Everything You Need to Do in Boston This Weekend

Updated On 02/15/2018 at 04:57PM EST Updated On 02/15/2018 at 04:57PM EST
Cupid Undie Run
Cupid Undie Run | MartyMcCrory
Friday - Monday
Feb 16-19
Seaport Common
Why should the midsummer outdoor art installations have all the fun? These 12 LED seesaws produce different light and sound sequences. It’s charming, of course, but LED light can also thwart the winter blues -- never mind spice up your Instagram stories (#seaportseesaw).
Cost: Free.
Feb 16
Curds & Co.
It’s time to learn your curds from your whey. You’ll be taught which knives to use with which cheeses, how best to arrange your selections on a platter, and how to actually slice the things (Brie and Gouda are not made alike). You get to go home with five arranged cheeses; just bring a serving plate with you.
Cost: $65.
cupid undie run
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Feb 17
House of Blues
Don’t panic. The run itself is very “brief” (their joke, not ours), there’s a party immediately after, and you don’t even have to run in your underwear per se; an undie-related costume also works. Moreover, it’s all for a great cause: the money raised goes towards people with neurofibromatosis.
Cost: $35.
Feb 17
The Smoke Shop BBQ
It’s not often you get intimate access to a BBQ genius. Husbands guides you through the making of the perfect smoked chicken wing, from brine to rub to sauce to pit. And hell yes, you’re eating ‘em, along with a full barbecue lunch buffet. The paired whiskey cocktail should calm your nerves as you eventually compete to make the best wing rub.
Cost: $100.
Feb 17
Agganis Arena
Who knew West Coasters had been having all the fun? But no more: For the first time ever, the country’s largest trivia tournament has come to the East Coast. Imagine more than a thousand competitors playing for a total of $20K in prizes, all while slugging back unlimited suds. It’s a nerdy food time that also happens to benefit Artists for Humanity.
Cost: $240 per team; spectator tickets are $24.
Feb 18
Game On! Fenway
Listen, we’re all feeling a little inadequate winter sports-wise right now. But lots of us are still great at cornhole, right? Grab an Olympic-themed cocktail and prove your mettle in any number of bar games. And if you figuratively fail to land that quadruple toe whatever, you can drown your sorrows at the Jim Beam ice luge.
Cost: No cover.
Feb 18
Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge
Wednesday came and went with nary a Tinder nimble, so it’s time to distract from your love life. Boston Opera Collaborative stages an amalgam of song, opera, and musical theater while guests sit at tables, cabaret style.
Cost: $25.
sci fi festival
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Sunday - Monday
Feb 18-19
Somerville Theatre
Bring your seat pillow and your encyclopedic knowledge of sci-fi cinema, because you’re about to commit to 24 straight hours of features, shorts, and cartoons, with contests and other surprises breaking up the festivities. The marathon screening runs from noon Sunday to noon Monday; if you truly have nothing better to do, come by early for a sing-along and other pregaming events.
Cost: $75.
Feb 19
Row 34
There’s something deliciously illicit in staying up late on a school night -- no more so than when actual delicious food and drink is involved. Starting at 10pm, Row 34 transforms into an indoor tropical beach, with Caribbean-inspired snacks and a limbo contest on the docket. Funds go to hurricane relief for Extra Virgin Bistro, a restaurant on St. John.
Cost: $5 suggested donation.