This Weekend in Boston

We’ve made it through another week, Boston! We’re rounding up cheap, fun things to do this weekend. Any we missed? Leave a comment and let us know!

This weekend guide includes: At-Home Scavenger Hunt,“Straight Outta Fenway”: The Dropkick Murphy’s Livestream Concert, The Window at Row 34, Watch the SpaceX Launch, Virtual Beer Fest, MFA’s Museums from Home: Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression ,Virtual Jazz Festival,and an Online Slime Class

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At-Home Scavenger Hunt

What: Join the virtually-hosted Keep Earth Weird scavenger hunt! Available for all ages, you’ll be urged to get outside your comfort zone to complete wacky, creative, challenging, and quirky missions in and/or around your home for points. Laughs, a break from the mundane, a beautiful bonding experience, unforgettable memories, and surprises along the way are guaranteed.

When: Friday and Saturday, at 5 p.m. EST

Where: Zoom Stream

How Much: $15

 

FRIDAY

“Straight Outta Fenway”: The Dropkick Murphy’s Livestream Concert

What: The Dropkick Murphy’s. An empty Fenway Park. Is there anything more Boston?! Special guest Bruce Springsteen will also be joining the band remotely.

When: 6 p.m. EST on Friday

Where: The concert will be streamed virtually on Dropkick Murphy’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts.

How Much: Free

 

The Window at Row 34

What: Last weekend, Row 34 announced that they’d be opening “The Window” – a contactless pick-up of your seafood favorites. With the weather getting nicer, who doesn’t want to enjoy a warm, buttered lobster roll (some argue, it’s the best in the city!).

When: From 12p.m. EST – 8 p.m. EST

Where: Order ahead online and you can pick-up (contactless) at their location.

How Much: While a lobster roll will set you back $28 bucks, clam chowder is $8 and fish and chips for $15.

 

SATURDAY

EduHam at Home

What: Created as a response to COVID-19 by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI) and the creators of Hamilton, EduHam explores the people and events during the 1700s era of the United States. Similar to the Broadway musical, you’ll follow in Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s footsteps and learn how he incorporated the sources into the songs he created. After signing up, you’ll also get a personal welcome greeting from the man himself, Lin-Manuel Miranda!

When: Available now

Where: Online Learning

How Much: Free

 

Watch the SpaceX Launch

What: While initially scheduled for this past Wednesday, the launch had to be rescheduled due to weather conditions. This launch is different than the others, as it will be the first launch of a private company (Elon Musk’s to be exact) and not a national space agency.

When: Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EST

Where: The launch will be streamed on Space.com here, but also will likely be broadcasted on major news networks

How Much: Free

 

Virtual Beer Fest

What: Local Massachusetts breweries will be hosting a beer festival this weekend. Participating breweries include Lamplighter Brewing, Widowmaker Brewing, Sam Adams, Jack’s Abby, Harpoon, True North Ale, and more. Each brewery is tapped to bring forward one beer to the festival. Participants can purchase those beers by easily picking up either a Fest Box from participating retailers or purchase the selected beers at your local beer and wine stores.

When: The Fest begins at 12 p.m. EST and ends at 5:30 p.m.

Where: The sessions will be held via a private Zoom link, along with Facebook Live

How Much: Tickets are $5 and proceeds will go to Project Bread.

 

SUNDAY

Highlights at Home: Free Family-Friendly Activities

What: Created and curated by the experts at Highlights, each bundle is organized around a kid-friendly theme, and includes stories, puzzles, videos, games, physical activities, and even suggested acts of kindness that kids can do independently or with their families.

Where: Online

When: Sunday, May 31 at 1 pm ET

How Much: Free

 

MFA’s Museums from Home: Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression

What: It may be some time until we can go to museums again, but with the MFA’s “Museums from Home” you can feel like you’re looking at some of Monet’s greatest paintings.

When: Anytime

Where: Available on the MFA’s website here

How Much: Free

 

Virtual Jazz Festival

What: Lover of Jazz Music? The Arlington Jazz Festival started as an event that the community would support that would involve high school students, pro musicians as well as students from his Morningside Music Studio. Each year, it has grown and is now a non-profit organization and has had internationally known musicians perform.

When: Beginning Friday and ending on Sunday, each night music starts at 8 p.m. EST

Where: All performances will be streamed live on the Arlington Jazz Facebook page here

How Much: While free to stream, the Arlington Jazz Festival will be providing festival-goers the chance to donate to the COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund.

 

Online Slime Class

What: Learn how to make Butter Slime with this online slime class from the Sloomoo Institute! Slime classes are lead by Sloomoo Institute’s Kitchen and Experience Director, Sasha of @someotherslime and co-hosted by Sloomoo’s Co-Founders. Each class is 1 hour.

When: Sunday, May 31 at 4 p.m. EST

Where: Zoom Stream

How Much: $20

 

Share with us other fun things to do this weekend in the comments below!