Everything You Need to Do in Boston This Weekend

Updated On 06/14/2018 at 04:34PM EST Updated On 06/14/2018 at 04:34PM EST
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Party Cruise on Boston Harbor | Boston Ski & Sports Club
Thursday - Sunday
Jun 14-Jul 15
Various Locations
After four long years of waiting, the 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally here! The US may not be in the competition this year, but that doesn't mean that the games in Russia won't be a blast to watch. We've rounded up all the best bars in Boston to watch the fútbol magic play out.
Cost: Varies by location.

Friday - Sunday
Jun 15-17
Sort of the Canadian counterpart to LL Bean, Roots does the outdoor basics right, from sweatpants to jackets to leather accessories. And the chain is showing Boston some extra love with its first-ever “experiential gallery concept store” (think more thematic layout and some chances for customization). The weekend grand opening includes giveaways, snacks, and a chance to win a trip to Toronto.
Cost: Free.
Friday - Saturday
Jun 15-16
Bar Boulud
Famed Miami chef Diego Oka (La Mer) is bringing his Japanese/Peruvian fusion fare to Boston for just a brief spell -- so rush over for causa king crab, octopus anticucho, Peruvian dark chocolate mousse, and three different types of ceviche.
Cost: $68 for a four-course tasting menu (dishes also available a la carte).
Friday - Saturday
Jun 15-16
Another one of our city’s elusive cult patties, this one will blissfully be available for one summer weekend a month during late-night service. Eat a light dinner so as to better enjoy chef Tony Messina’s blend of short rib, brisket, bone marrow, bacon, and dehydrated miso, all topped with Cheddar and American cheese, tomatoes, onions, burnt ketchup remoulade, and the ever-important secret sauce.
Cost: $18.
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Boston Ski & Sports Club
Jun 15
Commonwealth Pier
Boston Ski and Sports Club understands the importance of the summer kickoff. Their annual three-decker boat party on the Provincetown II includes cornhole down below, dancing up top, and drinks everywhere in between (cash bar only).
Cost: $15-$20.
Jun 15
Boston Harbor Hotel
Yay, we’re back to outdoor movie time! The Boston Harbor Hotel kicks off its annual tradition of Friday night movies on the harbor with a screening of When Harry Met Sally. The same rules apply: Get there early, and bring your popcorn money.
Cost: Free.
Jun 16
Lawn on D
Hang with Wally, bid on paraphernalia from the Celtics and Sox, play some mini-golf, practice your slap shot, run an obstacle course, try out the next big thing in workout equipment, and otherwise pay tribute to our city’s glorious athletic moment.
Cost: Free.
Jun 17
Because the city can never have too many tapas bars, even of the pop-up variety. For one afternoon, the Fort Port cocktail bar morphs into a Barcelona-like hangout, with classic Spanish snacks and rosé aplenty.
Cost: A la carte.
Jun 17
Spectacle Island
Roll into Monday a little rounder. Last year Barbara Lynch staged a beer garden on Spectacle Island, and this summer she’s switching it up with a weekly Sunday evening luau. Your ticket includes round-trip ferry transportation and a hearty spread of charcoal-roasted whole pig, lomi lomi tomatoes, and silky coconut pudding cups. (Drinks are also available for purchase.)
Cost: $75.
Jun 17
Urban Hearth
Sure, he once told you to stop eating with your fingers, but that was then and this is now -- and what better way to show pops some love than with a shellfish smorgasbord? It’s a bona fide Southern spread of steamed crabs, fixings, and beer (Mom’s cool skipping this one).
Cost: $35.
Jun 17
And now for something more than a little different. It’s cosplay meets disco as sexy nerds hit the dance floor decked out in their finest dress robes. The best dressed will be crowned King, Queen, or Queer of Wizard Prom; for wallflowers, there’s also a Harry Potter trivia contest.
Cost: $20-$30.