5 things to do in Boston this weekend - Metro US

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Stu Rosner

Missed your chance to see Amy Schumer when she was in town a few weeks ago? She’s back again this weekend.


Cirque de la Symphonie

Friday and Saturday

Symphony Hall

301 Mass. Ave., Boston

$24-$94, 888-266-1200


After last year’s sold out shows, this celebrated circus group will perform with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops once again, featuring music from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Saint-Saens’ jauntily morbid “Danse Macabre”, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol”. Cirque de la Symphonie does it all, with aerialists, dancers, jugglers, contortionists and even the good old strong man.


Our Town

Saturday through June 19

Modern Theater

523-525 Washington St., Boston

$15-$25, 617-517-5883


Boston Opera Collaborative presents Ned Rorem’s 2006 operatic adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.”You might not expect the mild, repressed, quietly desperate residents of Wilder’s fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire to make for exciting opera characters, but that’s just the point of Wilder’s play — everyday life is sacred and brief, and even regular folks have dramas worthy of operatic elaboration.


Memory: Witness of the Unimaginable

Through August 17

La Laboratoire Cambridge

650 E. Kendall St., Cambridge

Free, 617-945-7515


Sight and sound are the main senses to which artists appeal, but this collaborative installation involves scent as well, exploring the powerful, uncanny connection between scent and memory, with special smells created by master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel. The full breadth of the show is a little elaborate to explain here, so you’ll just have to check it out—don’t forget your nostrils.


Trainwreck Comedy Tour

Sunday, 8 p.m.

The Wilbur Theater

246 Tremont St., Boston

$47-$102, 800-745-3000


This show promises a lot of big comedy names in one room: Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Dave Attell, Mike Birbiglia and Colin Quinn. They’re appearing to promote Schumer’s new film, “Trainwreck”, to be released in July, but also as a benefit for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program—so as plugs go, this one’s not that shameless.


‘An Autumn Tale’

Thursday, 7 p.m.

Coolidge Corner Theater

290 Harvard St., Brookline

$15, 617-734-2501


If you’re both an oenophile and a cinemaphile, you’re going to love the Coolidge Corner Theater’s new “Wine and Film” series, which kicks off with this 1998 romantic comedy by Eric Rohmer, which takes place in the famous Rhone Valley of France. It’s about Magali, a lonely winemaking widow whose friend is determined to fix her up with a new man.

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