10 Awesome Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

By Kerry Gallagher | June 26, 2019 | Lifestyle

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From Shaq to New Kids on the Block, the stars are coming to the Boston so don’t miss your chance to see them. Here are 10 awesome things to do in Boston this weekend.

Hugh Jackman

He sings, he acts, he dances, the jack-of-all-traits Hugh Jackman is coming to the Garden. Get your tickets to see the man who’s starred in box office hits like The Greatest Showman and Les Misérables and has also graced the Great White Way in Oklahoma! and Sunset Boulevard. Accompanied by a live orchestra, Jackman will be singing hits from show-tunes and movies alike. Come see the Academy-Award nominated and Tony Award-winning actor in his one-man show and be sure to get a front row seat so you can be up close with greatness. June 27, Tickets $45-$625, TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, tdgarden.com

DJ Diesel

Shaq is back and he’s spinning some tracks. Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal is trading in his jersey for some turntables as he takes on the role of DJ at Mémoire this Thursday. Catch Shaq, aka DJ Diesel, as he lays down some beats in the club, which just so happens to be part of the new Encore Boston Harbor Casino. Be sure to check out the Super Premium Dance Floor VIP Table for perks such as complimentary admission for you and up to 10 guests. June 27, Tickets $70, VIP tickets $5,000, Encore Boston Harbor Casino, Mémoire, 1 Broadway, Everett, Mass., tablelist.com

New Kids on the Block

The right stuff is at the TD Garden this weekend as New Kids on the Block take the stage. The boy band from Dorchester is back where it all began and they’re bringing their greatest hits like “You Got It” and “Summertime” with them. With all these nostalgic songs you’ll feel like you’ve been transported right back to the ‘90s. June 28-29, Tickets $39-$600, TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, tdgarden.com

Jeff Goldblum

There aren’t many people who are as talented and universally beloved as Jeff Goldblum. The actor has entertained audiences for decades with his legendary roles in blockbusters like Jurassic Park, and in recent years, he’s become a fashion icon thanks to his eccentric style choices. This summer, however, Goldblum plans to show off his musical side as he and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra tour the country in support of their debut jazz album, The Capitol Studios Sessions. Expect Goldblum to be just as charming and entertaining as ever when he takes the stage in Boston this month. June 27, Tickets $65-$115, The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston, thewilbur.com

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Il Patio di Eataly

Now that it’s getting warm out it’s time to say ciao to patio season, and there’s no better way to do that than with Eataly’s brand new space. Open from this Friday to the end of September, the Back Bay’s newest outdoor eating experience will include delicacies such as frozé, wine, cheese boards and traditional Italian pizzas. You may not actually be dining under the Tuscan sun but it will certainly feel like it at Il Patio di Eataly. Open June 28, Eataly, 800 Boylston St., Boston, eataly.com

Publico Beach Club

If you need a vacation but can’t get out of the city then the Publico Street Bistro’s got just the thing. Introducing the Publico Beach Club, an outdoor dining experience that brings the beach to you. Make the most of the sweltering city heat with tropical cocktails and frozen drinks poured by the pitcher, or sample something from their snack shack inspired menu. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen because the Publico has a state-of-the-art retractable roof so you can soak up the sun in style. Opens June 28, Publico Street Bistro, 11 Dorchester St., Boston, publicoboston.com

Summer in the City: Casablanca

Of all the waterfront hotels in all of Boston, you must watch Casablanca at this one. The Boston Harbor Hotel is screening this movie classic on Friday as part of their Summer in the City Series. What better way to spend a summer night than enjoying a film screening on the water? Be sure to make the most of your movie experience by dining at one of their outdoor restaurants while you watch. June 28, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, roweswharfseagrill.com

Night in White

Look at life in a whole new color with the Night in White, featuring Black-ish star Anthony Anderson. The Nantucket Museum of African American History brings you a night of cinema, history and culture that includes a dine-around dinner, an auction, dessert, dancing and a discussion with Anderson himself. Don’t forget to don your finest white attire. June 30, Tickets $250, Museum of African American History, 17 South Water St., Nantucket, Mass., spingo.com

Earth, Wind & Fire

No need to wait until September to dance because Earth, Wind & Fire is here this Friday. The Tanglewood Music Festival is bringing one of the best-selling artists of all time to the shed, so don’t miss your chance to see the multi-platinum selling band live. June 28, Tickets $29-$129, Koussevitzky Music Shed, 297 West St., Lenox, Mass., bso.org

Sephora in the Seaport

Makeup pallets and mascaras and body sprays, oh my! Sephora is coming to the Seaport and you’re invited to the grand opening this Friday. This vibrant party will include tons of goodies such as free services, a photo booth and a DJ. You can check out and sample the latest products, plus you’ll definitely want to reserve yourself a seat at the Beauty Studio for free services from Beauty Advisors. June 28-30, Sephora, 66 Seaport Blvd., Boston, sephora.com



Photography by: Photo courtesy of Eataly; Jeff Goldblum by Pari Dukovic