Need some help figuring out your weekend plans? We’ve got you covered. From concerts with Office alums to food fests and more, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend.
Things to do in Boston this weekend
Boston Comedy Festival
The annual comedy fest comes to a close this weekend with a number of hilarious events. See up and coming stand-up stars throw down in a comedy contest, watch Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars riff along to awful flicks and catch a live showing of Jim Norton’s hit Chip Chipperson Podacast. The festivities will end on Saturday with a grand finale gala featuring Boston natives Gary Gulman, who’ll take home the comedian of the yearr award, and Jennifer Coolidge, who’ll receive the lifetime achievement award.
Through Sept. 15, various locations, bostoncomedyfest.com
Whose Live Anyway
If you love watching Whose Line Is It Anyway? on TV, then you’ll love to see the improv stars live. Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray will all be in town for a special show at The Wilbur this weekend.
Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston, $52, thewilbur.com
After a trip to Boston for Super Troopers 2 earlier this year, Jay Chandrasekhar is back in town for a night of laughs this weekend. The Broken Lizard comedy troupe member will take over ONCE in Somerville on Saturday.
Sept. 15, 9 p.m., ONCE, 160 Highland Ave., Somerville, $25, oncesomerville.com
Fall is in full swing, which means it’s finally flannel weather. Head over to Lawn on D to show off your best flannel outfits for a chance to win prizes from Harpoon, including tickets to the brewery’s Octoberfest as well as a Harpoon flannel shirt.
Sept. 14, 6 p.m., Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston, signatureboston.com/lawn-on-d
FOOD & DRINKS
Hang out with your favorite America’s Test Kitchen stars and feast on bites from some of the city’s top culinary masterminds. Back for its sophomore year, the three-day festivities will feature a number of new additions, including a kids focused fest on Sunday and a ’90s-themed bash to celebrate 25 years of Cook’s Illustrated Magazine on Friday.
Sept. 14-16, Innovation and Design Building, 21 Dry Dock Ave., Boston, atkeats.com/tickets
Boston Local Food Festival
Celebrate local and sustainable food with a free outdoor fest on the Greenway this weekend. The festivities will put a spotlight on farmers, restaurants, food trucks and others who focus on health and fitness in the region. Guests can expect chef demonstrations, a seafood competition, musical performances and more.
Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston, free, bostonlocalfoodfestival.com
Fuku x Little Donkey Pop-Up
David Chang’s acclaimed fried chicken shop is teaming up with Little Donkey for a special pop-up extravaganza. Foodies will get a sneak peek at the delicious offerings to come when Fuku sets up shop in the Seaport later this year. The pop-up will include a $10 snack box, filled with crispy chicken bites with sweet jalapeno seasoning, served with squash pakora fritters.
Sept. 13-14, Little Donkey, 505 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, littledonkeybos.com
Boston Social Fitness Festival
Work up a sweat with this things to do in Boston this weekend pick. Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you should start slacking on that beach bod. Get out there and get moving this weekend with a free fitness fest at City Hall Plaza. The festivities will include everything from dancing to yoga, so there’s plenty of activities for all kinds of workout fanatics.
Sept. 15, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, free, bostonsocialfitness.com
Before he became a fan-favorite character on The Office, Creed Bratton was a bona fide musician as part of The Grass Roots. See him perform live at the Middle East on Friday night.
Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m., Middle East, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, $20, 18+, mideastoffers.com
The last major concert at Gillette Stadium of the year is going to be a good one, as Ed Sheeran will be back in the Bay State for two nights at the home of the Patriots.
Sept. 14-15, Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Place, Foxboro, $69.50+, ticketmaster.com
The acclaimed musician and activist will say “fare thee well” to touring following her current run of shows. Catch Joan Baez while she’s in town for two nights at the Wang Theatre.
Sept. 14-15, Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, $43.75+, bochcenter.org
Boston’s own Michael Christmas will take over Brighton Music Hall on Friday night. Roxbury rapper Vintage Lee is also set to perform.
Sept. 14, 8 p.m., Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave., Boston, $15+, 18+, crossroadspresents.com