The top 12 things to do in Boston this weekend

Jam out at the Justin Timberlake Experience, laugh along with Sebastian Maniscalco and more.
Published : March 21, 2018 Updated : March 21, 2018
Things to do in Boston this weekend Sebastian Maniscalco
Sebastian Maniscalco kicks off his run at The Wilbur this weekend. Photo by Getty Images

Don't let another snowstorm keep you from having some fun. From concerts and comedy shows to food and films, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend.

 

Things to do in Boston this weekend

ARTS & CULTURE

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

 

This modern dance company, featuring African American performers, has been thrilling audiences in Boston for more than 50 years. The iconic troupe returns to the Hub for three days of shows at the Wang Theatre this weekend.

 

March 22-25, Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, $35+, bochcenter.org

Things to do in Boston this weekend Dead Man's Diary

"Dead Man’s Diary"

Late Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov's unfinished novel will be brought to life thanks to the Arlekin Players Theatre. The show is a comical look at the world of theater through Bulgakov's experiences in Moscow during the '20s and '30s.

Through April 1,  Emerson Paramount Center, Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre, 559 Washington St., Boston, $45+, emersonparamount.org

COMEDY

Sebastian Maniscalco

The stand-up star kicks off his 10-show run at The Wilbur on Friday night. The tour is in support of his new book, "Stay Hungry," which chronicles Maniscalco's journey from comedy obscurity to being one of the highest-paid comics in the world.

March 23-31, The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., $69+, thewilbur.com

FILM

Boston Turkish Film Festival

Now in its 17th year, this month-long celebration honors the best in Turkish cinema. The festivities will kick off with the Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award Ceremony, which will celebrate the contributions by actor and director Ercan Kesal.

March 22-April 21, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, bostonturkishfilmfestival.org

Irish Film Festival

St. Patrick's Day may be over, but you can still celebrate Irish culture when this annual film fest returns this weekend. The festivities kick off on Thursday night with a screening of "Kissing Candice." 2018 Oscar nominee "The Breadwinner" will also be shown during the fest on Saturday.

March 22-25, various locations, irishfilmfestival.com

Things to do in Boston this weekend Pinch of Ginger

FOOD & DRINKS

A Pinch of Ginger

Enjoy an epic brunch and help out the Joslin Diabetes Center’s Asian American Diabetes Initiative. Sumiao Hunan Kitchen in Kendall Square will host this delicious event, which will feature a buffet-style meal with tasty bites courtesy of SHK, Fengshui, China Pearl and BLR by Shojo. The brunch will also serve as a preview for the upcoming Taste of Ginger food fest.

March 25, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, 270 Third St., Cambridge, $35 per person, giving.joslin.org/pinchofginger

Sinatra Sundays

Grab a bite at The Supper Club at Capo and enjoy all of the Sultan of Swoon's classic tunes. Rich DiMare and The Ron Poster Trio will play Sinatra hits all night at this weekly event, which kicks off this Sunday.

March 25, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., The Supper Club at Capo, 443 W Broadway, South Boston, caposouthboston.com

MISC.

World of Wheels

Get ready gearheads, because the World of Wheels is coming to Boston this weekend. Check out awesome rides like the cars from "Fate of the Furious," and meet special guests, including WWE star AJ Styles, NASCAR's Tony Stewart and "Dukes of Hazzard" legend John Schneider.

March 23-25, Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston, $20, autorama.com

MUSIC

Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Classical music meets hip-hop at this special show presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston. The Oakland-based hip-hop orchestra, led by Berklee alum Joowan Kim, will bring the beats to the Hub on Thursday night.

March 22, 8 p.m., 160 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, $35, celebrityseries.org

Glen Hansard

The Irish folk crooner will serenade fans at the House of Blues on Friday night. Hansard won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2007 for his hit "Falling Slowly" from the film "Once," which he also starred in.

March 23, 7 p.m., House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, $35+, houseofblues.com

Things to do in Boston this weekend Justin Timberlake Experience

Justin Timberlake Experience

Ahead of Timberlake's show at the TD Garden next month, experience the acclaimed singer's music like you never have before. The Museum of Science is hosting a special presentation of Timberlake's music, complete with awe-inspiring visuals under the Charles Hayden Planetarium dome.

March 23-24, 30-31, Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, $8+, mos.org

GOING OUT

Spring Cornhole Tournament

Who doesn't love a good game of cornhole? Grab your friends and compete against 64 teams at Lansdowne Pub on Saturday for a chance to win up to $500 and other prizes.

March 24, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 9 Lansdowne St., Boston, $40, bssc.com

 
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