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Weekend Brief: Labor Day Weekend, Friday Films, Sing Along in Quincy Market

Things to know for Friday

Today is Friday, August 31 and “The MBTA’s new digital countdown clocks will now tell you if a train is stopped and how far away it is – as well as the appropriate obscenity to scream at the clock.” – Ben Alper

Here’s everything you need to know for Labor Day weekend…

1:00PM Friday Films of Robert Mitchum: Farewell My Lovely. Join the North End Branch Library at 25 Parmenter Street  for their weekly film series of Robert Mitchum, see additional details here.

6:30PM Sing along with Entertainer Mel Stiller in the Rotunda in Quincy Market. Mel has been leading the piano bar at Jacob Wirth restaurant in Boston’s Theatre District every Friday night for the past 29 years. Songbooks will be distributed with lyrics to over 500 oldies, classic rock songs, standards, and show tunes from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Notable News:

A brief guide to staying sane during the madness of Allston Christmas—whether you’re moving or not

This weekend not only marks Labor day weekend, but Saturday marks the turnover of countless apartment leases, as many of the Boston area’s roughly 250,000 college students return for the new school year. The city’s data on moving truck permits show how, in addition to the Allston-Brighton area, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the North End, South End, and Southie are also places where the streets will be crowded with movers, read more on Boston.com.

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