3 min readBy Published On: October 20th, 2023Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – October 20th

Don’t let another rainy forecast get you down. Fall is in full swing and there’s something for everyone across Dot and beyond this weekend.

Fall-o-Ween Children’s Fest

Join Mayor Michelle Wu at the Boston Common Frog Pond this Friday for the City of Boston’s third-annual Fall-o-Ween festival from 5pm to 8pm. The spooktacular event has something for everyone including fall field games, arts and crafts, music, a fun house maze and much more family fun – all for free!

Tarot Card Readings

The Grove Hall Library’s 13 days of HALLoween continues with free tarot card readings for adults on Friday afternoon. Readings are first come, first serve from 3pm-4pm.

Halloween Yoga

The teachers at Open Doors Yoga Studio in Dorchester are getting in the Halloween spirit with a special yoga event Friday evening at 6pm. Tickets for the 75-minute class are $25 and include post-workout spooky snacks and a glass of champagne or seltzer!

Comedy Night at DBCo

It’s the third Friday which means you can get your fill of stand up comedy at Dorchester Brewing Company – this week featuring comedian Gary Petersen with MC Dorothy. The event is 21+ and gets underway at 7:30pm.

Dorchester Open Studios Art Event

Art lovers and curious minds alike will not want to miss this neighborhood-wide art event this Saturday and Sunday. Artist studios around Dot will open their doors to guests who wish to explore their work, learn about their craft, participate in creative programs and purchase work. Humphreys Street Studios in Uphams Corner will anchor the event, which runs from 11am to 5pm both days. Details here.

Meet Members of the Hocus Pocus Cast

Those brave enough to head north and battle the crowds in Salem this weekend have a chance to meet some of the original cast members of Hocus Pocus who are stopping in New England for the film’s 20th anniversary. Join them for a variety of events throughout the weekend including a Halloween costume bash and autograph meet and greets in Salem Common.

South End Historical Home Tour

Whether you’re interested in historical homes or just looking for some new interior design inspiration, don’t miss this annual self-guided tour of private homes and public spaces in the South End. The homes will be open from 10am to 4pm, and ticket holders receive a guidebook and map to explore at their own pace.

Masquerade Party at Boston Harbor Distillery

Slip into something exquisite for the distillery’s 3rd annual Sapphic Masquerade, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community on Sunday evening. Masks are a must! For adults 21+. Tickets are $30 and all proceeds will benefit the opening of Dani’s Queer Bar. 

Fall Fitness

As the weather gets colder and the couch starts looking a lot more comfortable, it may be time to switch up your workout routine for the fall season. Whether you are looking for group fitness around Southie or you prefer to exercise in the comfort of your own home, here are some options to keep your body moving. Check out our roundup! 


-Patriots vs. Bills on Sunday, Oct. 22nd at 1pm. 

-Bruins vs. LA Kings on Saturday, Oct. 21st at 10:30 pm. 

-Bruins vs. Ducks Sunday, Oct. 22nd at 8:30pm. 

Here are 9 Places to Watch the Game! 

Looking Forward to 2024 Elections (Bonus Event)

Robert Costa, chief election and campaign correspondent for CBS News and David Gergen, senior political analyst at CNN and a White House adviser to four presidents, will visit the JFK Museum for a special event Monday evening at 6pm.

What other events are going on around Dot this weekend? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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