The Weekender: September 15-17

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Happy Friday! We are looking forward to doing a little relaxing this weekend, plus checking out a few events. Lots going on this weekend — hope you have a wonderful few days!

South End Open Studios. South End artists and gallery spaces are open to the public this Saturday and Sunday from 11am-6pm. Over 200 artists are participating, and a shuttle will be available between studio locations. We always love browsing around and chatting with artists — such a great way to discover a new favorite work of art! More info here.

MixFest on the Esplanade. This Saturday, catch sets from Kelly Clarkson, Blondie, and Andy Grammar, free at the Hatch Shell. Doors open at 11am, and capacity is limited. More info on the concert and what to bring or leave at home here.

The Dance Mile. I hadn’t realized this was a thing, but I love the idea. A new form of “social fitness,” the Dance Mile is stopping in several cities, and Boston’s event is tomorrow. The interactive festival including a Zumba warm-up is capped by a one hour dance parade through town with a sound truck and DJs accompanying dancers through the streets. Tickets are free, but you need to register through the website. This is a part of Boston’s Social Fitness Festival, which is also offering free yoga, bootcamp, daybreak party, BollyX and more on Saturday.

Revels Riversing. Fall is almost here! We love everything the Revels do, and their events are a great way to mark the changing seasons. The 14th annual Revels Reversing, a free family celebration of the autumnal equinox, will begin at 5pm on Sunday in Cambridge’s Winthrop Park. Join “honk” bands, hula hoopers, puppets and more for a parade down to the banks of the Charles for a giant community gathering and sing-along, starting around 6pm. More on all the festivities here.

Hub on Wheels. Join other cyclists to ride through Boston on either a 10-mile or 40-mile loop, winding through some of the Emerald Necklace series of parks and along a car-free Storrow Drive (now that sounds fun!). Although the ride begins Sunday at 8am sharp, it isn’t too late to register, and a portion of fees will benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. Check out all the details on the ride website.

Also this weekend: Boston Local Food Festival on the Greenway Sunday, Ales and Tales Beer Tasting at the Stone Zoo on Saturday evening, and the South Boston Street Festival on Saturday afternoon.

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