Summer Traditions

I’m a huge sap and so it should come as no surprise that I love traditions. Those I’ve made with family, friends, Adam and surrounding holidays and seasons are all important to me. Just last weekend, I had two back to back nights of traditions with two of the most special people in my life!


Last Friday, Adam and I went to see his all-time favorite movie, Jaws, in 35mm (original format) at the Somerville Theatre for the second year in a row. I had never seen it before we started dating (I know, I am a movie person, it is a classic, how is that possible) and now have come to love it as well. The Somerville Theatre is also a fabulous spot to see movies and live performances. Not only is it cheaper than larger chains, you’re supporting a local business AND they serve a great variety of beer (including the local Slumbrew) and wine for reasonable prices. While you’re there, build in some extra time to check out the (free!) Museum of Bad Art in the basement. Seeing the movie with a bunch of other enthusiasts, many of who go annually as well, makes it a really sweet way to watch it. People get into it and cheer at the big scenes, but otherwise everyone is respectful. This year marks 40 years so a lot of theaters had showings, but I’m super happy we stuck with this one. Throw it on your list for next August!


To continue my weekend of fun, the next night Cait and I went to go see O.A.R., a group we adore, at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion— the best venue in town since you’re both outside and on the water. I also like it because you can walk the concourse and move around freely and still see and hear the band. We missed last year’s show, but this was my fourth time seeing them and they never disappoint. The band sounds amazing live, clearly loves and appreciates their fans and puts on a helluva show. They’ve come to town every summer, so if you have the chance to check them out (or experience any show at the Pavilion), I definitely recommend it!