Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

Early vampires, frosty brews, a brunch for a cause, and more.


  • Friday-Thursday > January 24-30

  • Forget beautiful Bella, sparkle-skinned Edward, and ripped up Jacob. Cambridge’s Brattle Theatre is taking vampire films old school with its “Dead of Winter: Bloodsucking Freaks” series. The lineup ranges from 1922’s Nosferatu through 1995’s “The Addiction.” Tickets cost $10. 617-876-6837;



  • Friday-Saturday > January 24-25

  • Some 60 breweries (Bad Martha, The Cambridge House, Kennebec River, and on and on) will pour out frosty tastes of more than 200 different brews at the Beer Summit Winter Jubilee at Boston’s Park Plaza Castle. The fest is divided into three sessions; tickets to each cost $42.50 (and may sell out).


  • Saturday-Sunday > January 25-26

  • In nesting mode? Get ideas for your kitchen remodel, comparison shop for flooring, hire a landscaper, and watch home improvement demos all under one roof at The Boston Home Show at Cruiseport Boston. The event is free. 508-832-3300;


  • Saturday-Sunday > January 25-26

  • Culinary hot spots L’Espalier, Blue Ginger, Craigie on Main, and more are serving up meals for a cause as part of this year’s Super Hunger Brunch. Every penny of your $25, $35, or $50 ticket goes to the Greater Boston Food Bank. Read more about it at and reserve directly with participating restaurants. 617-427-5200


  • Monday > January 20

  • In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will hold a free daylong open house starting at 10 a.m. and featuring family-friendly activities, including a story hour and art-making. 617-267-9300; Meanwhile, the Boston Children’s Chorus will take over New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall for its annual MLK tribute concerts, at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15. 617-585-1260;

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