Event Notices

A Weekend In Boston: Events Throughout The City May 24-26

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.

This Memorial Day weekend is looking to be a great one! The weather seems like it’ll be warm, but not too hot. There’s plenty to do this weekend in Boston, especially if you’re a music lover. Boston Calling is back with its 10th iteration of the festival and this weekend is shaping up to be perfect music festival weather for the Boston fest. I recommend going on Saturday to see headliner Tame Impala. To me, they’re the best act on the lineup and if you like psychedelic rock or disco jams, then you’ll agree with me.

Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26

Boston Calling Music Festival

The 10th iteration of the Boston Calling Music Festival takes place this Memorial Day weekend. The festival that used to appear twice a year at City Hall Plaza moved to the Harvard Athletic Complex two years ago. The headlining bands include Twenty One Pilots on Friday, Tame Impala on Saturday, and Travis Scott on Sunday. Tame Impala is a must see!

When: Friday through Sunday
Where: Harvard Athletic Complex – Allston, MA
Price: $119 per day, prices vary.
Age Restriction: See website for more information

Allston Calling Speakeasy

Vivant Vintage in Allston is hosting after-hours shopping at their store. The late-night shopping event will feature local beers and ciders to drink while shopping for your “festival looks.”

When: Friday through Sunday until midnight each night.
Where: Vivant Vintage – 318 Lincoln Street, Allston, MA
Price: Free to shop
Age Restriction: None Listed

Saturday, May 25

Big Red Machine After Show at The Sinclair

Big Red Machine is a collaborative project between Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon. After Boston Calling on Saturday, head down to the Sinclair in Cambridge to see the band perform a DJ set as part of the Boston Calling after show series.

When: 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Sinclair – 52 Church Street, Cambridge
Price: $20+
Age Restriction: 21+

Jenny Slate at The Wilbur

Jenny Slate is heading to Boston for a standup show at The Wilbur Theater. The Parks and Recreation actress will be performing at Boston Calling as well on Saturday. Slate has been in several TV shows and movies including Venom, Big Mouth, Zootopia, and The Secret Life of Pets 2.

When: 7 p.m.
Where: The Wilbur Theater – 246 Tremont Street
Price: $34+
Age Restriction: None Listed

Sunday, March 3

Summer Cat Food Drive

The MSPCA Boston Adoption Center says “Summer is the toughest time of year for the compassionate caretakers who provide food, shelter, and spay/neuter to feral and outdoor cats in their community.” This cat food drive is intended to help support the cats at the MSPCA. To help, bring canned and dry cat food.

When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: MSPCA Boston Adoption Center – 350 S. Huntington Ave – Jamaica Plain
Price: Free / Price of Cat Food
Age Restriction: None Listed