Whether you love hanging out with pups or want to sip on some cocktails after hard yoga workout, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Boston this weekend. Check out our guide to all the best events happening around town.
Things to do in Boston this weekend
ARTS & CULTURE
Experience a “live magazine” at Emerson’s Cutler Majestic Theatre this weekend. Pop-Up Magazine is bringing its spring issue event to town on Saturday night, featuring multimedia stories from an array of actors, filmmakers and writers as well as an original score by Magik*Magik Orchestra.
May 19, 7:30 p.m., Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston, $29+, popupmagazine.com
Who doesn’t love Wayne Brady? Known for his amazing improv skills and ability to carry a tune in any genre, the “Whose Line Is It Anyway” star and Emmy Award winner will bring the laughs to The Wilbur on Saturday night.
May 19, 7 p.m., The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston, $45, thewilbur.com
Great Lego Race Virtual Reality Experience
You haven’t experienced Legos like this before. A new virtual reality exhibit is now open at Boston’s Legoland Discovery Center. Guests will get a chance to race against pirates, wizards and more in this 360-degree virtual world.
Legoland Discovery Center, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville, $5, boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com
FOOD & DRINKS
Great Bitter Bar
A cocktail pop-up is taking over Eataly this month. The travelling Great Bitter Bar will set up shop in Boston through May 27, featuring a roaring ’20s feel and an exclusive signature cocktail that’s been created just for the folks here in the Hub. The special drink features Fernet-Branca, Italacus Rosolio di Bergamotto, lemon and simple syrup.
Through May 27, Eataly Boston, 800 Boylston St., eataly.com
The two-day beer celebration returns to Harpoon Brewery this weekend. This year’s fest will feature a lawn games, food trucks, two stages of music, plus a ton of awesome beers on tap. Attendees will get the chance to try the new UFO Blueberry Lemonade, a special collaboration between Harpoon and Polar.
May 18-19, Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston, $25+, 21+, harpoonfest2018.splashthat.com
Nantucket Food and Wine Festival
If you’re looking for a quick escape from the city this weekend, take a trip out to Nantucket for this epic food and wine fest. Since 1996, the annual celebration has turned the island into a vino capital, attracting more than 3000 attendees each year.
Through May 20, various locations, nantucketwinefestival.com
Phantom Gourmet Craft Beer & Food Phest
The Phantom Gourmet folks are bringing all your favorite breweries together for a day of beer, food and fun at the Boston Center for the Arts. Tickets to Saturday’s event include samplings of more than 20 craft brews, including Night Shift Brewing, Slumbrew, Lord Hobo Brewing Co. and Wormtown Brewery.
May 19, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. or 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston, $40+, phantomgourmetbeer.com
Dancing on the Charles
Boogie down by the river when the Dancing on the Charles series returns this weekend. The festivities will feature food trucks, a cash only bar, plus music by a lineup of DJs. All tickets must be purchased in advanced.
May 19, 2 p.m.-11 p.m., American Legion Marsh Post #442, 198 Greenough Blvd., Cambridge, $30+, residentadvisor.net/events/1099179
Haymakers for Hope
The boxing-based charity will take over the House of Blues on Thursday night for the 8th annual Rock ‘N Rumble event. See 32 men and women duke it out in order to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
May 17, 7:30 p.m., House of Blues, 5 Lansdowne St., Boston, $85+, haymakersforhope.org
The Loews Boston Hotel is hosting a pooch-filled event on its patio in honor of National Pet Month. Bring your furry friends by to hang out with other dogs while enjoying brunch specials from Precinct Kitchen + Bar on Sunday. Proceeds from the pup up event will go to benefit MA Vest-A-Dog.
May 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Patio at Precinct Kitchen + Bar, 154 Berkeley St., Boston, loewshotels.com/boston-hotel
Say namaste before sipping on cocktails at this special event at the Rooftop@Revere. The Revere Hotel Boston Common is teaming up with Yogatini and Ghost Tequila for a yoga and cocktail party. Instructor Meghan Rozanski Brundage will lead a one-hour workout before the libations are served.
May 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Revere Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart St., $40, yogatini.guru
The King of Partying is back in town this weekend. Rock out with Andrew W.K. when he brings his “You’re Not Alone” tour to the Paradise Rock Club on Thursday night.
May 17, 8 p.m., Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, $25+, events.crossroadspresents.com/events/2018/5/17/andrew-w-k