By Sophie Cannon, deputy arts & entertainment editor
Thursday, Jan. 12
Auto lovers all over the New England area are revving their engines for one of the biggest car shows of the year. The New England International Auto Show is coming to the Seaport District for a full five days of automotive frills and flair. Come sit in cars worth more than your college tuition and talk with drivers, dealers and car fanatics alike. Aside from the huge array of cars on display to gawk at, each day Entercom Radio station will be broadcasting live from the show and inviting audience members to come up and chat. Throughout the week there will also be raffles for free gas, professional sporting event tickets and other prizes. Tickets can be purchased at the box office up to one hour prior to the end of each show. 4 – 10 p.m.; Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston; $15
Friday, Jan. 13
Turn this Friday the 13th into a lucky one with the chance to watch a re-released documentary, previously only screened to a select few. Back by popular demand, “One More Time with Feeling” by Andrew Dominik is showing again at the Museum of Fine Arts. Originally screened as a special showing back in September, this film is now being shown in select theatres around the world, and Boston was fortunate enough to join in on this special event. “One More Time with Feeling” is a documentary describing the band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ recording of their 16th album. During the recording, the lead singer’s son passed away and the film illustrates the raw emotion of the trauma and the creative process of the band. 7:30 – 9:35 p.m.; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; $11.
Saturday, Jan. 14
Enjoy a change of scenery from Matthews Arena and cheer on the Northeastern men’s hockey team in style at Fenway Park. Frozen Fenway 2017 is here and this season it’s the Northeastern Huskies vs the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. Buying tickets through Northeastern’s Office of Alumni Relations includes access to the Northeastern-only pregame party at the Baseball Tavern. Enjoy free appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks, a cash bar for those 21 and above and free Husky swag giveaways. After the pregame, head over to Fenway for the main show as the cats and dogs face off on the ice. 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston; ticket prices vary by section.
Sunday, Jan. 15
The Netflix documentary that had everyone laughing is now leaving the screen and coming to the improv stages of Boston. Asperger’s Are Us is an improv comedy troupe with a unique twist: All of the members of the group have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and aren’t afraid to poke fun at themselves and the world around them. The troupe got its start in Boston, and this event is serving as a homecoming since their documentary aired in March 2016. The show will have elements of past sketches and performances, but will also debut brand new material, as well as the classic question and answer portion that leaves the direction of the show up to the audience’s creativity. Make sure to order your tickets in advance, as the last show to hit Boston was sold out before doors opened that evening. 8 – 10 p.m.; 216 Hanover St., Boston; $20
Monday, Jan. 16
Honor Martin Luther King Jr. this holiday by celebrating his legacy at the Museum of Fine Arts open house event. Free admission all day long allows guests to come and go or spend all day visiting the old exhibits and explore the new ones curated just for the holiday. “Wilson/Cortor” is a new exhibit exploring the many dimensions of the African-American experience that MLK fought to make better and protect. There will also be a featured gallery filled with student artwork centered around MLK’s triumphs, complete with the opportunity to meet the teenage artists behind the MFA’s Teen Art Council. Sponsored by Citizens Bank, this full day celebrating African-American history and Martin Luther King Jr. will also have activities, arts and crafts and performances by Boston City Singers and others. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; free.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Didn’t get your hands on the coveted “Hamilton” tickets for next year? Get the next best thing for a fraction of the price and hear “Hamilton” actress Renee Elise Goldsberry speak live at Blackman Auditorium. Goldsberry, who played the role of Angelica Schuyler Church, will be speaking out about African-American issues and the life story of Martin Luther King Jr., the speech entitled, “A Tribute to the Dream.” Goldsberry is an actress, a singer-songwriter and most importantly a prominent activist and public speaker on the topic of African-American rights. Aside from “Hamilton”, she has also appeared in “The Color Purple”, “The Lion King” and “Rent” . 3 – 4 p.m.; Blackman Auditorium; for tickets go to mytickets.northeastern.edu.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Step up your workout game with an intense stair workout up and down Harvard Stadium. The huge stadium is made up of 147 stairs and separated into 37 sections. As part of The November Project, a collection of fitness fanatics finding workout spots around Boston, this event is sure to satisfy anyone looking for a stair workout to make them sweat. With the capacity to hold 30,000 people, all are welcome to come and step to it early in the morning and into the evening hours. There are four different types of stair workouts at this particular event: The full 37 sections at once, a starting point at section 37 to section 13 and back for a total of 50 sections, a timed 35 minute period workout to cover as many sections as possible and lastly, a 100 section sprint for a record time. Come and go as you please or spend the whole day working those legs to the limit. 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Harvard Stadium, 65 N. Harvard Street, Allston; free.
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