Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
Photo via Jersey Boys/Facebook
Foo Fighter front man and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl has been in the music industry for a long time. On January 18, he made his directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival with the movie Sound City. The documentary focuses on the famous Sound City Recording studio in California, where legends like Tom Petty, Nirvana, Cheap Trick, and many more recorded. For one night only—which happens to be tonight—you will be able to see the movie at the Landmark Kendall Square Cinema. There are no other scheduled movie times for this area, so don’t miss out!
$11, Thursday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Landmark Kendall Square Cinema, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, 617-449-1996, soundcitymovie.com
The Winklevoss Twins
When The Social Network premiered in 2010, it highlighted “men of Harvard!” Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the founders of Harvard Connection—also known as the website they claimed Mark Zuckerburg stole to create Facebook. The very controversial and successful film made the twins known to the world. This event gives you a chance to hear their side of what happened during the early years of Facebook and to learn about their investment company, Winklevoss Capital. You must be 21+ to attend this event.
$25, Friday, Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m., Fresh Tilled Soil Offices @ Riverworks, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, 862-221-1805, facebook.com/freshtilledsoil
It’s been a long wait but the Jersey Boys are back in Boston. This weekend will mark the beginning of a five-week run at the CitiEmerson Colonial Theatre. In case you haven’t heard about Jersey Boys—which is highly unlikely—the story centers around four kids from Jersey (Franki Vallie and the Four Seasons) who go from rags to riches. For all musical/Broadway lovers, this is a must-see, even if you’ve seen it before. There’s really nothing like opening weekend.
$34-179, Jan. 30-March 3, 106 Boylston St., 617-880-2460, citicenter.org
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal
Try mixing modern dance, ballet, and street dance all into one show. That’s what Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal does—also known as BJM. BJM comes to Boston this weekend to premiere Zero in On, Night Box, and Harry for the first time in the city. Having been praised by The New York Times and The Boston Globe, it’s clearly a must-see. Even if you’re not a dance lover, this just might be a great show to ease you into the world of dance.
$50, Thursday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday, Feb. 1-2, 8 p.m., Sunday Feb. 3, 2 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., 617-478-3100, worldmusic.org
Mega Game Nite XI
Yahtzee! This Friday, The Prudential Center will host Mega Game Nite XI. The night started on the premise of people from the area meeting up and playing various games. Now many game and card organizations from the area bring their groups to the fun. Attendees can bring their own games or join with others. The main purpose of the event is to meet new people, and do something different. The event will take place in the Food Court at the Prudential Center.
Free, Friday, Feb. 1, 6:30-10 p.m., Harvest Food Court at the Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., 617-236-3100, mgn.cardsconversation.org