Kick off December in style with these fun events happening around town. From concerts with pop music megastars to Harry Potter-themed bashes, here are the best things to do in Boston this week.
5 fun things to do in Boston this week
Things to do in Boston this week: KISS 108’s Jingle Ball 2018
The annual concert featuring today's hottest music stars returns to the TD Garden on Tuesday night. This year's show will include perfomances by Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, G-Eazy, Khalid, Bazzi and Bay State native Meghan Trainor. Dec. 4, 7 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, $25.50+, tdgarden.com
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Things to do in Boston this week: Maccabee Bar
Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel’s Better Sorts Social Club is celebrating Hanukkah with a special pop-up. In honor of the Jewish Festival of Lights, a Maccabee Bar is taking over the venue all week long. Swing by to enjoy special treats by head bartender Naomi Levy and executive chef Steve Hamilton, such as the The Hebrew Hammer cocktail, made with vodka, raspberry, “leavend” sugar and lemon; The Manishevitz Martinez, featuring a mix of gin, housemade manishevitz vermouth and maraschino; as well as the curried sweet potato latkes, made with pickled crab apples and labne. Dec. 4-8, Better Sorts Social Club, 90 Tremont St., Boston, bettersortsboston.com
Things to do in Boston this week: 'Barber Shop Chronicles'
After captivating audiences at London’s National Theatre and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Inua Ellams' critically-acclaimed play kicks off its run in Boston with the American Repertory Theater on Wednesday night. The production explores how barber shops play important roles in African communities across the globe, often serving as spaces to foster discussions about life and what's going on in the world. Dec. 5-Jan. 5, Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, $25+, americanrepertorytheater.org
Things to do in Boston this week: Huzzah! Tavern Night
In celebration of the 245th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, Harpoon Brewery and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum are teaming up for a special brew dubbed the Harpoon Boston Tea Party Ale, made with Souchong tea, a classic black tea from China that was one of the five teas tossed into the waters during the historic 1773 event. Fans will get a chance to taste the brew at a special launch party on Wednesday night, which will turn Harpoon's beloved beer hall into a colonial tavern, featuring live music, special cocktails, reenactors and, of course, plenty of brews and pretzels. Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston, $35, 21+, harpoonbrewery.com
Things to do in Boston this week: Wizardfest
The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub is hosting a special Harry Potter-themed party on Thursday night, featuring trivia, games, contests and more. Don't forget to bring your wand! Dec. 6, 8 p.m., Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, $15+, 18+, mideastoffers.com