things to do in boston this week

In a city this great, there’s always fun to be had no matter what you’re into. To help you find the very best events across the city, we put together this guide to the top free and cheap things to do in Boston this week.

Free and cheap events in Boston this week include Wine Riot 2.0, Blue Man Group, Mary Poppins on stage, Music with Megan, free comedy shows, and more.

Here is this week’s edition of Free and Cheap Things to Do in Boston:



Wine Riot Tickets

Wine Riot 2.0 at The Castle at Park Plaza
What: This isn’t your typical boring wine tasting event! Wine Riot 2.0 is a totally unpretentious, fun, and exciting wine tasting event that lets you discover new wines while enjoying music, activities, and more!
When: November 23, multiple times available
Where: 911 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02115
How much: $40 (regularly $65)



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Boston’s Dreamland Wax Museum

What do U.S. Presidents, sports stars, and celebrities have in common? They’ve been made into wax figures at the Spring Celebrities Selfies exhibition at the Dreamland Wax Museum. Take thousands of selfies, learn how wax figures are made, and take pics in the Oval Office. Tickets to the museum are $25 per person but we have them for $10 off! Just $15 gets you into all of the exhibits!

History Comes Alive at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Climb aboard a replica of the ship where the Boston Tea Party began! One of only two of the original tea chests still in existence is on-site but you can toss a replica of it overboard. You’ll also witness live acting, an award-winning multi-sensory film, holographic exhibits, and more. Entrance to the museum and ship is regularly $29.95 but for a limited time, you can get in for $10 off- that’s just $19.95!

AMC Yellow eTickets

AMC is now offering e-tickets at an awesome discount! You can purchase these discounted tickets in advance and use them at your convenience. The tickets are good for any participating theater and any date or showing! Movie tickets at AMC are regularly $13.50 but purchase them online for just $9 each!


Live Music at City Winery
What: Several days a week, you can catch a live show at City Winery on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Today’s show is Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra fame. Concerts range from $20 – $38 but we have tickets for as little as $14.
When: November 18, 8 pm
Where: 80 Beverly St, Boston MA 02114
How much: $14

McGreevy’s Free Comedy
What: Every Monday and Tuesday, McGreevy’s has a free comedy night with Sam Adams Beer and Deep Eddy Vodka! There is no cover and the show includes national and local acts.
When: November 18, 8 pm
Where: 911 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02115
How much: No Cover



Toddler Story Time
What: Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to the Honan-Allston branch library in the children’s area for a story read outloud. The story changes each week, following by singing, rhymes, and play time fun.
When: November 19, 10:30 am
Where: 300 N Harvard, Allston MA 02134
How much: Free

Baby Time at Jamaica Plain
What: Jamaica Plain Branch Library hosts a free, weekly hour for babies and their caregivers. Play and socialize, get some tummy time, enjoy music, singing, and more.
When: November 19, 10:15 am
Where: 30 South St, Jamaica Plain MA 02130
How much: Free

Tuesday 10K Bootcamp
What: This Tuesday evening bootcamp and running club is totally free and open to the public. Meet at Scholar’s before taking off.
When: November 19, 7 pm
Where: 25 School St, Boston MA 02108
How much: Free



Free Wednesdays at the MFA
What: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is free to the public on Wednesday evenings starting at 4 pm. Pay no admission fee, just enjoy the best art Boston has to offer.
When: November 20, 4 – 9:30 pm
Where: 465 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02115
How much: Free

Zumba with Dawn 
What: Every Monday and Wednesday, this Zumba instructor offers Dance Dance at a discount for new students! Just $4 gets you in the door to Dance Dance, perfect for beginners and expert dancers.
When: November 20, 7 pm
Where: 82 Boston St, Boston MA 02125
How much: $4



Free Thursdays at the ICA
What: The Institute of Contemporary Arts offers a free afternoon at the museum. This event is open to the public and the ticket fees are waived for one night!
When: November 21, 5 – 9 pm
Where: 100 Northern Ave, Boston MA 02210
How much: Free

August Wilson’s Fences
What: Explore the Black Experience with this Pulitzer winning play brought to the big screen. Admission to the smash hit starts at $42 per person but for a limited time, we have your tickets 50% off. That’s just $21 per person!
When: November 21, 7:30 pm
Where: 40 Stow St, Concord MA 01742
How much: $21

Films & Fun at Fields Corner
What: Bring your kids of all ages for short films made for kids! Every Thursday, the Fields Corner Branch Library hosts kids and their caregivers for a fun morning of short film art.
When: November 21, 10:30 am
Where: 1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorcester MA 02122
How much: Free



Music with Megan 
What: This free music class is held weekly at West End Branch Library. Bring your toddlers and preschool for rhymes, songs, and more.
When: November 22, 10:30 am
Where: 151 Cambridge St, Boston MA 02114
How much: Free

Blue Man Group
What: This one-of-a-kind show includes music, rhythm, theater, and artistic expression for truly unique entertainment. Shows are going on throughout November but we have your tickets at a discount! Regularly priced, admission is $105 but we have you in the door for just $55 a pop.
When: November 22, 7:30 pm
Where: 74 Warrenton St, Boston MA 02116
How much: $55 (regularly $100+)

Hideout Comedy
What: The White Bull Tavern, in the heart of historic downtown Boston, is hosting some of the best comics in the world. Admission is regularly $10 but we have some tickets for just $5.
When: November 22, 7:30 pm
Where: 1 Union St, Boston MA 02108
How much: $5 (50% off)



Tipsy Chocolate Walking Tour
What: Boozy chocolates, handcrafted cocktails, and a tour of Boston? The only thing that could make this event sweeter is $20 off! Regularly priced, admission to this walking tour is $68 per person but we have your tickets at just $48 each. Several times are already sold out so sign up now!
When: November 23, 12:30 pm
Where: 230 Newbury St, Boston MA 02115
How much: $48

August Wilson’s Fences
What: Explore the Black Experience with this Pulitzer winning play brought to the big screen. Admission to the smash hit starts at $42 per person but for a limited time, we have your tickets 50% off. That’s just $21 per person!
When: November 23, 8 pm
Where: 40 Stow St, Concord MA 01742
How much: $21

Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical at Carleton Auditorium 
What: See the classic musical hit the stage and singalong to your favorite songs from the 1964 movie. The show is family-friendly, and tickets are 50% off!
When: November 23, 2 pm
Where:1155 Central Ave Needham, MA 02492
How much: $12 (50% off!)



Brass Brunch Sundays
What: The Gallery at the W Boston Hotel is hosting a free Brass show during brunch. Enjoy the mimosa bar, pressed juices, and pop songs in the style of Jazz. There is no cover charge, just pay for your food and drinks.
When: November 24, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: 100 Stuart St, Boston MA 02116
How much: Free

Open Mic at Bandita Brighton
What: This free open mic invites poets, musicians, rappers, and more to come out and show off their skills! If you want to be a part of the show, you’ll have to RSVP and it’s first-come, first-serve. If you want to enjoy the show, there’s no cover!
When: November 24, 8 pm
Where: 458 Western Ave, Boston MA 02135
How much: Free


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