5 things you should do in Boston this weekend – Metro US

5 things you should do in Boston this weekend

Bored? Go see “We Don’t Need Another Hero” by the Frequently Asked Questions Circus Collective.
Credit: Mimi Leveque


Friday, 7:30 p.m.
The Wilbur Theater
246 Tremont St., Boston
$35, 800-745-3000

Online invades IRL as comediennes Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart and Mamrie Hart, all YouTube stars in their own rights, appear together in this comedy show. Though each has her own style, they share a geeky charm, a deep fondness for alcohol and very little concern for censoring themselves—thus the show’s hashtag title.


‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’
Friday through Sunday
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster St., Arlington
$12-$15, 781-646-4134

This performance by the Frequently Asked Questions Circus Collective, created in collaboration with choreographer Michael Watts, mixes the sort of acrobatic stunts and tricks you’d expect from a self-proclaimed circus collective—Chinese hoops, trapeze, juggling, aerial straps, contortionism and more—with a theatrical exploration of identity in, as they put it, “a world filled with super heroes, alter egos and status updates.”


‘Rich Hill’
Friday through Monday
Brattle Theater
40 Brattle St., Cambridge
$8-$10, 617 876-6837

This documentary zooms in on the lives of three poor white kids in the town of Rich Hill, Missouri, whose positive attitudes, despite their struggles in many different aspects of life, defy the harmful stereotype of the apathetic poor. “I pray every night,” says one boy in the film’s trailer. “Nothing’s came, but that ain’t gonna stop me.”


India Day
Sunday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
DCR Hatch Shell
47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston

This massive celebration, coinciding annually with Indian Independence Day, is one of the biggest ethnic celebrations of the year. With dance and music, food, arts and crafts vendors and more. This year’s theme is “Khushiyon ki Rangoli,” which the organizers, the India Association of Greater Boston, translate as “a joyous celebration (of being an Indian).”


Beata Maria
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Church of St. John the Evangelist
35 Bowdoin St., Cambridge
Free, 617-227-5242

Whether she’s viewed as the Mother of God or a mother goddess, the Virgin Mary is a figure with deep emotional resonance. Those in doubt should witness this performance of Marian music by the Alumni of the Harvard Chamber Singers, featuring glorious pieces by 16th century composers Josquin des Prez, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Antoine Brumel and their contemporaries.