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Weekend event picks, July 27-29

Posted by Nicole Cammorata  July 25, 2012 12:39 PM

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Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See Nicole Cammorata and June Wulff's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend.



LOWELL AND BEHOLD: You have three days to musically digest the 25 regional and national acoustic performers at the Lowell Folk Festival. Continuous music on six stages is from Lunasa, Magic Slim & the Teardrops, the Ethel Caffie-Austin Singers, and others. 6:40 p.m. parade through downtown Lowell (through July 29). Free. Downtown Lowell. 978-970-5000.

“ANNE OF GREEN GABLES” Middle-aged brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, want to adopt a boy to help out on their Prince Edward Island farm. What they get is orphan Anne Shirley. The Harwich Junior Theatre musical by Janet Vogt and Mark Friedman is based on the book by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.; Friday and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m. (through Aug. 5). $22, $15 under 21. Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division St., West Harwich. 508-432-2002.

PEDAL POWER: Pedicabbies, bicycle messengers, and Hubway rentals are just a few examples of the proliferation of urban biking. The Boston Society of Architects exhibit, “Let’s Talk About Bikes,” explores changes in the urban bike world and its impact on public policy. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Aug. 31. Free. Boston Society of Architects, 290 Congress St., Boston. 617-391-4039.


CHECK OUT AT THE LIBRARY: The Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble is the first of Saturday’s Trio of Concerts in the Courtyard presented by the Boston Public Library. Next up is the Brant Grieshaber Trio followed by vocalist Annie Sharkey, all part of the Summer Arts Weekend through July 29. July 28 at 11 a.m., 12:30, and 2 p.m. (series continues Fridays at 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 31). Free. Boston Public Library courtyard, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400.

CHARLES RIVER FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL Sample portions and full meals and feast on music and children’s activities at this festival featuring New England gourmet food trucks. Participants include Grilled Cheese Nation, Roxy's Grilled Cheese, Lobsta Love, and VeeBop’s Ice Cream. July 28 at 11 a.m. Tasting tickets are $13-$48. DCR’s Artesani Herter Park, 1175 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton. 617-782-7117.

HOUGHTON’S POND COOL SUMMER FEST Bring your fishing rod and reel or borrow one from the nice folks at Houghton’s Pond who have a great day planned. Activities include water games, live music, an inflatable obstacle course, crafts, pond exploration, and live wildlife. July 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. DCR Houghton’s Pond Recreation Area, 840 Hillside St., Milton. 617-698-1802.


A FISTFUL OF MUSIC: DJ Paul DelVecchio is from Rhode Island, but you probably know him from reality-TV shows “Jersey Shore” and “The Pauly D Project.” Ocean Club at Marina Bay Welcomes Pauly D for an evening of music and fist pumps. July 29 at 9 p.m., rain or shine (6 p.m. doors). $35, $40 at the door. 21+. The Ocean Club at Marina Bay, 333 Victory Road, Quincy. 617-689-0600.

DAVIS SQUARE WALKING TOUR Move over Beacon Hill, Davis Square has arrived. The Somerville hot spot is now a tour offered by Boston By Foot with sites including the Somerville Theatre, Rosebud Diner, Sacco’s Bowl Haven, and several historical residential streets. July 29 at 2 p.m., rain or shine. $15. Meet at the outdoor plaza opposite the Somerville Theatre and Davis Square T-Stop. 617-367-2345.

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Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.

Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.

Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.

Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.

Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.

Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.


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