The Black Market, a one-day marketplace featuring over 90 vendors, was held in the Cambridge Community Center on Sunday. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston area artists and community go indie at Black Market

Crowds walked through the gymnasium-turned-market as the $1 donations were accepted at the door. Using two actual turntables, a DJ played old western music with no laptop in sight. Everyone from college students to entire families looked around and browsed. This was the scene at the Black Market, hosted Sunday by Boston Hassle and Ignore Rock’n’Roll Heroes at the Cambridge […]

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Alex Miller and Ashley Wood of Cambridge enjoy food from the Boston Public Market on Sunday. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston Public Market embraces sustainable food products

Boston Public Market, located immediately above the Haymarket station on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, hosted its Harvest Picnic on Sunday. The picnic was a single offering in a series meant to widen the reach of the Market. Home to over 30 vendors, the Market houses small and often family-run businesses with a welcoming, communal space to sell their wares […]

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The Rose Kennedy Greenway will host “Let’s Dance Boston,” a free outdoor dance music party, from Sept.16 to Sept. 20. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

“Let’s Dance Boston” brings all the dancers to the yard

“Let’s Dance Boston,” a five-day outdoor dancing extravaganza run by Celebrity Series of Boston, begins Wednesday night on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, giving dancers of all experience levels a chance to salsa, swing or disco. While this will be the first time Celebrity Series is hosting a dancing series of this scale, the arts organization has coordinated similar performance-centric projects in the […]

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Starting Friday, The Institute of Contemporary Art will begin its new weekly Friday event series titled, “ICA After 5.” PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Weekly ICA series to revive arts and crafts activities for adults

Plenty of venues compete for space on people’s weekend agendas, and the Institute of Contemporary Art is no exception. Starting Friday, the museum is hoping to get more visitors and college students in the door with ICA After 5, a new event series featuring artsy and tasty activities each week. Every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., a different activity, […]

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The first annual Allston Christmas Block Party hosted by Do617 and Allston Village Main Streets was held in the new POP Allston Space Monday. PHOTO BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Allston Christmas Block Party celebrates neighborhood’s scrappiness

Promoting culture, community and creativity, Do617 and Allston Village Main Streets hosted an outdoor public festival Monday to celebrate Allston Christmas. The Allston Christmas Block Party, held in the neighborhood’s brand new POP Allston venue, invited residents from across Boston to celebrate the “holiday” by showcasing the installments inside the building and providing live concert performances from local acts like […]

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The North End Week Celebration, beginning August 28 and ending September 6, celebrates the neighborhood’s rich culture. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

North End Week festival a feast for both eyes and stomach

Boston’s famous North End neighborhood, with its thin streets studded with Italian eateries, began its annual North End Week celebration Friday as a part of the Summer on the Waterfront program, carrying it out through the weekend. While there was a wide variety of festive events, the main attraction was Saint Anthony’s Feast, one of the largest Italian cultural festivals […]

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The only 24-hour choreography festival in the United States, “Choreofest” returns to Boston on September 5. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

PREVIEW: 24-hour choreography festival taps into Boston dance community

Most professional dance routines often take weeks, if not months, to choreograph, stage, produce and perfect. However, that is not the case at ChoreoFest, a one-of-a-kind dance festival hosted by Luminarium Dance that focuses on creating a sense of unity within the Boston dance community. “ChoreoFest is a beautiful thing,” said Kimberleigh Holman, co-founder and artistic director of Luminarium. “It’s […]

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Models show off a line from Ministry of Supply at the Fashion and Retail Association's "Life in Pink" fashion show Saturday at the George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom. PHOTO BY HEATHER GOLDIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Student fashion designers hold close, hold fast in casting out cancer

The Boston University Fashion and Retail Association (FAB) painted the town pink Saturday night with a fashion show held in partnership with non-profit breast cancer foundation Susan G. Komen. The show, appropriately titled “La Vie en Rose,” was held in the Metcalf Ballroom of the George Sherman Union and featured clothing by 12 student designers, as well as lines from […]

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The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future held “Interdisciplinary Approaches to the ‘Islamic State,’” a panel Thursday about the Islamic State. PHOTO BY OLEG TEPLYUK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston academics weigh motives, meaning of Islamic State

As part of a new digital scholarship initiative on Islamic studies, the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations at Boston University hosted an interdisciplinary panel discussion on the Islamic State on Thursday in the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. The panel featured representatives from various departments at BU as well as professors from Harvard University, […]

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Portland State University professor Bruce Gilley spoke about global climate change in China and India on Thursday at the Pardee Center Seminar Room. PHOTO FROM WIKIMEDIA

Top global polluters hold key to seeing past smog, talk reveals

On the list of global polluters, China and India hold first and third, respectively, with the United States ranked second. Within the next 10 years, India has the potential to outrank the United States in overall emissions, putting Asia in a fog. It also has the potential, along with China, to prevent the entire globe from following its lead. Or […]

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