6.2 min readBy Published On: January 11th, 2024Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – MLK 2024 Edition

Need weekend plans?!? We’ve got you covered!

Decades Night at Local 149 

Local 149 will be throwing it back to the 90’s on Friday, January 12th, from 7pm till close. There will be 90’s music videos, and throwback shows on the TVs. And the restaurant will be transformed with 90’s decorations. Come dressed in your best 90’s attire for a chance to win a prize! Make your reservation here!

Have a mocktail

Have you found yourself Caught In Dry January? Or maybe you’re just sober curious? Last year, more than 260 million Americans joined in on the alcohol-free start to 2023. This year, many local restaurants and bars have prepped for the healthy resolution by creating new lineups of mocktail menu additions.  Here’s are roundup of mocktails to dry to keep your January dry…but not dry!

Aspen 80’s Party at Publico

The 80’s are taking over the lodge on Friday, January 12th, at 8pm. Cisco Brewery will be there and be giving away a koozie with every Cisco beer purchase and other winter merch! DJ Caitlin will be playing 80’s faves starting at 9pm. Make your reservation here!

Boston Comedy Club at Castle Island Brewery

Castle Island Brewery will be hosting The Boston Comedy Club on Friday, January 12th, from 8-9:30pm. Boston Comedy Club showcases professional comedians from Boston, New York City and beyond! Each show features a novel line-up with acts seen on TV and heard on your favorite podcasts. Get your tickets here!

Self Care Time – New Year, New Moon Retreat

Take some time for yourself this Sunday, January 14th at East Side Yoga + Fitness at a New Year, New Moon Empowerment Community Retreat with Krysta-Lyn! This retreat falls a couple of days post a New Moon.

🌙 New Moon yoga practice & guidance,
🙏 “Empowering your choice” reiki healing session,
📓 Guided journaling (prior to retreat & at retreat),
👯‍♀️ Community connection regarding the pressures and the many options available to you!
🌟 Meditation &
💕 Lifelong support and friendship that retreats provide!

JANUARY 14, 2024 1-5 PM
$125 Please book in advance. Capacity is limited for an intimate experience.  You can reserve your spot here! 

MLK Celebration

The City of Boston + Boston University will present “A Day of Celebration in Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr” on Monday, January 15, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. at Metcalf Hall on the second floor of the George Sherman Union at Boston University!  It will be broadcasted live. Get all the details here! 

Buy some Girl Scout Cookies

Support the Girl Scouts by buying some cookies! They’ll have a pop-up on Sunday in front of Deja Brew starting at 10am!  Can’t make the pop-up, you can place an order for Southie Girl Scout Cookie Delivery!


New England Boat Show 

Calling all boat and water enthusiasts, The Boat Show is coming to town this weekend at The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. It will be running Friday-Sunday from 12-8pm. The event will have boats and yachts you can board, water activities, and even a waterskiing squirrel! And yes, you read that right, and apparently, its name is Twiggy! It will be a great way to escape the snow and plan your summer. Get tickets here!

Self-Defense Training at Peter Welch’s Gym 

Peter Welch will be offering a self-defense training class on Sunday, January 14th, at 12pm. The 60-minute class is $30 per person. The class will focus on mace training and situational awareness. Learn how to kick ass from the best ass kicker around! Reserve your spot here!

Art Pop-Up at Gray’s Hall

On Sunday at 4pm, Gray’s Hall is hosting local artist Katrine Hildebrandt will be showing her work!  Shane Levi will be spinning the tunes!

Snow Slide at Harpoon

You don’t need to travel out to the ‘burbs to sled this year. Head to the Harpoon parking lot for the ultimate winter activity! Introducing Artificial Ice Events’ Stack Box Snow Slide – come sled down the ULTIMATE snowy summit. Open from January 15th to February 29th

  • Monday-Wednesday: 4PM-8PM
  • Thursday-Friday: 3PM-8PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 12PM-8PM

50 Cent at The Grand

Everybody in the club gettin’ tipsy!! And that everybody could be you!! 50 Cent is performing at The Grand on Saturday, January 13th, at 9:30pm. Get your tickets here!

Baxter Bagels Pop-Up

Bagel Pop Ups are all the rage in 2024. Baxter Bagels will be popping up at Love Child on Sunday, January 14th. You can order the day of on their website here. Order them early, as the delicious bagels go quickly!

MLK Brunch on Monday

The Broadway, Lincoln and Publico will be open for brunch on Monday!

Boston Children’s Chorus Martin Luther King, Jr Tribute Concert

Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) is thrilled to announce the organization’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert, “In The Name Of Love,” which will take place at Boston’s Symphony Hall at 4:00pm on Monday, January 15th. The concert will highlight movements for equality across marginalized communities throughout American history, centering powerful stories from the LGBTQIA+ community and more!  Get the details here. 

Try Homebaked

Homebaked is a new cookie delivery service. They have delicious options from their buttery red velvet with white and dark chocolate chips and their decadent triple chocolate chunk generously filled with chips in every layer. It is a perfect way to treat yourself this weekend! Order here! 

DRAGtacular Brunch-Dolly and Friends

Laugh Boston is hosting drag brunch on Saturday, January 13th, at 12pm with a Dolly twist. Come in your western Dolly wear for a fun time filled with dancing, laughs, and delicious brunch! Perfect excuse to wear your cowboy boots and hat. Get your tickets here! 

Free Admission at Museums on MLK Day

Enjoy free admission to the MFA and ICA on Monday, January 15th! MFA tickets are available in person on a first-come, first-served basis for those with a valid Mass. zip code. Learn more here. For the ICA, free advanced tickets are required. You can reserve yours starting Sunday, Jan. 14 at 10am here. 

Curling at SNOWPORT 

You know the game you saw at the Winter Olympics? You can now try it for yourself at SNOWPORT. The curling area is located on Harbor Way. They accept walk-ups and reservations. The lane is reserved in 30-minute increments and can hold up to 12 people. It runs from Friday and Saturday from 11-9pm and Sunday 11-8pm. It also runs during the week if you can’t make it on the weekends. Book your reservation here!

Live Music Roundup 

Hunter’s: Sean Rivers, Friday at 5pm 

Capo: Rich Dimare and the Ron Poster Trio, Sunday at 5pm and DJ Silent Partner, Sunday at 8:30pm. 

Shamrock Pub: Jinty McGrath will be playing Friday night at 8pm.

Fat Baby: M1 the DJ on Friday at 9:30pm.

Loco: DJ Colin Tonge on Friday at 9pm.  On Saturday, Matty Sheehan from 2pm-5pm and DJ Mike D at 9pm.  On Sunday,  it’s DJ Colin Tonge at 4pm and DJ ADHD at 8:30pm.

Lincoln: Legends of Summer Band is playing on Sunday at 6pm followed by DJ Wick at 10pm.


Bruins vs. Blues, Saturday, January 13th at 8pm. 

Celtics vs. Rockets, Saturday, January 13th at 7pm.

Bruins vs. Devils, Monday, January 15th at 1:15pm.

Celtics vs. Raptors, Monday, January 15th at 7:30pm

NFL Wildcard Weekend – check out the schedule here.

Here are 12 Places to Watch the Game in South Boston! 

Check back, as this list may be updated!


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