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12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Check out New England's fall foliage, party with Pitbull and more.
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See Pitbull at the Garden. Photo by Getty Images

TIS THE SEASON

Fall Foliage Cruise

Climb aboard the Classic Harbor Line’s vintage yacht the Northern Lights and enjoy the autumnal pleasures of the Boston Harbor Islands. You might feel as privileged as a Kennedy for one afternoon, but without all the baggage. There are two options: a brunch cruise and a luncheon cruise, but the leaves will look the same regardless.

Through Nov. 5, Leaves from 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, $55-$68, boston-sailing.com

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MUSIC

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull

These two Latin pop giants first came together on Enrique Iglesias’ 2010 track “I Like It," and now Iglesias is sharing a whole tour with the Miami rapper/singer Pitbull. Iglesias, who broke in the Anglophone world with late '90s hits like “Be with You” and “Bailamos," is still riding on his 2014 album “Sex and Love”; Pitbull released his latest, “Climate Change," in March.

Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, $55+, ticketmaster.com

Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K. hasn’t released an album since 2010’s “Mother of Mankind” (his next is due in 2018) but he continues to preach the Gospel of Partying to all who have ears to hear, and a lot of people still do—in fact, he’s already sold out here on Saturday.

Oct. 14-15, Brighton Music Hall, 158 Brighton Ave., Allston, $25-$28, crossroadspresents.com

FOOD AND DRINK

Crabtoberfest

The Barking Crab’s spin on October fest features a beer garden from Ipswitch Brewery and—yes—a whole lot of crab, but it’s also got cornhole, putt-putt golf and the mysterious Wheel of Awesome. The Green Crab R&D Project will also be there, teaching you how to help the ecosystem by eating the invasive green crab early and often.

Oct. 12, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., The Barking Crab, 88 Sleeper St., Boston, no cover, barkingcrab.com

Precinct Farmer’s Market

Precinct Kitchen and Bar welcomes Sentas Family Farm, Lookout Farm, Cou Cou, Madeleine Café, Polka Dog Bakery, Exhale Spa, Bellicchi's Best Biscotti, Boston Harbor Distillery, Q’s Nuts, Little G Ice Cream Co and last but not least, a bunch of adorable baby goats to their patio for a stacked happy hour. The baby goats aren’t for eating, of course… but you knew that… right?

Oct. 14, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Precinct Kitchen and Bar, 154 Berkeley St., Boston, no cover, precinctkitchenandbar.com

ART

Fort Point Open Studios

Artists hide out in their studios all day, painting or sculpting or what have you. Naturally this provokes FOMO from us regular folks: what are they doing in there? Is it cool? Here’s your chance to find out, as the artists and galleries of the Fort Point neighborhood open their doors, and offer a few outdoor installations to boot.

Oct. 14-15, Fort Point Arts Community, 300 Summer St., Boston, free, fortpointarts.org

MOVIES

'The Florida Project'

Director Sean Baker follows up last year’s uniquely touching “Tangerine” with a rather different tale, centering on six-year-old Moonee, who lives with her young mother Halley at a Florida motel owned by the grouchily paternal Bobby (Willem Dafoe). Moonee’s innocent fantasy life contrasts with Halley’s desperate straits, all amid the surreal, candy-coated landscape outside Walt Disney World.

Opens Oct. 13, Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline, $11-$13, coolidge.org

HALLOWEEN

Old School Game Show’s Halloween Hellraiser

If you’re sick of the same old trivia night, check out Old School Game Show, a unique mix of live music, sketch comedy, and yes, old school game shows. Their special Halloween edition features appropriately spooky trivia to test your knowledge of the macabre, plus musical guest the Devils Twins, standup from Bethany Van Delft and the spandex-clad Cubic Zirconia dancers.

Oct. 14, 8 p.m., Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville, $19-$24, oldschoolgameshow.com

'Nosferatu'

Tis’ the season for F.W. Murnau’s iconic 1922 silent horror masterpiece, whose hideous, skulking, rodentine concept of Count Dracula, played by Max Schreck, was replaced in the '30s with Bela Lugosi’s suave, charismatic aristocrat. We won’t say who wore it best, but this Dracula is definitely spooky as ever. This screening at Aeronaut Brewing includes a live soundtrack from Jeff Rapsis.

Oct. 15, 8 p.m., Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, $10, aeronautbrewing.com

COMEDY

CatVideoFest

It’s not exactly clear how the common house cat because the unofficial mascot of the Internet, but it seems to be a permeant position, at least permanent enough for the CatVideoFest to be in its fifth year showcasing purest breed of online cat vids—and anyone who’s used the Internet knows that was a lot to sift through. 

Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, $12-$15, berklee.edu

Lea DeLaria

Lea DeLaria is probably best known today for portraying Big Boo on “Orange is the New Black," but she’s been an active comedian since the '80s, with a succession of pioneering, out-and-proud projects reflecting gay life, describing herself as “a big butch dyke with a smile on my face." She’s also a jazz singer who recently released an album of jazzified Bowie covers.

Oct.15, 7:30 p.m., Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston, $28-$48, thewilbur.com

SPORTS

Game with the Greats

You could watch the Pats-Jets game at home, or you could come to Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club and watch it with a bunch of expats—excuse us, ex-Pats. This list of 25-plus former Patriots who’ll be there is too long to print here, but if you’ve been a fan long enough, there’s probably someone you’ll be stoked about.

Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Pl., Foxboro, $60, patriotsalumni.com

 
 
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