10 things to do in Boston: See red-coated re-enactors, Star Trek symphonies, and more

#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 city.

Aviary’s 5th Birthday/Sound on Sight Opening Reception Aviary Gallery in Jamaica Plain celebrates five years with an exhibition featuring the visual artwork of people in various local bands. (Thursday, March 3 at 7 pm.; Aviary Gallery; free; all ages)

BRAIN Arts Organization’s 24-Hour Telethon and Performance Marathon More than 40 performers of local music, poetry, drag, and much more will occupy the airwaves of Somerville Community Access Television for 24 straight hours. The telethon will help raise money for local nonprofit BRAIN Arts Organization to launch its very own performance venue. (Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. to Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m.; SCATV; free; all ages)

Harpoon’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival Sure, St. Paddy’s Day is a few weeks away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start early. Harpoon Brewery is holding festivals on Friday night and Saturday during the day so you can get your beer on. (Friday, March 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, March 5 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Harpoon Brewery; $25, $15 for Friends of Harpoon; 21+)

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Bob Saget at The Wilbur The foul-mouthed former Full House (current Fuller House) star leaves Danny Tanner at home and brings a bunch of adult-friendly jokes to Boston. (Friday, March 4 at 7:15 p.m.; The Wilbur; $29-$43; all ages)

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage Experience the soundtrack of Star Trek played by a live orchestra while clips from the popular TV show and movies are projected in HD behind the symphony. (Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m.; Citi Wang Theatre; $40-$80; all ages)


T: An MBTA Musical Lampooning the MBTA seems like low-hanging fruit, but writing an entire musical about it is pretty next-level comedy. Catch it at ImprovBoston through May. (Through Friday, May 27; ImprovBoston; $25; 18+)

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8th Annual Irish Pub Challenge Put on your green clothes and bounce from pub to pub with your friends. You may even win yourself a trip to Ireland simply by drinking beer. (Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m.; Faneuil Hall; $30-75; 21+)

Boston Massacre Reenactment Want to learn a bit about local history or even just watch a bunch of dudes in costumes pretend to beat each other up? Head to the Old Statehouse, but maybe don’t wear your red coat. (Saturday, March 5 at 11 a.m.; Old State House; free; all ages)

Reykjavik Calling Taste of Iceland’s annual concert brings local Boston acts together with Icelandic bands Axel Flóvent and Ceasetone. (Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m.; The Middle East Downstairs; free; 21+)

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Screening Documentarian D.A. Pennebaker made a film that encapsulates David Bowie’s concert experience in one of the artist’s peak touring eras. Catch it on the big screen and relive some of glory that the artist brought to the live stage. (Sunday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Regent Theatre; $12; all ages)

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