Dear Abbeys Parents Weekend Show
One of BU’s a capella groups, the Dear Abbeys, will kick off Parents Weekend on Fridaywith a special performance in BU Central. “Chordially Yours,” an all-female group, will open the show. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9. The event is free for BU students and their parents. For more information, visit http://www.dearabbeys.com.
BU Gong Show
Continuing the Parents Weekend activities, BU alum Myq Kaplan will host a special night of entertainment featuring a variety of BU student performers. Audience members are not just spectators for this show – they will get the chance to vote to see who is “gonged” off the stage. The show will take place Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Metcalf Ballroom, and admission is $10.
Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Holy Cross
The Terriers will take on the Holy Cross Crusaders on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Agganis Arena. Tickets are sold at http://www.goterriers.com or at the Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekend Events in the City
Head of the Charles Regatta
The 47th annual Head of the Charles Regatta will take place this weekend. The world’s largest two-day rowing competition, the races begin at the BU Boathouse on Saturday morning and continue into Sunday. Conveniently located on the Charles, this is a great event to watch with parents or friends.
Suffolk Downs Food Truck Festival
On Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. Suffolk Downs will feature a variety of Boston food trucks, carrying everything from fried dough to lobster rolls to frozen yogurt. A shuttle bus will run from the Suffolk Downs T Stop to the entrance of the event. Admission is $5, and all proceeds will benefit local charities. For more information, visit http://www.suffolkdowns.com/events.
The “Canine Promenade”
For quite possibly the most adorable event of the weekend, head down to the Esplanade on Saturday. Complete with a parade and costume contest, pet owners in Boston will dress up their pooches for this “promenade.” Beginning at 10:30 am, a half-mile parade of dogs and their owners will take place, hosted by the Lotta Fountain on the Charles River Esplanade. There is a “suggested donation” of $10 that will benefit the Esplanade Association.