Things to Know in the South End, June 21: Summer Solstice in Blackstone Square

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a sunny day, with a high near 85 degrees. There’s a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. 

2. Blackstone Square Summer Solstice: Tonight is the South End Summer Solstice, brought to you by Washington Gateway Main Street in Blackstone Square (1525 Washington St.) Come hear free live music and enjoy offerings from six of your favorite food trucks on W. Brookline Street! See here for more information

3. More Solstice Music on Friday: Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB) will be performing an hour of live music from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. outside Hamersley’s Bistro and the Beehive, South End Buttery, and Cinquecento tonight. These performances, free to the public, is part of the La Nuit de la Musique solstice celebration.  Afterwards, CMCB’s orchestra and senior wind ensemble, along with special guests, will perform at the Benjamin Franklin Institute, followed by a private reception at 40 Berkley. Contributions to the concert and reception are $ 100 for supporters and $ 150 for special friends. All proceeds benefit the CMCB Scholarship Fund and can be made at See here for more information

4. Tiki Party at Coda: Kick-off summer Caribbean-style at Coda Bar & Kitchen at their First Annual Coda Tiki Party at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 22nd, with rum cocktails, island fare and laid back reggae jams! Grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts are encouraged. See here for more information

5. Popup at Farm & Fable: The South End’s newest business is hosting a pop-up store before the actual store is even built. Farm & Fable at 251 Shawmut Street is a retail store that will sell vintage cookbooks and other unique kitchenware once it opens this fall. Until then, however, stop by Sunday at 9 a.m. to meet the owner and see what’s in store. See here for more information, and give ’em a like on Facebook so you can follow their progress this summer. 

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