12 fun things to do in Boston this Presidents' Day weekend - Metro US

12 fun things to do in Boston this Presidents’ Day weekend

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Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today

Take a trip over to the ICA this weekend to check out the museum’s new exhibition that explores the impact of the internet on art and culture. From photos and sculptures to videos and interactive displays, the exhibit features works from dozens of artists that highlight how the digital age affects how we see ourselves and the world around us.

Through May 20, Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., Boston, icaboston.org


Geek Bowl

The Super Bowl of bar trivia takes over Agganis Arena this weekend. Teams will get to test their knowledge as they compete for more than $20,000 in prizes, with proceeds going to benefit Artists for Humanity. Boston rockers Letters to Cleo are also set to perform.

Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, $25+, geekswhodrink.com/geekbowl/gb2018

Harry Potter Ballroom Party

Wizards, witches and muggles of all ages are invited to join the Fairmont Copley Plaza for a Hogwarts-inspired dinner, complete with a special food menu, plus drink options such as potion cocktails, adult butterbeer and pumpkin juice for the little ones. Guests will be able to take part in a variety of magical experiences, including sending letters via an owl post, getting sorted into houses, as well as snap pictures in a Harry Potter-themed photo booth.

Feb. 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 Saint James Ave., Boston, $45+, fairmont.com/copley-plaza-boston

Hojoko Karaoke Championship

Sing your heart out at this fan-favorite Fenway bar and restaurant during round two of it’s karaoke competition on Sunday night. Winners who impress the panel of celebrity judges will get to take home prizes courtesy of Hojoko and Brooklyn Brewery.

Feb. 18, 9:30-11 p.m., Hojoko, 1271 Boylston St., Boston, hojokoboston.com

Lamplighter Beer Olympics

Go for gold on Monday at this popular microbrewery and taproom in Cambridge. Over the course of two hours, teams of up to six will compete in 10 different games, like beer trivia and stein holding, for a chance to win prizes. While you won’t be allowed to consume beer during the actual games, brews will be available for purchase throughout the night.

Feb. 19, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Lamplighter Brewing Co., 284 Broadway, Cambridge, $25 per team, lamplighterbrewing.com


Disney on Ice

“Dare to dream” while seeing all your favorite Disney characters take the ice at the TD Garden. Five fierce heroines will join Mickey and the gang for the family-friendly show, including Moana, Belle, Elsa, Rapunzel and Cinderella.

Feb. 16-25, TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, $19.50+, tdgarden.com


“Get Out”

Jordan Peele’s Oscar-nominated horror hit is heading back to theaters on Presidents’ Day. Locals can catch the special, free screenings at the Boston Common and Metheun AMC Theaters on Monday night, however, tickets will only be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Feb. 19, 7 p.m., various locations, getoutoneyearlater.com

Stanley Kubrick Day

The MFA is celebrating the works of acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick all day long on Saturday. Stop by the museum to catch screenings of “A Clockwork Orange,” “Dr. Strangelove” and “The Shining.”

Feb. 17, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, $24, mfa.org/programs/series/stanley-kubrick-day


“Celebrating David Bowie”

Celebrate the life and legacy of the late legendary rocker with this special tribute show, which heads to Medford on Friday. The performance features several of Bowie’s frequent collaborators over the years, and special guests like Sting, Gary Oldman and more have popped up during past stops of the tour.

Feb. 16, 8 p.m., Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest St., Medford, $33+, chevaliertheatre.com

Gene Simmons

The Kiss frontman will be spending a few days in the Bay State this weekend to promote his new “Vault Experience” box set and world tour. Following a performance at the Lynn Auditorium on Friday night, Simmons will be hand-delivering his new collection to a few lucky fans in Boston on Saturday. 

Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Lynn Auditorium, 3 City Hall Square, Lynn, $57+, lynnauditorium.com

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Get funky with the music icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member at the House of Blues this weekend. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic’s “Mardi Gras Madness” tour stops in Boston on Saturday night.

Feb. 17, 8 p.m., House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, $29+, houseofblues.com

“RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles”

It’s been five decades  since “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” first captured the imaginations of music fans around the world. See the beloved Beatles album come to life with this epic tribute show at the Wang Theatre.

Feb. 17-18, Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, $38.75+, bochcenter.org

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