Burst the Bubble: Oct. 12 - Oct. 14

This view, plus a cool exhibit? Yeah, you have to go for it.
This view, plus a cool exhibit? Yeah, you have to go for it. By Vimal S. Konduri

Hot off the heels of our precious three-day weekend, it’s time to hit the streets of Boston once again. The city delivers this weekend with an interactive art exhibit, a book festival, and a food truck festival, so there’s truly something for everyone. Grab your blockmates and maybe a coat (sorry, it’s finally fall) — burst the bubble!


Sound Sculpture @ The Esplanade

There’s nothing more fun than art that is light-up, interactive, and extremely Instagram-worthy, which is exactly what the Sound Sculpture is. This sculpture involves 25 “location aware” blocks which change in light and sound as people move them, somehow creating light and sound displays which are different every time. The video on the website does a much better job describing it, but in any case, this is something you want to check out. It will be on display for you to interact with today from 6-8 p.m. at The Esplanade along the Charles!


Boston Book Festival

Appease your inner bookworm by attending the Boston Book Festival, described as “New England’s largest literary event.” Head to Copley Square anytime from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for author appearances, readings, workshops on reading and writing related topics, and even various “storytime” events. If that’s not enough to get you there, the event features appearances from famous children’s books characters such as Paddington, Rainbow Fish, and Taco Dragon, so go meet your childhood idols — or at least watch some small children meet theirs.


Food Truck Festival @ Central Flea Market

Food truck festivals are somehow both the dream come true and worst nightmare for indecisive food lovers — too much tantalizing food all in one place. While Boston’s food truck scene is generally scattered around the city, this Sunday over 30 trucks will congregate at the Central Square Flea Market. Just about any kind of food you can imagine will be on display, so be ready to leave this festival with a happy stomach and an empty wallet.

We hate to burst your bubble, but Harvard isn’t the entire world. Go forth and burst the Harvard bubble with these Boston events!

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