12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend - Metro US

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Things to do in Boston this weekend Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" filmed in Boston last year. Photo by Mark Schafer / STXfilms

Between the return of the Women in Comedy Festival and the release of Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty,” local comedy fans are going to be spoiled this weekend. Get the details on these laugh out loud happenings and all the other fun things to do in Boston.

Things to do in Boston this weekend



In celebration of its 25th annivesary this year, the hit show brings the beat back to Boston for three performances this weekend. The eight-member “Stomp” troupe uses everything from wooden poles to garbage cans to create an unforgettable showcase of rhythms. 

April 20-21, Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, $49+, bochcenter.org


Things to do in Boston this weekend Bryan Callen

Bryan Callen

After cutting his teeth on the sketch comedy show “MADtv,” Bryan Callen has become a fan-favorite comic thanks to his widly popular podcast “The Fighter & The Kid” as well as stints in hit flicks like “The Hangover.” Callen is also set to star in the upcoming, 1990’s set spin-off of the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs.” Catch him at Laugh Boston all weekend long.

April 19-21, Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston, $25, laughboston.com

Women in Comedy Festival

From Wanda Sykes to Tig Notaro, see some of the funniest women in the business bring the laughs to Boston when the Women in Comedy Festival returns this weekend. This year’s lineup also includes stand-up stars Gina Yashere, Emma Willmann, Laurie Forster and more.

Through April 22, various locations, wicf.com


Mutliverse Pub Crawl

While this isn’t an official Adult Swim event, party with fellow “Rick & Morty” fans at this weekend’s Multiverse Pub Crawl. The shindig is expected to include food specials, themed cocktails, costume competitions and perhaps even a trip to another dimension.

April 21, 5 p.m.-10 p.m., The Bell in Hand Tavern, 45 Union St., Boston, $18, facebook.com/TheMultiversePubCrawl


“Sesame Street Live”

Party will Elmo, Big Bird and the rest of the Sesame Street gang at this special live show at Agganis Arena. The family-friendly fun kicks off its run on Friday afternoon.

April 20-22, Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, $45+, agganisarena.com


The Kirkland Tap & Trotter pop-up

Acclaimed chef Tony Maws and his bicycling/culinary pals Andy Husbands, Matt Jennings, Brendan Joy and Michael Serpa are teaming up for a special pop-up at The Kirkland Tap & Trotter to raise funds for Chefs Cycle and No Kid Hungry. Tickets to the Thursday night event include special bar plates and two brews courtesy of Notch Brewing.

April 19, 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Kirkland Tap & Trotter, 425 Washington St., Somerville, $30, kirklandtapandtrotter.com


Manny Delcarmen Strikes Back for Youth

Former Red Sox star and World Series champion Manny Delcarmen is hosting a bowling and ice cream event in honor of the lauch of the Boston Athletic Academy. Guests will get a chance to bowl against the pitcher for a chance to win free treats. The event will also include a silent auction featuring items like VIP Red Sox tickets, an autographed Jackie Bradley Jr. game jersey and a signed baseball from Rick Porcello. 

April 22, noon-4 p.m., Ron’s Gourmet Ice Cream & Twentieth Century Bowling Alley, 1231 Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, $15, facebook.com/Bostonathleticacademy

Monster Energy Supercross Championship

Gillette Stadium will host the only Supercross Championship race in the northeast this year. This extreme sports event also features a pre-race pit party.

April 21, Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Place, Foxboro, $29+, gillettestadium.com


“I Feel Pretty”

Amy Schumer plays a woman who starts believing she’s the most beautiful woman in the world in “I Feel Pretty,” which also stars “Saturday Night Live” comic Aidy Bryant and model-turned-actress Emily Ratajkowski. The comedy filmed around the Boston area last summer.

Opens April 20, various locations, ifeelpretty.movie

“Ex Machina”

As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, the Brattle Theatre will host a special screening of the 2014 sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina.” Starring “Star Wars” alums Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac, as well as “Tomb Raider” actress Alicia Vikander, the film follows the story of a programmer who’s invited to the house of his CEO in order to test a secret, human-like robot.

April 19, 8:30 p.m., Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, $11, brattlefilm.org


The Darkness

Do you believe in a thing called love? You will after seeing The Darkness this weekend. The rock band takes over Royale on Sunday night.

April 22, 8 p.m., Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston, $25+, royaleboston.com

Todrick Hall

Sashay over to The Wilbur on Sunday night to see the YouTube star and “American Idol” alum show off his moves. The multihyphenate has starred in a host of big Broadway productions, including “Chicago,” “Memphis” and “Kinky Boots.”

April 22, 7:30 p.m. The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston, $27+, thewilbur.com

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