10 things to do in Boston this weekend

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Visitors at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Visitors at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. –Museum of Fine Arts

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. You can also learn even more about awesome events around Boston by joining the BosTen Facebook group.

“American Dynasties: The Kennedys”

CNN will offer a sneak peek of its new six-part docu-series “American Dynasties: The Kennedys” this Thursday at the Boston Public Library’s Central branch. The audience will see an episode about the partnership between John and Robert Kennedy during JFK’s first year as president before the docu-series debuts on CNN on Sunday, March 11. Following the episode, CNN anchor and Dorchester native John King will host a panel discussion with Patrick J. Kennedy, Harvard Kennedy School professor Leah Wright Rigueur, and Kennedy biographer Larry Tye. (Thursday, March 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Boston Public Library, Boston; free; all ages)

Wine and Cheese Fest


The beverage experts and cheesemongers at Eataly will share their favorite vini and formaggi with interested customers this Thursday. Admission will get you unlimited tastes of premium wines and artisanal cheeses from Eataly’s top local and Italian suppliers. Think: bold, full-bodied reds and crisp, floral whites, creamy gorgonzola and hearty pecorino. (Thursday, March 1 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Eataly, Boston; $60; 21+)

Oscar-Nominated Shorts at Somerville Theatre

Some of you may have enough trouble catching up on all the best picture nominees before Sunday’s Academy Awards. (Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.) But if you’re a film aficionado who only has a select few movies left on your Oscars checklist, the Somerville Theatre will screen the nominees for both Best Animated Short and Best Live Action Short. (Thursday, March 1 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Somerville Theatre, Somerville; $10 GA, $7 seniors; all ages)

Full Moon Yoga

When the full moon brightens the night sky Thursday, let Full Moon Yoga brighten your mood with a full-body flow at the Westin. Yoga Hub founder Ali Singer will begin the session with guided pranayama and meditation, then move to moon salutations, a “dynamic sequence of movements to salute the night.” Be warned, rookie yogis: this class is not for beginners. (Thursday, March 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Westin Copley Place, Boston; $20; all ages)

National Golf Expo


Take your mind off the impending nor’easter and imagine yourself out on the links at the National Golf Expo. This weekend, the Seaport World Trade Center will be transformed into a golf oasis, with golf-related exhibits, displays, and interactive features, as well as the Northeast’s largest driving range and demonstration stage. (Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4 at various times; Seaport World Trade Center, Boston; $12 GA, $10 seniors, free for kids ages 12 and under; all ages)

First Friday Pajama Party

Want to go out Friday night but can’t bear the thought of changing our of your comfy jammies? That won’t be a problem at the ICA’s First Friday celebration, where this month’s theme is Pajama Party. The event will have slumber party activities like Mad Libs, a hygge lounge, dancing, games, art, of course, and a performance by Boston synth-pop band Bearstronaut. (Friday, March 2 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; $15 GA, free for members; 21+)

Benny Benassi at The Grand

Since opening four months ago, swanky Seaport dance club The Grand has played host to some of the biggest DJs in the world, including Steve Aoki, Hardwell, and Tiesto. This Friday, it will feature Benny Benassi, best known for 2002 electro house anthem “Satisfaction,” which was subsequently remixed by hundreds of DJs. (Friday, March 2 at 9:30 p.m.; The Grand, Boston; $30-50; 21+)

MFA Late Nites

Advance tickets to Saturday’s edition of the MFA’s popular new Late Nites program are already sold out. However, tickets at the door will be available come Saturday at 8 p.m., when the event starts. Late Nites give visitors a chance to explore exhibitions like “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics” before it leaves on April 1, and to take part in art-making workshops, enjoy live music and dancing, and sample food from local vendors. If you want to skip the food lines, purchase an MFA Late Nite Bites food voucher with your ticket, as well. (Saturday, March 3 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; $20; all ages)

Yoga and Brunch at Lion’s Tail


If you haven’t stopped by Lion’s Tail, the South End restaurant that opened at the tail end of 2016this Sunday is a great opportunity. Lion’s Tail will host a 60-minute flow from CorePower Yoga, followed by a complimentary brunch buffet. (Sunday, March 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Lion’s Tail, Boston; $35-40; all ages)

Oscars Watch Party at Canary Square

Canary Square is throwing down for the Academy Awards on Sunday, rolling out the red carpet and a photo backdrop so you can feel like you’re one of the stars. The Jamaica Plain establishment will also have a complimentary glass of champagne for each guest, as well as prizes for the best dressed and for those who guess the most awards correctly. (Sunday, March 4 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Canary Square, Boston; free; all ages)

Oscars Viewing Party at Trident

Trident Booksellers and Cafe is putting on an Oscars party Sunday, too, complete with a predictions contest, Oscar bingo, and Oscar-themed food from a special bar menu created with some of the big nominees in mind. While the party is free, Trident suggests making a $5 donation at the door, which will benefit the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. (Sunday, March 4 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Trident Booksellers and Cafe, Boston; free; all ages)

Update 3/1/2018: According to a Facebook post from Trident, “This event has been cancelled due to a fire in the store.”