12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend – Metro US

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

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There’s a lot of awesome events happening around town this weekend – if you’re brave enough to handle the snowy weather. From concerts to trivia nights, here are the best things to do in Boston this weekend.

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Things to do in Boston this weekend: Arts & Culture

‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project will present the local premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s “Haroun and the Sea of Stories” at Jordan Hall. Based on the novel by Salman Rushdie, this semi-staged opera brings audiences on a magical journey featuring water genies and other fantastical creatures. 

Jan. 19, 8 p.m., Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, $20+, bmop.org

Things to do in Boston this weekend: Comedy

Impractical Jokers

The stars of the hit TruTV comedy series are hitting the road this winter as part of their “Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour.” See the Impractical Jokers gang in the Hub when they take over the TD Garden on Sunday night.

Jan. 20, 7 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, $35+, tdgarden.com

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Things to do in Boston this weekend: Family-Friendly

Free zoo admission

To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, both the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo are offering free admission on Monday. Franklin Park Zoo guests are also invited to pen messages of peace on the mural found in the Tropical Forest Pavilion.

Jan. 21, various locations, free, zoonewengland.org

‘High School Quiz Show’

WGBH’s hit, “Jeopardy”-style quiz show celebrates its 10th anniversary this season. Fans can check out a live taping of the quarterfinal rounds this weekend, followed by the semifinal and championship rounds next weekend.

Jan. 19-20, WGBH, 1 Guest St., Boston, free, wgbh.org/join-the-audience-for-high-school-quiz-show

Things to do in Boston this weekend: Food & Drinks

‘Game of Thrones’ trivia at Sam Adams

In celebration of the release of their new brew Imperial Stout, Sam Adams is taking fans to the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Stop by the brewery’s tap room for “Game of Thrones” trivia, plus feast on rugelach from Quicksilver Baking Company.

Jan. 18, 5 p.m., Samuel Adams, 30 Germania St., Boston, $15+, 21+, eventbrite.com

Things to do in Boston this weekend: Misc.

New England International Auto Show

If you’re a fan of hot rods, then rev your engines and head to the Seaport this weekend. The New England International Auto Show returns to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center all weekend long.

Jan. 17-21, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, $6+, bostonautoshow.com

Things to do in Boston this weekend: Movies

‘Enter the Dragon’

The Bruce Lee classic is back on the big screen this weekend as part of the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s After Midnite series. See the martial arts legend’s high-flying kicks on Friday night.

Jan. 18, 11:59 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline, $13.25, coolidge.org


Ahead of MLK Day on Monday, celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights icon at the Lynn Auditorium. The venue is hosting a special screening of Ava DuVernay’s Academy Award-winning drama.

Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Lynn Auditorium, 3 City Hall Sq., Lynn, $3, lynnauditorium.com

Things to do in Boston this weekend: Music

Boston Celtic Music Festival

Celebrate celtic music all weekend long when this fest returns for its 16th year. The festivities will take over Harvard Square with performances at Club Passim, The Sinclair and The Atrium.

Jan. 17-20, various locations, passim.org

Dead Prez

The acclaimed hip-hop group heads to the Hub this weekend. Oxymorrons and Rex Mac are also set to perform at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday night.

Jan. 18, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Pl., Boston, $22+, 18+, crossroadspresents.com

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The Boston alt-rock band is back in their hometown this weekend for a special show at the House of Blues. Henry Jamison is also set to perform on Saturday night.

Jan. 19, 7 p.m., House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, $45+, houseofblues.com

Kacey Musgraves

The acclaimed singer brings her talents to Boston this weekend. See Kacey Musgraves when she takes over the Wang Theatre on Saturday night as part of her “Oh, What A World: Tour.”

Jan. 19, 8 p.m., Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, $35+, bochcenter.org