10 Awesome Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

By Kerry Gallagher | June 12, 2019 | Lifestyle Events

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Summers in the city can be humid and lazy, but break that routine with these wicked fun events. Here are 10 awesome things to do in Boston this weekend to make your summer a little sweeter.

Miss Saigon

From the heartbreakingly gorgeous score to the outrageously stunning set (complete with a helicopter landing on stage) Miss Saigon is a must-see show. This Broadway sensation, which has won a total of eight Tony Awards, tells the story of Kim, a young girl who falls in love with an American soldier during the Vietnam War. Hear classic songs such as “The Movie in My Mind” and “I’d Give My Life for You” live, and be sure to bring some tissues. Playing through June 30, Tickets from $20-$110, Citizens Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., boston.broadway.com

Artisan Bistro’s Picnic Program

Picnic in the park with Artisan Bistro’s brand new Picnic Program. The Ritz-Carlton restaurant is offering an idyllic lunch with all the picnic must-haves, right down to the blanket and basket. Choose from two different selections such as the Public Garden basket, which includes delicacies like crostini with roasted beet hummus, Brussels sprouts caesar salad, and assorted macarons, or go with the Boston Common basket and get local Vermont Creamery cheese, seasonal fruit, lemon squares and much more. If you really want to up your picnic game then go with the Veuve Clicquot Basket and get the bubbles and bikes experience. This luxurious basket includes one of the two basket options, two Veuve Clicquot bikes, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne and desserts. Don’t miss this chance to picnic like a pro. Through Sept. 2, Public Garden & Boston Common baskets $150+ taxes, Veuve Clicquot basket $300+ taxes, Artisan Bistro, The Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avery St., 617-574-7176, artisanbistroboston.com

Rick Steves’ Europe: A Symphonic Journey

Travel across Europe without leaving Boston. Rick Steves has guided many a traveller through Europe with his audio guides, and now he’s teaming up with the Boston Pops. Steves’ unmatched knowledge of European history will be set the context for 19th-century selections the orchestra will be taking on. Conductor Jacomo Bairos will masterfully lead the Pops through pieces by renowned composers such as Strauss, Wagner and Beethoven, which will be enhanced by video images curated by Steves. Pack your bags, because this is one musical journey you won’t want to miss. June 13-14, Tickets $20-$96, Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., bso.org

Best of Nantucket Party

Have a whale of a good time with the 2nd Annual Best of Nantucket Party at the Whaling Museum. Enjoy the live music performed by Nantucket’s own Foggy Roots, nibble on the hors d’oeuvres served up by The Nantucket Catering Company, or choose from their selection of beer and wine. Come down to the island for this summer soiree and see the best Nantucket has to offer. June 13, Tickets $75, Event is 21+, Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St., Nantucket, eventbrite.com

BostonTalks: Rosé All Day

Craving some rosé on a summer’s day? Then join WGBH for BostonTalks: Rosé All Day. It’s a happy hour with a hint of education because it includes featured speakers such as master sommelier Michael Meagher, CEO of Archer Roose Marian Leitner and founder of the Boston Wine School Jonathon Alsop. If a pink drink isn’t your speed, beer, wine and hard cider will also be available for purchase. June 13, Tickets $15 at door, WGBH Studios, 1 Guest St., wgbh.org

Billie Eilish

Star on the rise Billie Eilish is coming to the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, and she’s bringing her sensational voice with her. The artist behind chart topping hits such as “Bury a Friend” and “Bad Guy” brings her alternative songs to Boston for one night only, so get your tickets before they sell out. June 14, Tickets from $279, Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., livenation.com

Street Theory Underground Mural Project Launch

The next wave of art is here, and it’s using Boston as its canvas. Street Theory transforms over 100,000 square feet of Boston’s bare walls at Underground Ink Block into a “visual playground,” and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is commemorating this launch with a party. Sit in on a panel talk-back with local and international street-artists, dance along with the DJ and be dazzled by the multimedia installation at the museum’s Calderwood Hall. June 15, Free to public however RSVP on website is required, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, gardnermuseum.org

Sangria & Rosé Fest

Soak up the sun and sip on sangria and rosé, all while meeting other young professionals. Boston Event Guide welcomes you to the 3rd annual Sangria & Rosé Fest at the Revere Hotel Boston Common where you can drink and mingle. Don’t forget to bring your checkbook so you can participate in the silent auction for Project Smile, where you can bid for prizes like signed sports memorabilia. Get VIP tickets in order to get in early. June 15, Tickets $79-$109, Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart St., eventbrite.com

Boston Pops Gospel Night

You won’t be able to stand still as the Boston Pops and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir belt out lively tunes at their Gospel Night. With Charles Floyd conducting and Dottie Peoples as the featured singer, this show is sure to raise you up. This year’s show pays tribute to the late Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, whose songs will have the choir hitting notes that will blow the roof off of Symphony Hall. June 15, Tickets $30-$96, Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., bso.org

Morning Mimosa Sail

Not ready to sail the seven seas, then sail the one and only Boston Harbor instead, and do it with drink in hand. There’s nothing but smooth sailing on the Adirondack III as you ride past famous Boston sights including the World Trade Center and the Donald McKay Monument. Sip on mimosas and other drinks that are available for purchase on board, and feel free to bring your own lunch to pair with your fabulous drinks. June 15-16, Tickets $47, 60 Rowes Wharf, fareharbor.com



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