5 things to do in Boston this weekend

Neko Case
Neko Case(Dan Hallman/Invision/AP/file 2013)

Dead of Winter:
Tales of the Beast

With the “super blood wolf moon” from Sunday fresh in our minds, the Brattle Theatre is showing a series of films all about werewolves. You can see ’80s classics like “An American Werewolf in London,” campy double features like “The Werewolf vs. the Vampire Woman” and “Wolf Guy,” and even family-friendly fare like “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.” The mini festival kicked off on Wednesday, and will continue through Thursday, Jan. 31. (Through Thursday, Jan. 31, at various times; Brattle Theatre, Cambridge; $8.50-$14 per film; all ages)

Neko Case


Neko Case first earned notice in the ’90s as a member of influential indie outfit the New Pornographers, and has built an impressively durable career on her own since. The singer-songwriter will be at Royale this Thursday in support of her fifth solo album, 2018’s “Hell-On,” with Berklee grad Margaret Glaspy opening. (Thursday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m.; Royale, Boston; $36-$39; 18+)

Phantom Gourmet
Winter Phest

The Phantom Gourmet will take over Lansdowne Street this Saturday for Winter Phest, pairing an outdoor food and bar area with indoor parties at multiple nearby bars and restaurants. Sample 30 of the Phantom Gourmet’s favorite foods, and experience the tropical party at Bill’s Bar, live country music at Loretta’s Last Call, $1 hot dogs and Red Sox ticket giveaways at Bleacher Bar, and curling at Cheeky Monkey and Jillian’s. Tickets range from $20 to $40, but those who bring a winter coat or a 10-pack of socks to any Kings location for the New England Center and Home for Veterans in Boston will get free admission. (Saturday, Jan. 26, from noon to 3 p.m.; Lansdowne Street, Boston; $20-$40; 21+)

New Balance
Indoor Grand Prix

You don’t have to wait for Marathon Monday to see some of the nation's most accomplished runners showcase their speed in Boston. This weekend, head to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College for the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, where you’ll see athletes like 2016 Olympians Sydney McLaughlin and Clayton Murphy, as well as the first professional meet for current Harvard student and sprinter Gabby Thomas. (Saturday, Jan. 26, at 3:45 p.m.; Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, Boston; $22-$66; all ages)


G. Love and Special Sauce

Singer-songwriter G. Love has come a long way from his days as a college dropout living in Boston, when he played in the house band every Monday at The Plough and Stars in Cambridge. It’s been 25 years since G. Love and his band Special Sauce put out their debut album, and the funky artist has experimented with hip-hop, folk, and country sounds in the interim. That should make for a varied but, as always, upbeat show at the Paradise this Saturday. (Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; $35 and up; 18+)

KEVIN SLANE, Boston.com

Want more ways to get out of your home and not be bored in the city this weekend? Check out five additional things to do from now through Sunday at boston.com/BosTen.

Kevin Slane can be reached at kevin.slane@globe.com.