If you find yourself in Massachusetts this weekend and are looking for things to do in Boston, here’s a quick rundown.
If you have always wanted to sail in the summer but have never gotten around to anything more than dipping your foot in the Charles River, the Community Boating Summer Open House (21 David Mugar Way, Boston MA) offers tours, classes and refreshments. This is undoubtedly the best way to finally get your jib on as you embark on a summer of sailing the seas. The Open House takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information is available at Community-Boating.org
One of the most important silent films of the 20’s was “From Morning To Midnight” by Karl-Henz Martin. The only print of the movie was discovered in Japan in 1959 and Boston’s Alloy Orchestra Trio pays tribute to the movie by performing its legendary score using drums and electronics. Performances take place at the Institute of Contemporary Art (100 Northern Ave., Boston MA) on Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m. and tickets are $25 and $20. More information is available at www.icaboston.org
If you’re interested in taking in some of the best the city has to offer, the “Commonwealth Avenue: Boston’s Grand Boulevard” tour offers a guided walk through the 19th-century neighborhood. You will see one of Boston’s most elite areas that include great views of the townhouses and clubs that make up the elegant area. The $15 tour kicks off at 2 p.m. at the George Washington statue in the Public Garden (Arlington Street and Commonwealth Avenue). More information is available at BostonByFoot.org