10 things to do in Boston this weekend

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

A previous edition of Daybreaker.
A previous edition of Daybreaker. –Daybreaker

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. If you’d like BosTen delivered to your inbox every Thursday, click here. Want more things to do? Check out our events calendar at boston.com/events.

#ThanksObama Beer Release Day

Friday morning marks the final chance for bellyachers nationwide to blame President Barack Obama for any and every negative part of their life, with a hearty “Thanks, Obama!” To commemorate the sacred transfer of power from the outgoing president to President-elect/scapegoat-elect Donald Trump, Somerville Brewing is holding an all-day release party on Thursday for their new #ThanksObama beer. The presidential beverage is a nitro stout with notes of coffee and chocolate, and is available at Somerville Brewing’s taproom all weekend. (Thursday, January 19 from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Somerville Brewing, Somerville; free; 21+)

Pig Week


As a German-inspired tavern and beer garden, Bronwyn only offers the best of the wurst. That goes double for the Union Square restaurant’s annual Pig Week, when chef Tim Wiechmann serves up dishes made with different part of the pig every day of the week. Oktoberfest lovers should go hog-wild for Germanic-inspired treats like schnitzel and roulade paired with liters of German beer. (Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 22 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Bronwyn, Somerville; all ages)

Sam Adams After Hours

Want to add a dash of Caribbean heat to your drab January? This Thursday, Sam Adams celebrates the release of its new Rebel Juiced IPA with a tropical getaway-themed edition of its weekly After Hours event. Guests will receive four drink tickets, plus flavorful Caribbean food from Pikliz International Kitchen, which should pair perfectly with the Juiced IPA’s mango and citrusy hops. (Thursday, January 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sam Adams Brewery, Boston; $10; 21+)

Cat Yoga

Who says cats and downward dogs can’t coexist? SoHoCats Luxury Feline Hotel, in Beverly, is hosting a cat yoga class this Thursday, during which friendly felines will wander around the room as you work out. Following the 60-minute flow, you can munch on snacks while socializing with humans and cats alike. (Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m.; SoHoCats Luxury Feline Hotel, Beverly; $20; all ages)

WGBH’s Smarter Happy Hour


This month’s edition of WGBH’s mind-opening happy hours features speakers who are “reshaping and building a new Boston for the 21st century.” Those include speakers from MassChallenge, Design Museum Boston, the Boston Promise Initiative, and a Master Model Builder from Legoland Boston, who reshapes and builds Boston for a job — albeit in plastic block form. (Thursday, January 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; WGBH, Boston; $10; 21+)

Daybreaker Winter Onesie Land

As the weather gets colder, the early-morning fitness fanatics at Daybreaker keep finding ways to make their yoga and dance party extravaganzas hotter. Case in point, organizers suggest attendees wear flannel PJs, footie pajamas, onesies, or any other kind of loungewear to this iteration of the event, which should keep the dance floor pretty cozy. (Friday, January 20 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.; Venu Nightclub, Boston; $20-$35; all ages)

Rocky IV at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Most people may not have expected this Cold War parable to suddenly become relevant again more than 30 years after its release. But with U.S.-Russia relations on the forefront of everyone’s minds, you can head to the Coolidge Corner for a midnight screening of the fourth Rocky film, in which American everyman Rocky Balboa heads to the Soviet Union to fight Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) and defend his country’s honor. (Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 from 11:59 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline; $12.25; all ages)

Free Breakfast with the Boston Run Club

Keeping up with your New Year’s fitness resolutions can be a lot easier with a little help from friends.That’s the idea behind the Boston Road Runners, a nonprofit athletic and community organization dedicated to promoting running as a healthy, community-building activity. Join the club for a run of any length, then meet up an hour later for breakfast. (Saturday, January 21 from 7:40 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Capital One Cafe, Boston; free; all ages)

Beyonce Brunch


Ring the alarm: The 6B Lounge’s Beyonce Brunch is back. Sip on a Hot Sauce Bloody Mary or a Crazy in Love Mimosa before chowing down on a Bootylicious Burrito or a Beehive Breakfast while DJ T Rex spins some of the biggest hits from Destiny’s Child, Jay Z, and Queen Bey herself. Reservations are strongly encouraged. (Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 6B Lounge, Boston; all ages)

Tiki 101

January may not seem like the best month for a crash course in tropical cocktails. But if beachside beverages served in a pineapple sound like the perfect escape, Cafe ArtScience bar director and “avid rum enthusiast” Todd Maul’s Tiki 101 course might be just the ticket. Guests will learn how to make their own tiki cocktails while enjoying snacks and drink samples during the one-hour course. (Saturday, January 21 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Cafe ArtScience, Cambridge; $48; 21+)

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