10 things to do in Boston this weekend

#BosTen is your weekly guide to not-lame events in the city.

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#BosTen is your weekly guide to events and cool happenings in and around Boston. Skip Netflix this weekend—here are 10 ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city.

Finish Line: The Untold Stories of the 2013 Boston Marathon
Two Hollywood movies about the Boston Marathon bombings are filming in the area right now, but this production by the Boston Theater Company presents a performance—technically, a 17-day run of previews—of stories you haven’t yet heard. The docu-play will have its world premiere in 2017. (Thursday, April 7 through Thursday, April 28; various times; The Nonprofit Center, 89 South St.; $20+; ages 14+)

Boston Sings A Cappella Festival
This three-day festival takes place in multiple spots between Somerville and Medford and features everything from traditional competitions to workshops to a professional showcase.  The winners of the fifth annual Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards will also be announced at the Somerville Theatre on Saturday. Aca-awesome. (Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10; various times and locations; $75 for all-access pass; all ages)


Inflate the Mega Fruit Tree
The MFA is installing a vibrant, 23-foot inflatable “Fruit Tree” created by Seoul-based artist Choi Jeong at the Marketplace Center near Faneuil Hall. It’s literally made of colorful, blown-up fruits and veggies. Healthy! (Friday, April 8 at 12:30 p.m.; Marketplace Center; free to attend; all ages)

Boston Tattoo Convention
Two hundred-plus artists who hail from everywhere from Boston and Cambridge to Nebraska and Montreal are headed to the convention center. They’ll be tattooing on the spot, and while you’re checking it out, you can also see live music, burlesque performances, and seminars. (Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10; various times; Hynes Convention Center; $25-$60 admission; all ages, must be with an adult if under 18)


Clover’s Sugar House Pop-Up
For one day only, Clover’s Newbury Street food truck will serve up a pancake breakfast with local syrup. The menu includes Maine grain pancakes, corn fritters, and hot mulled cider. (Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 354 Newbury St.; $12 per meal; all ages)

Jake Hurwitz & Amir Blumenfeld: If I Were You Live Podcast
The irreverent comedy duo known for their web series Jake & Amir (and who used to work for College Humor) also have an advice podcast, the live version of which they will bring to the Wilbur this weekend. (Saturday, April 9 at 9:45 p.m.; The Wilbur Theatre; $22+; all ages)


BuffyProv! and Twin Creeks
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twin Peaks are two cult favorite TV shows that helped define ‘90s pop culture. Two decades later, they’ve become the driving theme of a new improv parody show at Jamaica Plain’s Riot Theater. (Saturday, April 9 at 10 p.m., runs Saturdays through April 30; The Riot Theater; $10; all ages)

Boston Bonbon French Macaron Spring Pop-up
Chicken & Rice Guys (swooooon) is bringing desserts from Boston Bonbons to its brick and mortar for a special tasting and meet-and-greet with the folks who create these heavenly treats. (Sunday, April 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Chicken & Rice Guys, Medford; free admission; all ages)


Boston Lamb Jam
Twenty top chefs from the Boston area are coming together to cook good meat and compete for the title of Lamb Jam Boston Champion. Participating chefs include Chris Jackson from the Backroom at Moody’s and Todd Winer of Pastoral. (See the full list here.) Local breweries, winemakers, and other foodie artisans will also be there. (Sunday, April 10 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Royal Sonesta Cambridge; $60 general admission; all ages)

The Painted Burro’s 4th Annual Guac Off
All of the Burro’s fave customers (that means you) are invited to throw their original guacamole recipes into the ring for a competition that could win you a $200 Painted Burro gift card. Guac on. (Sunday, April 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; The Painted Burro; $5 admission; all ages)


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