5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez
Ben Stas for The Boston Globe/file 2016
Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez

Coheed and Cambria
and Mastodon

Progressive metal group Coheed and Cambria has been telling a seemingly never-ending story throughout their career, with each album tied to the plot of frontman Claudio Sanchez’s comic book series “The Amory Wars.” The band is currently touring on the heels of their latest concept album, 2018’s “Vaxis — Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures,” along with fellow prog-metal act Mastodon, and will be at the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion this Thursday. (Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.; Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, Boston; $24-$64; all ages) 

‘The Dead Don’t Die’

Want to catch this zombie horror-comedy before it shambles into theaters on June 14? The Brattle will host a free screening of the film from Jim Jarmusch (“Paterson”) about residents of a small town called Centerville fending off hordes of flesh-eating zombies. “The Dead Don’t Die” stars Bill Murray (“Ghostbusters”), Adam Driver (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), and Springfield native Chloë Sevigny (“Boys Don’t Cry”), and Sevigny will attend the screening. Tickets are first-come, first-served, so expect to wait in line. (Thursday, June 6 at
7 p.m.; Brattle Theatre, Cambridge; free; rated R)

Pride Parade and Festival

The marquee events of the Boston Pride celebration are the parade and festival, which will both happen this Saturday. The parade will kick off at noon and wind through the Back Bay and South End toward City Hall, where the festival, which starts at 11 a.m., will be held. The festival headliner is singer Todrick Hall, an “American Idol” season nine semifinalist and Broadway performer (“Kinky Boots,” “Chicago”). Also on hand will be singer Robin S., whose 1990 song “Show Me Love” was a top-five hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and singer/house artist Beth Sacks, who has been putting out dance music with DJ Aron since 2012. (Saturday, June 8; festival is at City Hall Plaza, Boston from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., parade starts at noon at Copley Square, Boston; free; all

Arlington Porchfest


Much like its neighbors in Somerville, Arlington holds an annual Porchfest, during which bands across the town play music on porches for one afternoon. This Saturday, more than 200 artists are scheduled to play on 119 porches, with musicians in the west zone playing from noon to 2 p.m., those in the east zone performing from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a finale from School of Honk and The Bittersweet Band at Arlington Service Station from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For a full schedule, check out the Arlington Porchfest website. (Saturday, June 8 from noon to 8 p.m.; various locations in Arlington; free; all ages)

Lez Hang Out

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WBUR will play host to a live taping of lesbian podcast Lez Hang Out, with hosts Ellie Brigida and Leigh Holmes Foster bringing in a trio of guests to discuss classic pop culture that, in their opinion, should have been gay. Saturday’s guests will chat about “The Little Mermaid,” “The Parent Trap,” and “Rocko’s Modern Life.” (Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m.; WBUR CitySpace, Boston; $23; all ages)


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