Do your New Year's resolutions include dressing in black and wielding sharp objects while possibly inebriated? Fine then! Make haste to Crossroads Irish Pub (405 Mass Ave.) on January 23, and please don't forget your chiseled weaponry.
The bar is home base for Boston's first-ever Ninja Race. Sign up here, but remember: "Dull swords allowed. Snow ninjas alowed. Complaining about it being cold is not permitted at any time." The race-slash-obstacle course ends with brews and sword fights at Crossroads. And here we thought this would be a slow news week! [EventBrite]