Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper
Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper take over the Wang Theatre this weekend. Photo by Glenn Kulbako

ARTS & CULTURE

 

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper

 

Two of TV's top hosts are heading to Boston for a fun evening of chit-chatting this weekend. The duo is set to take over the Wang Theatre on Saturday night to give fans a peek behind-the-scenes at the worlds of politics and pop culture.

 

Feb. 10, 8 p.m., Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, $98.75+, bochcenter.org

 

Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday. The MFA is hosting a special celebration filled with live music and performances, interactive demonstrations, plus free admission for all.

Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Musuem of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, free, mfa.org

WBUR on Stage

WBUR fans will get the chance to hear their favorite radio voices tell their most memorable stories live on stage. The festivities will be emceed by Radio Boston host Meghna Chakrabarti and will feature live music and multimedia storytelling from Morning Edition host Bob Oakes, Here & Now co-host Robin Young and more.

Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston, $37+, thewilbur.com

COMEDY

Gabriel Iglesias

After a brief hiatus from the stage, "Fluffy" is finally back on the road and brings his "One Show Fits All" tour to Medford this weekend. We recently caught up with Iglesias to chat about his break from touring, his recent cameo on "Narcos" and more.

Feb. 9-11, Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest St., Medford, $43+, chevaliertheatre.com

Jeff Dunham

The biggest ventriloquist in comedy history is ready to raise the roof at Agganis Arena on Thursday night. Laugh along with Dunham's collection of hilarious characters, including Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Seamus, and, of course, grumpy old Walter.

Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave., $54+, aggnaisarena.com

FOOD & DRINKS

Mass. Ave. Mardi Gras

Get an early start on celebrating Mardi Gras with Dorchester Brewing Company on Saturday. At 1 p.m., the first 50 customers will receive free King Cake courtesy of Revelry Boston Food Truck, who'll be serving up "N'Awlins" cuisine through 8 p.m. Live jazz music will also be on hand, and a costume contest is set to go down at 8 p.m.

Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, free, dorchesterbrewing.com

Skip the Small Talk at Aeronaut

Let's face it, trying to make small talk with strangers is definitely the worst. Instead, head to Aeronaut on Thursday for an evening of "big talk" with conversations sparked by ideas written on cards. Pizza slices will also be available for purchase, as well as brews.

Feb. 8, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St., Somerville, $10, eventbrite.com

GOING OUT

Boston Winter Ball

Have a night out on the town and help out a good cause. The annual black tie fundraiser is back for its 10th year, offering young professionals a fun evening of dancing, food and drinks. Proceeds will go to benefit the Corey C. Griffin Foundation, which helps children in need through healthcare and educational programs.

Feb. 10, 9 p.m., Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St. James Ave., Boston, $225+, bostonwinterball.com

PlayTime After Dark

The Peabody Essex Museum has partnered with Anime Boston for a night of dancing, music, games and more. Guests will get to hear live video game tunes courtesy of The OneUps, sing their hearts out with late-night karaoke, take part in a plushie making workshop and even get the chance to play a few board games. Cosplaying is also encouraged, just leave the masks and fake weapons at home.

Feb. 9, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem, $15, 18+, pem.org

Tunnel of Love

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Christopher Columbus Park will transform into a Tunnel of Love on Saturday night. The festivities include a decorated trellis that'll be perfect for romantic selfies, plus a few "holiday surprises."

Feb. 10, 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Christopher Columbus Park, Boston, foccp.org

MISC.

Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Plunge

Head over to Falmouth and take a dip into icy waters to help out a good cause this weekend. Join dozens of brave souls who plan to jump into the Vineyard Sound to raise funds for Gosnold, a local addiction and mental health treatment organization.

Feb. 10, 11 a.m., Falmouth Heights Beach, Grand Ave., Falmouth, $25, firstgiving.com/Gosnold/freezin-for-a-reason

MOVIES

Boston Science Fiction Film Fest

This annual celebration of sci-fi films turns 43 this year. Kicking off on Friday at the Somerville Theatre, 80 films will be shown throughout the 11-day fest, including a final day of endurance known as "The Marathon," where 24-hours of movies will be screened in a row.

Feb. 9-19, Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville, $75-$130, bostonscifi.com