After a week of miserable humidity and relentless downpours, it’s going to be a beautiful weekend, and there’s no better time of year to check out some of the outdoor events that Boston has to offer. This Saturday starting at noon, we suggest heading over to lovely Somerville for the fifth annual Starlabfest, a raucous two-location block party organized by Somerville audio and video studio Starlab. The festival is located on each end of Union Square, and it’s resplendent with free food, Narragansett beer, comedy, art, and a seriously stacked local music lineup, including ABADABAD, Beware The Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion, Nice Guys, Blinders, and more (all of whom record with Starlab Studios).
Starlabfest is in its fifth year this year, and what started out of necessity (the festival was originally intended to help pay for water damage in the house occupied and used lovingly as a show and rehearsal space by founding members of Starlab Studios) has taken on a life of its own, expanding and growing in popularity over the years. This year, the festival is introducing comedy and art into the mix rather than its traditional milieu of music and beer, featuring standup from local up-and-comers Myq Kaplan, Dan Boulger, Steve Macone, and others. Short films and visual arts shows will also be peppered throughout the festival’s two locations, along with free (!!!) burgers, hot dogs, vegetarian options, and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants.
And, of course, the ‘Gansett will flow.
This year, attendees are encouraged to bop around from location to location, stopping in at the local businesses at Union Square and enjoying the variety of activities. The festival is all ages and costs $10 for both locations, with fun to be had by all.
Click here for more details about Starlabfest, and be sure to check out the festival on Saturday.