You could buy Dad a tie, a belt, or a new travel mug for Father’s Day. Or you could buy him a couple hours of pure entertainment. Here are five picks from our friends at ArtsBoston, that are sure to be right up Dad’s alley.

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Improv Asylum Main Stage

216 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02113

Improv Asylum’s Main Stage Show is improv theater at its best. The cast takes suggestions from the audience and creates comedic scenes on the spot – completely unpredictable. Bring your dad down to any show Wednesday, June 15th through Friday, June 17th and he gets in for FREE. Dads who come to the 8 or 10 p.m. shows on Saturday, June 18 will get an Improv Asylum gift.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

SpeakEasy Stage Company
Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Mayhem, mix-ups and a wedding mark the high-spirited hijinx of The Drowsy Chaperone, winner of five 2006 Tony Awards. The season has been extended by popular demand, with the final two performances now on Father’s Day.

Kenny Loggins, file image (credit: AP)

Boston POPS, American Pastimes Featuring Kenny Loggins

Symphony Hall
301 Mass Ave
Boston, MA 02113

Join the Boston Pops with conductor Keith Lockhart as they pay tribute to baseball, movies, and rock and roll in shows on June 21 & 22. The concert includes music from the Pops chart-topping 2009 CD The Red Sox Album, such as “Casey at the Bat” and the Suite from The Natural. Also enjoy the best film music of the past few decades including a tribute to John Williams. Singer Kenny Loggins will perform some of his most popular hits.

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Vinyl Fridays

Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA

Fridays in June from 6-9 p.m. you can stroll through the all vinyl showcase of The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl exhibit, then stay for DJs spinning a special program of all-disco vinyl, and a showcase of prized albums by local collectors.

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Living Together

Gloucester Stage Company
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Living Together is the second in a trilogy of plays chronicling the reunion of adult siblings and their spouses. This time the adventures move from the dining room into the living room. The full cast from last season’s Table Manners returns, including Academy Award-nominee Lindsay Crouse.

For a full listing of arts and cultural events for Father’s Day Weekend, visit