10 things to do in Boston this weekend

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The Boston Pizza Festival will be held at City Hall Plaza on Saturday and Sunday. Courtesy Boston Pizza Festival

Skip Netflix this weekend—here are 10 ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city. If you’d like BosTen delivered to your inbox every Thursday, click here. Want more things to do? Check out our events calendar at You can also learn even more about awesome events around Boston by joining the BosTen Facebook group.

Luke Bryan at Fenway Park

Country star Luke Bryan will make his Fenway Park debut on Friday night at 5 p.m. He’ll have plenty of support from Georgia songwriter Sam Hunt, neo-traditional country star Jon Pardi, and opening sets from “The Voice” singer Morgan Wallen and Georgia country veteran DJ Rock. (Friday, July 6 at 5 p.m.; Fenway Park, Boston; $105-181; all ages)

“Leave No Trace” at the Coolidge

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding “Leave No Trace,” and for good reason. It’s the first film in eight years from director and Cambridge native Debra Granik, whose 2010 film “Winter’s Bone” received four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Jennifer Lawrence in her first major role. “Leave No Trace” is about a father (Boston native Ben Foster) and teenage daughter (Thomasin McKenzie) living off the grid in an Oregon forest until authorities find them and force them to integrate into society. Friday’s screening at the Coolidge will feature a Q&A with the film’s producer, Emerson professor Linda Reisman, moderated by Love Letters columnist Meredith Goldstein. (Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m.; Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline; $10.75-12.75; rated PG)

Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton

If Luke Bryan isn’t your thing, “Take the Money and Run” across town to buy a ticket to see a pair of classic rock stalwarts in Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. Though plenty of seats were still available at the time of this article’s publication, LiveNation said tickets are in high demand, so don’t be surprised if all of the available seats magically disappear before you can say “Abracadabra.”  (Friday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston; $49-224; all ages)

Boston Harbor Yoga

You can take your pick between two island yoga sessions this weekend from Boston Harbor Now, a nonprofit promoting the benefits of Boston Harbor to the city and region. Catch the 9 a.m. ferry to Spectacle Island for an hour-long vinyasa flow at 9:45 a.m., or skip the boat and drive to Castle Island for a similar session at 10:15 a.m. Both classes are free, but you’ll need to buy a ferry ticket for the Spectacle Island yoga. Boston Harbor Now suggests that you register for whichever class you plan to attend, as only a limited number of walk-up spots will be available. (Saturday, July 7 at 9:45 a.m. or 10:15 a.m.; Spectacle Island or Castle Island, Boston; free; all ages)

Chinatown Main Street Festival

Immerse yourself in Chinese culture at the annual Chinatown Street Festival at the Chinatown Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. There will be food vendors throughout the area, and the main stage will feature various cultural performances like martial arts demonstrations, lion dances, Chinese folk dances, and Chinese operas. (Saturday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Rose Kennedy Greenway – Chinatown Park, Boston; free; all ages)

JP Porchfest

After so many days of fireworks, there will be rhythms and booms of a different type in Jamaica Plain on Saturday thanks to JP Porchfest. More than 150 artists will play concerts on residential porches all across the Boston neighborhood. You can see a full list of bands and set times and download a printable map and schedule at the JP Porchfest website. (Saturday, July 7 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; various locations, Boston; free; all ages)

Boston Pizza Festival

The Boston Pizza Festival is back for a second year, with 30 vendors — including three pie-makers all the way from Naples, Italy — gathering at City Hall this weekend to sling slices. Along with local pizza vendors like Rina’s Pizzeria, Babbo Pizzeria & Enoteca, and Oath Craft Pizza, the festival will feature live music and acrobatic pizza-tossing showcases. This year, the festival will offer unlimited samples for festivalgoers, as well as beer and wine sales, and a covered dining tent to shelter you from the weekend sun. (Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; City Hall Plaza, Boston; $35 GA in advance, $45 at the door, $20 for kids ages 10 and under, free for kids ages 3 and under; all ages)

Free Outdoor Screening of “The Lion King”

Though outdoor movie season is already in full swing, the first edition of Magic 106.7’s Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center South Garden isn’t until this Saturday. The first film of the season is the 1995 Disney classic “The Lion King,” and subsequent Saturdays will have movies like “Coco,” “The Incredibles,” and “Mulan.” Before the movie begins at sundown, you can enjoy a bunch of family-friendly activities on the lawn starting at 6 p.m. (Saturday, July 7 at 6 p.m.; Prudential Center, Boston; free; all ages)

Open Newbury Street

It’s that time of year again. For the third season in a row, the City of Boston will make Newbury Street a pedestrian-only thoroughfare for a select number of weekend days, including this Sunday. Check out local businesses, listen to live music, and play a few lawn games on the car-free stretch from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue. (Sunday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Newbury Street, Boston; free; all ages)

Medieval Combat on Boston Common

Unless you’re a regular at King Richard’s Faire, you probably haven’t had a fake sword fight since you were a little kid. You can change that this weekend at Boston Common, where local medieval combat group Anvard will host a fierce battle. The rules look pretty complex, but helpful combat specialists will be on hand to explain them and rent out approved gear. (Sunday, July 8 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Boston Common, Boston; free to attend, $5 to rent gear; 18+)