite a lot of drunken heads and a whole lot of suds, the Beer Summit is historically a chill place to hang and to get nice and whacked and educated all at once.
Castle at Park Plaza. 130 Columbus Ave., Boston. Times vary/21+/$55-$65. beersummit.com
Titletown @ The Middle East
Every so often, a music promoter sets out to do something ambitious, driven by a need to elevate a scene and tap into the collective buzz around it. In the case of Titletown, the idea is to become part of the championship mentality that surrounds us, be it sports teams, restaurants, or simply art. From the looks of it, it’s one hell of start. Friday night is all but sold out and Saturday night looks headed in that direction as well with the 20th anniversary show for Big D and the Kids Table, as well as Counterpunch, the Doped Up Dollies, the Far East and the Pomps.
The Middle East. 472 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 7pm/18+/$18. mideastoffers.com
DTCV @ O’Briens Pub
Have you ever heard of Guided by Voices? You have! Excellent. You liked them, right? Exactly. Well, DTCV is like a super-mini Guided by Voices, but not really. Founded in 2012, this self-described “French-American post-punk outfit” consists of three musicians, and one of the dudes is named James Greer, and he was supposedly in the band…you guessed it, Guided by Voices! He was also engaged or dating—something like that—Kim Deal from the Pixies, which is rad too. So for $10, THIS is the best show in town THIS WEEK. Also on the bill: Reports, halfsour and the Dazies, which makes THIS the best bargain in town THIS WEEK.
O’Briens Pub. 3 Harvard Ave., Allston. 8pm/21+/$10. obrienspubboston.com
Boston Marathon @ Finish Line
If you have ever spent time in Boston during the marathon, either actually running it or cheering on the runners, or at a private event, a local pub, or a friend’s apartment watching it on TV with an eye on the Red Sox as well, you know exactly where you were three years ago when the bombs exploded. It’s something you don’t forget. Since then, and certainly that first year after, the marathon has become a destination with much deeper meaning, and the parties and cheering carry much more weight. This year should be no different. See you there.
Boston Marathon Finish Line. 665 Boylston St., Boston. All day/all ages/FREE. baa.org
Ribeye @ Grill 23 & Bar
By M Elee
On a sticky counter somewhere,
two friends speak
chewing the fat
and spitting the meat.
They’d like to fuck girls,
but they’d rather fuck dreams.
They tell me so through
And I laugh because
It’s just a Tuesday to me.
Yes, I’ve been a dream
and yeah, I’ve been a tease.
I can tell they want somethin’
But they’re getting nothing from me.
Grill 23 & Bar. 161 Berkeley St., Boston. 7pm/all ages/$$. grill23.com