Welcome to A Weekend in Boston, a weekly post about events occurring over the upcoming weekend throughout all of Boston. For events coming up in the North End, see the event calendar. For more information on each event, click on the event title.
This week was crazy. It started with the New England Patriots winning their sixth Super Bowl, but then led to some nasty fights in the North End. What seemed like groups of men not from the North End brawled on Salem Street. The cause of the fight is yet to be known. Hopefully North Enders have a more relaxing and peaceful time this weekend.
Friday, February 8
Sponsored by Red Bull, Crashed Ice brings an ice skating tournament to Fenway Park for Bostonians to enjoy some games at the stadium during the winter. A huge ice skating race track is installed, and it looks pretty exciting!
To celebrate the coming of Spamilton: An American Parody to Boston, 35 Below is throwing a show tunes karaoke party at the Charles Playhouse. 35 Below hosts events for 21- to 35-year-olds for $30 an event. The event will feature karaoke and drinks.
When: Friday, February 8 from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Where: Charles Playhouse – 74 Warrenton Street
Age Restriction: Ages 21 – 35
Saturday, February 9
With the the Patriots on break after a lackluster Super Bowl, all eyes are heading toward the Celtics for Boston’s next sports title. Catch a game with the team facing off against the LA Clippers this Saturday.
When: Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m.
Where: TD Garden
Price: $70+, see Ticketmaster for details.
Age Restriction: None
The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is celebrating the Lunar New Year this weekend with free admission and events. “Explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions while enjoying activities, demonstrations, and performances throughout the day.” See the event page for a listing of tours, talks and activities.
When: Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Age Restriction: none
Sunday, February 10
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is hosting a Sundance Film Festival Shorts film tour featuring seven of the short films selected for this year’s festival. For a complete listing of the movies available, see their website.
When: Sunday, February 10 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Where: The Institute of Contemporary Art – 25 Harbor Shore Drive
Price: $5 – $10
Age Restriction: “Not recommended for younger audiences.”