Unfortunately the Super Bowl is in the rearview mirror, which means we don’t have the Patriots to rely on for our weekend plans. Thankfully, there’s always something fun going on in the Hub, so don’t worry too much. Here’s our guide to 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
Lunar New Year at the MFA
Celebrate the Year of the Pig with the Museum of Fine Arts this weekend. The MFA is offering free admission all day on Saturday, so swing by to explore the museum’s collection of Asian artwork as well as enjoy dance performances by the Gund Kwok Asian Women Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe as well as martial arts demonstrations by Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy. Guests can also take part in an interactive Korean New Year’s ceremony, a tea ceremony with the president of the World Tea Organization and more.
Feb. 9, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, free, mfa.org
Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland
As part of the Celebrity Series of Boston, the Mark Morris Dance Group will bring a special show to the Hub this weekend. In honor of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ iconic album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” the troupe will pay tribute to the record with a live dance and music performance.
Feb. 8-10, Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, $25+, bochcenter.org
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Comedy
Aziz Ansari has basically steered clear of the public eye since allegations of sexual misconduct were made by an anonymous woman in a Babe.net piece, which sparked a ton of debate in the months since it was published. Fans will get a chance to see him live once again as the comic returns to stand-up with his “Road to Nowhere” tour, which stops in the Boston area this weekend.
Through Feb. 8, Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest St., Medford, $39+, chevaliertheatre.com
Have a crazy good night over at The Wilbur this weekend. “Daily Show” and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Ronny Chieng will be in the Hub for a night of laughs on Saturday.
Feb. 9, 9:45 p.m., The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., $25, thewilbur.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Family Fun
New England Boat Show
Boating is big business in this neck of the woods, so it’s no surprise that there’s a whole show devoted to hitting the high seas. Drawing more than 50,000 fans each year, the New England Boat Show returns this weekend with over 600 of the latest boat models on display, plus hundreds of activities for boating enthusiasts of all ages.
Feb. 9-17, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, $16+, newenglandboatshow.com
Patriots Pride at Zoo New England
Thanks to the Patriots’ victory over the Rams in the Super Bowl, Zoo New England has a sweet deal for fans this weekend. Guests who stop by the Franklin Park Zoo or the Stone Zoo and show their pride for Pats nation can enter the venues for just $6.
Through Feb. 10, various locations, $6, zoonewengland.org
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Food & Drinks
Couples sushi class at Red Lantern
Get a head start on Valentine’s Day and learn the art of making sushi with your loved one. Red Lantern is hosting a couples sushi class on Saturday where guests will discover all the intricate details behind the culinary creations while also enjoying appetizers and beverage pairings.
Feb. 9, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Red Lantern, 39 Stanhope St., Boston, $175, redlanternboston.com
Galentine’s Day at City Tap House
If you’re single and ready to mingle this Valentine’s Day, don’t fret, because City Tap House has you covered. The Fort Point hotspot is hosting a Galentine’s Day brunch on Sunday, complete with heart-shaped pancakes, buckets of Truly Rosé Bubbly and special cocktails to enjoy with your favorite gal pals.
Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., City Tap House, 10 Boston Wharf Rd., Boston, boston.citytap.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Going Out
Boston Winter Ball
One of the biggest parties of the season goes down this weekend. The Boston Winter Ball returns for its 11th installment on Saturday with bites, beverages and plenty of dancing. The black tie affair will benefit the Corey C. Griffin Foundation its various youth and healthcare programs.
Feb. 9, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 Saint James Ave., Boston, $225+, 21+, bostonwinterball.com
Red Bull Crashed Ice
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun over at Fenway Park. Red Bull is bringing it’s extreme skating competition Crashed Ice to the venue this weekend. Get all the details here.
Feb. 8-9, Fenway Park, 4 Jersey St., Boston, redbullcrashedice.com
Steppin’ Up Gala
There’s another way to party for a good cause this weekend. Stop by this gala to enjoy a night of fashion, art, food and more while raising funds for the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter. The event is a semi-formal affair, so make sure to dress to impress.
Feb. 9, 7 p.m., The Lantana, 43 Scanlon Dr., Randolph, $75+, 21+, eventbrite.com
Things to do in Boston this weekend: Movies
Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival
Calling all sci-fi fans, do we have an event for you. Back for its 44th year, this 11-day fest features all sorts of programing that’s perfect for lovers of the sci-fi genre. This year’s festivities will include a special appearance on opening night by “Flash Gordon” and “Ted” star Sam Jones who’s the subject of the new documentary “Life After Flash,” which will be screened at the fest on Saturday night.
Feb. 8-19, Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville, bostonscifi.com