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Here are the 10 best things to do in Boston this weekend

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

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#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.

Boston Underground Film Festival
The BUFF’s 17th year officially got going Wednesday night, but all weekend long, film buffs can flock to the Brattle Theatre and catch screenings of interesting small indies. (Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. through Sunday, March 27 at 8:45 p.m.; Brattle Theatre; tickets sold separately for each film; all ages)

Big Apple Circus Season Opening
Big Apple Circus’s brand new, Roaring ‘20s-inspired production, “The Grand Tour,” kicks off in Boston, featuring acts from all over the world and an accompanying house band. (Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m.; City Hall Plaza; $12.50-50; all ages)

Anime Boston 2016
Boston’s annual celebration of anime, featuring everything from Japanese animation and comics to J-Pop and cosplay, comes to the Hynes Convention Center. It’s worth noting, for those interested in going, that 2016 is the 20th anniversary of Pokemon. (Friday, March 25 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, March 27 at 1 p.m.; Hynes Convention Center; $60-65; all ages)

Boston Bunny Barhop XII
Celebrate the spring by throwing on a pair of bunny ears and hopping from bar to bar in Harvard Square. Just remember to take the bunny ears—that’s literally the only rule of this bar crawl. (Friday, March, 25 at 8 p.m.; start at either Daedalus or The Boathouse; free; 21+)

Boston’s 41st Annual Gardeners’ Gathering
Growing season is just around the corner. If you’re feeling super excited about your tomato plants this season, head to this convention for all of the info and workshops covering seeds, composting, and community gardening that you and your green thumb desire. (Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m.; The Egan Center & Shillman Hall, Northeastern University; free; all ages)

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Cocktail Magic
The producers of Bonnaroo Music Festival bring to Boston the country’s first craft cocktail tour, featuring mixologists from several local bars, as well as ones from Chicago, New York, and Denver. The festival also includes local food pairings and a DJ set from Neon Indian. (Saturday, March 26 at 5 p.m.; The Castle at Park Plaza; $124.50; 21+)

Old School Game Show’s Plug In Power Up 8-Bit Alt-Trivia Arcade
Davis Square Theater’s “Old School Game Show” night presents a performance combining pub trivia, variety specials, and comedy sketches all within the theme of classic video games. (Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m.; Davis Square Theater; $15; all ages)

Thunderbar Comedy One Year Party
Thunderbar Comedy’s weekly open mic night in Allston is celebrating one year of highlighting local comics by trading their standup sets for one big sweaty dance party. (Saturday, March 26 at 9 p.m.; Wonderbar; free; 21+)

Bring Your Own Picnic to Aeronaut
Prep a picnic, head to Aeronaut Brewery, and wash down your crackers and cheese with some fresh house brews and live folk and bluegrass. (Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m.; Aeronaut Brewery; free; all ages)

David Cross at The Wilbur
The man known commonly as Tobias Funke brings his “Making America Great Again!” tour to Boston for two stand-up performances on Sunday night. (Sunday, March 27 at 7:30 and 10 p.m.; The Wilbur; $29-39; all ages)

 

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