Things to do for January 26, 2012

The Weekender

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Burlesque and Prom

The weekend is time traveling with Abe Lincoln.

Thursday
Saturday
An Epic Chili-Off at Church
REALLY CHILI

An Epic Chili-Off at Church

You’re an authority on chili. And your expertise on the subject will come in handy on Saturday, when chili barons from Citizen, Jerry Remy’s, Fenway Park and Sweet Cheeks will be offering their best versions, with you sampling all you can and deeming one champion. You’ve been training for this.

1940s-Style Live Jazz. In a Museum.
JAZZY

1940s-Style Live Jazz. In a Museum.

If there’s one thing you’ve always said museums lack, it’s live music. So if you’re in the historical mood on Saturday, know that there’s a seven-piece band playing ’40s-style jazz at the West End Museum. Next up: live funk at the doctor’s office.

Sunday
Burlesque. Pretend Lions. Booze. Go.
SEXY ANIMALS

Burlesque. Pretend Lions. Booze. Go.

If it’s been a few weeks since your last burlesque show, head to the Oberon this Sunday for an immersive animal-themed show that will do sexy takes on old fairy tales (“The Frog Prince”), plus a lion tamer working with a lady-lion dancer. Your donation to PETA can wait.

Monday
Relishing in Prom-ness Downtown
PROM NIGHT

Relishing in Prom-ness Downtown

Good/bad news: the ladies of LUPEC are giving you a chance to relive prom. Think: awkward prom photos, spiked punch and the DJ for the Red Sox spinning tunes. Oh, and gratis cocktails if you bring clothes for charity. Yes, your light-blue prom tux counts.

Understanding Time Travel. And Keanu.
WYLD STALLYNS

Understanding Time Travel. And Keanu.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. By all accounts, a masterpiece. And this Monday, you can hear an MIT professor and theoretical physicist give a lecture about it—and time travel—after screening the film at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. It’s time to see how phone booth wormholes stack up to science.

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