Haute Events Not to Miss This Weekend in Boston

Even though summer is officially over, Boston is not at a loss for festivals and arts openings this weekend. Here’s a look at some of the weekend’s hautest happenings.

Tonight, the Huntington Theatre Company debuts the production of A Little Night Music, which runs now through October 11, 2015. The 2.5-hour production premieres tonight at 8 p.m. and tells Stephen Sondheim’s story of a romance set to waltz. The musical performance, which features Sondheim’s most popular song, “Send in the Clowns” is directed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois tells the tale of love and heartbreak of middle aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman in search of fulfillment in his relationship. The story is set at a country house in the early 20th century Sweden.

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Also happening tonight at 7 p.m., you can head over to KO Catering and Pies on Marginal Street in Boston for a festival of oysters, seafood and beer. KO Catering and Pies Shipyard’s Chef Sam Jackson and special guest Chef Michael Serpa of SELECT Oyster bar will be pairing up a seafood dinner with select beers from Blue Point Brewing Company. Tickets to the event include five seafood and beer pairings and specialty tastings with a Blue Point brewer.

We all love them apples, especially during the onset of fall. If you are like us, then head over tomorrow night to Royale Boston where apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, craft beverage fanatics and hard cider revolutionaries will gather for Boston’s first hard cider festival, Pour The Core: Boston, which will be held from noon to 8:30 p.m. This is your chance to try more than 75 locally produced and internationally sourced ciders. There are two sessions being held, one from noon to 3:30 p.m. and the second from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Located in Boston’s Theater District, the event will feature local breweries like Downeast Cider & Lookout Farm Hard Cider as well as Woodchuck Hard Cider, Angry Orchard and a variety of imported ciders from Spain and England. There will also be specialty seminars about cider, the making of cider, and what to look for when tasting a great cider. The event will help raise funds for The Barton Center for Diabetes Education and the United States Association of Cider Makers. Tickets include a five-ounce tasting glass.

If you are still holding onto those last few days of summer, head over to Community Boating’s “Blues and BBQ Night” tomorrow night. Dance the night away on the dock under the stars with live blues music by the George Gritzbach Band. The event, which starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m., is being held at Community Boating’s location at 21 David G Mugar Way. Tickets include food, drinks and entertainment.

To finish off the weekend right, head over to Karma Crew Yacht Charters’ sunset cruise on Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. They are hosting a two-hour beer and bivalve cruise around Boston Harbor past the USS Constitution (keep an ear out for the cannon shot) on a classic 1948 vintage motor yacht. The beautiful boat features five areas for guests to enjoy. East Boston Oysters will be shucking fresh oysters and there will also be a selection of craft brews from Jack’s Abby Brewing of Framingham and Dogfish Head of Delaware.