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 Gymnastics Championship

Still need some ideas for things to do in Boston this weekend? Don’t fear, because we’ve got you covered. From gymnastics showdowns to superheroic movie screenings and more, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend.

Things to do in Boston this weekend


Somer Fest     

Enjoy a feel-good celebration in Somerville this weekend. Focusing on community art in a variety of mediums, Somer Fest will take over ArtFarm for a day of music, magic and comedy on Saturday afternoon. Swing by to check out the festivities, which will also include locally sourced food, plus plenty of brews on hand.

Aug. 18, noon-5 p.m., ArtFarm, 10 Poplar St., Somerville, $10, somerfest.fun 

Wicked Good Festival

Head to Boston Common this weekend for a free day of music and fun. 88.9 WERS will take over the park with its first-ever Wicked Good Festival, featuring performaces by Bleachers, Buffalo Tom, Juliana Hatfield, Air Traffic Controller and more.

Aug. 19, noon-8 p.m., Boston Common, Boston, free, wers.org/wickedgood


Comedy and Cabernet

Sip on some vino while having a few laughs this weekend. City Winery is hosting a special comedy show featuring performances by Sean Sullivan, Mike Whitman, Tom Dustin and Jim McCue, plus plenty of food and wine.

Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., City Winery, 80 Beverly St., Boston, $20, citywinery.com

Kountrey Wayne

The social media superstar and comic brings the laughs to the Hub this weekend. Kountry Wayne will take over Laugh Boston for three nights beginning on Thursday.

Aug. 16-18, Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston, $25+, laughboston.com


Fido Fest

The party with pups trend continues with a free festival in Arlington. The annual festivities return with a dog video festival and dog pageant on Saturday night. Free popcorn will be on hand, as well as an obstacle course for the kids.

Aug. 17, Spy Pond Field, Arlington, free, acmi.tv/fidofest


Brew at the Zoo

Sip on some brews while hanging out with all the critters at the Franklin Park Zoo. In addition to the drinks and furry party guests, the festivities will also include a talk by local historian Michael Reiskind about the lost breweries of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, live music, food and more.

Aug. 18, 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Rd., Boston, $60+, 21+, zoonewengland.org/engage/brew-at-the-zoo

Fruit Festival

Celebrate your favorite fruits with the Boston Public Market on Satruday. The venue is hosting a free fest complete with live music, a tomato contest, plus plenty of tasty fruit to munch on.

Aug. 18, Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston, free, bostonpublicmarket.org


Party on the Plaza

Head to Glass House every Thursday to party on its outdoor plaza. The weekly festivities include lawn games, live music and more.

Thursdays through Aug. 23, Glass House, 450 Kendall St., Cambridge, glasshousecambridge.com


U.S. Gymnastics Championship

For the first time in 10 years, Boston will host the championship, offering locals fans a sneak peek at who may be going to the 2020 Olympics. This weekend’s competitors include Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who will show off her moves alongside all the top athletes vying for wins at the national championships in order to secure spots to this year’s world championships.

Aug. 16-19, TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, 20+, tdgarden.com


‘Black Panther’

Wakanda forever! See the hit Marvel flick for free while enjoying the summer breeze outdoors at Lawn on D this Thursday.

Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston, free, signatureboston.com/lawn-on-d

‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Summer blockbuster season continues with the latest cinema pop culture phenomenon “Crazy Rich Asians.” The film features an all-star cast of Asian actors, including the legendary Michelle Yeoh, “Fresh Off The Boat” star Constance Wu, “Silicon Valley” and “Patriots Day actor Jimmy O. Yang, Gemma Chan Henry Golding, Ken Jeong and countless others.

Now in theaters, various locations, crazyrichasiansmovie.com

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Anita Baker

Fans of the Grammy-winning R&B legend will have one last chance to see her perform in Boston when her farewell tour rolls into town this weekend. The “Will You Be Mine” and “Angel” singer will take over the Wang Theatre on Thursday night.

Aug. 16, 8 p.m., Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, $69.50, bochcenter.org

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