BUNS Guide to Boston: February 2016

Photo by Nikita Sampath
Written by Jonathan Gang

Settlers of Catan Sunday
Sheep for a wheat? Wood for an ore? If you understood those last two sentences, you should stop by the American Fresh Brewhouse in Somerville to enjoy a pint and a game of Settlers of Catan. For the uninitiated, it’s a slightly nerdy, intensely addictive cult board game that combines the best elements of games like Risk and Monopoly. JG
Where: American Fresh Brewhouse, Somerville
When: Every other Sunday, 2/14, 2/28
How Much: Free

Blue Man Group
The vibrant antics of the Blue Man Group need little explanation. The three-man musical group are continuing their take over of Boston’s Theater district through February, and a few dates have already sold out, so act fast. AW
Where: Charles Playhouse
When: 2/1-2/27, Times will vary
How Much: $57-103 per show

Pippin
The circus is in town, but it’s not Cirque du Soleil or Ringling Brothers. It’s “Pippin,” the classic Broadway musical reimagined as a traveling circus troupe. Catch the national tour of the award-winning revival tell the story of the young Pippin, who’s trying to find his “Corner of the Sky.” Great music, contortionists and acrobatics — sounds like a good night at the theater. All ages. AA
Where: Boston Opera House
When: 2/2-2/14 (no shows on Mondays); times vary
How much: $40-$150

Harold Night
If your looking for some laughs, Harold Night is the place to be. Enjoy fully improvised comedy by some of the best in the Boston area. MM
Where: ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge
When: Wednesday Nights at 7:30 p.m. 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24
How Much: $12

Inside Community – Panel Discussion
Inside Community is an interdisciplinary project undertaken by visual journalism and visual art students at Boston University. Photo and video entries for the project are open till March 25th. The panel discussion will guide students working on the Inside Community project with a practical discussion on the importance of connecting with a community to form a visual perspective of that community. NS
Where: 855 Comm Ave, 5th floor, Room 500
When: 2/4 at 4:00 p.m.
How Much: Free

Polartech Big Air at Fenway
The FIS World Cup tour comes to Boston with this big air event, at historic Fenway Park. See some of the worlds best freeskiers and snowboarders perform death defying aerial maneuvers off a 140-foot ramp in the home of the Red Sox. MSW
Where: Fenway Park
When: 2/11-2/12, 6 – 10:30 p.m.
How Much: $40-$160 for a two day pass. $30-$100 for single day tickets.

Boston Sci-fi Film Festival
11-day Boston Science Fiction Film Festival and Marathon. NS
Where: Somerville Theatre
When: 2/5-2/15
How Much: $64.50 for 24-hour film marathon, $125 for festival pass

The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three play a unique, highly danceable concoction of old-timey bluegrass, blues, country and jazz, mixed with a healthy dose of boozy punk rock. Don’t let the acoustic instruments fool you, things will get loud and rowdy. TDM3 were responsible for the only mosh pit this writer has ever seen at a bluegrass festival. JG
Where: The House of Blues Boston
When: 2/12 7:00 p.m.
How Much: $25

Hub on the Run
Take a tour of the city and stay true to those fitness goals of the new year with Hub on the Run. The run is “loosely structured and it’s designed to give you a chance to get a fun run and see some sights.” MM
Where: 855 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116
When: 2/13, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
How Much: FREE

Ms. Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill is a rap, hip-hop and soul superstar known best for her time in the Fugees and as a solo performer who created award-winning hits like “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “Ex-Factor,” both found on her album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” After spending years in the show business shadows, the actress/singer/all-around star is returning to the stage. The show is 18+. AA
Where: Paradise
When: 2/13 and 2/14, 9:00 p.m.
How Much: Standard tickets: $75; VIP tickets: $200.

Glow Yoga
If yoga is getting a little stale for your taste, spice up your workout routine with this hour-long session featuring glow sticks, black lights and plenty of dancing. The class is designed for beginners and experienced yoga fanatics, and is taught by Boston’s-own Ali Singer, one of the highest-rated yoga instructors in the state. AW
Where: Pop Allston
When: 2/18, 8-9:30 p.m.
How Much: Donation-based ($10 recommended)

Chinese New Year Parade
Celebrate the Year of the Monkey in Chinatown. NS
Where: Chinatown
When: 2/20, 11:00 a.m. subject to weather conditions
How Much: Free

Tracy Morgan
After a tragic car accident that left him severely injured, legendary comic Tracy Morgan is back. Morgan is most famous for his eight seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as Tracy Jordan on “30 Rock.” Don’t miss his brand of cringeworthy, absurdist — and often controversial – comedy. AA
Where: The Wilbur
When: 2/20 at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. and Feb. 21 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $50 or $69.50

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: “Tha Crossroads” 20th Anniversary Tour
Hip-hop/rap group Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony are cruising through Boston to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of “Tha Crossroads,” the 2x platinum-selling single that brought the musicians to the top of the charts. AW
Where: House of Blues Boston
When: 2/28, 7-11:00 p.m.
How Much: $25

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