My@bostonattitude Top Picks around Boston for the weekend of October 7 -10, 2016

Tom Brady is back, the Sox are a game down in the ALDS and it sure feels like summer today.  I have been looking for events this week and here's my top picks for live shows, apple picking and beer and wine events for you to experience. Have a great weekend and Go Sox!! 

Experience Boston!!  

Play me I'm your Boston Street Pianos - Touring internationally since 2008, Play Me, I’m Yours is an artwork by British artist Luke Jerram.  More than 1,500 pianos have now been installed in 50 cities across the globe. Here in Boston 60 pianos are on our streets for your enjoyment now until October 10, 2016.

ArtWeek 2016 - Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by Citi Performing Arts Center, ArtWeek is an award-winning bi-annual creative festival featuring more than 150 unique, unexpected, and creative experiences that are participatory, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process.

The Harvard Square HONK Festival & Oktoberfest -   The Harvard Square Business Association is pleased to announce the return of the 38th Annual Oktoberfest and slightly irrepressible and fabulously madcap HONK! Parade on Sunday, October 9th, 2016.  Attended by over 200,000 people, Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest features food from all the world, arts, crafts, vintage goods, free samples,  sidewalk sales and one-of-a-kind gifts.

The Hunger Tour with Anthony Bourdain - Kicking off in Boston the Hunger Tour is sure to be an experience only Bourdain can deliver. I have read his books and would love to have a beer or five with him. He is live at Symphony Hall and that enough for me. 

ICA First Friday The ICA celebrates Boston Fashion Week with a gender-bending edition of First Fridays: Fashion Forward! The evening will include screenings of the HBO documentary Suited, following Brooklyn-based label Bindle & Keep, alongside presentations of queer and gender non-conforming fall styles from dapperQ, Qwear, and The Tailory. Check out this season’s on point suits, explore a spectrum of femme identity, and get moving to beats by DJ Leah V.

MFA First Friday - MFA First Fridays is on the first Friday of each month from 6:00–9:30 pm. Join us for fine art, music, cash bars featuring signature cocktails, and delicious tapas available for purchase. Open to visitors 21+. Valid ID with proof of age required for entry.

SOWA First FridayOn the First Friday of every month, the artists, galleriesshops & restaurants of SoWa Boston open their doors to the public for an evening of art, culture and inspiration. Meet the artists in their element and view their latest works, shop the galleries & boutiques, then afterwards dine at one of our world class restaurants.

Future of Art festFUTURE ARTS FESTIVAL 2016, a fundraiser for The Boston Children's Hospital, is Boston's largest contemporary art festival. Presented by the PABST Brewing Co., Future Arts Fest features more than 40 artists from around the world displaying and selling their artwork for 1 night only at the breathtaking Boston Center For The Arts.

Wheel of Fortune Auditions  - The Wheelmobile is a 36-foot Winnebago that tours nationwide in search of contestants for television’s #1 game show. The Wheelmobile team is coming your way to find contestants in Boston!

Brunch Battle at District Hall -  There can be only one!!1 Head over to District Hall and cast your vote for the best brunch. Proceeds from this battle will benefit Community Servingsa local nonprofit that provides meals to individuals & families who are homebound with an acute life-threatening illness.

SOWA Open Market - 150 of the best artists, farmers and food trucks along with 100 + vintage artists at the SoWa Vintage Market along with the Beer & Wine Garden at SoWa

SE Open Market at INK Block - Every Sunday through October Boston has an awesome Open Market with Food Trucks, Farmer's Market, Artists and Designers and Sips and Shops Beer Garden brought to you by Boston Calling.

Apple / Pumpkin and Farm Trips - Take a New England Fall road trip for Apple/Pumpkin Picking. Here's a great list from Kate @ Boston on Budget   

ArtWeek Allston Art and Eat Tour - Join Artweek for this walking food tasting and public art tour of Boston’s Allston Neighborhood! During this tasty stroll, you will tantalize your taste buds with food samples from local eateries and feast your eyes on some of Allston’s most vibrant public art. You’ll also enjoy a hearty helping of information about the respective local chefs and artists behind the delicious foods and delightful public art displays in the neighborhood. Bites of Boston Food tours normally offers a neighborhood…

Open Our DoorsOpening Our Doors, our signature event, brings together our members and community partners in a wonderfully diverse day of free cultural offerings for the entire family. Member institutions and partners host activities ranging from musical and dance performances to historic tours and lectures, special “behind-the-scenes” looks at Alliance institutions, walking tours of The Fenway, and much more.

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