This weekend, there will be food, there will be art, there will be beer, there will be music. Want someone to share it with? Make sure to get hitched at TWC’s speed dating event for gay men:
Thursday: Culture vultures already know about the Institute for Contemporary Art’s free Thursday nights. This Thursday will be especially artsy, with a talk by artist Mary Reid Kelley, whose video works feature reimagined historical narratives. 6:30-7:30pm, Institute for Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., South Boston, tickets free but required.
Friday: TWC turns speed dating for gay men on its head. Meet 18 guys for four minutes each. Drink. Make eyes. Go home with a list of love interests and a gaggle of new friends. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet your match. 7-10pm, Clery’s, 113 Dartmouth St., Boston, $25.
Saturday: Pick your poison: dessert or beer. Either way, Saturday is your big day. Join the New England Dessert Showcase to satisfy your sweet tooth with tasty treats from local shops and connoisseurs. Or check out the Sustainable Business Network’s annual Local Craft Brew Fest to try tipple from local brewers, distillers, cideries, and food producers. Or go to both; they’re only a short walk through the Seaport District from each other. Dessert Showcase: 11am-5:30pm, Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., South Boston, tickets from $30. Brew Fest: 3-6pm, Moakley Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, South Boston, tickets from $45.
Sunday: HONK. It’s a parade. It’s a concert. It’s a political movement. And it’s LOUD. Honk is a festival of brass bands from all traditions: New Orleans second line brass bands, European Klezmer, Balkan and Romani music, Brazilian Afro Bloc and Frevo, all coming together to make a whole lot of noise. Parade 12-2, from Davis to Harvard Squares on Mass. Ave., Somerville and Cambridge, free.
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