Hot Off the T: Oysters, Van Halen and More
Five things to do in Boston this weekend.
All events are in walking distance from stops on the MBTA, and for the first time in four months, Somerville residents will be able to ride the Red Line into Boston this weekend.
1) Worlds collide at Symphony Hall Saturday at 3 p.m. when the Arnie Roth, the Video Game Orchestra and Choir Força perform "Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy". Tickets start at $43.50. Take the Orange Line to Massachusetts Avenue Station and walk three minutes to the hall. Or, take the Red Line to the E Branch of Green Line, get off at Symphony Station and cross the street to Symphony Hall.
2) Would anyone ever pay $31 to see a cover band? They would if it’s The Dan Band, the delightfully foul-mouthed musical and comedy act ready to suck the class out of the Wilbur Theater Saturday at 9:45 p.m.. Take the Orange Line to Tufts Medical Center and walk five minutes to the theater. Or, take the Red Line to Park Street Station and walk nine minutes to the theater.
3) Farmer’s market season is right around the corner, but folks in the know can get delicious, locally grown food and handcrafted wares at the SOWA Winter Market. The market opens Sunday at 6 a.m. Take the Orange Line to Tufts Medical Center and walk 13 minutes to the market.Or, take the Red Line to the Silver Line, get off at East Berkeley Street, and walk 3 minutes to the market.
4) If you’re looking for cheap, good eats this weekend, check out Oyster Oblivion at Meyers + Chang. Oysters are a buck apiece, and you can wash them down with a $3.50 Narragansett tall boy. The shuckable feast starts Sunday at 4 p.m. and ends when the oysters are gone. Take the Orange Line to Tufts Medical Center and walk nine minutes to the restaurant. Or, take the Red Line to the Silver Line, get off at East Berkeley Street, and walk a few feet to the restaurant.
5) Sunday night’s the biggie: the reconstituted Van Halen comes to the Garden in support of their new album. For those long-suffering fans whose hearts sank hearing the first single, “Tattoo,” listen to snippets of "As Is" and "China Town" before you make up your mind. Tickets are scarce and start at $47. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Take the Orange Line to North Station and walk into the TD Garden. Or, take the Red Line to the Orange Line and follow the directions above.