Events

Everything You Need to Do in Boston This Weekend

Updated On 08/16/2018 at 05:12PM EST Updated On 08/16/2018 at 05:12PM EST
Friday
Aug 17
Fenway
Dip out of work a little early for Fenway Fridays, a weekly block party at the most lively (and most authentic) spot in the city. From morning until night, vendors from around Boston offer some solid deals while you wander the street -- Blackbird Doughnuts, Caffe Nero, honeygrow, Regina Pizzeria, and Wahlburger just to name a few. FYI, Blackbird Doughnuts will be offering their Cold Brew Coconut doughnut at the event, and only at the event. That’s enough to get us there.
Cost: Free.
THE SMOKE SHOP BBQ - KENDALL SQUARE
THE SMOKE SHOP BBQ - KENDALL SQUARE
Friday
Aug 17
At various locations
Twice a year, Dine Out Boston's restaurant weeks provides locals and visitors a chance to try some of the best cuisine the area has to offer, all with delectable, chef-crafted lunch and dinner menus set at three special prices. Coming to a close on Friday, you’ll have your last chance to choose from over 150 participating restaurants including Gaslight Brasserie du Coin, The Marliave, Puritan & Company, Serafina, and Top of the Hub.
Cost: Lunch: $15, $20, and $25; dinner: $28, $33, and $38; prices vary by restaurant.
Saturday
Aug 18
Boston Common
Spend your day at the Wicked Good Festival, hosted by Emerson College’s radio station WERS 88.9FM. The free music festival will feature Bleachers, Buffalo Tom, Anjimile, and more. Again, this event is totally free and open to the public. Feel like showing your love and appreciation? Donations are welcome via the WERS 88.9FM website.
Cost: Free.
Franklin Park Zoo brew fest
Franklin Park Zoo
Saturday
Aug 18
Franklin Park Zoo
An unlikely pairing: wild animals and craft breweries. No, your favorite beer spot isn’t bringing an endangered species into the bar. Rather, Franklin Park Zoo is hosting an afternoon of tastings from participating breweries like Aeronaut, UFO, Harpoon, Sam Adams, Castle Island, and more. Even better, a Wegmans food stand will be onsite to fill you up before you begin your boozing.
Cost: $60 per ticket.
Soulelujah
Soulelujah | Nick Minieri
Saturday
Aug 18
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Tired of ending up at the same three bars that play music from the early 2000s (and not the good stuff)? Soulelujah is your escape from the nightclub norm, with even better dancing and ultimately better times. Playing the best and most underground in soul, funk and R&B, a resident DJ spins vinyls and only vinyls every Saturday night. We highly recommend heading here this Saturday if you’re into dance circles and constant movement.
Cost: $10.
Saturday
Aug 18
Crate Escape in Belmont
Looking for that certain someone in your life? We’ve found just the thing. This Saturday, spend an afternoon with pups in search of a forever home. Last Hope K9 Rescue is hosting an adoption event at Crate Escape in Belmont. It’s free to attend, but if you’re planning on putting a deposit down on your new pal, applications need to be submitted before the event.
Cost: Free, but be sure to submit the application.
Brunch of Queens
Brunch of Queens | Bell in Hand
Sunday
Aug 19
The Bell in Hand
Sunday brunch: a beloved and indulgent weekend morning activity spent with your crew. However, brunch can be quite basic so why not turn this weekend’s meal up a notch? The Bell in Hand is hosting Brunch of Queens, a buffet-style brunch accompanied by an extravagant and wildly fun drag show. For $25 a ticket, you’re welcome to the buffet, a mimosa (or bloody mary), and a photo op with some of the finest entertainers in the game.
Cost: $25 per ticket.
Coolidge Yoga
Coolidge Yoga
Sunday
Aug 19
Brookline and South End
In the mood for a zen Sunday? Coolidge Yoga is hosting free outdoor yoga classes for those ambitious enough to wake up for an 8am workout. Classes will be held at Winthrop Park in Brookline and Blackstone Square Park in the South End. All you need is your yoga mat and remaining motivation from the weekend.
Cost: Free.
Sunday
Aug 19
Davis Square
It’s almost September 1, but there’s still time to pick up vintage and unique furniture for the new apartment. What better way to find some conversation-starter pieces than to rummage through some gold at the local flea market? From 10am-4pm (every Sunday beginning in May until October), the Somerville Flea is open for bargain hunters and trendy individuals alike.
Cost: Free to browse.