Weekend Picks: Live Tweeting 'Good Will Hunting' 05:09

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Well, the heat wave has finally lifted, which means you might want to step out this weekend and do something more than just collapse in front of an air conditioner. We've got some suggestions.


What: "True Believers" by Thom Dunn presented by the Vagabond Theatre Group

Zach Winston in "True Believers" (Courtesy Vagabond Theatre Group/Paul Cantillon)
Zach Winston in "True Believers" (Courtesy Vagabond Theatre Group/Paul Cantillon)

Where: The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont Street (enter through the parking lot out back)

When: Through Sunday, July 21

Price:  $15 (students/senior) to $18

More: "True Believers" is a personal take on comic book culture. It's set during the week of a comic book convention and the characters include fanboys, comic book writers, cybernetically-enhanced humans and aspiring crime fighters. Throw in a love story and hero/villian rivalry, and you've got all your bases covered.

What: Puppet Showplace Slam!

Where: Puppet Showplace Theatre

When: Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m.

Price: $13 (students/members) to $15

More: Sort of like a poetry or story slam — the Puppet Showplace Slam features lots of short-form performances or mini-plays. Every act includes puppets and the performers come from all sorts of backgrounds and puppetry experience levels. This form of puppetry is for grown-ups. Little's Creatures (in the video above) have performed at slams in the past and might give you a good idea of what to expect.

What: Gardner After Hours: Wanderlust

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (M.V. Jantzen/Flickr)
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (M.V. Jantzen/Flickr)

Where: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

When: Thursday, July 19 at 5 p.m.

Price: $5 to $15

More: This month's edition of Gardner After Hours will feature Isabella Stewart Gardner's travel journals and a conversation about her journey's through Japan, China, Cambodia, Java, Burma and India in 1883 and 1884. There will also be gallery talks focused on her travels and the impact it had on her collections.

Anthony's Pick


What: Good Will Tweeting with Blog Will Hunting

Where: From the comfort of your own home

When: Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m.

Price: Free (if you already own the film)

More: Blog Will Hunting wants to get as many Bostonians as possible watching "Good Will Hunting" at the same time. They're asking people to live tweet the movie using the hashtag #GWHLive. You can find them on Twitter @BlogWillHunting.

This segment aired on July 19, 2012.