This week at brookline booksmith

This Saturday and Sunday, members of the Coolidge Corner Merchants Association will be taking to the streets for the annual Summer Sidewalk Sale! Come down to Coolidge Corner from 10am-6pm on Saturday 7/26, and noon-5pm on Sunday 7/27 to do some shopping in the sunshine! Click the link above to find out which local businesses are participating, and to find out about live musical performances that will liven up your outing.

We kick off the week of events with Lesley and David Solmonson, a husband and wife team who can shWhere's Waldo?ow us how just 12 bottles and a little know-how can create a versatile home bar. This event is BYODD. (bring your own designated driver.) The middle of the week brings four authors in two nights, with Celeste Ng and Jennifer de Leon followed by Edan Lepucki (you might recognize that name from Stephen Colbert's anti-Amazon crusade) and Joanna Rakoff. Next Monday we welcome back Benoit Denizet-Lewis, with his Steinbeck-ian travel memoir.

Join us for our annual Booksmith Staff Talent Show this Friday night at 7pm where we show off our talents, literary and otherwise. There's a lot of "otherwise" on our staff, always has been, always will be!

Around TownFor their 19th season of Free Shakespeare on the Common, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's classic comedy of love in disguise. One of The Bard's most popular plays, Twelfth Night follows the journey of Viola and Sebastian, twins separated by a shipwreck, as they encounter loss and love in their new homeland-the mythical and magical land of Illyria. "For 2014, we wanted to bring back an audience favorite - and one of my favorite comedies," says Artistic Director Steven Maler. "We are eager to revisit Illyria and some of Shakespeare's most colorful characters-Sir Toby Belch, Malvolio, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and Feste." CSC last presented Twelfth Night in 2001. The show will run July 23 – August 10, FREE and open to the public!

And there's even more free outdoor fun closer to home with Brookline Movie Nights! Brookline Movie Nights continues this Friday, July 25th with a screening of The Incredibles. Join your neighbors at the Driscoll School Field for this free show! The field opens at 6pm and the movie will start at sunset (about 8:15pm). Bring your own chairs, blankets, dinner, flashlights, and your family and friends!

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~ page updated  07/22/2014

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