Welcome to your weekend: Grouplove, Riverfest, eats for a good cause and more

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Metro’s weekend rundown of Boston events.

Life is Good Festival
Sept. 21-22
Prowse Farm
5 Blue Hill River Rd., Canton
$65; $120 weekend pass
lifeisgood.com/festival

Good is an understatement for this weekend filled with performances by headliners Jack Johnson, Amos Lee, The Roots, and Daryl Hall & John Oates, plus local kids-made-good Gentlemen Hall. Bring the kids for groups including Yo Gabba Gabba! and Recess Monkey, and tons of outdoor games and activities. Complimentary munchies and artist meet-and-greets sweeten the deal – download the interactive app for iPhone and Android devices.

 

Anna’s Walqueria
Sept. 21, 10:15 a.m.
Anna’s Taqueria
1412 Beacon St., Brookline
Suggested donation of $15
booster.com/annaswalqueria

This walking half-marathon brings participants through Boston landmarks – and through each of Anna’s Taqueria’s six locations, where free refreshments will serve as fuel for the 13-mile trek. You can wear your stretchy pants under the guise of athleticism, but we know they’re really there to make room for Anna’s signature burritos. All proceeds from the 7th annual Walqueria benefit The Home for Little Wanderers (thehome.org).

HarborArts Festival 2013: East Your Art Out
Sept. 21, noon
HarborArts Shipyard Gallery
Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina
256 Marginal St. East Boston
Free (Donations Suggested)
harborarts.org/festival

A celebration of HarborArt’s Shipyard Gallery’s third anniversary. View the seasonal turnover of exhibits to the tune of live music, enjoy local food, and shop community vendors. Added bonus: Half-priced rides from City Water Taxi.

Arts for Hearts
Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
Ned Devine’s
Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston
$20 (all proceeds to the American Heart Foundation)
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A night at the bars you’ll still feel good about tomorrow. Presented by TallBoy, the 5th annual benefit features live performances by StlGld (Moe Pope & Arcitype), DJ Drewk, and DJ Knife, plus a silent art auction and numerous raffles. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Foundation.

Flavors of Boston 2013
Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Seaport Hotel
1 Seaport Ln., Boston
$250
liverfoundation.org/chapters/newengland

More than your average gala benefit, Flavors of Boston makes sure no one leaves with an empty stomach. Each table is assigned a local chef to prepare the evening’s nosh, featuring plates from restaurants including Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar, the Seaport Hotel and Sweet Basil. A ticket reserves a spot at cocktail hour, a multi-course meal and access to a dessert bar, as well as multiple auctions and live music. Great food and drink for a great cause – what’s not to like?

Riverfest 2013
Sept. 21, 11 a.m.
Assembly Row
300 Grand Union Blvd., Somerville
Free
assemblyrow.com/events

A celebration of the Mystic River’s new DCR Baxter Park, filled with local artists, food trucks and live music. If you’re looking to distract your children for a few, look no further: Riverfest is an all-day, family-friendly event featuring more than 50 artisans offering jewelry, toys, pottery and more. Kids can enjoy face painting and balloon animals before the fireworks show at dusk.

Boston Ballet’s Night of Stars
Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
Boston Common
Free
bostonballet.org/nightofstars

The first-ever free performance from The Boston Ballet brings new life to the concept of Dancing with the Stars. The presentation features everything from classical ballet to contemporary dance set  to iconic music by The Rolling Stones. Rain date: Sept. 22, 7 p.m.

Upstart Fest 2013
Sept. 21, 5 p.m.
Middle East (Downstairs)
480 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
$12
upstartfest.com

Now in its third year, Upstart has earned the title of “the northeast’s biggest and best punk rock party,” according to AMP magazine. Featured bands include Koffin Kats, Hudson Falcons, Turbo AC’s and more than a half-dozen others. Tonight’s the penultimate stop on the tour, so we’re pretty sure everyone will be raging as hard as they can.

Beware The Dangers of A Ghost Scorpion
Sept. 22, 9 p.m.
Great Scott
1222 Comm. Ave., Allston
$8
greatscottboston.com

Join Beware The Dangers of A Ghost Scorpion! for the fuzzed out rock band’s vinyl release party (“Blood Drinkers Only,” the band’s fourth album, was released earlier this month). Pees by Baby Driver and Cathode Rays share the bill.

Grouplove
Sept. 23, 7 p.m.
The Sinclair
52 Church St., Cambridge
$20
sinclaircambridge.com

Since its 2009 formation, Grouplove’s star has exploded to the top, earning gigs at Coachella and Bonnaroo, as well as appearances on “Conan,” “Today,” and “The Late Show with David Letterman” off the success of their irrepressibly catchy single “Tongue Tied.” And, turns out, the rest of their debut album was filled with equally buoyant, sunny pop jams. So, it comes as no surprise that the band’s Sunday show with Australia-based band, The Rubens, is sold out. Good luck scoring a last-minute ticket (we’re sure you’ll figure it out).

For more fun stuff visit Metro’s listings portal at metro.us/boston/mymetro!



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