Sept. 27: Stockpile your cannolis


Stockpile your cannolis

Today is the last day that Maria Merola, of the eponymous Maria’s Pastry Shop in the North End, will be making and selling her delicious pastries. She’s been at the store on Cross Street since 1970, when it was owned by Modern Pastry. She bought the place 12 years and remained open through the Big Dig construction, creating a mail order delivery service when there was no sidewalk for foot traffic. Stock up on her Best of Boston-winning cannolis while you still can. 

Riding the rails

More than 100 days post-derailment, the Red Line is back up and running its (still not ideal) normal service, but the Orange Line’s shiny new cars are off the tracks for the moment. The trains were pulled because the doors weren’t quite working right, including opening *while the train was in motion*. Beyond the Boston-area subway service, a recent survey shows Mass. residents want a more regional, electrified commuter rail with a North-South Rail Link in the middle, even if they don’t support a gas tax or other charges on driving to get there.

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The Paper Napkin, a magazine created by and for folks in the service industry, celebrates the launch of their third issue at Spaceus. 7 p.m.//free

The Video Underground screens Boston-area native Bo Burnham’s "Eighth Grade." 8 p.m.//$5

Reminders: Roxane Gay interviews the first Latina Marvel writerBoston City Hall hosts experimental electronic music

All weekend

Two film festivals run through this weekend: The Boston Women’s Film Festival (Friday-Sunday, various times//$13 per film) and the Boston Latino International Film Festival (Friday-Sunday, various times//$12 per film).

There are also two open studios to check out: one in Cambridge (Saturday 12-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.//free) and one in JP (Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.//free).

One musician, one listener, one minute — that’s the concept behind Celebrity Series’s intimate Concert for One pop up in the Harvard Square Science Plaza and the Greenways’ Chin Park. Saturday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m.//free


Clean up the Hyde Park Urban Wilds with the City's Parks and Rec department. 9 a.m.//free

The new development Bartlett Station hosts the Be the Artist Festival, including an interactive mural, a Roxbury’s Got Talent competition, and live music. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.//free

Learn what the cosmos has in store for your fall with Rebel Rebel’s resident tarot teacher. 11 a.m.//$25

Reminders: Lamplighter OktoberfestBow Market Oktoberfest


Have your poached eggs with a side of classical music in the Burren's Back Room at their very first Classical Brunch. This month’s music comes from Scandanavia  11:30 a.m.//$10

Local lo-fi songwriter Sidney Gish plays the Sinclair. 8 p.m.//$15

Reminders: documentary on a pioneering female film directorwalking tour of Ball Square history