What To Do in Boston This (President’s Day) Weekend

"Much Ado About Nothing." Photo: Nile Hawver/Nile Scott Shots.

By Landry Harlan
BU News Service

I don’t know what it is with you New Englanders, but you celebrate a lot of holidays. Not that I’m complaining. President’s Day just never made it to the school calendar back at my alma mater in Oklahoma. Spring break is still a ways off, so I’ll take any extra break I can get. Here’s where the fun is in Boston this weekend.

Shit-faced Shakespeare

The deeply highbrow fusion of an entirely serious Shakespeare play with one entirely shit-faced cast member, Shit-faced Shakespeare continues its Boston run with Romeo and Juliet at The Rockwell (formerly the Davis Square Theatre) and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Laugh Boston.

With a genuinely drunken professional actor selected at random every night, no two shows are ever the same and audiences can even dictate when the actor gets to drink more to prevent unwanted sobriety.

Where: Laugh Boston + The Rockwell

When: Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m.

Cost: Discounted $15 tickets HERE.


Opera on Tap’s Winter Warmer

Imbibe stellar drinks and food while enjoying dynamic performances from some of Boston’s finest young singers as they let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after-hours back stage party singing opera, musical theater and jazz standards.

Featuring: Tascha Anderson, Laura Ethington, Michael Merullo, Carrie Reid-Knox, Nathan Rodriguez and Dan Rodriguez

Where: The Burren

When: Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE


6th Annual Midnight Riders FIFA Tournament

The FIFA tournament will be a 32 participant, single elimination format. There will be prizes for top finishers and of course a trophy (and bragging rights!) for the winner.The tournament will be played on PS4s. There will be free food provided by Midnight Riders for all participants and spectators.

This event is open to ALL AGES!

Where: Elephant and Castle

When: Sunday from 12 – 3 p.m.

Cost: $5 to spectate, $25 to participate


All You Can Eat Cereal Buffet

This year Trident Booksellers is celebrating President’s Day with an all-you-can-eat cereal buffet at the bar! Stop in anytime between 8 – 11 a.m. Wear your PJs, and enjoy unlimited cereal and cartoons. All ages welcome–tickets that include a mimosa are available for adults!

Where: Trident Booksellers and Cafe

When: Monday from 8 – 11 a.m.

Cost: Cereal and mimosa: $15. Just cereal, please!: $10

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