Welcome to A Weekend in Boston, a weekly post about events occurring over the upcoming weekend throughout all of Boston. For events coming up in the North End, see the event calendar. For more information on each event, click on the event title.
It’s Easter weekend! Do you have your Easter baskets in order? Are all the eggs ready to be hidden around the house? Saturday and Sunday are looking to be a bit rainy, so be sure to plan your Easter festivities indoors! Other than Easter celebrations, there’s plenty to do this weekend. Let’s see what’s happening this weekend in Boston!
Friday, April 19
The ten-time Oscar nominated film Roma will be playing at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) this weekend. The film won Oscars for best director, foreign language film, and best cinematography. Roma debuted on Netflix and sparked a debate about whether Netflix films can win Oscars like films being shown in theaters.
When: 7:30 p.m. – 9:50 p.m.
Where: The Museum of Fine Arts – 465 Huntington Avenue
Age Restriction: Contact the MFA for more info.
The final season of Game of Thrones began last week. This weekend, Primark Boston is hosting a costume contest with the potential to win a free gift. The first 50 GoT themed costumes on Friday will receive a free Funko-Pop figure after they take a photo on the Iron Throne.
Those who enter on Saturday can post online for another opportunity to win as well! More information here.
When: Friday at 9 a.m. as well as Saturday from noon – 4 p.m.
Where: Primark Downtown Crossing – 10 Summer Street, Boston
Age Restriction: 18+ for Saturday
Saturday, April 20
Celebrate Easter with Taza Chocolate and The KITCHEN with a truffle rolling class! This is a family-friendly event – children 5+ are welcome to join with at least one adult. Roll decadent dark chocolate Easter Egg truffles by hand with the talented chocolate chefs at Taza Chocolate. Purchase tickets here.
When: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Where: THE KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market
Price: $28 – $35
Age Restriction: 5+
For those who love the Japanese animation style of Anime, there is an entire convention every year that has the sole purpose of celebrating the art style. The event runs all weekend featuring artists, cosplay, games, and much more. For more information about the event, head to their website.
When: April 19-21
Where: The Hynes Convention Center
Price: $25-80 more info here
Age Restriction: None
The South Boston branch of the Boston Public Library is hosting a book sale this Saturday. The prices are low and their books have got to go, so if you’re itching for some new books on the cheap, this is the place to be on Saturday. All proceeds from the event go to the South Boston branch.
When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: South Boston Public Library – 646 E Broadway, South Boston
Age Restriction: None
Sunday, April 21
Happy Easter! Enjoy the day with your friends and family. For Easter Mass schedules at North End churches, click here.