Don’t let the snow win. Don’t let cabin fever get the best of you. Don’t blame yourself. Don’t blame anyone. Just get out and do something before you lose your mind. Here are some things to do in Boston this weekend.
|1.||Jan. 2 – “Best In Show” Opening|
Care to be more artsy in 2013? This gallery opening should be a good place to start. Head to Aviary in Jamaica Plain and experience an exhibition of work inspired by animals, both real and imagined. The exhibit features pieces of all kinds by more than 20 Boston artists. Want to show off your own animal? That’s cool, too, because both pets and children are welcome (6 p.m., free, all ages).
|2.||Jan. 3 – Comic Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr.|
Get hypnotized and make an ass of yourself or watch other people get hynotized and make asses of themselves live on stage for the sake of comedy. Frank Santos is a vet when it comes to entrancing his participants, and he isn’t afraid to cross a few boundaries once he’s worked his spell (7:30 p.m., $25, all ages).
|3.||Jan. 3 – Rock in the New Year at the MFA|
Join the MFA for its first Friday of 2014 for food, cocktails, and music provided by resident DJ Denise LaCarubba. While you’re at it, you might as well browse some of the fine art that people say is pretty good at that place (6 p.m., $25, 21+).
|4.||Jan. 4 – Make a Zine at the ICA|
In 2014, the ICA is now challenging its visitors to flex their own creativity. In its first event, the institute provides an array of tools and resources for you to craft your own zine. It’s probably the most alt project that the most alt museum in Boston has ever done (1 p.m., $10-15, all ages).
|5.||Jan. 4 – Hamlet’s Last Stand at Davis Square Theatre|
Here’s a bit of Shakespeare we can all get behind! The Davis Square Theatre hosts 12 local comedians who will perform select scenes from “Hamlet,” with each comic getting a short set of stand-up in between. Tragedies have never been so hilarious (8 p.m., $10, all ages).
|6.||Jan. 5 – Massmouth 5 year celebration|
Head to Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain to celebrate five years of massmouth, a local non-profit that promotes the art of storytelling. Hear stories from different folks, both true and fictional, and help raise money for the organization to help them keep chugging to year six (7 p.m., $25, all ages).
|7.||Jan. 5 – “Nitro Circus” Live|
Hit MTV show “Nitro Circus,” featuring X-games medalist motorcycle stud Travis Pastrana, is now in the form of a live action sports spectacular and it’s coming to TD Garden for the first time ever. Grab your Monster energy drinks, call up your buddy Chad, and get psyched for this one (6 p.m., $36.50-136, all ages).