5 Awesome Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

Emma Dangel | July 25, 2019 | Lifestyle

From blockbuster movies to family fun, there's no shortage of great events going on in and around the Hub. Here are five awesome things to do in Boston this weekend.


Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Calling all movie-buffs: Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated ninth film comes out this weekend. Set in Los Angeles in 1969, the film centers around TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they navigate the fast-changing entertainment industry. This is the first time DiCaprio and Pitt have acted in a movie together. Margot Robbie also stars in the film, as tragic movie star Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the infamous Charlie Manson and his cult. Grab some popcorn and take it all in, as this much-buzzed about movie is sure to be a hit. Opens July 26, various locations, onceuponatimeinhollywood.movie

Solange Knowles: When I Get Home

The Institute of Contemporary Art is putting on a special screening of Solange Knowles’ new film When I Get Home this weekend. Knowles both directed and edited the short film, which includes new music from the artist as well. The film also features her new sculpture work, “Boundless Body” (2019), a large-scale rodeo arena displayed in the desert of Marfa. July 28, 2 p.m., 25 Harbor Shore Dr., icaboston.org

Summer Family Fun at Mandarin Oriental

Tour Boston in style with the Mandarin Oriental Summer Family Fun Package. This dream deal includes a private Duck Boat tour, a Harbour Cruise with a picnic for four, a one-night stay in two adjoining guest rooms and more. This summer special is the perfect personalized way to see the city sites; it’s also the perfect family outing before the kids have to head back to school. Through Sept. 30, Mandarin Oriental, 776 Boylston St., mandarinoriental.com/boston

Sundae Funday at Kings

Kings Dining and Entertainment is currently offering the coolest fundraiser of the summer. Now through this Sunday July 28, all Kings locations will be donating 20 percent of all proceeds from purchases of their Mega Sundaes and Shakes to the New England chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Enjoy a sundae guilt-free knowing your treat will support a great cause. Through July 28, various locations, kings-de.com

Rose, Oysters and Ceviche

Join Sesh’s for an evening of seafood and rosé aboard the Music City Queen Showboat. This luxury experience includes a tasting featuring over 10 different rosés, 15 wine tasting tickets and a chance to win more throughout the night. Not confident in your rosé knowledge? Not to worry! You’ll receive a rosé card that will help you through your tasting experience. Of course, there’s a rockin’ raw bar as well that comes fully stocked with a halibut ceviche dish and Cape Cod oysters. Don’t miss this ultimate outing. July 27, Tickets $54, 60 Rowes Wharf, thebostoncalendar.com

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