The MIT Mystery Hunt is a puzzlehunt competition that takes place on the MIT campus every year during the MLK weekend. The hunt challenges each participating team to solve a large number of puzzles which lead to an object (called a “coin”) hidden somewhere on campus. The winning team gets to write the subsequent year’s hunt. Mystery Hunt was launched in 1981 and is widely regarded as one of the oldest and most complex puzzlehunts in the world. It attracts about 1,000 people every year! The Kendall Hotel has a limited number of rooms remaining for the MIT Mystery Hunt. Please call to inquire!
Grab your Bodhrán and tin whistles…the Boston Celtic Music Festival is here! Being held on January 8th & 9th, the BCMFest features musicians, singers, and dancers from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic traditions in performing in Cambridge clubs – including the legendary Club Passim in Harvard Square – just a quick redline ride away from the Kendall Hotel.
The Northeast Motorcycle Expo is also being held this second weekend in January. On Saturday, January 9th and Sunday the 10th the World Trade Center will be host to all manner of racers, cruisers, sport-bikes, and scooters! Gather up the gearheads in your life and head to the seaport! Adult admission is $17, Kids $7, and children under 6 get in free.If you prefer your vehicles with more than just 2 wheels you may want to check out the New England International Auto Show being held this month from Wednesday, January 14th to the 18th at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 are free! $1.00 of every ticket sold is given to the South Boston Community Development Foundation.
Explore your whimsy at the fantastic Arisia Convention! Arisia is New England’s largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention . Gaze upon the creative costumes, meet and attend panels with your favorite fantasy authors, show off your own great Brienne of Tarth cosplay! Arisia will be held at the Westin Waterfront Hotel from January 15th – January 18th.