10 things to do in Boston this weekend

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Robyn Ochs and Kai Imperial-Jewett wait for the start of the 2015 Boston Pride Parade. Harrison Hill for the Boston Globe

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.

Jimmy Fund Scoop at Night

The Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl, an annual all-you-can-eat ice cream fundraiser, is unquestionably a family-friendly affair. But the three-day event will introduce an adults-only component on Thursday, its final night, with “Scoop at Night.” Eat all of the ice cream you want for a good cause under the festival’s big tent while also enjoying two adult beverages provided by Harpoon Brewery and local wineries. (Thursday, June 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; City Hall Plaza, Boston; $30; 21+)

Coheed and Cambria and Mastodon

Progressive metal group Coheed and Cambria has been telling a seemingly never-ending story throughout their career, with each album tied to the plot of frontman Claudio Sanchez’s comic book series “The Amory Wars.” The band is currently touring on the heels of their latest concept album, 2018’s “Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures,” along with fellow prog-metal act Mastodon, and will be at the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion this Thursday. (Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.; Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, Boston; $24-64; all ages) 

“The Dead Don’t Die”

Want to catch this zombie horror-comedy before it shambles into theaters on June 14? The Brattle will host a free screening of the film from Jim Jarmusch (“Paterson”) about residents of a small town called Centerville fending off hordes of flesh-eating zombies. “The Dead Don’t Die” stars Bill Murray (“Ghostbusters”), Adam Driver (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), and Springfield native Chloe Sevigny (“Boys Don’t Cry”), and Sevigny will attend the screening. Tickets are first-come, first-served, so expect to wait in line. (Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.; Brattle Theatre, Cambridge; free; rated R)

Glow in the Park

The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy will host the fifth annual “Glow in the Park” fundraiser party this Friday night. Your ticket grants all you can eat and drink, with beer from Jack’s Abby and wine from 90+ Cellar, food from food trucks like Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and Moyzilla, lawn games from Social Boston Sports, a dance floor, an outdoor lounge, and live music. (Friday, June 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Rose F. Kennedy Greenway at High Street and Atlantic Avenue, Boston; $85; 21+)

Boston Dragon Boat Festival

Head down to the banks of the Charles River on Saturday and Sunday to watch dozens of dragon boats race each other throughout the day. The time trials will be on Saturday, while Sunday will feature both the finals and the associated festival, with traditional Chinese music and dance, as well as lots of options for Asian food. (Saturday, June 8 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; MIT Pierce Boathouse, Cambridge; Sunday, June 10, races from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and festival from noon to 5 p.m.; Weeks Footbridge near Harvard University, Cambridge for the races, Charles River near Harvard University, Cambridge for the festival; all ages)

Boston Pride Parade and Festival

The marquee events of the Boston Pride celebration are the parade and festival, which will both happen this Saturday. The parade will kick off at noon and wind through the Back Bay and South End toward City Hall, where the festival, which starts at 11 a.m., will be held. The festival headliner is singer Todrick Hall, an “American Idol” season nine semifinalist and Broadway performer (“Kinky Boots,” “Chicago”). Also on hand will be singer Robin S., whose 1990 song “Show Me Love” was a top-five hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and singer/house artist Beth Sacks, who has been putting out dance music with DJ Aron since 2012. (Saturday, June 8; festival is at City Hall Plaza, Boston from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., parade starts at 12 p.m. at Copley Square, Boston; free; all ages)

Arlington Porchfest

Much like its neighbors in Somerville, Arlington holds an annual Porchfest, during which bands across the town play music on porches for one afternoon. This Saturday, more than 200 artists are scheduled to play on 119 porches, with musicians in the west zone playing from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., those in the east zone performing from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a finale from School of Honk and The Bittersweet Band at Arlington Service Station from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For a full schedule, check out the Arlington Porchfest website(Saturday, June 8 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; various locations in Arlington; free; all ages)

Boston in White

You’ve been looking forward to donning your fanciest all-white outfit all winter? Your wait is over. Stop by matchmaking company Three Day Rule’s third annual Boston in White party at The Yard, the Liberty Hotel’s private outdoor courtyard, for an afternoon of cocktails and socializing. (Saturday, June 8 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Liberty Hotel, Boston; $20; 21+)

Rainbow@Revere Pride Party

If you find yourself looking for another place to celebrate Pride Week on Saturday, the rooftop bar at the Revere Hotel, Rooftop@Revere, will be throwing a Pride Party from 11 a.m. until midnight featuring music from the Mykonos-based artist DJ FreeSprit, prizes, plus giveaways from sponsors Absolut and Sam Adams. (Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to midnight; Rooftop@Revere, Boston; $21.40 and up; 21+)

Lez Hang Out

WBUR will play host to a live taping of lesbian podcast Lez Hang Out, with hosts Ellie Brigida and Leigh Holmes Foster bringing in a trio of guests to discuss classic pop culture that, in their opinion, should have been gay. Saturday’s guests will chat about “The Little Mermaid,” “The Parent Trap,” and “Rocko’s Modern Life.” (Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m.; WBUR CitySpace, Boston; $23; all ages)