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Good evening Boston, here is your list of things to do this weekend, May 2nd - May 5th

Enjoy your weekend and have a safe and festive Cinco De Mayo. ☺️


Let’s Dance: Popular Caribbean Dances @ ICA @ 7PM Discover some of the Caribbean’s most popular dance forms in these fun introductory sessions led by internationally renowned dance and music company, Masacote Entertainment.

Boston Fight Night @ Royale @ 7PM Don’t miss a night of intense showdowns and see the city’s best boxers!


Cinco de Mayo Celebration @ Downtown Crossing @ 12:30PM Enjoy live music, cultural performances, artisan showcase, and craft fair in Downtown Crossing in celebration of this special holiday!

First Fridays: Prom Night @ ICA @ 6PM This retro-glam gala will feature drinks, dancing, art talks, and other fun shenanigans that will bring you high school nostalgia.

‘Judith’ Play @ JMAC Worcester @ 8PM ‘Judith’ is an unexpected solo show that explores ambition, self-worth, and queer identity.


Food Truck Festival @ The Greenway @ 11AM This culinary experience gathers 20 of the city’s best food vendors offering everything from dumplings, Danish hotdogs to bubble tea and ice cream.

Tacos & Margs Crawl @ The Greatest Bar Join an all-access fiesta at Faneuil Hall's best bars & restaurants for Cinco de Mayo!

Sneaker Con @ Hynes Convention Center @ 12PM Shop latest sneakers and streetwear, find exclusive collector items, and experience the world’s biggest sneaker store under one roof.

Teen Night: New Wave @ ICA @ 5:30PM ICA’s free teen night is full of exciting happenings including an open mic, art-making, drinks and snack bar, and endless opportunities to connect!

Beyond the Spectrum Kids: Fashion Unraveled @ MFA @ 10:30AM In this class, kids delve into the exciting world of fashion by examining MFA’s own collection, studying unique styles, materials, and their cultural significance.

Leo Skepi Live Show @ Chevalier Theatre @ 8PM Viral Internet personality Leo Skepi brings his honest and inspirational opinions to a live stage!

Red Bull Dance Your Style @ House of Blues @ 6PM See what happens when Boston's top dancers face off in test of skill, creativity & musicality.


Cinco de Mayo @ Harpoon Brewery @ 12PM Enjoy the festivities at Harpoon with delicious food and drinks offerings.

Bayside @ Roadrunner @ 7PM With Finch & Armor For Sleep


All weekend - Independent Film Festival Boston Catch the best of last year’s independent feature and short films at various cinemas in the city!

All weekend - Berlioz’s ‘Romeo et Juliette’ in Concert @ Symphony Hall BSO is closing its season with Hector Berlioz’s most successful composition ‘Romeo et Juliette’- a vibrant symphony inspired by the works of Shakespeare.

All weekend - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Performance @ Wang Theatre See the insanely talented dancers from the Ailey company perform their hit dances that celebrate the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience.

All weekend - ‘Carmen & Kingdom of the Shades’ Ballet @ Citizens Bank Opera House LAST CHANCE - In this powerful and mesmerizing program, Boston Ballet presents the tragic story of Carmen choreographed by Jorma Elo as well as the critically acclaimed classic ballet ‘Kingdom of the Shades.’

All weekend - ‘Clue’ Musical @ Emerson Colonial Theatre Based on the cult 1985 movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, ‘Clue’ is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist.

All weekend - ‘A Strange Loop’ Musical @ Wimberly Theatre 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 - ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Play @ Hanover Theatre Don’t miss your chance to see Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s stellar adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork.

All weekend - ‘Twelfth Night’ Play @ JMAC Worcester William Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ is a romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery, complete with musical interludes and mischief.

All weekend - ‘Orpheus in the Overworld’ Play @ Black Box Theatre In this play, The gods have forced Orpheus and Eurydice to repeat their tragedy for centuries, but this time everyone is a bit more queer than usual.

All weekend - ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Play @ Lyric Stage This bubbly love letter to musical theater sparkles with one show-stopper after another, story mix-ups, mayhem, and a wedding (or two).

All weekend - ‘Mermaid Hour’ Play @ Arrow Street Arts Fast-paced, funny, and heartfelt, ‘Mermaid Hour’ follows two parents and their trans teen kid as they all seek to understand who they are and who they wish to be.


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 - ‘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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