10 things to do in Boston, including Beyonce burlesque and real-life Magic Mike

#BosTen is your weekly guide to not-lame events in the city.


#BosTen is your weekly guide to events and cool happenings in and around Boston. Skip Netflix this weekend—here are 10 ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the Hub.

Sundance Film Shorts Not able to make it to Park City for this year’s Sundance Film Festival? Do the next best thing by heading to the ICA and checking out six short films that were honored at last year’s festival. (Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. to Saturday, January 23 at 4 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art; $10; all ages; see for time info)

40oz Bounce Dance party 40oz NYC comes to Boston with the help of local blog Steady Leanin’ to bring a night of hip-hop, trap, and reggae, with DJ sets by Super Smash Broz., REEFYEUS, YVNG PAVL of CLLCTV Boston, Where’s Nasty, and Big Leano. (Thursday, January 21 at 10 p.m.; Good Life; $20; 21+)

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Thunder from Down Under Australian heat comes to frigid Boston, as the Aussie’s most popular troupe of shirtless hunks will make your Magic Mike dreams a reality with two performances in one night. (Friday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.; The Wilbur; $22.50-27.50; all ages)

Dirty Disney Channel your inner child while listening to some adult reworkings of your favorite Disney songs. This comedic spin on Disney could very well crush your childhood dreams, but you’ll laugh about it in the process. (Friday, January 22 at 11 p.m.; Laugh Boston; $20; 21+)

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Aspen in the ’80s Bar Crawl Get your neon ski gear in order and join Downeast Cider for a retro bar crawl around the Boylston and Fenway area. (Saturday, January 23 at 2 p.m.; Pour House; $10; 21+)



Point Break Live Ever wish that you could be Johnny Utah? This weekend, you sort of can. Point Break Live uses audience participation to create a humorous improv re-enactment of the 1991 cult classic Point Break. Vaya con dios! (Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m.; The Sinclair; $30; 18+)

Pats vs. Broncos TB12 and company head to the Mile High City to meet longtime rival (and chicken parm enthusiast) Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos. (Sunday, January 24 at 3:05 p.m. on CBS)

Crashfest Three stages at the House of Blues will host 10 artists of varying genres, from Benin-born songwriter Angélique Kidjo, to Seattle indie folk artist Kishi Bashi, to Jamaica Plain’s own Ethiopian funk group Debo Band. (Sunday, January 24 at 4:30 p.m.; House of Blues; $40-50; all ages)


Fifty Shades of Bey Oberon hosts a night of choreography and performance art based on the universally-loved musical stylings of Beyonce. Check it out, but only if you think you’re ready for this jelly. (Sunday, January 24 at 8 p.m.; Oberon; $20-25; all ages)

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