What To Do in Boston This Weekend

BU Holi Festival 2015. Photo courtesy BUHC.

Women in Comedy Festival

Five days of shows, parties, panels, screenings, and workshops, including children’s programming, themed shows, a film festival, and special showcases. There’s something for everyone, and most importantly, something for you. See a show, take a workshop, attend a panel or party.

WICF features a wide variety of genre and styles, including improv, musical comedy, sketch, stand up, storytelling, and now film.

There’s also workshops, all open to the public, for all levels of students. Whether you’re a professional comedian or someone who has never done comedy but would like to try it out, there’s go a workshop for you.

Expect free panels, open to the public, which will feature interactive interviews and Q&A’s with many of our headliners. Past panels have included Rachel Dratch, Kristen Schaal, Jackie Kashian, Edie McClurg, Judy Gold, Erin Jackson, Wendy Liebman, and many more.

Where: Multiple venues in Boston and Cambridge

When: Friday through Sunday, various times, full schedule HERE.

Cost: Individual shows vary in pricing, Festival passes are available HERE.

Record Store Day at Tres Gatos

International Record Store Day is a celebration of indie record stores, the artists that fill their shelves, and the people who shop there. This is the 10th Anniversary of RSD, which started as a small gathering of vinyl enthusiasts and has grown into an global celebration of brick and mortar record stores all over the world.

Tres Gatos will have one of the most complete and comprehensive RSD selections in Boston, featuring hundreds of exclusive releases from huge names and small up and comers, including rare, unreleased, extremely limited press, and never before released vinyl. In addition, there will be free coffee, pastries and cookies and sales across the store on books, CD’s and more.

Where: Tres Gatos in Jamaica Plain

When: Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Holi: Festival of Colors at Boston University

Known as the “Festival of Colors,” Holi is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of spring with bonfires, colored powders and general mayhem. Join the BU Hindu Students’ Council for a day of Holi colors, music, cotton candy and more. Remember to wear all white as you throw colored powder and paint at your fellow revelers.

Where: Cummington Mall

When: Saturday 1 – 3 p.m.

Cost: FREE

5th Annual Painted Burro GUAC OFF

The Painted Burro is asking guests to throw their best guacamole recipes into the ring to battle it out in a Burro-royale face-off. The best of the best will compete against one another to please the taste buds of a panel of local celebrity judges. Only one guac recipe will snag unlimited bragging rights, a $400 gift card to The Painted Burro and the honor of being featured on The Painted Burro’s menu.

In true Burro style, the event will be open to the whole neighborhood, so guests can guac the vote alongside the star-studded judges’ panel. A $100 gift card will be awarded to the “People’s Choice” guacamole.

The ticket proceeds from this event will benefit No Kid Hungry. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.

Where: Painted Burro in Somerville

When: Sunday 3 – 5 p.m.

Cost: $5

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