5 things to do in Boston this weekend – Metro US

5 things to do in Boston this weekend

5 things to do in Boston this weekend
Jo Stromgren

Fans of dance may want to jump at the last opportunity to see Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and if you’re an outdoor music fan, try checking out Porchfest.


Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Thursday through Saturday

Citi Shubert Theater

265 Tremont St., Boston

$60-$75, 617-482-9393


This 16-member, New York based ballet company had established itself in its 12 year history as one of America’s most exciting, forward-thinking ballet companies, so it came as a disappointing surprise when artistic director Alexandra Damiani announced this March that Cedar Lake is coming to an end. Here’s your last chance to see this critically acclaimed ensemble in Boston.


‘Mr g’

Through May 24

Central Square Theater

450 Mass. Ave., Cambridge

$15-$49, 866-811-4111


Wesley Savick wrote this adaptation of the 2012 novel by Alan Lightman, whose titular character is the creator of the Universe. Unlike the Abrahamic God, however, Mr g is pretty much making it up as he goes along, by a process of trial and error — all while trying to deal with his relatives Aunt Penelope and Uncle Deva.


Lightning Bolt

Sunday, 8 p.m.

The Sinclair

52 Church St., Cambridge

$12-$14, 18+, 800-745-3000


There is only one Lightning Bolt. Much imitated, never duplicated, the Providence-based duo have been creating sublime, ecstatic psycho-noise rock, both brutally primal and incredibly sophisticated, for 21 years, during which they’ve proven themselves to be truly worthy of being named after a force of nature. Don’t miss local openers SKIMASK, one of their finest musical spirit children.


Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Various locations


Free, 617-625-6600


On Saturday afternoon dozens of different musicians will be performing on people’s porches throughout Somerville, and you can stroll around at your leisure and check ‘em all out. The performances are staggered in three two-hour blocks, moving from east to west. Check the website above to a list of bands and maps to make sure you don’t miss any of the action.


Wanda Sykes

Saturday, 7 p.m.

The Wilbur Theater

246 Tremont St., Boston

$39-$59, 800-745-3000


Wanda Sykes has popped up all over the comedy world, from a five year stint on “The Chris Rock Show” to a recurring role as Larry David’s hilarious foil on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to one of the puppet pranksters on “Crank Yankers.”In her stand-up, she delights in confronting the material no one else wants to discuss —someone’s got to, right?

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