10 Things To Do In Boston This Labor Day Weekend

D Street Art Walk, Karaoke & Jazz Brunch
The Lawn on D is throwing a weekend-long party with live music, food, adult beverages, art, slam poetry performances, face paint, magicians, movies, and more. Best part? Sunday brunch (with mimosas!!!). Seriously, there’s so much going on. (Thursday, September 1 from 3 to 10 p.m.; Friday, September 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, September 3 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Monday, September 5 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Lawn on D; free to attend; $24.95 for Sunday brunch; all ages)

John Krasinski’s Q&As for The Hollars
In honor of his new movie The Hollars opening in Boston theaters this weekend, Newton native John Krasinski—aka the lovable Jim from The Office—is holding three different screenings followed by Q&A sessions in the area. (Friday, September 2 and Sunday, September 4 at Kendall Square Cinema at 7 p.m.; Saturday, September 3 at AMC Loews Boston Common at 7:15 p.m.; $9-$13; all ages)

King Richard’s Faire
New England’s longest running Renaissance fair season kicks off this weekend in Carver, tucked away in an 80-acre forest. King Richard’s goes all out with recreating a mini 16th century world, complete with a village of shops, knights on horseback, and stages for jesting and performing. (Saturday, September 3 through Sunday, October 23; open Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.;235 Main Street, Carver, MA; $31 for adults, $16 for ages 4-11; free for children under 4)

Starlabfest VII
The outdoor music and arts festival is back for a seventh year to showcase local bands, comedians, and artists (see the lineup here). High Energy Vintage is curating an accompanying flea market, Bit Bar Salem is bringing a pop-up arcade, free food will be served, and those 21+ folks can get beer and wine. (Saturday, September 3 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Union Square, Somerville; $12 presale or $15 at the door; all ages)

Waffle Sundae Pop-Up
Curio Coffee is inviting The Parlor Ice Cream to its place in Cambridge to give you, dear eater, a night of waffle sundaes and affogatos (a coffee-based dessert). (Saturday, September 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Curio Coffee, Cambridge; free to attend; all ages)

Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour
Nobody loves Kanye like Kanye, but if you love Kanye at all, you’ll see Yeezy perform his latest album The Life of Pablo live at the TD Garden. He’ll be on a floating stage. Man, that’s so Kanye. (Saturday, September 3 at 8 p.m.; TD Garden; resale tickets start at $85 on ticketmaster.com)

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks
Hasta la vista, summer. Labor Day is here, which means it’s September, which means it’s basically already fall, which means you should commence the end of the sunshine season the way the city does it best: with fireworks on the harbor. Or, if you really want to be fancy, Boston Harbor Cruises has viewing cruises that take you right under the fireworks show. (Saturday, September 3 at 8:30 p.m.; Boston Harbor; free; all ages)

Free Admission at the Isabella Gardner Museum
The museum has a tradition of keeping admission free on Labor Day, so take advantage while you can. The museum has a specific capacity, and will enter folks on a first come, first serve basis. (Monday, September 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Isabella Gardner Museum; free; all ages)

Fourth Annual Allston Christmas Labor Day BBQ
Did you finish moving into your Allston apartment on the same day as everyone else in this city? Do you now need some way to unwind to maintain your sanity? Great! Join everyone else in your boat for a party at Great Scott. There will be alcohol, and other stuff, but just reiterating the alcohol thing. (Monday, September 5 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Great Scott, Allston; free to attend; 21+)

Steven Tyler at the Wang Theatre
The iconic frontman of Boston’s beloved rock band Aerosmith is now promoting his solo country music endeavors. He’ll be at the Wang Theatre this weekend, backed by his Nashville-based band, Loving Mary. (Sunday, September 4 at 8 p.m.; The Wang Theatre; $59+; all ages)

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