10 things to do in Boston this weekend

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Experience summer camp with kids at CAMP

Family experience company CAMP recently launched a new themed experience at Burlington Mall called Base Camp. Until July 29, families can head to the mall’s first floor for a retro summer camp-themed pop-up. Little campers can slide down the slides, play on bunk beds, have a dance party in the disco booth, paint in the splash room, and more. The experience also includes the Cantina Store, filled with curated children’s products and toys. CAMP will host activities throughout the summer, including a school disco party on Friday and a pride party on Saturday. Other rotating events throughout June and July include craft activities where kids can make their own birdhouses, secret diaries, tie dye slime art and suncatcher lanterns. Interested parties can book tickets to the events and find the full event schedule on the website. — Natalie Gale

Explore the New England Aquarium’s new public photography exhibit

Just a few miles off the coast of downtown Boston is home to some of the most majestic marine life in the world, protected at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. On Wednesday, the New England Aquarium opened a new exhibit by underwater photographer (and Newton native) Keith Ellenbogen, getting closer to the sanctuary’s marine life. “Space to Sea: A Photographic Journey into Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary” features up-close photos of creatures such as great white sharks, sea turtles and humpback whales, and will be open to the public at the aquarium’s Central Wharf through November 1. — Natalie Gale

Celebrate people of color at the Roxbury International Film Festival

For its 24th edition, the Roxbury International Film Festival (also known as RoxFilm) will feature in-person screenings at five locations (Museum of Fine Arts, Hibernian Hall, Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, Black Market in Nubian Square, and ArtsEmerson), as well as to offer the opportunity to participate in many of the festivities virtually through the [email protected] Program. The combined components of the festival begin this Thursday and run daily until July 2nd. This year’s schedule is filled with feature-length narratives and documentaries, as well as a variety of short films and some animations. But RoxFilm will also expand its scope to include panel discussions, workshops, one-on-one conversations and Q&A sessions with filmmakers. Highlights include the opening night film “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story,” a biopic starring R&B sensation Ledisi as the legendary gospel singer. All movie shows are $15; online movies are $10; and passes for various programs are available ($165 in person, $50 online). For a complete schedule and more information, visit roxfilmfest.com. — Ed Symkus

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Enjoy free outdoor concerts at Cambridge Crossing

It looks like the never-ending construction around Cambridge Crossing is finally coming to an end, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some free concerts under the stars. The series of events kicks off this Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, with performances by Blue Light Bandits + Dwight and Nicole. CX Summer Nights will take place in June, July and August, with drinks from the East Cambridge Business Association, a variety of local food trucks and a photo booth bus. For those unfamiliar with the area, parking is very limited, so public transport is highly recommended. The new Lechmere station is just a two-minute walk away, and Cambridge Crossing has several Bluebike stations nearby. – Joel Ang

Celebrate ‘authentic pride’ at the Trans Resistance March and Festival

A staple of Boston Pride’s last years, the Trans Resistance March and Festival, is back in 2022. It’s the third annual march organized by Trans Resistance MA, a group that advocates for the “safety, joy and liberation” of trans and trans people. queer of color. The march begins at Cedar Square Park at 11 am this Saturday. In addition to the march and festival performers, there will be food trucks, local vendors and other resources. And after the march is over, there will be a festival at Franklin Park Playstead starting at 1pm with over 20 artists and performers, many of whom are from Massachusetts. — Marta Colina

Join the Hot Dog Safari Food Truck Festival at Suffolk Downs

It’s not entirely clear why this food truck festival is called the “Hot Dog Safari” as it has nothing to do with Eddie Andelman’s Hot Dog Safari, a staple of the local food festival circuit in the ’90s and ’00s. Is The Sausage Guy one of the featured sellers? Maybe the organizers have some inflatable giraffes left over from the last stop? Either way, the former racetrack at Suffolk Downs will be transformed into a food and beer garden for an afternoon, with beers from Mighty Squirrel, Citizen Cider, Lord Hobo and more. If you plan on attending, be sure to purchase your ticket online to save 50% off the general admission price. – Joel Ang

Watch a free screening of ‘Jaws’ or ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ in Boston

As Boston-area movie fans have started to return to regular theaters after more than two years of COVID-19, city officials will once again be offering a robust number of free outdoor movies in Boston now that summer has officially arrived. . All summer long, you’ll be able to watch a mix of very recent movies and certified classics at open-air pop-up movie screenings – free of charge. On Friday, head to Rowe’s Wharf at dusk for a free screening of “Jaws,” part of the Boston Harbor Hotel’s “Summer in the City” series. Or, if you prefer, head to the USS Constitution Museum any time before 8:30 pm for a free screening of the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie aboard the Old Ironsides, with crew members screening the swashbuckling film for guests at the top. of the ship covered area. Space is limited aboard the ship, but if you decide to go early, you’ll hear from public historian Carl Herzog starting at 7:30pm as he discusses the history of the USS Constitution and how it relates to the film. — Kevin Slane

Watch the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus play Disney’s ‘PRIDE in Concert’

This Saturday (8 pm) and Sunday (3 pm), the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus will return to the Symphony Hall stage for an evening of Disney music at an event celebrating LGBTQ Pride. Disney’s “PRIDE in Concert” represents the choir’s biggest shows to date, with 250 singers, 42 songs and a 25-piece orchestra – and it’s also the group’s 40th anniversary show. The shows follow a 30-month hiatus for the chorus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event has been in the works since last summer and is Disney’s first collaboration to create an LGBTQ-specific package of shows, according to a press release. After the show, the show will be available for licensing in the future through Disney Concerts. The concert will also include memorable music videos from Disney films and stories “celebrating diversity and perseverance.” — Marta Colina

Enjoy science fiction with ‘The Fifth Element’

Twenty-five years ago, French filmmaker Luc Besson, with the thrillers “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional” already securing him a place among directors to watch, decided to make a comedy. Well, a better term for what resulted – “The Fifth Element” – would be a sci-fi action-comedy. It was a treat at the time, and will be one for anyone to rewatch or pick up for the first time when it re-releases, in celebration of its silver anniversary, via Fathom Events on Sunday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 29. Fifth Element” begins in the Egyptian desert in 1914, when a group of gigantic ETs called Mondoshawans land their spaceship and take care of some business inside a pyramid. He then leaps ahead approximately 300 years into the crowded streets and skies of New York, where former army major turned taxi driver Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) meets orange-haired alien Leeloominaï Lekatariba Lamina-Tchaï Ekbat De Sebat (Milla Jovovich) as she tries to evade the police. Co-starring Ian Holm, Chris Tucker and Gary Oldman, “The Fifth Element” will screen at 3 pm and 7 pm in multiple theaters across Massachusetts. For a complete list, check out the Fathom website. — Ed Symkus

Drink and Dress in Pink on the 90+ Cellars Rosé Cruise

They say summer isn’t officially here until you start drinking rosé on a boat – “they” are the organizers of the annual Rosé on the Water cruise. This Sunday, from 1 pm to 4 pm, for the eighth year in a row, you will have the opportunity to wear pink and drink rosé in Boston Harbor. Snacks will also be provided on board, and the cruise will take place rain or shine. The event might sound like the perfect setting for an episode of “Below Deck,” though it’s hard to tell the difference between reality shows and the things Bostonians do in the summer sometimes. – Joel Ang

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