Skip Netflix this weekend—here are 7 ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city.
Anthony Bourdain at Symphony Hall
The Hunger serves audiences an all new live show featuring an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world, followed by an open Q&A session. A word of warning: According to Symphony Hall, the only seats left are ”orchestra seats behind poles, or are small obstructed-view ‘jump’ in the balcony that have very little legroom.”
- Friday, October 7 at 8 p.m.; Symphony Hall; $50 GA or $250 VIP; all ages
Yoga and Donuts
The most flexible yogis can contort their bodies into pretzels with ease, but Saturday’s practice at Brooklyn Boulders will feature a different doughy treat. After an invigorating two-hour vinyasa session, attendees can snack on Union Square Donuts and sip on High Brew Coffee.
- Saturday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Brooklyn Boulders Somerville; $20 for BKB members, $25 for guests; all ages
Boston Brunch Battle
Sample brunch specialties from some of Boston’s finest restaurants –
then vote for your favorite! Lulu’s Allston, The Living Room, The Tap Trailhouse, Row 34, and last year’s champion, Gather, are just some of the restaurants cooking up a storm to raise money for Community Servings, a local nonprofit that provides meals to individuals and families who are homebound due to an acute life-threatening illness.
- Saturday, October 8 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. District Hall; $25; 21+
Spooky World Presents Nightmare New England
The long-running “scream park” has changed locations several times over the years, but what hasn’t changed is the fright factor. With five separate attractions spread across 80 acres in Litchfield, New Hampshire, from the Haunted Hayride to the Festival of Fear, Spooky World is hoping to scare the living daylights out of you every weekend until November 5.
- Friday, October 7 through Monday, October 10, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Spooky World; $35-40 GA, $60-65 VIP, $75-80 Super VIP; all ages
Future Arts Festival 2016
Boston’s largest contemporary art festival will feature more than 40 artists from around the world at the Boston Center for the Arts. Along with food, drinks, and both live music and live painting, the artists will sell their artwork to benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital.
- Saturday, October 8 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Boston Center for the Arts; $16 GA, $50 VIP; 21+
Annually attended by over 200,000 people, Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest features food from all over the world, arts, crafts, vintage goods, sidewalk sales and one-of-a-kind gifts. In addition, Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest boasts five beer gardens, six stages of live music and more than 50 performing bands. Dancing is encouraged!
- Sunday, October 9 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Harvard Square; free; all ages
Open Our Doors Festival
The Fenway Alliance is putting on its 15th annual Open Our Doors Festival, during which member organizations like the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Mary Baker Eddy Library open their doors for a host of free activities. Visitors can enjoy music, theater, historic tours, kids’ activities, food trucks, and more, all while taking a free shuttle from one location to another.
- Monday, October 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; event kickoff at the Christian Science Plaza; free; all ages