What to Do in Boston This Weekend

Crowds and food trucks outside Linde Family Wing at night. Photo courtesy Museum of Fine Arts.
Written by Landry Harlan

By Landry Harlan
BU News Service

Let’s be honest. We’re all pretty stressed out with all this political hoopla and the daily grind of having to put on real pants to leave the house and slave away at some desk. Shouldn’t we be outside or enjoying all that Boston has to offer? Girls (and us boys, too) just wanna have fun! Don’t fret; there’s plenty of fun to be had this weekend once you clock out. Here’s a few of the most intriguing. I may even see you there, and please, let’s not talk about work (or politics).

MFA Overnight

An all-night party in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art as part of #mfaNOW, a season celebrating contemporary art…expect food trucks and DJs!

Where: Museum of Fine Arts

When: Friday at 9 p.m. through Saturday at 9 a.m.

Cost: Totally FREE, though heads up, get there early because the lines are yuuuge

Boston Zombie Apocalypse

This is an action-packed experience where you defend territory with your fellow survivors. You will be provided a shotgun and are expected to help your team make it out alive. This is a hands-on, live-action experience.

Where: 1437 Bedford Street in Arlington

When: Starts Friday and runs every weekend through Halloween

Cost: $20 tickets, but you’ll need a team if you’re crazy enough to fight the walking dead. Get ’em HERE.

Boston Book Festival

The Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

Where: Copley Square

When: Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday all day

Cost: Free, because honestly, people should read more and Netflix & Chill less

Jimmy Kimmel vs. Bill Simmons

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and Boston’s own sports maven Bill Simmons will unite for “An Evening of Conversation, Laughter and Romance.” The evening is a benefit for the Scholars at Risk Program at Harvard.

Where: Citi Performing Arts Center

When: Saturday at 8 p.m.

Cost: $24 for students since we are scholars at risk, financially. Tix HERE.

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