5 things to do in Boston for Memorial Day weekend – Metro US

5 things to do in Boston for Memorial Day weekend

5 things to do in Boston for Memorial Day weekend

At long last, the holiday weekend is finally upon us. If you’re hoping to make the most of it (as in, you’re not going to just spend all weekend eating as much barbecue as humanly possible), we’ve got a few suggestions for you.


Boston Calling


Government Center


Beck, the Pixies, St. Vincent, TV on the Radio…you wouldn’t want to miss that, would you? Boston Calling’s latest iteration takes over Government Center from Friday to Sunday with a plethora of cool acts, and tickets are still available for both the whole weekend or single day passes. So gather up your saved allowance (or “paychecks,” as we call them now) and get out there.


Museum of Fine Art


You know that thing where your out of town friends ask you about cool things to do in Boston, and you tell them they should check out the Museum of Fine Arts, and then they’re like, oh, have you been recently, and you have to admit you haven’t? Stop doing that. The museum is free on Monday in honor of the holiday, and you should go see some art. There’s a special exhibit of Japanese photographers reacting to the massive 2011 earthquake.


Lily Tomlin

Friday, 7 p.m.

The Wilbur



We’re not really sure what kind of show Tomlin is putting on these days, but we do know that whatever she’s doing is generally worth following. And who knows, maybe she’s got some good gossip about working with her pal Jane Fonda on their new Netflix show. Catch her at the Wilbur this Friday to see what nuggest of wisdom she has to offer.


Brunch. Bloodys. Breweries.

10:30 a.m., Saturday



Why struggle to find a place for brunch, when you can have a tour make the decision for you? Try this one out, which starts with a brunch buffet at JJ Foleys, complete with build your own Bloody Mary bar, then continues on to both Harpoon and Aeronaut brewing. That way, once you’re getting ready to head out to a barbecue on Monday, you’ll know exactly what to bring.


‘The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville’

Through May 31

Loeb Drama Center



A.R.T.’s latest gives “Homeland” fans a chance to appreciate Mandy Patinkin up close. He’s starring with Taylor Mac in this show about, well, the last two people on the planet after a flood washes everyone away. And they’re singing! It is a vaudeville, after all.