What To Do in Boston This Weekend

Composer John Williams will conduct a Milwaukee Symphony Pops program featuring his music on Oct. 4. Credit: Todd Rosenberg Photography

First Fridays: Showtime

The curtains part. It’s First Fridays at the ICA. The cocktails are flowing, the dance floor is bumping, the art is magnificent. Featuring live performance by the BeanTown Lockers and DJ Frank White. Break a leg!

Where: Institute of Contemporary Art

When: Friday 5 – 10 p.m.

Cost: $15 / free for members

The Boston Pops: Celebrating John Williams

Be a part of Boston Pops history as they celebrate the legacy of Laureate Conductor, John Williams. This concert will include over 55 years of material from John’s six decades as a film composer and will be recorded for a CD release in the spring. This is your chance to hear not just the great classics, but the rarities like Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Towering Inferno.

Where: Symphony Hall

When: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Cost: For only $25 (College Card) students can attend many BSO concerts. More info HERE.

StudentUniverse Travel Show

Forget free food – they’re giving out free trips! All you need to enter the CollegeFest Travel Show is a college ID and you could be on your merry way to your dream destination this summer!

Some Prizes Include:

  • 2 Round Trip Premium Economy (Space available Upper Classs) Tickets from Boston or NYC to London Heathrow on Virgin Atlantic PLUS access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse
  • 2 Round Trip Continental US Tickets from Delta Air Lines
  • 1 Trans-Atlantic Ticket from Delta Air Lines
  • (3) $1,000 Flight vouchers for StudentUniverse

Connect with airlines, check out travel gear, talk to study abroad and Gap Year programs, bus companies AND win some amazing prizes. RSVP now, and check in at the event for your chance to win!

Where: Boston University Fitness & Recreational Center

When: Saturday from 12 – 5 p.m.

Cost: FREE, register HERE.

Huntington Theatre Company: ‘Topdog/Underdog’

Topdog/Underdog, a darkly comic fable written by Suzan-Lori Parks, tells the story of two brothers, Lincoln and Booth — names given to them as a joke by their father. Haunted by the past and their obsession with the street con game three-card monte, the brothers come to learn the true nature of their history as they cope with relationships, work, poverty, gambling, racism and their troubled upbringings. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama proves that two men in a stark room can generate more energy than the entire cast of a star-spangled mega-musical. The New York Times called Topdog/Underdog a “thrilling comic drama … dazzlingly written,” and now you can enjoy this Huntington Theatre Company production of the darkly comic and deeply theatrical fable at the Boston University Theatre.

Where: Boston University Theatre

When: Friday at Sat. at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Cost: $20 tickets are available to all performances for full-time students aged 25 and under. Valid ID required.

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