things to do in boston this week

It’s been a crazy few weeks, to say the least. With all that is going on in the city of Boston and the world, below are some fun, free and safe things to do while staying at home and maintain social distance.

This week’s free and safe events in Boston include Intro to Piano for Adults, Cook at Home Show: Make Gnocchi, Livestream Jazz Lunch, EduHam at Home, Producer’s Perspective Live, Virtual Baking Labs ,Boston Celebrity Series, and Story Club Boston.



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Intro to Piano for Adults

What: Do you have a piano at home that needs dusting off? A keyboard you never got around to learning? In this Intro to Piano for Adults class, students will learn how to read notes on the staff, identify keys, basic hand positions, and how to play a two-hand song. This class is taught by Adam Roebuck who has been teaching both in New York City since 1997.

When: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Where: Zoom Stream

How Much: $5


Other Things to Do This Week

Cook at Home Show: Make Gnocchi

What: In collaboration with Remnant Brewing and Summerville Public Library Meatless Monday, join Chef Suzi for the Cook at Home Show. Chef Suzi posts a grocery list days before her show. For Gnocchi, it’s delicious and incredibly easy to make!

When: Every Monday night on Facebook Live

Where: 7:00 p.m. EST

How Much: Free


Story Club Boston

What: Story Club is Boston’s premier open mic for stories. This week’s theme is “Best Laid Plans” which is seemingly appropriate for our world today. Stories about things you expected that didn’t quite work out. Story Club has some great featured storytellers from all over the place, and a few eight-minute open mic slots.

When: Thursday, May 21 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00p.m. EST

Where: Virtual

How Much: $5 suggested donation


Livestream Jazz Lunch

What: Working from home can get tedious. The lovely duo of Pops & Sarah are here to help shake up your lunch hour by performing jazz standards every weekday.

When: 11:45 a.m. EST

Where: Facebook Livestream

How Much: Free


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


Producer’s Perspective Live

What: A virtual series hosted by Tony-Award-winning Broadway producer, Ken Davenport and features honest and inspiring conversations with Broadway stars.

When: This live series is hosted each night at 8 p.m. EST and participants are welcome to bring their questions and comments to the discussion.

Where: Virtual

How Much: Free


Virtual Baking Labs

What: Tess, the co-founder of Bad Doughnuts, will be sharing baking secrets from her own kitchen in this interactive lab. Previous lessons include a decadent chocolate tart and a stone fruit galette

When: Wednesday, May 20 at 5 p.m. EST

Where: Online

How Much: $10


Boston Celebrity Series

What: The Celebrity Series at Home brings viewers live online concerts and events specially curated by our talented and inspiring Boston neighborhood arts artists. This Thursday features Voci Angelica Trio, a group who blends the genres of world folk and classical music.

When: Thursday, May 21 from 5:30 p.m.

Where: Facebook Live

How Much: Free


More fun, free, and social-distancing safe activities to do this week? We’d love to hear your suggestion – leave a comment below!