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Good afternoon Boston, here is your list of things to do this weekend, May 23rd - 26th

Enjoy your weekend!


Roots of Jazz Concert @ Symphony Hall @ 7:30PM Join saxophonist Branford Marsalis and the Pops for a blend of classical and jazz that explores the idioms and influences of a uniquely American art form.


Boston Calling Official Afterparty @ Big Night Live @ 10PM Featuring Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

Drain @ Royale @ 5PM With Terror


Amesbury Beer Mile Head out to one of the top destinations for beer enthusiasts and visit local participating breweries for freshly crafted beers and special souvenirs!

Fruitlands Kite Festival @ Fruitlands Museum Harvard @ 1PM Take in the sweeping views from atop the Fruitlands hillside and celebrate our landscape as kites fill the sky.

‘Poetry’ Screening @ MFA @ 2:30PM *Part of the Hallyu Hits: Korean Films that Moved the World Series


Ongoing - Open Market @ SoWa @ 11AM One of the largest open-air farmer and artist markets returns this summer season!

Eric Eaton Magic Show @ Laugh Boston @ 7PM Comedy and magic show from the Merlin Award winner Eric Eaton, as seen on 'Masters of Illusion'!


FRIDAY & SATURDAY - AAPI Comedy Festival @ Rozzie Square Theater Enjoy a weekend of shows that span stand-up, improv, storytelling, and professional magic, hosted by Boston-based comic Nora Panahi.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY - ‘Jurassic Park’ in Concert @ Symphony Hall Experience the visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.

All weekend - Boston Calling Music Festival Boston’s biggest music event is back! Featuring Ed Sheeran, Leon Bridges, Hozier, The Killers, Tyler Childers, Megan Thee Stallion, and many others!

All weekend - Campfire Festival @ Club Passim
See your favorite local artists and discover new emerging talents at this 25-year old Boston tradition.

All weekend - ‘Gatsby’ Musical @ Loeb Drama Center F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ comes to new life in this world-premiere grand musical with a score by international rock star Florence Welch from Florence + The Machine.

All weekend - ‘A Strange Loop’ Musical @ Wimberly Theatre LAST CHANCE - Winner of Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, Michael R. Jackson’s blisteringly funny masterwork exposes the heart and soul of a young Black artist grappling with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes.

All weekend - ‘Toni Stone’ Play @ The Huntington Theatre The Huntington’s season finale is a beautiful, rich portrait of a trailblazing woman. Follow the inspiring and life-affirming story of baseball legend Toni Stone.

All weekend - ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Play @ Calderwood Pavilion Brought to life by Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Shakespeare’s most famous duo return in a flurry of forbidden love, exhilarating fight scenes, and tragic fate.

All weekend - ‘Nüwa in Fairyland’ Play @ BCA Plaza Theatre Conceived by Chinese Canadian playwright Brandon Zang, ‘Nüwa in Fairyland’ fuses Shakespeare's charm with Chinese folklore into a coming-of-age tale.

All weekend - ‘Morning, Noon, and Night’ Play @ BCA Plaza Theatre An eccentric reflection of post-pandemic life, this play navigates familial reckoning, digital surveillance, and the ways we can love each other after four long and traumatic years.


Ongoing - Summer Market @ Seaport Seaport’s summer bazaar returns with a mix of popular returning artisans and new entrants, all offering a unique assortment of products from clothing to home décor, pet goods, food, and much more.

Ongoing - Immersive Disney Animation @ Boch Center Step into the art and legacy of Walt Disney Animation Studios and celebrate the music, artistry and animation from the creators of Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Big Hero 6 and many more.

Ongoing - Musical Shows @ MoS Planetarium
Museum of Science puts on special experiences adapting the music of Pink Floyd, Rihanna, Beyoncé, and The Divas to immersive visuals in the Charles Hayden Planetarium.

Ongoing - ‘Firelei Báez’ Exhibition @ ICA One of the most exciting painters of her generation, Báez explores the multilayered legacy of colonial histories and the African diaspora in the Caribbean and beyond.

Ongoing - ‘Wordplay’ Exhibition @ ICA Highlighting the rich interplay between imagery and text, the exhibition showcases how contemporary artists have played with words to animate and expand their art practices.

Ongoing - ‘Hallyu! The Korean Wave’ Exhibition @ MFA Enjoy an immersive and multisensory journey through Korea’s fascinating history, and celebrate its contemporary vibrant creative force.

Ongoing - ‘Dress Up’ Exhibition @ MFA Through more than 100 works from the MFA’s collection including 20th- and 21st-century clothing, jewelry, accessories, illustrations, and photographs, this exhibition explores adornment and its role in the creation of a look.

Ongoing - ‘Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party’ Exhibition @ MFA This exhibition brings together 27 powerful photographs by Stephen Shames that feature the women of the Black Panther party and showcase their crucial work for the movement.

Ongoing - ‘Thinking Small: Dutch Art to Scale’ Exhibition @ MFA Featuring 15 intriguing objects from 17th-century Netherlands such as paintings, prints, silver medals, and books, this exhibition compels viewers to reconsider their relationship to the world around them.

Ongoing - ‘Raqib Shaw: Ballads of East and West’ Exhibition @ ISG Museum Shaw’s images of magic and mystery combine Western artistic tradition with ornamental elements derived from the Japanese, Persian, and Indian cultures that he vividly remembers from his youth.

Ongoing - ‘Picasso: War, Combat, and Revolution’ Exhibition @ Harvard Art Museums The exhibition explores the dictator Francisco Franco’s Spain, imagery of death, struggles of good and evil, political and artistic revolution, and issues of desire and capture.

Ongoing - ‘Our Time on Earth’ Exhibition @ Peabody Essex Museum This traveling exhibition from the Barbican Centre in London celebrates the power of global creativity to transform the conversation around the climate emergency.

Ongoing - ‘AI: Mind the Gap’ Exhibition @ MIT Museum
MIT Museum presents its latest riveting, interactive exhibit exploring the tremendous promise, unforeseen impacts, and everyday misconceptions of AI.

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