If you didn’t make it to Boston Calling last weekend, you probably got pretty sick of reading and hearing about it all week. Well, this weekend is your chance to go do something pretty fun, and then totally exaggerate how fun it was to make your friends jealous. A few of your options: Seeing some classic movies back in the theater, dancing in the streets of Somerville, or helping to crush a few kegs of pickles.

1. Friday, May 30 – Nutella Truck
Pretty self-explanatory: A truck. In Harvard Square. Giving out FREE NUTELLA. Do we need to keep talking or have you already drooled onto your keyboard, shorting out your laptop? In that case you need to find the truck giving out huge bags of rice and stick your computer in there until it’s fixed (it works for phones) then probably look up some recipes for Nutella rice. (11 a.m., FREE, all ages)

2. Friday, May 30 to Monday, June 2 – Reunion Weekend at the Brattle
Every year around the time local colleges and universities hold graduation and class reunion celebrations, the Brattle Theatre’s Reunion Weekend showcases a few amazing films celebrating their 25th, 50th or even 75th anniversaries. This year, check out Jean Renoir’s “Rules of the Game,” Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove” and Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” or just wait until 2037 for the 25th-anniversary screening of “Pitch Perfect.” Oh boy, will that bring back memories. (Various times, $8-10, all ages)

3. Saturday, May 31 – Doug Loves Movies
Stoner comedian Doug Benson stops by Brighton Music Hall to record his Doug Loves Movies podcast, which probably only means something to you if, like me, you once had a sort of dark, lonely, commute-heavy period in your life in which you consumed many, many podcasts. It gets better. It gets better. (4:20 p.m., $25, 18+)

4. Saturday, May 31 – Uncorked at Franklin Park Zoo
Anytime you can get drunk at the zoo we’re going to let you know about it. Franklin Park Zoo’s first annual wine tasting event will allow guests to sip some wine while strolling through the Tropical Forest Pavilion, mingling with western lowland gorillas, pygmy hippos, ring-tailed-lemurs, a giant anteater and other fascinating species. It beats drinking beers on your porch and watching people from your neighborhood walk their dogs, unless any of those dogs are still puppies because puppies > everything. (5 p.m., $45, 21+)

5. Saturday, May 31 – Kegs of Pickles and Beers
Soon Spoon and Opus Affair got their hands on a couple kegs of Grillo’s pickles and you can help polish them off at Tupelo in Inman Square. (Yes, Tupelo once appeared on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” but don’t worry, they had the place professionally cleaned afterwards. Guy Fieri is gross.) The ticket price includes two beers. Probably my favorite thing about being a grown-up is if I want to drink pickle juice straight from the jar, my mom can’t tell me not to. Also when my tummy hurts later, I can still call my mom and she’ll help make it all better. (4 p.m., $18, 21+)

6. Sunday, June 1 – SomerStreets: Carnaval
Somerville’s Joe Curtatone had it easy winning the title of coolest local mayor when Menino was his only competition, but he needs to step up his game with Marty Walsh rockin’ out with the Dropkicks and generally acknowledging that young people exist. It’ll help his cause that Somerville’s going to have some kind of awesome street festival every weekend through the summer, starting with Sunday’s SomerStreets: Carnaval celebration. Curtatone will lead a parade down Broadway and probably stop to jam a little with the bands playing on three live music stages. (12 p.m., FREE, all ages)

7. Sunday, June 1 – Masculinitease
Oberon welcomes Sirlesque, Boston’s only all-male burlesque troupe, for Masculinitease, Burlesque with Balls, a celebration of boys-next-door, sweaty firemen, and bad boys on motorcycles, but probably no Internet writers who lift weights at a gym that specifically advertises that it is not, in fact, a gym. You know what, that’s OK, because #NotAllMen have the physiques to dance in banana hammocks, but #YesAllWomen have the right to ogle the ones that do. (8 p.m., $15-25, 18+)

8. Sunday, June 1 – CREATE Boston
It’s been said that chefs are the new rock stars (Guy Fieri is Nickelback) and no one’s embraced the local arts and music community like Tavern Road’s Louis DiBiccarri. His third annual CREATE Boston festival showcases homegrown talent by pairing up-and-coming artists with the next wave of great chefs and bartenders. (2 p.m., $35, 21+)

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