Events

Everything You Need to Do in Boston This Weekend

Updated On 04/19/2018 at 05:19PM EST Updated On 04/19/2018 at 05:19PM EST
Monster Energy Supercross
Monster Energy Supercross
Friday - Sunday
Apr 20-22
Various locations
Wanda Sykes and Tig Notaro are two of the festival headliners, but we’re talking more than 200 local and national performers all told, from improv performers to sketch comedians to stand-up artists.
Cost: Varies.
Saturday
Apr 21
Eataly Boston
Conspicuous consumption is fine as long as it’s sustainable. From noon to 4pm, the indoor marketplace becomes a farmers market highlighting more than a dozen local makers; you’ll sample everything from locally made charcuterie and cheese to regionally produced wine. And yup, it’s all available for purchase then and there.
Cost: Free.
Saturday
Apr 21
Community Boating, Inc.
Among your 2018 promises to yourself: find more ways to get on the water this summer. Boston’s nonprofit sailing center opens its doors to adults as well as teens; learn about the different membership programs, head out for an inaugural sail, then mingle with aspiring Sinbads at the afternoon cookout.  
Cost: Free.
Monster Energy Supercross
Monster Energy Supercross
Saturday
Apr 21
Gillette Stadium
Because sometimes you just need dirt and sweat and tears*. The off-road motorcycling event has gotten more competitive this season with a new points system and no semi-finals. The early morning Pit Party, which starts at 8 am, lets you get up closer to the riders and their pre-competition rituals.
Cost: Tickets start at $29; pit party is $15.

*tears optional
Saturday
Apr 21
il Casale
One of the city’s best Italian secrets has been slinging top-flight fare for a decade now. Discover what you’ve been missing during an all-inclusive party involving wine, cocktails (lemon-thyme spritzer, lavender gimlet), passed bites (chicken liver mousse, fluke crudo), and both a salumi and a formaggi station. You’ll also get a sneak peek of menu items from soon-to-be sister restaurant The Wellington, opening this summer.
Cost: $75.
Saturday
Apr 21
Buffalo Exchange
Remember when you’d stretch your allowance in the deepest of vintage discount bins? Flex that muscle again at all store locations, where pieces sell for one buck apiece and all proceeds go to The 5 Gyres Institute to support their ocean cleanup efforts.
Cost: One dollah!
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Sunday
Apr 22
DCR Artesani Park
Organized by the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, the annual walk raises funds and awareness for its cause while also inspiring community engagement. The route is manageable -- just 2.6 miles -- taking participants along the Charles River and featuring food trucks, team photo-taking, and live music along the way.  
Cost: $30 to register (leashed dogs cost $5 extra). You can also donate to other teams and individuals.  
Sunday
Apr 22
Boston Public Market
It’s a dual celebration of both Earth Day and the start of the spring growing season. Meet and greet baby chicks; press cider made from regionally grown apples; learn about beekeeping, container gardening, and composting; then calm your brown thumb nerves at the cash bar.
Cost: Free.