Ever wanted to ride the T without pants? First off, what’s wrong with you? Second, now is your chance, weirdo. That’s only one thing to do this weekend, too. Before your no pants ride, you can check out the US figure skating championships, a trill dance night, some art exhibit openings, and a bunch of other awesome stuff.
|1.||Jan. 9-12 – US Figure Skating Championships|
For the first time since 2001, the US Figure Skating Championships will be held in Boston at TD Garden. This is an especially important year because the winners will continue on to Sochi to represent Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics next month. Despite it being the 20 year anniversary of the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan fiasco, we expect neither of them to be in Boston for this (10:45 a.m., $10-65, all ages).
|2.||Jan. 9 – PVRPLE with Kittens|
Good Life hosts the first PVRPLE dance night of 2014 with special guest DJ Kittens coming in special from Los Angeles. As always, resident DJ’s Durkin, YVNG Paul, Leah V, and Knife will also spin the best trap, southern hip-hop, and more (10 p.m., $5, 21+).
|3.||Jan. 9 – Sue Monk Kidd at Brookline Booksmith|
Brookline Booksmith in Coolidge Corner hosts Sue Monk Kidd, author of “The Secret Life of Bees,” to talk about her new novel, “The Invention of Wings.” Kidd will read passages from the new book, which will be for sale as well (7 p.m., $5, all ages).
|4.||Jan. 10 – Doodle Opening|
Jef Czejak, who is a local cartoonist, children’s book author and illustrator, and musician curates this art installation at the Nave Gallery Annex in Somerville that showcases cartooning in all of its forms, from entertainment, political, and advertising pieces to just plain old (but really good) doodles (6 p.m., free, all ages).
|5.||Jan. 10 – Where’s Waldo Bar Crawl|
Dress like Waldo and go boozin’ around Boston. Seriously. Just wear your red and white stripes, show up to Faneuil Hall, hit a bunch of bars around the area, and get drink discounts at each one (12 p.m., $16, 21+).
|6.||Jan. 10 – Audio/Visual Opening|
Over a dozen artists are featured in this installation, with visual art that explores the ideas of sound and music. The Washington Street Art Center in Somerville hosts this exhibition in which music is better seen than heard (7 p.m., free, all ages).
|7.||Jan. 10 – Lilypad Yard Sale|
Lilypad in Inman Square, the same spot that delivers awesome art installations and concerts, is hosting a yard sale of sorts, featuring records, 45s, and other music equipment, as well as vintage clothing, housewares, and other cool throwback items that will make your apartment and style that much cooler (11 a.m., free, all ages)
|8.||Jan. 11 – No Pants Subway Ride|
This is exactly what it sounds like, which is awesome. Now in its seventh year, Boston’s No Pants Subway Ride was originally conceived by a few members of an organization called Improv Everywhere, but it has now become your sole opportunity every year to ride the T without any pants. Please note, however, that you are still expected to wear underwear. See here for an announcement on meet-up spots (1 p.m., free, all ages).