This news is kind of a big dill. PKL, the company behind last year’s pop-up at Assembly Row, is officially opening its indoor pickleball facility tomorrow.
Find the space monkey-themed venue (yes, the logo is a space monkey) at 64 C. St. in South Boston. It’s part of the new Iron Works development, which is also home to Castle Island Brewing Co., Mei Mei, and B/SPOKE Studios.
Blind Fox has also created artwork for Lolita + Mariel. | Photo provided by PKL
If you’re asking WTF is PKL, here’s what to expect once the doors open at 11 a.m. tomorrow.
If pickleball isn’t your game of choice, there are also four shuffleboard courts + cornhole boards and bags aplenty.
We know the first rule of pickleball is not to step in the kitchen, but you should certainly step over to the food and drink options at PKL. The restaurant menu was created by local chef and Chopped winnerChristopher Walker,and all of the $13 bar cocktails are named after hip hop artists.
Order fries or a burger to have a taste of PKL’s special sauce. | Photo provided by PKL
A pro tip from PKL’s Managing Partner Kaitlyn Coakley? Try the Megan Thee Stallion cocktail, which is basically a Painkiller with tequila.
What’ll it cost to play?
Pickleball — $25 during non-peak hours and $50 in the evenings
Shuffleboard — $15 for 30 minutes and $30 for an hour
Cornhole — Free to play on a first-come, first-served basis
Be sure to book your court in advance. For those who want to hone their skills first, sign up for a lesson with local pickleball experts.
Nubian Square Block Party | Fri., June 17 | 3-8 p.m. | 4 Palmer St., Roxbury | Free | Wrap up the Embrace Ideas Festival and kick off Juneteenth weekend with King Boston.
Walking Group | Sat., June 18 | 8-9 a.m. | Franklin Park, 1 Circuit Dr., Dorchester | Free | Register for the free brisk walk around Franklin Park as part of The Just Walk Boston Program.
Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl | Sat., June 18 | 12-8 p.m. | Gillette Stadium | $20 | Grab a scoop at the largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival in the country in support of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute — City Editor Sara’s weekend pick. 🍦
Black Is King | Sun., June 19 | 7-9 p.m. | 23 Wenham St., Jamaica Plain | Free | To celebrate Juneteenth, Wenham Street Cinema is hosting a free screening of Beyoncé’s 2020 film — City Editor Jess’ weekend pick. 🎥
Simu Liu: WE WERE DREAMERS Tour | Mon., June 20 | 7:30 p.m. | The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St. | $40+ | Spend the evening with the “Shang-Chi” actor and learn about his rise to Hollywood fame.
Trivia Night | Mon., June 20 | 5:30-9 p.m. | Clerys, 113 Dartmouth St. | $35 | Participate in the fundraising event hosted by One Bead.
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Revs fans: Are you ready for the game this weekend? | Photo provided by New England Revolution
Kick it with your family this weekend and cheer on the New England Revolution as they take on Minnesota United at Gillette Stadium on Sun., June 19at 5 p.m.
Pro tip: Make it a family (or friend) outing with the Revs Family 4-Pack, offering fans four tickets up to 20% off + four food and drink coupons (valued at $68). Bonus: This also makes agreat last-minute Father’s Day gift. ⚽ *
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June 17, or 6/17. To celebrate our city, let us know what you love about living in the 617 — we recommend grabbing a 617 hat from Six & Main while you’re at it.
Today is also Bunker Hill Day, remembering the first major battle of the American Revolution. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on Breed’s Hill in Charlestown on June 17, 1775.
This Sunday is Juneteenth, which marks the end of institutional slavery in the US. It is a federal holiday, so expect closures. Commemorate the day with one of these local weekend events.
Boston has been named a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium will be one of16 venues hosting the tournament games, which will be played throughout the US, Mexico, and Canada. (WCVB 5)
The Celticslost to the Warriors in last night’s game, 103-90. Unfortunately, this means that Boston will have to wait until next year for a shot at Banner 18. In the meantime, share your tips for coping with the news — we’re struggling over here. 🏀 (Boston Globe)
Parla XXIis now open at 631 Assembly Row. The speakeasy-style eatery (which also has a North End location) serves up Italian small plates + custom cocktails. The Somerville shopping destination recommends asking your bartender about “that thing with the die.”
Shore Leave (11 William E. Mullins Way) announced a new monthly pop-up series, featuring guest chefs serving up their specialties for one night only. Katie Cheung, former chef of Cloud & Spirits, kicks off the programming on Wed., June 29 with Korean Dosirak dinners.
American Repertory Theater has announced its 2022/2023 programming. The Cambridge venue will host performances of Life of Pi, The Wife of Willesden, and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, plus two more titles at the Loeb Drama Center that are yet to be announced. Check out the subscription presale here. 🎭
You just had to be there. Chris Evansstopped by a Wednesday screening of “Lightyear” at AMC Boston Common, introducing the movie + sharing his Celtics pride. (7 News)
You know those musical stairs at the Museum of Science? Now, you could own the home of Chris Janney, the architect + jazz musician responsible for the clever design work. His five-bedroom Lexington home is going for $2,500,000 — check out the whimsically-designed space here. (Boston Magazine)
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Tons of female pioneers came from Boston’s “Left Bank,” fromAmelia Earhart to Julia Child and Gertrude Wright Morgan. Now, a Cambridge Crossing collection by local teen artists is celebrating their stories.
Head to The Shed at CX to admire the Artists For Humanity project — while you’re over there, grab a drink at Lamplighter CX and toast to these trailblazers.
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