Best things to do in Boston this week
Celebrating its 10th edition, Boston Calling is once again taking over the Harvard Athletic Complex from May 24–26. This year's festival sees more than 55 acts performing across four stages, with a trio of notable headliners: Twenty One Pilots (May 24), Tame Impala (May 25) and Travis Scott (May 26). A variety of genres are well-represented, and the festival’s indoor stage features comedy stars Fred Armisen (May 24), Jenny Slate (May 25) and Michael Che (May 26). The event's food and drink offerings are stronger than ever; this year's participants include Tiffani Faison, Will Gilson, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and The Smoke Shop.
From May 22-25, Grammy and MacArthur ‘genius’ grant-winner Rhiannon Giddens is joining the Pops for a variety of performances.
Head to the Boston Opera House through June 8 to see the Boston Ballet, led by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, as it performs Cinderella, a timeless fairy tale that continues to appeal to all ages.
The Boston Ballet’s production of Rhapsody is appearing at the Opera House through June 9. The program includes a world premiere by Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais and Boston Ballet premieres of Vestris and Rhodin.
Head to the South End every Sunday, when the SoWa Open Market runs from 10am-4pm. Now in its 16th year, the kid- and pet-friendly market includes more than 175 artists, makers, bakers, and other food vendors. Every week, a different local brewer will set up shop in the beer garden, and the food truck lineup includes the likes of Blackbird Doughnuts, Bon Me and the Chubby Chickpea.