It’s time to call it — fall is finally here. There’s still plenty of outdoor fun to be had as the weather turns crisp, and lots to enjoy in the cozy indoors. Here’s what’s coming up this weekend:
JP Open Studios | Saturday, Sept. 22 - Sunday, Sept. 23 | Jamaica Plain
Now in its 25th year, the Jamaica Plain Open Studios features more than 200 artists, from painters to ceramicists to jewelers. In the open studios format, artists show their work in their homes or studios — so all you have to do is wander the neighborhood and pop in. In the case of JP's open studios, you can also consult this handy map. Read our feature about what's kept the open studio alive for a quarter of a century.
'What the Fluff' Fest | Saturday, Sept. 22 | Union Square, Somerville
If it’s not Somerville’s claim to fame, it should be: 101 years ago, in Union Square, the marshmallow condiment known as Fluff was invented. The annual “What the Fluff” festival celebrates the gooey foodstuff in its many incarnations, from ice cream to pierogis to the ever-popular Fluffernutter sandwich.
'Trajal Harrell: Caen Amour' | Friday, Sept. 21 - Saturday, Sept. 22 | Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Best known for “Twenty Looks Or Paris Is Burning At the Judson Church,” which explored the connections between Harlem drag ball culture and postmodern dance, choreographer Trajal Harrell turns his attention to the hoochie-coochie show. “Caen Amour” casts a critical, provocative and stylish eye on the historical dance form that would become known as belly dancing, and at the same time draws connections to other forms of modern dance.
Dumpling Festival at Central Flea | Sunday, Sept. 23 | University Park, Cambridge
The Central Flea runs every Sunday from May through October, but only once this season does it feature more than a dozen local restaurants and food trucks selling nothing but dumplings. Need I say more?
Bust Out Boston | Through Sept. 23 | The Burren, Somerville
A new festival at The Burren puts the spotlight on women and non-binary musicians from Boston. Standouts include Mint Green, Oompa, Aubrey Haddard and one of our most beloved locals, Melissa Ferrick.