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12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

Make your own margaritas, do the "Harlem Shake" with Baauer and more.
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"Waitress" takes over the Boston Opera House through March 4. Photo by Joan Marcus


Beers with the Brewers

Craft’d Company’s popular series stops by Turtle Swamp Brewing on Thursday night. Check out the Jamaica Plain brewery’s new taproom as owner John Lincecum shares stories while guiding guests through a special tasting. Tickets include a beer flight plus a snack pairing.

Feb.22, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Turtle Swamp Brewing, 3377 Washington St., Boston, $20+, craftdcompany.com


Make your own margarita

In honor of National Margarita Day on Thursday, Mija is letting guests get in on the fun with a make your own margarita bar. Create your own personalized margarita with pineapple, strawberry, jalapeño and other flavors as you munch on tacos and other goodies.

Feb. 22, 3 p.m.-10 p.m., Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar, 1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, mijaboston.com


Lunar New Year Celebration

Billed as the biggest Lunar New Year parade in New England, stop by the new Pao Arts Center in Chinatown for this epic celebration. The festivities will include lion dancing, dumpling-making classes, and more family-friendly activities.

Feb. 25, 11 a.m., Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St., Boston, free, bcnc.net

Seaport Seesaws

Stop by Impulse, an internationally renowned and definitely Instagram-worthy public art installation, in the Seaport this weekend. The setup features 12 musical, LED-lit seesaws that change as users bounce on them.

Through April 8, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., 84 Northern Ave., Boston, free, bostonseaport.xyz


The acclaimed musical is finally back in the Hub. Watch Desi Oakley bake up a good time as Jenna Hunterson during the "Waitress" national tour's run at the Boston Opera House.

Through March 4, Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston, $44+,broadwayinboston.com


Steve Trevino

The up-and-coming Tex-Mex comic ships up to the Hub for a three-night stint at Laugh Boston. Boston-area comics Chris Pennie and Alex Giampapa are set to open this weekend’s shows.

Feb. 22-24, Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston, $20, laughboston.com


“Beauty and the Beast”

Sing along with Belle, Gaston and the gang when Marketplace Movie Nights returns to Faneuil Hall on Thursday. Check out a free screening of Disney’s 2017 live-action adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans.

Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market Building, free, faneuilhallmarketplace.com

Something of Value: Sidney Poitier on Screen

In honor of the screen legend’s 91st birthday this week, the Somerville Theatre is hosting a special film series featuring 15 of the star’s groundbreaking flicks. Presented in 35 mm, the fun kicks off on Friday with a screening of the 1950’s drama “No Way Out.”

Feb. 23-March 18, Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, $12, somervilletheatre.com



"Harlem Shake" your way over to Royale on Friday night to see the hit DJ and producer bring down the house. While it's been a couple of years since Baauer released his first album, "Aa," a new record may soon be on the way, as he recently teased "new stuff soon" on his Instagram page.

Feb. 23, 10 p.m., Royale Nightclub, 279 Tremont St., $10+, royaleboston.com

Ricardo Arjona

Fresh off the release of his 15th studio album, "Circo Soledad," the Guatemalan singer-songwriter is ready to take the stage in Boston this weekend. Arjona's latest tour stops in at the Wang Theatre on Friday night.

Feb. 23, 8 p.m., Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston, $74.25+, bochcenter.org


This annual festival brings acts of all different styles together for an unforgettable night of music. Afro-fusion band Mokoomba, Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré, soul singer Zeshan Bagewadi and more are all set to perform at the House of Blues on Saturday night.

Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m., House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, $48, crashfest.org


Game Night

Get your game on at the Hard Rock Cafe on Thursday night. Test your skills at Monopoly, Scrabble, Jumbo Jenga, Twister and more while enjoying music by DJ Real P.

Feb. 22, 8:30 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe, 22-24 Clinton St., Boston, $10+, hardrock.com

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