YourWeek(end): Things To Do


Boston Fashion Week edition! Fashion Week events and parties are highlighted in addition to city nightlife and festivals. The full Boston Fashion Week schedule, which can be found at, includes fashion shows, panel discussions, shopping events and trunk shows, exhibits, and educational programs.

[Wed. 10/3 – Fashion] Retail/fashion truck showcase featuring The Fashion Truck, Lola’s Urban Vintage, ARTichoke, The Brkfst Clb, Sneakerbox, and the Boston Sports Apparel Company. (City Hall Plaza, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Free)

[Thurs. 10/4 – Fashion] Massachusetts Apparel Resource and Trade presents A Made in Massachusetts Forum with panel discussions from fashion industry professionals in the areas of designing, starting up, manufacturing, branding, and retailing. Register at (Revere Hotel, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Free)

[Fri. 10/5 – Fashion, Art] Popular city retailers collaborate with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) to bring a runway show and advice from designers and stylists. Museum access included. (ICA, 5:00pm to 10:00 p.m., Free members/ $15 nonmembers, 21+)

[Fri. 10/5 – Nightlife] See event picks at RISE, Prime, Underbar, and Bijou in the Suffolk EDMC column. (18+, 21+)

[Sat. 10/6 – Fashion] Boston’s School of Fashion Design presents a panel discussing careers in fashion; panelists include reps from Beyond Boston Chic, Dynasty Models, Papercut Magazine, and more. (Boston Public Library, 2:00 p.m., Free)

[Sat. 10/6 – Food] The Boston Dish Pier Seafood Festival features food samples, an all-day clambake, chef demonstrations, art, live entertainment, and more. (Bank of America Pavilion, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., $8 to $10)

[Sat. 10/6 – Fashion] Celebrate Boston Fashion Week with the city’s “stylish crowd,” including runway models, fashion designers, stylists, and photographers. (Bar 10, 10:30 p.m., $30, 21+)

[Sat. 10/6 – Nightlife] See event picks at RISE and House of Blues in the Suffolk EDMC column. Other venues to check out: Down Ultra Lounge, Rumor, Royale, Bond, The Estate. (18+, 21+)

[Sun. 10/7 – Food] The Boston Local Food Festival highlights over 100 local food-related vendors and exhibitors. (Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Free)

[Sun. 10/7 – Shopping] The SOWA open market features 140 indie designers, crafters, artists, musicians, farmers, food trucks, and more. There will also be a clothing swap for men – simply put, a swap ticket is rewarded per item brought. (SOWA Open Market, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)