Let’s face it, your Sunday plans are probably already set in stone thanks to the Patriots’ latest trip to the Super Bowl this weekend. However, if you’re looking to have some fun before the big game, we’ve got you covered. Check out our guide to the best things to do in Boston this Super Bowl weekend.
12 fun things to do in Boston this Super Bowl weekend
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Art & Culture
Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Ceremony
The annual Hasty Pudding festivities return on Thursday with its Woman of the Year Ceremony. The Harvard organization will honor actress Bryce Dallas Howard with a parade at 2:45 p.m. around Cambridge, followed by a roast of the star and a presentation of the Pudding Pot at 4 p.m.. The Hasty Pudding Theatricals will also preview their latest production “France France Revolution,” which will be the organization’s first to feature a cast of both men and women.
Jan. 31, 4 p.m., Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke St., Cambridge, $100, hastypudding.org
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Comedy
The stand-up veteran and Boston University alum is back in the Hub. Catch Greg Fitzsimmons at Laugh Boston all weekend long.
Jan. 31-Feb. 2, Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston, $25, laughboston.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Food & Drinks
&pizza x Milk Bar
The highly-anticipated combo joint finally opens its doors in Harvard Square this weekend. The new pizza and dessert hotspot is celebrating the big day with $5 &pizza pies and Milk Bar’s signature Cereal Mil Soft Serve with Cornflake Crunch for $1 all day long on Saturday.
Extreme Beer Fest
Take youre love of beer to the extreme this weekend. The beer fest is back with two days of fun, featuring over 120 brewers, more than 400 beers and more.
Feb. 1-2, Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, $55+, beeradvocate.com/extreme
Too Old, Too Slow, Still Here Sam Adams Beer
In honor of this weekend’s Super Bowl, Sam Adams is brewing up a special batch to commemorate the GOAT. The first 199 people to show up to the Tap Room on Thursday can purchase one crowler of the Too Old, Too Slow, Still Here farmhouse double New England IPA. The brew will still be available to other customers on tap until the keg runs out, and attendees can also enjoy free Buffalo Wild Wings, live entertainment and more that night.
Jan. 31, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Sam Adams, 30 Germania St., Boston, samueladams.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Going Out
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay has quite the show planned for its 20th anniversary Big Night event. While organizers can’t say who the headlining performer will be, trust us when we say it’s going to be a big star.
Feb. 2, House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, bbbsmb.org
BSSC BrewSKI Party
Join the Boston Ski and Sports Club at Dark Horse Public House for a night of drinks, raffles and more. The first 50 people to sign up will also take home a two for one ticket to Bretton Woods.
Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Dark Horse Public House, 499 Broadway, Somerville, $5+, bssc.com
Puppy Bowl South End
Head over to Polkadog Bakery on Saturday for a paw-some event. The venue is hosting a Puppy Bowl where attendees can enjoy beers and snacks while their furry pals can compete on a “makeshift field” and enjoy some dog-friendly treats.
Feb. 2, 2 p.m., Polkadog Bakery, 256 Shawmut Ave., Boston, polkadog.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Movies
Boston Festival of Films from Japan
The celebration of Japanese films kicks off its month-long run at the Museum of Fine Arts on Friday. This weekend’s lineup includes screenings of “Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms,” “Tremble All You Want” and “Kusama: Infinity.”
Feb. 1-28, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, mfa.org
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Music
The California-folk rockers bring their “Passwords” tour to the Hub this weekend. See Dawes take over the Wang Theatre for one night only on Saturday.
Feb. 2, Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, $29.75+, bochcenter.org
Rock out at the TD Garden with one of country’s biggest stars this weekend. Eric Church will perform at the historic venue on Friday and Saturday nights as part of his “Double Down” tour.
Feb. 1-2, TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, $39+, tdgarden.com
Hot Stove, Cool Music
Music, baseball and giving back collide when this annual event returns to Boston this weekend. The evening will feature appearances by Buffalo Tom, Theo Epstein, Peter Gammons, Mike O’Malley, Len Kasper, Will Dailey, Bernie Williams and more.
Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, $50, 18+, crossroadspresents.com