Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Enjoy a David Bowie burlesque show and a winter wonderland transformation of the zoo.

La Notte. Photo courtesy of Rialto Pictures.

La Notte. / Photo courtesy of Rialto Pictures

Rescued and Restored Series

Craving some classics?  The Museum of Fine Arts has partnered with Rialto Pictures, the foremost distributor of restored classics, to bring new digital releases of some essential classic films to the big screen. Don’t miss Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows, Michelangelo Antonioni’s La Notte, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Delicatessen.

$9-11, November 23-27, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston,

Mike Epps

You may know him as Day-Day Jones from comedy classics Next Friday and Friday After Next. Or maybe you know him as Black Doug from Hangover. However you might know him, Mike Epps is sure to make you laugh with his unconventional sense of humor and commanding presence on stage. It’s the perfect way to laugh off leftovers from the Thanksgiving holiday.

$45, Friday, November 25, 7:30 and 10 p.m., The Wilbur, 246 Tremont St., Boston,

Photo by Hans Wendland.

Photo by Hans Wendland

Oh! You Pretty Things

Bowie and burlesque. What better way to spend Black Friday? Join the American Repertory Theater as they host their 5th annual David Bowie tribute show. Jam out to three hours of Bowie’s best tunes and dress up in your best Bowie costume for a chance to win $100. Niki Stardust and her Total Blam Blam David Boobie Band will return to the stage for this lustful tradition and will be joined by a plethora of other performers.

$25-45, Friday, November 25, 8 p.m.,Oberon Theater, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge,

Photo courtesy of ZNE.

Photo courtesy of New England Zoo


It’s officially holiday season and Stone Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland with thousands of lights and special visitors including Mr. and Mrs. Claus and reindeer. Take a stroll through the park and be dazzled by festive decorations and tree-lined paths. Photo opportunities with Ol’ Saint Nick and reindeer will be available for extra cost. And don’t forget to take a spin on the decked out carousel.

$9, November 25-January 1, 5-9 p.m., Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham,


This Vermont-based jam band is sure to inspire you to get funky. Pulling from genres such as jazz, bluegrass, rock, and reggae, Twiddle is best known for their live performances. If you aren’t already a “Twiddiot,” you sure will be after they dazzle you with their instrumental improvisation skills.

$20, Saturday, November 26, 8 p.m., Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston,