What To Do in Boston This Weekend

BOSTON October 17, 2015 - Rowers prepare for the Head of the Charles early Saturday morning. (Photo by Joe Difazio BUNS)
Written by Landry Harlan

By Landry Harlan
BU News Service

I think a ballot question should be snuck into the November election to allow for class outside on weeks as picturesque as this. Seriously, if you haven’t gone for a bike ride along the Esplanade or found a park bench to people-watch at over the last few days, you’re doing it wrong. Cooler weather and a few showers are passing through this weekend, but don’t let that stop you from taking in all that New England fall has to offer. Here’s a few ideas (inside and outside) to get you started.

Yo-Yo Ma

International superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Edward Elgar’s substantial and episodic Cello Concerto, the composer’s most popular work and one of the most successful works for cello and orchestra in the repertoire.

Where: Boston Symphony Orchestra

When: Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Well, it’s only $25 for the ENTIRE season with a BSO College Card. Wait, you don’t have one yet? Get on that! You can find out how HERE.

Oktoberfest on D

Germany comes to Boston in the weekend-long party with authentic food, thirst-quenching beer, fun games and live music presented by Daddio’s German band.

Where: Lawn on D in South Boston

When: Friday 6 – 10 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday

Cost: It’s free, but make sure you RSVP and bring your ID! And please, behave yourself.

Head of the Charles Regatta

Since 1965, The Head Of The Charles has attracted hundreds of thousands of rowers to the banks of the Charles River. Expect hours of exhilarating rowing action along the three-mile course. Spectators can celebrate at the Regatta’s rowing and fitness expo and Reunion Village before feasting on some of New England’s best culinary fare.

Where: Charles River, near Harvard Square

When: Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to watch and feel guilty that you partied at Oktoberfest on D the night before and haven’t exercised since. We don’t judge.

Tiger Style!

Squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen reached the pinnacle of academic achievement. But as adults, they’re epic failures: He’s just been passed up for a promotion, and she’s been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So, naturally, they confront their parents and launch an Asian Freedom Tour! From California to China, this hilarious new comedy examines race, parenting and success with wit and sharp humor.

Where: Huntington Theatre Company

When: Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Cost: Current students can get tickets for $20, but BU alumni can also get in on the fun with $10, because I guess you’re poorer once you graduate?

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