Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

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Labor Day
Laser Light Show

The weather is set to work out for this laser light show, music, and 3D aerial beam show happening at Frog Pond. It’s a night of spectacular color and sound and the perfect way to celebrate Labor Day weekend.
Free, Sept. 2, Boston Common Frog Pond, Boston, 617-635-2120,

Tattoo Convention
Looking for some fresh ink? Stop by Boston’s tattoo convention at the Sheraton Hotel. The event will feature many talented artists as well as live music, illusionists, and demonstrations. If tats aren’t for you, you can still enjoy watching the artists at work and see who wins for best tattoo of the day.
$20, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, Sheraton Hotel, 39 Dalton St., Boston, 978-744-9393,

Boston College vs. Miami
Are you ready for some football? It’s that time of year again. The air starts to cool and the sounds of helmets clashing can be heard on football fields everywhere. Start off the season by supporting the home team as BC takes on Miami.
$4, Sept. 1, Alumni Stadium, 2601 Beacon St., Chestnut Hill, 866-788-2482,

Deutsche Bank Championships
Have a relaxing day on the green while you watch the top 100 PGA Tour players compete and raise money for the Tiger Woods Foundation and New England-area charities. Grab your polo shirt and visor, and celebrate the competition’s 10th anniversary.
$60, Aug. 29-Sept. 3, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass., 877-849-4322,

Gloucester Schooner Festival
Watch as majestic ships race across the water of Cape Ann, featuring the HMS Bounty. You can tour the old ship or enjoy the fresh sea air while you take in the races.
$10, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, 978-283-1601,