Hello, three-day weekend! If you’re lucky enough to have Patriots’ Day (read: Marathon Monday) off, take this weekend to basque in Boston Marathon glory. Even if you’re not running, carbo-load like you are, and scream your heart out as you cheer on the runners. And if you’re running, best of luck to you!

Sponsored: Play Bocce – Starting April 8th, 7pm – 8pm – Boston Common – Join Major League Bocce for their first-ever Glo-Bocce season to be played Tuesday evenings beginning April 9th. The seven-week season costs $30 to play and includes a brightly colored t-shirt, end of season party and the chance to handle glowing balls. Registration is open until March 29thclick here to join.


Boston Beer Summit – 5:30pm – 9pm – Park Plaza Castle – Spring means beer season, and this weekend, celebrate the best beers from over 60 different breweries across the world. The Beer Summit continues on Saturday with two tastings, one in the afternoon and one in the evening.

Boston International Film Festival –AMC –  If you’re a movie buff, check out the 10-day Boston International Film Festival, which kicks off Friday at the AMC Theaters on Tremont Street.


Street Theater Spring Showcase & Sidewalk Sale – 11am – 7pm – Faneuil Hall Marketplace – International street performers are gathering in Faneuil Hall on Saturday and Sunday to bring you the best, most jaw-dropping performances around. Watch their acts, then do a little shopping at the Sidewalk Sale, in which stores like Ann Taylor, Nine West, and Newbury Comics are offering discounts on merchandise. Don’t forget to check out the new One Direction store while you’re at it!

Caffeine Crawl – 11am – 4pm – Various routes – Get your coffee buzz going on Saturday with a first-of-its-kind tour that brings you to six coffee shops in the Boston area. Choose from one of three routes, and get to sipping!

Beer Knuckle Bar Crawl – 12pm – 2pm – Ned Devine’s – Ever wanted to wear a Hulk hand and drink? Now’s your chance. Sorry For Partying is hosting a Beer Knuckle Bar Crawl on Saturday, dedicating an afternoon to looking absurd while boozing. The tour crawls through Faneuil Hall and the Garden area, and tickets are $20.

MassArt’s 24th Annual Benefit Art Auction – 6:30pm – Sandra & David Bakalar and Stephen D. Paine Galleries – Buy some art from world-renowned artists to support academic programming and student scholarships at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

90’s Dance Party Extravaganza – 10pm – dbar – Take it back a few decades on Saturday night at dbar. DJ Jay Ine will stroll down memory lane with tracks from the 90’s era, and you can feel free to sip cocktails and sing along.

New Balance Late-Night Run – 11pm – Boylston Street New Balance Store – New Balance is sponsoring a late night, four-mile run on Saturday night in conjunction with the release of NB’s limited edition glow-in-the-dark sneakers.


Pasta Party – 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Daddy Jones – For $10, get in on unlimited, pre-race pasta bowls from Daddy Jones. For more carbo-loading action this weekend, check out this article.

Midnight Marathon Bike Ride – Hopkinton – Midnight – Join more than 700 cyclists as they pedal the Boston Marathon course in the dark!