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

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 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

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.