Whether you’re a fan of yacht rock or like to geek out, there’s are fun things to do in Boston this weekend for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best things to do in Boston this weekend.
Things to do in Boston this weekend
ARTS & CULTURE
Jeff Goldblum, Michael J. Fox, Jason Momoa and dozens of other stars are shipping up to the Hub this weekend. Join colorful cosplayers and fans from all corners of the geekdom when Boston Comic Con returns.
Aug. 10-12, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, $35+, bostoncomiccon.com
FOG X FLO
In honor of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s 20th anniversary, “fog sculptures” will take over parks around the Emerald Necklace beginning this weekend. Created by Boston’s own Fujiko Nakaya, the celebrated artist has spent decades working with the “climate responsive” medium. The presentations will be on view hourly, from dusk until dawn, at five sites through Oct. 31.
Begins Aug. 11, various locations, free, emeraldnecklace.org/20th
Out of the Park
Just because the Red Sox are away this weekend doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some live, baseball action. For the fifth year in a row, Boston fans will get the chance to see a free screening of a game outdoors during the Out of the Park event on the Common. In addition to showing the Red Sox vs. Orioles game live from Camden Yards, Sunday’s festivities include free food, appearances by Wally the Green Monster and his sister Tessie, face painting, a virtual reality station and more. L.L.Bean will also be on hand with its Bootmobile, which is bringing an archery accuracy challenge.
Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m., Boston Common, Boston, free, highlandstreet.org/programs/community-events/out-park
FOOD & DRINKS
Fenway Fridays Brew Deck
The weekly Fenway Fridays block party is kicking things up a notch with a new Brew Deck series. On select Fridays through September, Tasty Burger will give its outdoor lot a makeover, complete with music, lawn games and, of course, plenty of food and brews. Lord Hobo Brewing Co. is also getting in on the fun and will introduce its latest limited release, the Pilot Series 18-03, when the festivities kick off Aug. 10.
Aug. 10, 24, 31 and Sept. 21, 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Tasty Burger, 1301 Boylston St., Boston, free admission, thefenway.com
Great Boston Rib Fest
What’s better than ribs and brews? If you’re looking for tasty things to do in Boston this weekend, head over to Dorchester Brewing Co. on Sunday for this meaty celebration feautring offerings from Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen, M&M Ribs, Lyndigo Spice and 50Kitchen.
Aug. 12, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Co., 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, free admission, dorchesterbrewing.com/events/event/greatbostonribfest
Tour de Fat
The beer-filled fun continues on Saturday thanks to New Belgium Brewing. This roving celebration will stop at City Hall Plaza for day of dedicated to craft brews and bike culture. The event will feature more of a festival vibe thanks to live music and funky costumes. Proceeds will also go to benefit cycling non-profits.
Aug. 11, noon-5 p.m., City Hall Plaza, Boston, $15, 21+, newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/tour-de-fat-2018-boston
Neighborhood Nights Block Party
Party with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Thursday night. Guests will get the chance to check out live music, dance performances, games, tasty food trucks and a cash bar, plus a host of “hands-on creative experimentation” both inside and outside of the museum.
Aug. 9, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, free admission, gardnermuseum.org
Burpees & Brunch
Take your weekend brunch up a few levels. Area Four Boston and CrossFit Southie are teaming up for a special event on Saturday. Stop by the gym to work up a sweat before heading over the the eatery for a delicious meal.
Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m., various locations, Boston, $30, areafourcrossfit.eventbrite.com
Open Newbury Street
The Open Newbury Street fun returns on Sunday. Get all the details on this year’s festivities here.
‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’
Chloë Grace Moretz plays a high school teen who’s forced to enter a Christian, conversion therapy treatment center to “cure” her attraction for other girls. Check out our full interview with Moretz about the film here.
Opens Aug. 10, Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline, coolidge.org
Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett and more Fenway concerts
Fenway Park will be rocking all weekend long. Head to Margaritaville on Thursday night with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, as well as country-pop singer Caroline Jones who’ll serve as the evening’s opener. On Friday, the one and only Billy Joel returns for a record fifth year in a row at the historic ballpark. The fun finishes up on Saturday with performances by Journey and Def Leppard. Make sure to try a Def Leppard Pale brew, which the band created in collaboration with Elysian Brewing Company.
Aug. 9-11, Fenway Park, 4 Jersey St., Boston, mlb.com/redsox/tickets/concerts
The Emmy-winning actor shows off his musical side in the Boston area this weekend with a show at The Cabot. Check out our interview with the star here.
Aug. 10, 8 p.m., The Cabot, 286 Cabot St., Beverly, $32.50+, thecabot.org