What To Do in Boston This Weekend

Photo courtesy Museum of Science.

By Landry Harlan
BU News Service

When I’m stressed out and overwhelmed by schoolwork, laughter and getting in “Formation” tends to help. Lucky for you and me, dear readers, Boston makes both easy this weekend. There’s also a chance for you to get out to the mysterious Boston Harbor Islands. Ever seen “Shutter Island?” You might recognize a few scenes while you wander Peddocks Island. Speaking of movies, you can celebrate them at Landsdowne Pub’s Oscar Watch Party on Sunday. I’ll be rooting for “La La Land” (you can read why here), but crossing my fingers for some viral speeches. I mean, with that much champagne flowing, who knows what will happen.

The Beyoncé Experience

Using cutting-edge technology, The Beyoncé Experience redefines nightlife in Boston by fusing the sounds of one of today’s most popular artists with stunning and inventive visuals under the Charles Hayden Planetarium dome. Developed as a part of SubSpace Project, the experimental playground for new work at the Museum of Science, this experience engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to a pulsating soundtrack of one of music’s greatest icons.

Where: Museum of Science Boston

When: Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $10


Improv Asylum Main Stage Show

Winter is here. We know, we all miss dining on outdoor patios, parties on roof decks, long walks down Newbury Street, or anything else you like to do when it’s more than 20 degrees outside. Improv Asylumm is here to help. Get through the gloomy winter with Improv Asylum’s Main Stage cast! The Main Stage Show combines interactive improv sets with hilarious, topical sketches that’re sure to leave audiences clamoring for more. This hilarious cast comes together on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings to build a new experience every night. 

Where: Improv Asylum

When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Cost: $28


Peddocks Island Winter Wander

Experience an unforgettable winter day as you wander the trails in search of winter tracks and traces. Enjoy a guided walk, play in the snow (if the weather cooperates), or join us by the fire for s’mores on the beach. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own snowshoes, lunches, binoculars and cameras to enhance their day. Dress in warm layers for a day outdoors. It is easy terrain, appropriate for all ages and families are welcome. Ferry departs from Long Wharf in downtown Boston.

Space is limited, so reserve your seat in advance! The ferry is heated, and refreshments will be available for purchase onboard.

Where: Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park

When: Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: $20

Oscar Watch Party at Landsdowne Pub

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