This weekend the spotlight seems to be on the Arts. Two major events are taking place this weekend showcasing music and the fashion industry in Boston. The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is taking place this weekend just as Boston’s Fashion Week begins it’s official events.
The Beantown Jazz Festival is an annual event produced by the Berklee School of Music and takes place in the South End of Boston. This year they are featuring up and coming artists as their theme for the event. You will be able to catch:
Grammy-nominated trumpeter Christian Scott; Mike Tucker Trio featuring vibraphonist Warren Wolf; and the Matt Savage Quartet featuring sax great Bobby Watson.
They will be performing at various stages that are set up in the area as well as Sculler’s Jazz Club out on Soldiers Field Road. As is always the case check the official site for detailed location information as well as any pricing information for tickets. Though most of the shows and activities are free I do know that Gary Burton‘s performances at Sculler’s are paid events. This is also a Family friendly event with activities like face painting, a petting zoo and a variety of food vendors.
Boston Fashion Week activities also officially kick off this Friday. Though the tent is gone because of lack of funds there are plenty of events showcasing the Boston Fashion industry throughout the week. For details scroll down the schedule on their home page. Worth mentioning is that the event will be dedicated to Alfred Fiandaca who was a well known Boston designer and passed away this year.
Though not part of music or fashion necessarily we did want to close by mentioning that Free Museum day is this Saturday(or Sunday depending on the Museum). The Smithsonian sponsors this annual event that is a great way for folks to visit museums that they may not always think of. Though the Museum of Fine Arts is participating you may want to visit some museums that you have not thought of like the Museum of African American History or the Old South Meeting House to name a couple. Though free you need to sign up for the tickets at the Smithsonian site beforehand. There are quite a few Massachusetts museums participating and are commutable.
Here are direct links to the above mentioned events:
The above video is of last year’s Jazz Festival.