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Everything You Need to Do in Boston This Weekend

Updated On 08/17/2017 at 05:34PM EST Updated On 08/17/2017 at 05:34PM EST
Franklin Park Zoo
boston seafood festival | Franklin Park Zoo
Friday - Sunday
Aug 18-20
Troquet on South
All the best garage sales have booze. Troquet sommelier Chris Campbell is clearing out the cellar and offering sizable discounts on some pretty fab bottles, from a 1974 Sebastiani Zinfandel Reserve to a 1970 Château Duhart-Milon. The only catch: You need to order the bottle with your meal. Take it as an excuse to check out one of the criminally under-sung restaurants in the city.
What it costs: Bottles range from $15 to $60
Saturday
Aug 19
Community Boating
It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing, so it’s time to whip out your rusty swingers moves on the Community Boating docks. For those rusty in the ways of face loop turns and waist slides, there’s a beginners dance lesson from 7-8pm.
What it costs: $18 in advance
Saturday
Aug 19
Franklin Park Zoo
Sorry, kids. The zoo is officially closed -- to you. For one afternoon, Franklin Park is strictly a 21-and-over venue, as you stroll among the gorillas, zebras, and felines while sampling local brews.
What it costs: $60 in advance, $65 at the door
Cantina La Mexicana
Cantina La Mexicana
Saturday
Aug 19
Union Square Plaza
Many, many street festivals include food, dance, and demos, but how many also include fire dancing? Amid street bites from Casa B, Cantina La Mexicana, and Bao Nation are fire-centric circus performers alongside coconut bowling, fortune-telling, and (eep) a mime.
What it costs: Suggested donation of $2 and canned foods.
Sunday
Aug 20
22 Thomson Place
Oh, there’s beer, courtesy of the Trillium Beer Garden. And there’s competitive cornhole, thanks to Boston Cornhole. And hell yeah there’s Prince, owing to LoVeSeXy, our local favorite Prince cover band. But we’re perhaps most excited for the restaurant tasting session, EAT, with bites from everyone from Menton to Blue Dragon to Row 34.
What it costs: $30 for the EAT tasting session.
Sunday
Aug 20
Tapestry
Honestly, Hawaiian pizza is the best, and Tapestry does a delicious doozy of a pineapple-ham pie. There’s also live music from the Big Party Orchestra and “extra-boozy” tropical cocktails served in some awesome vessels. All the better to calm your nerves during the Sox-Yankees series finale.
What it costs: $5 cover.
Sunday
Aug 20
Alma Nove
How better to toast the waning summer days than by hitting a harbor-front patio, slurping down some rosé (or frosé if you prefer), pausing, then slurping down some Island Creek Oysters? Take the T ferry to Hingham to maximize your waterside pleasures.
What it costs: Free admission; $13 rosé by the glass, $14.50 frosé cocktails, one buck oysters.
Sunday
Aug 20
Regent Theater
All of the town’s improv teams have been working to this moment: the pinnacle of the Boston Annual Improv Tournament. The remaining competitors will spend three hours trying to muster up the evening’s biggest laughs.
What it costs: $5