The party doesn’t have to stop just because New Year’s is over. Kick off 2019 with a bang and check out these awesome events around town. From concerts to comedy shows, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend.
12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend
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Things to do in Boston this weekend: From True Crime to True Justice
Instead of binge-watching Making a Murderer again this weekend, see the actual lawyers from the hit Netflix documentary series live in Boston. Dean Strang and Jerry Buting will be in town for a special Q&A at City Winery on Friday night.
Jan. 4, 8 p.m., City Winery, 80 Beverly St., Boston, $35+, citywinery.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Improvised History
Take a trip back in time with this fan-favorite comedy show. As the title suggest, the performance is a completely improvised look at history inspired by textbooks, historians and more. This season will cover pirates and other “Swashbuckling Sea Stories.”
Jan. 4, 8:30 p.m., The Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, free, improvhistory.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: DC Young Fly
The social media star and comedian brings the laughs to Boston this weekend. See DC Young Fly take over The Wilbur on Friday night.
Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston, $27+, thewilbur.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Don’t Tell Boston
Check out this secret comedy show in Back Bay this weekend. The Don’t Tell Boston comedy series will set up shop at a secret location with a secret lineup on Friday night. Details will be revealed via email at noon the day of the show.
Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Back Bay, Boston, $20+, 18+, donttellcomedy.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Helen Hong
The comedian, actress and regular guest on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me brings the funny to Boston all weekend long. Catch Helen Hong at Laugh Boston beginning on Thursday night.
Jan. 3-5, Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston, $20+, laughboston.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Flamenco at Aeronaut Brewing Company
Flamenco Boston returns to Aeronaut Brewing Company on Friday for another evening of dancing and brews. Sip on your favorite Aeronaut offerings while watching these talented performers hit the dance floor.
Jan. 4, 8:30 p.m., Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, no cover, aeronautbrewing.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: MFA First Friday
The monthly series returns to the museum this weekend. Stop by the Museum of Fine Arts on Friday for a night of art, music, cocktails, tapas and more.
Jan. 4, 6 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, $25, 21+, mfa.org
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Boston Twerk Fitness Festival
Who knew you could twerk your way to a healthy physique? The Boss Chick Dance Workout brings this fitness fest to Boston on Sunday, featuring a day of twerk-filled workouts as well as the 1st annual Twerk Battle.
Jan. 6, 9 a.m., The Dance Complex 536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, $92.71, eventbrite.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Downtown Boston Holiday Market
This weekend is your last chance to stop by this pop-up market at Downtown Crossing. Get a head start on 2019 holiday season by picking up jewelry, woodcarvings and other gifts from local vendors.
Through Jan. 6, 467 Washington St., Boston, downtownboston.org
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Heroes
Just days before what would’ve been David Bowie’s 72nd birthday, The Middle East presents a special party at Sonia in honor of the music icon on Friday night. Stop by for music, dancing and more with DJ Chris Ewen, Terri and hostess Xtine Santackas.
Jan. 4, 10 p.m., Sonia, 10 Brookline St., Cambridge, $12, 18+, mideastoffers.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Ja Rule
The rapper ships up to Boston this weekend during the latest stop of his #ruleyorkcity tour. Ja Rule will be joined by Billy Dean Thomas, STL GLD and Cliff Notez at the House of Blues on Saturday night.
Jan. 5, 8 p.m., House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, $25+, houseofblues.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Snoop Dogg
That’s right, the one and only Snoop Dogg is spending Friday night in Boston. The legendary rapper will channel his DJ Snoopadelic persona when he spins the decks at The Grand this weekend.
Jan. 4, 9:30 p.m., The Grand, 58 Seaport Blvd., Suite 300, Boston, $50+, thegrandboston.com