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Good evening Boston, here is your list of things to do this weekend, April 18th - 21st

Editor's note: I'm having my good friend Yan write the preamble to these now. I'm still making the lists but he'll be the voice of the newsletter/posts.

It's the middle of April & it looks like Boston is finally crossing the finish-line of another Marathon winter.

The tourists have gone home & Bostonians are ready for another weekend (even if it is only 2 days). As always, there is no shortage of diverse events happening for all ages & interests.

On Saturday, be sure to enjoy the nice weather by taking advantage of Free Entrance Day at all National Parks!



Candlelight: A Tribute to Whitney Houston in Concert @ Greater Boston Stage @ 7PM / 9PM Rasa String Quartet brilliantly interprets Whitney Houston’s timeless hits.

Disney Songs Reimagined in Concert @ Berklee Performance Center @ 8PM This enchanting evening reimagines classic Disney melodies and showcases original compositions inspired by the Disney magic.

Cypress Hill @ Roadrunner @ 8PM With The Pharcyde & SOul of Mischief

Allah-Las @ Crystal Ballroom @ 8PM With Sam Blasucci, Maston, & Reverberation Radio

Mike @ The Sinclair @ 8PM With 454, Niontay, & Costeau


Golden Girls Live Show @ The Hanover Theatre @ 8PM After sold-out shows across the country in 2023, this latest production brings Miami’s sassiest seniors to the live stage for one more hurrah.

Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift in Concert @ Greater Boston Stage @ 7PM / 9PM Hear Taylor Swift classic and new hits in this classical concert program!

Hippie Sabotage @ Roadrunner @ 9PM With Daisy Guttridge & Kembe X

The Motet @ Crystal Ballroom @ 8PM With Consider the Source

A Great Big Pile of Leaves @ The Sinclair @ 8PM With Future Teens & Dutch Tulips


Free Entrance Day in National Parks On select days throughout the year, all national parks are open to the public with no admission fee.

Monster Jam @ Gillette Stadium @ 5PM Get up close to the trucks at the Pit Party and see some of the world’s best drivers show off their crazy skills and all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles.

Small Mart @ Crystal Ballroom @ 11AM Visit this curated market featuring 40+ of favorite local artisans, vintage, makers and experiential vendors, perfect for some weekend shopping.

Beyond the Spectrum: Teens @ MFA @ 10:30AM In this engaging class, teens will explore the captivating connection between music and visual art at the museum.

Space Day @ MIT Museum @ 11AM Enjoy a day of talks, demos, and hands-on activities all about Space.

The Hot Sardines @ Berklee Performance Center @ 8PM Hear New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets, and New Orleans jazz halls transformed into music for the 21st century.


Party for the Planet @ Franklin Park Zoo @ 10AM At this Earth Day celebration, learn more about the importance of conservation through zookeeper chats, games & activities, education stations, and more.

We Are The Union @ Crystal Ballroom @ 8PM With Half Past Two, Devon Kay & The Solutions, and The Pomps


All weekend - ‘Solo: A Show About Friendship’ Comedy Play @ Calderwood Pavilion Gabe Mollica’s Off-Broadway hit is a funny and intricate deep dive into friendships in your 30s, Mollica’s relationship with Sondheim, and what happens when you break up with your best friend.

FRIDAY & SUNDAY - Brahm’s Requiem in Concert @ Symphony Hall Savor the richness of Brahms in this profound performance by Handel and Haydn Society.

All weekend - Mozart, Brahms, & Thorvaldsdottir in Concert @ Symphony Hall Enjoy Mozart’s charming Symphony No. 33, followed by Anna Thorvaldsdottir's monumental work ‘Archora,’ and Brahms’ Violin Concerto, one of the greatest works in the repertoire, closing the program.

All weekend - ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’ Opera @ The Huntington Theatre Be magically swept away in a midsummer's night in this libretto adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about dreams and desires.

All weekend - ‘Burn This’ Play @ Black Box Theatre Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson ignites the stage with this caustically funny exploration of life, loss, mourning and moving on.

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 - ‘Book of Mountains and Seas’ Puppet Show @ Emerson Paramount Center Chinese creation myths come to life with larger than life puppetry and a polyphonic chorus in this breathtaking theatrical event.


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 PlanetariumMuseum 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 - ‘Mondrian: Foundations’ Exhibition @ MFA The exhibition presents 28 paintings and works on paper, primarily from Mondrian’s early career, that trace the artist’s explorations as he progressed from realistic traditions to experimental abstractions.

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 MuseumMIT Museum presents its latest riveting, interactive exhibit exploring the tremendous promise, unforeseen impacts, and everyday misconceptions of AI.

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