10 things to do in Boston this weekend


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Zhao Wang (heart) 28, celebrates along with her teammates on the Chinese Young Professionals after crossing the end line on the 2013 Boston Dragon Boat Festival on the Charles River. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

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Catch live music or a movie at Summer in the City

Soak up the night summer time solar and take in stay music and traditional films on the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City sequence, which is again for its twenty third 12 months at Rowe’s Wharf beginning this Thursday. Every Tuesday from 6 to 10 p.m. shall be Pop Soul Tuesdays, adopted by Rat Pack Wednesdays, and Blues Barge Thursdays. Fridays are film nights, with movies starting at nightfall. Guests can benefit from the complimentary stay leisure with views of the Boston Harbor each week by way of Aug. 26. Thursday’s present comes from New Orleans-style blues band Fat City, and Friday’s movie is the animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s traditional ebook “The Lorax.” — Marta Hill

Get down on the Greenway with the return of Boston Calling Block Party

Boston Calling 2022 might have come and gone, however there’s one other Boston Calling-branded manner to take a look at stay music this summer time — and this one’s free. Boston Calling Block Parties return to The Greenway at Dewey Square this summer time, taking place each Thursday night now by way of Aug. 11. Live music is about amidst The Greenway’s gardens, overlooking a brand new mural by Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs. These free, outside events will function native music artists in addition to garden video games, with beer and arduous seltzer obtainable for buy. The occasions are sponsored by Miller Lite and as such, they’re 21+. There’s additionally a possibility to reserve a personal space, known as the Dewey Garden Room, to host teams in the course of the Block Parties for occasions or firm outings. To inquire with The Greenway in regards to the Garden Room, fill out this form. — Jacqueline Cain

Sip scotch with the Boston.com Cocktail Club

The U.S. Open received’t deliver a few of the high gamers in golf to The Country Club in Brookline till subsequent weekend, however the Boston.com Cocktail Club is moving into the spirit of things early. This Thursday at 7 p.m., be a part of host Jackson Cannon (The Hawthorne, Eastern Standard) and visitor bartender Gabriel Cardarella (North American Ambassador for John Dewar & Sons) as they educate you ways to make a Lemon Wedge — the first-ever official cocktail of this 12 months’s U.S. Open — and a South by Southwest. Attending the Zoom is free, and you could find a full list of necessary ingredients here. — Kevin Slane

Dance the night away at Glow in the Park on the Greenway

The Greenway’s Glow in the Park occasion lights up the evening each June, elevating cash for the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and giving younger professionals an evening to have a good time the season. The 21+ occasion shall be held this Friday from 6:30-10:30 p.m., and consists of meals vans, garden video games, libations, stay music, and dancing. This 12 months’s occasion heads to the Rings Fountain, one of many Greenway’s most recognizable options, positioned at Atlantic Ave. and Milk St. The occasion’s $80 ticket worth consists of meals from vans like Bon Me, Roxy’s, and Moyzilla, beer from Sam Adams, wine from Lila Wines, stay music performances by Sugar Babies and Vivian Luo, an outside lounge by Yogibo, and glow sticks and glow make-up by Glamsquad. An afterparty will observe at Central Wharf Co. on Milk St. All proceeds from the occasion profit the ​​Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, which is chargeable for ensuring the Greenway stays an inclusive, vibrant inexperienced house and sustaining its horticultural well being, neighborhood occasions, and public artwork. — Natalie Gale

Hear from musicians, poets, and speakers at the 25th Boston Dyke March

This 12 months marks the 25th Boston Dyke March, a grassroots Pride occasion meant for anybody who believes in an “anti-capitalist, intersectional gender liberation,” in accordance to the occasion web site.  Hosted on the Boston Common, this 12 months’s celebration options three musical friends, a youth poet, and two audio system. Ideas Not Theories, a theatrical percussion firm for “unconventional devices;” shallow swimming pools, a Boston-based band in the shimmer pop style; and Kayla Blackburn, a singer-songwriter who graduated from Berklee College of Music, will all grace the stage on the Parkman Bandstand. The occasion will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Parkman Bandstand for some pre-march programming with the march beginning at 7 p.m. — Marta Hill

Experience Boston’s Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Boston’s annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival returns for an in-person celebration in 2022, full with racing on the Charles all day Saturday and Sunday, Asian avenue meals, actions for teenagers, and cultural performances. The oldest dragon boat competition in the nation, Boston’s competition was first held in 1979 and helped to popularize the game throughout the nation. The celebration takes place in Riverbend Park close to the John W. Weeks bridge by Harvard Square. Festival-goers can count on performances like Taiko drumming, Kung Fu shows, and classical Chinese music, and meals vans will embrace Asian distributors like Bao Nation, Moyzilla, Bon Me, Nirvana, Eggroll Cafe, and extra. — Natalie Gale

Explore Lansdowne Street at the Pride Bar Crawl

Lansdowne Street will swell with satisfaction this Saturday in the course of the first Pride Bar Fest. A wristband will grant you entry to all of the venues, so simply choose the place you need to begin and check-in. The day shall be crammed with DJs, drag performances, and stay music at Time Out Market, Lansdowne Pub, Bill’s Bar, Bleacher Bar, Game On!, in addition to Fenway Johnnies, House of Blues Restaurant & Bar, Cheeky Monkey, Loretta’s Last Call, and Lucky Strike. There shall be a Queer Vendor Market, and meals is on the market at nearly each venue. Don’t need to wait in line? Cheeky Monkey VIP part provides you a devoted bar, and Game On! is providing VIP tables with a devoted server for teams of up to 10 individuals. For these underneath 21 who need to be a part of in on the enjoyable, Time Out Market is the designated house for you (all others shall be 21+). — Cheryl Fenton

Get ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ with David Sedaris

You can all the time rely on David Sedaris to replicate on an odd scenario and discover the humor. Whether it’s about eradicating a tumor and grappling with center age in “Calypso” or buying an enormous field of condoms at Costco in “Author, Author.”  In “Happy-Go-Lucky,” his newest essay assortment which was launched on May 31, Sedaris displays on the previous few years, from his difficult relationship together with his late father Lou, who died in 2021 at 98, to his observations on the Black Lives Matter motion and contemplating his personal biases. The writer will cease by Plainville’s An Unlikely Story bookstore this Saturday at 6 p.m. for a brief studying from the ebook and a dialogue with moderator Cindy House, writer of “Mother Noise” and Sedaris’s former scholar. Tickets embrace a replica of “Happy-Go-Lucky,” and a meet and greet with the writer the place you possibly can have the ebook signed and personalised. — Emily Turner

Sway to the beat of Lake Street Dive

When it comes to genres, Lake Street Dive spans many of them — pop, R&B, rock, and jazz, simply to title a number of. They additionally placed on a powerful present, and shall be in Boston this Saturday for a live performance on the newly opened Roadrunner. Recent exhibits by the band, which shaped on the New England Conservatory of Music proper right here in Boston, have included a number of songs from the band’s latest album, “Obviously,” in addition to contributions from new guitarist, James Cornelison. Tickets for the 8 p.m. present can be found on the venue’s website. — Arianna MacNeill

Share some laughs with Globe Live

Come to the Emerson Paramount Center this weekend and assist the Boston Globe have a good time its a hundred and fiftieth anniversary alongside the writers that populate its pages with the return of Globe Live, the corporate’s nonfiction storytelling sequence. Mark Arsenault will share the story of a World War II-era pilot’s closing flight, Laura Crimaldi recollects the story of how a Boston cabbie gave the abortion rights motion certainly one of its most well-known slogans, and the Emancipator’s Amber Payne and Deborah D. Douglas will share how they’ve been constructing an antiracist newsroom. All these tales, plus music, humor, poetry, and extra. Tickets for Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. present, Sunday’s 2 p.m. present, and a digital stream of Saturday’s present can be found by way of the Globe Live website. Kevin Slane

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