Off Campus, Arts

This Weekend In Arts: MixFest, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, And More

Boston Comedy Arts Festival

(Through Sunday, 9/14)
The sixth Boston Comedy Festival is taking place throughout the city this weekend, with shows hosted at ImprovBoston as well as at the Brattle and Oberon Theaters. Headlined by Laura Hall of Whose Line Is It Anyway, the event welcomes professional comedians from around the world. See for tickets and times.

Downtown Boston Art Walking Tour

(Saturday 9/13, 3:30 p.m.)
If you’ve already seen the paintings and sculptures in Boston’s museums, take the opportunity to see the art that the city has to offer on its streets. This walking tour travels through Downtown Crossing, Chinatown, the South End, and the Theatre District, highlighting murals, PaintBox projects, and other public art pieces along the way. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of. For more information, see

‘Hollywood Glamour’

The Museum of Fine Arts’ latest exhibit takes visitors behind the scenes—literally. Displaying the private wardrobe and jewelry collections of silver screen stars from the ’30s and ’40s, Hollywood Glamour zooms in on the iconic fashion styles of actresses including Gloria Swanson and Joan Crawford. Admission to the MFA is free with a BC ID.

Jason Mraz Concert

(Friday & Saturday, 9/12 & 9/13, 8 p.m.)
This weekend, Boston’s Jason Mraz fans sure are “lucky.” The acoustic guitar-playing crooner is putting on not one, but two concerts at the Wang Theatre, promoting his latest album, Yes! Tickets to both shows start at $38.50 on


(Saturday 9/13, 11 a.m.)
Celebrate the end of summer at the seventh annual Riverfest this weekend at Assembly Row in Sommerville. The free event will include goods sold by local artisans, live music, food, and a firework display over Mystic River at 8 p.m.

‘The Lion King’

(Though Saturday, 10/11)
A roaring Broadway sensation, The Lion King is playing at the Boston Opera House until the middle of October. The musical brings Simba and the other characters of Pride Rock vividly to life and features a thrilling score by Elton John, which includes showstoppers “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.” For tickets and show times, visit

Mixfest 2014

(Saturday 9/13, 4 p.m.)
After last year’s fall concert in Conte Forum, O.A.R is making its way back to Boston. The “Shattered” rockers are joining headliner Phillip Phillips, singer-songwriter Christina Perri, and Magic!—the artist behind the summer hit “Rude.” The free show is being hosted at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell on the Charles River, rain or shine.

Featured Image Courtesy of Boston Art Walking Tours

September 10, 2014