And just like that, it’s back: From July 28 to August 4, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week will return for its 31st year, delivering 20 hours of premium shark content. Shark mysteries will be uncovered. Shark research will be dissected. Shark experts will be tapped. “Baby Shark,” unfortunately, will likely experience yet another resurgence.
In addition to watching every piece of underwater content the Discovery Channel has to offer, shark enthusiasts can take advantage of Boston’s shark-related festivities in the coming weeks, from a white shark party to a screening of Jaws. It may even inspire you to get out on the water — just don’t get too close to the action.
This list will be updated as more Shark Week events are announced.
Charc Week at Post 390
Executive Chef Nick Deutmeyer is playfully adding Charc Week specials to this Back Bay restaurant’s menu for a second year. Focused on charcuterie variations, the menu, which runs from July 22 to August 4, includes dishes like smoked bluefish pate, chilled lobster and shrimp sausage, monkfish ‘nduja with a crusty toasted baguette, and pickled herring filet with a three-bean salad. The specials are available for lunch and dinner. (Post 390; 406 Stuart St., Boston; July 22–August 4, times vary)
Shark Week Shuckfest at Sterling’s
Get a taste of the Cape at Sterling’s Shark Week Shuckfest, an oyster shucking party held on the downtown restaurant’s spacious patio. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Shark Week fans can enjoy oysters from the Cape Cod Oyster Company, beer from Cisco Brewers (we recommend the Shark Tracker lager), and games like giant Jenga and cornhole. (Sterling’s; 60 State St., Boston; June 23 from 5 p.m.–7 p.m.)
White Shark party with OCEARCH at Cisco Seaport
Cisco Brewers is throwing its own Shark Week party at all of its locations — including the Seaport pop-up — with a white shark party in partnership with OCEARCH, an ocean research organization. Chris Fischer, the boat’s captain, will be on hand to answer all your pressing shark-related questions as you sip on Cisco beer, listen to live music, and snack on bites from a local food truck. The party will help raise money and awareness for marine life. (Cisco Brewers Seaport; 65 Northern Ave., Boston; July 23 from 5 p.m.–8 p.m.)
Save the Ocean Shark Week Kick Off Party
Take your Shark Week celebrations high above the water at the Rooftop@Revere, the rooftop bar at Revere Hotel Boston Common. The all-day fête will offer drink specials like the Hawksbill rosé, a wine from Robert Foley Vineyards that raises funds for hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Other drink specials include the Shark Tank made with Bacardi rum, pineapple juice, lemon juice, cotton candy syrup, and shark gummies, which guests can enjoy in between shark-themed games and prizes. Tickets are $30. (Rooftop@Revere; 200 Stuart St., Boston; July 28 from 11 a.m.–midnight)
Shark Week pre-game and kickoff at Lamplighter Brewing Co.
The Cambridge brewery will celebrate Shark Week with a pre-game party, and screenings of possibly the worst shark movies known to man: Sharknado, Sharknado 2: The Second One, and Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. Watch the ridiculous franchise play out while sipping on Baby Shark, Lamplighter’s new IPA that will launch at the party. (Lamplighter Brewing Co.; 284 Broadway, Cambridge; July 28 from 3 p.m.–10 p.m.)
Baby Shark cocktails at Glass House
Kendall Square hangout Glass House will pay homage to Shark Week with its very own Baby Shark cocktail, a blue raspberry frozen mojito drizzled with Stoli crushed strawberry vodka and topped off with a gummy shark. Sure, it’s a fun way to celebrate the animal of honor, but you’re doing good, too: $1 from each Baby Shark sold will be donated to the Ocean Conservancy. (Glass House; 450 Kendall St., Cambridge; July 28–August 4, times vary)
Shark Bite at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille
Look out over the Boston Harbor while sipping on a Shark Bite cocktail at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, a seafood haven at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The drink, which will be available throughout Shark Week, is made with Captain Morgan spiced rum, light rum, blue curaçao, sour mix, grenadine, and a gummy shark. (Rowes Wharf Sea Grille at Boston Harbor Hotel; 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston; July 28–August 4, times vary)
Jaws screening at The Anchor
Narragansett Beer is taking over The Anchor, an open-air wine and beer garden in Charlestown, on August 2 in hopes that you’ll “Crush it like Quint” while watching Jaws. Sip on the brewery’s 1975 retro lager cans, enter a Jaws-themed costume contest, and take in the greatest shark movie ever made (sorry, Sharknado). (The Anchor; 1 Shipyard Park, Boston; August 2 at 8:30 p.m.)