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Fun things to do in Boston over Thanksgiving weekend

THEATER 'The Color Purple' The Tony-winning 2016 revival of “The Color Purple” comes to Boston, bringing musical life to Alice Walker’s canonical novel, detailing the lives of rural black women in Georgia during the Great Depression, facing sexism from within and racism...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 12:13 PM

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

MOVIES 'Lady Bird' Greta Gerwig, known for her roles in films like “Greenberg,” “Frances Ha” and “20th Century Women,” moves behind the camera to tell the story of an average teenage girl in the early 2000s, struggling with the built-in crises of...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 11:23 AM

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

MUSEUMS Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st Century Naturalist Mark Dion playfully wrestles with the tension between human and the rest of Earth in his installations. In this show, the first American survey of his work, we find such oddities as the libraries for birds, which employ real birds, and...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 11:35 AM

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

TIS THE SEASON Fall Foliage Cruise Climb aboard the Classic Harbor Line’s vintage yacht the Northern Lights and enjoy the autumnal pleasures of the Boston Harbor Islands. You might feel as privileged as a Kennedy for one afternoon, but without all the baggage. There are two options: a...

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 10:36 AM

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

HALLOWEEN FUN Harvard Square Ghost Tour If you’ve ever been in Harvard Yard, you’ve probably heard a tour guide going on about that John Harvard statue and its “three lies." Snore, right? This tour, on the other hand, promising true tales of “gruesome murders and...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 4:04 PM

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

STUDENT LIFE CollegeFest Welcome to Boston, freshman! Now that you’ve settled into your classes—dropped the hard-looking ones and any that start before noon—what to DO? This fair is a good start, with a bunch of different companies hurling coupons and swag at you—need a...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5:16 PM

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

FAMILY FUN HASCON The Pawtucket-based Hasbro Corporation is a behemoth in the world of toys and games, possessing such hot properties as Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley, Dungeons and Dragons, Transformers, Nerf, Play Doh, Mr. Potato Head, My Little Pony—and it goes on. All those...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 4:59 PM

12 fun things to do in Boston over Labor Day weekend

EXHIBITS BUILDing Forward You simply have to look around to see the construction boom going on, but what’s less known are the many recent innovations in designing and building. Boston Society of Architects present these innovations in this interactive exhibition, showing how technology and...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 2:28 PM

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

FOOD Julia Child Dinner Puritan and Co. present their fourth annual tribute to the eternal Queen of Cooking Shows, featuring Cambridge chefs Leo Asaro of Tico, Dave Bazirgan of Bambara, Kevin O'Donnell of SRV, Shaun Velez of Deuxave and Puritan & Co.’s own Ellie Wallock, each...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 4:20 PM

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

MOVIES Summer Movie Nights at Christopher Columbus Park This outdoor movie series in the North End is halfway through its run this summer, but we thought we’d at least let you in on rest. This week, it’s “E.T.”, which seems a lot like “Stranger Things” in parts...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 3:49 PM

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

ART World on a String: Exploring Contemporary Interpretations of Bead Work The art of beading doesn’t often get its own gallery show, which makes this showcase of top notch bead work in jewelry, sculpture, textile and vessels a special treat. There’s an astonishing variety here, from...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 2:08 PM

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER Fish Food Avenue Stage premieres this comedy by Michael O’Halloran, set in Boston in 1990. Our hero, Joe Bacon, just buried his father, but he’s also found a new job answering phones at the run-down Plaza Court Hotel. His boss, an infamous business mogul trying to revamp the...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 3:45 PM

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

MOVIES Sunset Cinema The Museum of Fine Arts gets in on the free outdoor movie game this summer with three films. “Divorce, French Style” is the first, this Thursday, followed by “Cool Hand Luke” in August and the new classic “Get Out” in September. The fun...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 5:22 PM

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

MOVIES Beatriz at Dinner Salma Hayek stars as a Beatriz, a saintly practitioner of alternative medicine, in this socio-political black comedy. When her car breaks down after making a house call in a (very) posh neighborhood, her client awkwardly invites her to stay for a business dinner party....

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 4:39 PM

5 free outdoor movie series to check out in Boston this summer

Watching a movie at the park on a steamy summer night is one of the perks of living in the city. You’ll have plenty of chances to enjoy an evening under the stars this season with a slew of outdoor movie series. Since many of the flicks usually skew towards families and mainstream tastes, you...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 2:59 PM

12 things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Actors’ Shakespeare Project performs their hero’s most beloved comedy, in which some fairies mess around with the heads of a few mortals who get lost in the woods. This version takes place during a 400-year-long wedding party. Actors’...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 4:32 PM

10 ways to have a free, fun summer around Boston

It’s summer and the kids are restless—what to do with them? Ah, the eternal question, that is until you can finally send them to college. Well, for at least the summer months, these area attractions have got you covered without breaking the bank. Free Fun Fridays Every Friday from the...

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 5:20 PM

Things to do in Boston this weekend

MUSIC Eric Lu Boston native Eric Lu began studying piano at age 6, and at age 19 he’s already performed at Carnegie Hall, Beijing Concert Hall and the Chopin Festival in Poland, among many other impressive gigs. Contrary to the stereotype of child prodigies as robotic and uncreative, Lu has...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 3:00 PM

Things to do in Boston this weekend

THEATER The Gift Horse New Repertory Theater presents this play from Lydia R. Diamond (“Smart People”, “Stick Fly”) about Ruth, a teacher and artist compelled to finally confront the dark past she’s been avoiding for many years. We travel back and forth with her in...

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4:39 PM

Things to do in Boston this weekend

MUSIC Black Violin Black Violin is pair of black violinists, Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester. Backed only by a DJ and a drummer, they perform an eclectic repertoire embracing hip-hop, R&B, rock and even bluegrass, because you gotta—have you heard the way those...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:21 PM