Updated Jan 18, 2024 - Culture

Things to do in Boston this week

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Tuesday and Wednesday β€” 1/16-17

πŸŽ₯ See "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Extended Edition" on the big screen at the Alamo Drafthouse in the Seaport.

  • The extended middle chapter of the famous trilogy is so good it needs two colons. The 3 hour, 42 minute masterpiece is showing today (2:45pm) and tomorrow (2:50pm.)

Thursday β€” 1/18

πŸ”¬ NPR science correspondent Nell Greenfieldboyce discusses her book "Transient and Strange: Notes on the Science of Life" at Harvard Book Store at 7pm.

"Past Lives", Celine Song's film about childhood friends reuniting in New York is one of the tensest modern romances you'll see this award season. It's at the Brattle at 7pm and 9:15pm.

Friday β€” 1/19

🎞️ The Boston Palestine Film Festival, which shows independent views on Palestinian culture and society, kicks off at 7pm and runs through Jan. 25.

πŸ’„Watch RuPaul's Drag Race with up-and-coming queen Plane Jane at Lamplighter's Cambridge Crossing tap room at 7pm.

Saturday β€” 1/20

🎞️ The Brattle presents a double feature with Barbie (2:30pm, 7pm) and Bottoms (5pm, 9:30pm).

  • The Harvard Square theater will show other award-nominated films in the next few weeks in anticipation of the Oscars in March.

πŸŽ‰ Punk's not dead, and neither are zines. Arts at the Armory in Somerville is having a zine party Saturday at 7pm.

  • Includes presentations from local zine makers, a zine-making station and a quirky art silent auction.

Sunday β€” 1/21

🎞 Coolidge Corner Theater is showing the whole Matrix trilogy starting at 1pm.

β˜•οΈ For coffee lovers, Time Out Market is hosting a coffee tasting and a pottery class at 2:45PM.

  • Attendees will make clay mugs.
  • Tickets: $125.
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