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under-the-radar newton EVENTS 

Newton Porchfest

Saturday, June 1

From 12-6 PM on June 1st, you can bounce all around Auburndale, Lower Falls, and Waban Center, and take in great local music outdoors on neighborhood porches & lawns. Newton PorchFest is an afternoon of free music performed outside of people's homes. Tap website link for a map of scheduled performances.

Ninebark Opens!

Now Open!

Ninebark is open in the former location of The Local, and already waking up this end of Washington Street. Executive Chef Todd Alsworth—with a resume that includes Davios, Gustazo, and The Barking Crab—uses the finest local ingredients, elevating & putting his spin on fave classics from burgers to empanadas, blackened fish tacos, house-cured salmon and more. There’s a big welcoming bar, creative cocktails, a dozen plus draught beers, wine & pitchers of sangria. Just perfect.

Bakey Grand Opening

May 31 - June 2

Ovens run all day long so the babka is always fresh & always warm at Newton Center’s newest bakery, Bakey. And if you thought you knew babka, prepare to be wowed. Bakey’s Grand Weekend Opening is Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2. To celebrate, get a free signature chocolate babka with the purchase of 5 pastries (while supplies last). 749 Beacon Street, in the former location of Galit’s. Open Mon-Sun: 8 AM-6 PM

Newton Theatre Co. Season Finale

May 31 & June 1

Grab a lawn chair, a picnic, friends and family and head to the Hyde Bandshell for Newton Theatre Company’s production of the award-winning We’re Gonna Die--which is waaaay more uplifting than it sounds. Part live rock show, part stand-up and story-telling, “WGD” explores life's big questions and struggles through humor, heart, and music. Performances are at 7 PM. $15 (students) and $25 (general admission).

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