Events INSIDER: Feb 2-10, 2015

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Johnnys Picks
Great Boston Couch Race
Great Boston Couch Race. Great Boston Couch RacePrudential Center Boston, MA, .
Chelmsford Winterfest
Yupp, its still winter and theres a lot of skiing and snow sculptures to be made at Chemsford before spring arrives. Chelmsford Winterfest Chelmsford, MA, .
Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Macabre
Ive seen this re-enactment and its wonderfully spooky! Rob Vellela portrays Edgar Allan Poe reading stories at this historic home. Trust me, youve got to see this! Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the MacabreThe Gore Place Waltham, MA, .
Acton Winter Carnival
This ones in Acton, with a cardboard sled race, human sled dog race, snowball toss, model rocket launches, snowball toss competition, and a lot more – this is perfect for kids who hate to look and love to do when it comes to wintertime festivities. Acton Winter CarnivalNara Park Acton, MA, .
Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival
Do you dare to climb a waterfall of ice? I dont! So prove youre brave at this festival and take on other adventures that all sound insane. Plus theyll have open drytooling. (What is open drytooling?!). Mount Washington Valley Ice FestivalInternational Mountain Climbing School North Conway, NH, .
Merrimack River Eagle Festival
Merrimack River Eagle Festival. Merrimack River Eagle FestivalMass Audubons Joppa Flats Education Center Newburyport, MA, .
Salem State University Darwin Festival
Also Salem State University will host a series of lectures and films. Its definitely a festival, but looks very academic rather than social. Salem State University Darwin FestivalSalem State University Salem, MA, .
Newport Winter Carnival
Newport Winter Carnival. Newport Winter Carnival Newport, RI, .
Ice Weasel IX
Snow bear pits, melees and a woods battle. Also, a Greek Byzantine food fest that must be good, because if theres one thing ancient civilizations knew how to do was building temples and bingeing on delicious appetizers. Ice Weasel IXPvt. George F. Schindler VFW Post #2547 North Easton, MA, .
Greenfield Winter Carnival
Further out along Route 2 in Western Massachusetts, Greenfield has a festival, too. Make a cardboard sled and race. Fireworks, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice bowling(!!), snow volleyball, a tug o war, and a snowman competition with an entire snow village. Wow! Greenfield Winter Carnival Greenfield, MA, .
Princeton Winter Carnival
This town carnival also looks fun and all proceeds will benefit Playground Project at Thomas Prince School – A cool opportunity to seize the winter AND also help a nice educational project. They will have a cardboard sled race too! Princeton Winter Carnival Princeton, MA, .
Also Fun
Moonlight Syrup-on-Snow Snowshoe Hike
Moonlight Syrup-on-Snow Snowshoe Hike. Moonlight Syrup-on-Snow Snowshoe HikeRock House Reservation West Brookfield, MA, .
Harvard Squares Winter Carnival
Harvard Squares Winter Carnival is back for its seventh year, for the next two months! Check for event details online. Harvard Squares Winter CarnivalHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
Asaf Avidan
This singers voice extremely singular and hes been referred to as the love child of Dylan and Joplin, so if youre a fan of either its definitely worth cheking him out. Asaf AvidanSomerville Theatre Somerville, MA, .
Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival
Featuring both classics and new films, this festival is a liberal mix of decent stuff and total schlock, which I guess is kind of the point. It all culminates in a 24-hour movie marathon on the 18th! Keep checking their website for a list of films The festival is definitely happening, but for some reason they are STILL finalizing their schedule! Boston Sci-Fi Film FestivalSomerville Theatre Somerville, MA, .
Latke-Hamentashen Debate
Putting their cultural emphasis on learning and debate on the line will be the finest scholars at MIT debating over the merits of two Jewish foods that the rest of us have never heard of. But theyll serve samples! It seems to be free! Free food, people! I dont care if they serve gefilte fish, if its free, Im there. Latke-Hamentashen DebateMIT Room 10-250 Cambridge, MA, .
Boston Globe Travel Show
If youd like to travel but arent sure where to start, start here. I havent been but I bet its a real eye-opener about how to stretch your money, if you dont need total luxury. And theyll include celebrity chefs and live animal shows for god knows what reason. Boston Globe Travel ShowSeaport World Trade Center Boston, MA, .
Boston Beanpot Hockey
February 3rd and 10th, Bostons coolest hockey tradition continues, the beanpot hockey tournament! Check it out and see the best and brightest players of Hockey in New England. Boston Beanpot Hockey Boston, MA, .
Hasty Pudding Man of the Year
Hasty Pudding Man of the Year. Hasty Pudding Man of the YearHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
Chickatawbut Section Snowshoe/Hike
Chickatawbut Section Snowshoe/Hike. Chickatawbut Section Snowshoe/HikeShea Ice Rink Milton, MA, .
Histories of Bostons Public Garden Lecture
Histories of Bostons Public Garden Lecture. Histories of Bostons Public Garden LectureSuffolk University Law School Boston, MA, .
SWIM Conference
SWIM Conference. SWIM ConferenceMIT Media Lab Cambridge, MA, .
From the Top
From the Top. From the TopNECs Jordan Hall Boston, MA, .
Women Engineers Code (WECode) Conference
Women Engineers Code (WECode) Conference. Women Engineers Code (WECode) ConferenceNorthwest Labs Cambridge, MA, .
Prized Relics: Historic Souvenirs Gallery Talk
Prized Relics: Historic Souvenirs Gallery Talk. Prized Relics: Historic Souvenirs Gallery TalkScottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Lexington, MA, .
Winter Birds of Squantum Point Park
Winter Birds of Squantum Point Park. Winter Birds of Squantum Point Park Quincy, MA, .
Macgyver Ed Peary Ice Fishing Derby
Not listed on the site, not on the brochure. SKIPPED 2014. No longer called Wackmaster but damn Im still gonna call it that. Its still as cool as it was last year. Macgyver Ed Peary Ice Fishing DerbyNuttings Lake Billerica, MA, .
Reception of An Eye For Color
Reception of An Eye For Color. Reception of An Eye For ColorWhistler House Museum of Art Lowell, MA, .
Ice Harvest and Winter Carnival
Another Ice Harvest, this one in Sudbury, MA. Again, these are quite the spectacle, especially when you consider the fact that before we had electrical refridgeration, this was the only game in town for those folks who wanted icey cold drinks! Ice Harvest and Winter CarnivalLongfellows Wayside Inn Sudbury, MA, .
Tea and Tunes
Tea and Tunes. Tea and TunesThe Gore Place Waltham, MA, .
Father – Daughter Valentines Day Dance
Father – Daughter Valentines Day Dance. Father - Daughter Valentines Day DanceShaker Lane School Littleton, MA, .
The Winter Ball
The Winter Ball. The Winter BallNashawtuc Country Club Concord, MA, .
Cedariver Sledding Party
Cedariver Sledding Party. Cedariver Sledding PartyCedariver Reservation Millis, MA, .
Dartmouth Winter Carnival
This particular winter carnival is a weekend-long, athletic romp. Dartmouth Winter CarnivalDartmouth College Hanover, NH, .
Keene Ice and Snow Festival
On your way to go skiing? This free festival includes ice carving and snow sculpting. Keene Ice and Snow FestivalDowntown Keene Keene, NH, .
Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby
Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby. Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing DerbyMeredith Rotary Club Meredith, NH, .
NEHSAS Ski-a-Thon/Ride-A-Thon
NEHSAS Ski-a-Thon/Ride-A-Thon. NEHSAS Ski-a-Thon/Ride-A-Thon Lincoln, NH, .
Newport Winter Carnival Ski Joring Competition
Newport Winter Carnival Ski Joring Competition. Newport Winter Carnival Ski Joring Competition Newport, NH, .
Salem So Sweet
Chocolate and ice sculptures? Ill bite! Yum! Salem So Sweet Salem, MA, .
Snowshoe Tours at the Decordova
A snowshoe walk with a purpose! Tour deCordova sculpture park while you shuffle across Lincoln, MAs not-quite-frozen tundra. Great for folks who find traditional walks / hikes a little…passe. 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 10am and 12:30pm. Snowshoe Tours at the DecordovadeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln, MA, .
Waterloo Ball
Waterloo Ball. Waterloo BallOld Town Hall Salem, MA, .
Winterfest Weekends at Fruitlands Museum
The Fruitlands museum, Candy Lands healthier, slimmer, cousin, has a slope called the OMG Hill during its Winterfest festival! I mean, its not really a festival if it lasts until spring, but theyll have bonfires, sledding, ice skating, and snowshoeing, every weekend. It would be a good idea to call ahead, since there may be last-minute cancellations due to the weather. Winterfest Weekends at Fruitlands MuseumFruitlands Museum Harvard, MA, .
Winter Carnival
Winter Carnival. Winter Carnival Greenfield, MA, .
Winter Wonder Days at the Roger Williams Park Zoo
Nothing to do? How about the zoo? Roger Williams Park offers half price admission January through February thanks to its Winter Wonder Days promotion. Winter Wonder Days at the Roger Williams Park Zoo Providence, RI, .
Professor Paddy-Whacks One Man Extravaganza
Oh man, this is great, Listen to classic show tunes from Bye Bye Birdie, The Addams Family (which I didnt know was a musical!), Cinderella, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Matilda (which I didnt know what a musical x2), Oliver!, Snoopy, The Suessical, and Youre a Good Man Charlie Brown in Warwick on January 11th. They get bonus points if they bust out Dont be the Leaf if you can be the Tree. Professor Paddy-Whacks One Man ExtravaganzaOcean State Theatre Warwick, RI, .
Snowshoeing with Audubon
Snowshoeing with Audubon. Snowshoeing with AudubonCaratunk Wildlife Refuge Seekonk, MA, .
Winterfest Amherst
Winterfest Amherst. Winterfest AmherstCherry Hill Golf Course Amherst, MA, .
Above the Fold: Origami Exhibit
See oragami like never before in this display of master level sculpture and large scale folded paper art! Above the Fold: Origami ExhibitSpringfield Museums Springfield, MA, .
Svens Reindeer Run
Svens Reindeer Run. Svens Reindeer Run Greenfield, MA, .
Professional Bull Riding
Professional Bull Riding. Professional Bull RidingWachusett Country Stage Worcester, MA, .
Valentines Day
Love Letters by the Fire
This cozy local restaurant features frequent wine and culinary tastings, but this months events are accompanied by readings of the love letters of President John Adams and his wife. A nice way to celebrate Valentines early, and hey- this might earn you some brownie points. Love Letters by the FireThe Fireplace Brookline, MA, .
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Ladysmith Black MambazoThe Mahaiwe Great Barrington, MA, .
A Future Perfect
Examine the modern family experience in this tale of two couples on the cusp of change in A Future Perfect. A Future PerfectSouth End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Boston, MA, .
Kerplop! The Tale of the Frog Prince
See the tale of the Frog Prince come to life in this show for all ages opening on Saturday! Kerplop! The Tale of the Frog PrincePlaza Black Box Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts Boston, MA, .
Breath & Imagination
See the story of a musical and cultural pioneer, Roland Hayes and experience his determination and talent. Breath & ImaginationArtsEmerson Boston, MA, .
Close to the plot of Inception, a couple creates a world of imagination, then confused between reality, the new creation and the difference between the two. EchoesAtlantic Wharf Boston, MA, .
This is a new interpretations on an old favorite. In this version, there is a real enphasis on the challenges in growing up, and must learn what is truly important in life. PinocchioWheelock Family Theatre Boston, MA, .
Quadrophenia. QuadropheniaThe Regent Theatre Arlington, MA, .
Alex G w/ Pale Suicide and Palehound
Alex G w/ Pale Suicide and Palehound. Alex G w/ Pale Suicide and PalehoundCuisine en Locale Somerville, MA, .
King of the Schnorrers
King of the Schnorrers. King of the SchnorrersCharles Mosesian Theater Watertown, MA, .
Art by Yasmina Reza
Art by Yasmina Reza Art by Yasmina RezaCarling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College Babson Park, MA, .
Never Ever Ever
Never Ever Ever. Never Ever EverLeventhal-Sidman JCC Newton, MA, .
Draw the Line Aerosmith Tribute
Draw the Line Aerosmith Tribute. Draw the Line Aerosmith TributeRochester Opera House Rochester, NH, .
Motor Booty Affair
Motor Booty Affair. Motor Booty AffairRochester Opera House Rochester, NH, .
The Capitol Steps
The Capitol Steps. The Capitol StepsMusic Hall Portsmouth, NH, .
A Date With Kate: An Intimate Evening With Katharine Hepburn
After wowing audiences as Liza Minelli and Judy Garland, Peter Mac takes on the legend herself, Kate Hepburn. A Date With Kate: An Intimate Evening With Katharine HepburnOpus Salem, MA, .
Lori McKenna Concert
Lori McKenna Concert. Lori McKenna ConcertFirst Congregational Church Of Rockport Rockport, MA, .
Warren Wolf & Wolfpack
Warren Wolf & Wolfpack. Warren Wolf & WolfpackBowker Auditorium Amherst, MA, .
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy. Broadway Musicals: A Jewish LegacyYiddish Book Center Amherst, MA, .
Fight For Air: Climb
While youre in Vermont, how about joining a race thats vertical! You go up and down and up and down a town monument. Its all for charity and your upper body strength. Fight For Air: ClimbOne Boston Place Boston, MA, .
Eagle Watch Boat Tours with the Connecticut River
As the bald eagle heads toward open waters, the eagle boat tour is there to take you on the journey to see them! Eagle Watch Boat Tours with the Connecticut RiverConnecticut River Museum Essex, CT, .
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Nice Work If You Can Get It. Nice Work If You Can Get ItThe Bushnell Hartford, CT, .
Eagle / Winter Wonderland Cruise
Eagle / Winter Wonderland Cruise. Eagle / Winter Wonderland CruiseEagle Landing State Park Haddam, CT, .
50 Shades! The Musical Parody
50 Shades! The Musical Parody. 50 Shades! The Musical ParodyPalace Theater Waterbury, CT, .
The Beatles 50th Anniversary
The Beatles 50th Anniversary. The Beatles 50th Anniversary Milford, CT, .
CMTA Hartford Boat Show
CMTA Hartford Boat Show. CMTA Hartford Boat ShowConnecticut Marine Trades Association Essex, CT, .
Our Man in Havana by Clive Francis
Catch a lively performance of Our Man in Havana in Portland through Valentines Day! Our Man in Havana by Clive FrancisPortland Stage Company Portland, ME, .
Guys on Ice: An Ice Fishing Musical Comedy
The manliest of musicals this season is on an ice rink in, Guys on Ice which includes jokes, playing cards and talking about women, of course. Guys on Ice: An Ice Fishing Musical ComedyThe Bangor Opera House Bangor, ME, .
Biddeford WinterFest
I love these small towny winter fests. Theyre tiny but full of good cheer! Biddeford WinterFestCity Square Biddeford, ME, .
Pine Tree Ride-In Snowmobile Parade
The highlight of Newport, MEs Snowmobile Ride-in is the stunt show! Theres flips and tricks and all sorts of death-defying feats on display. I hope theres a flaming hoop. Those are exciting! Pine Tree Ride-In Snowmobile ParadePine Tree Camp Newport, ME, .
Camden WinterFest
Ice skating, ice sculptures, ice carvings, snowmen, hot food, and all the other winter fest fixins come to Camden, Maine 2/1. Camden WinterFestBok Amphitheather and Harbor Park Camden, ME, .
February Is For Lovers & CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA. February Is For Lovers & CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA Kennebunkport, ME, .
100 Mile Wilderness Sled Dog Race
A hundred mile dogsled race. Wow! Thats both intense and probably really tricky to watch! That said, this free 2/1 event looks great. Theres also a 30 mile one, too. 100 Mile Wilderness Sled Dog RaceLeisure Life Resort Greenville, ME, .
Kennebunk WinterFest
A scavenger hunt, horse drawn wagon rides, ice skating, and a soup contest. Whats not to like? Some of the soup I guess, if youre not a big soup person or whatever. Kennebunk WinterFest Kennebunk, ME, .
U.S. National Toboggan Championships
. U.S. National Toboggan Championships Camden, ME, .
Ellsworth Winter Carnival
Heres another one in Ellsworth. Ellsworth Winter Carnival Ellsworth, ME, .
Mt Abrams Full Moon Hike
Mt Abrams Full Moon Hike. Mt Abrams Full Moon HikeMt. Abram Ski Area Greenwood, ME, .
White Out Weekend
White Out Weekend. White Out WeekendSunday River Newry, ME, .
Session Americana with Strause & Hamer
Session Americana with Strause & Hamer. Session Americana with Strause & HamerStone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield, ME, .
Red Molly Concert
Red Molly Concert. Red Molly ConcertStone Mountain Arts Center Brownfield, ME, .
Native American
Native American. Native AmericanThomaston Place Auction Galleries Thomaston, ME, .
Couples Guided Tour at Longfellow House
Couples Guided Tour at Longfellow House. Couples Guided Tour at Longfellow HouseLongfellow House Portland, ME, .
Winter Fine Art & Antiques Auction
Winter Fine Art & Antiques Auction. Winter Fine Art & Antiques AuctionThomaston Place Auction Galleries Thomaston, ME, .
Boy Meets Girl with the Portland Ballet
Boy Meets Girl with the Portland Ballet. Boy Meets Girl with the Portland BalletPortland Ballet Studio Theatre Portland, ME, .
White Out Weekend
White Out Weekend. White Out WeekendBethel Area Chamber of Commerce Bethel, ME, .
Maine Telemark Festival at Mt Abram Ski Area
Maine Telemark Festival at Mt Abram Ski Area. Maine Telemark Festival at Mt Abram Ski AreaMt Abram Greenwood, ME, .
Mt Abram White Grass Music Festival
Mt Abram White Grass Music Festival. Mt Abram White Grass Music FestivalMt Abram Greenwood, ME, .
Animal Tracking Snowshoe, Jonesboro
Animal Tracking Snowshoe, Jonesboro. Animal Tracking Snowshoe, JonesboroTide Creek Mill Preserve Jonesboro, ME, .
Bud Light Music presents: The Rustic Overtones
Bud Light Music presents: The Rustic Overtones. Bud Light Music presents: The Rustic OvertonesSunday River Newry, ME, .
Tribal Arts Auction
Tribal Arts Auction. Tribal Arts AuctionThomaston Place Auction Galleries Thomaston, ME, .
Winter Family Fun Day, Weld
Winter Family Fun Day, Weld. Winter Family Fun Day, WeldMt. Blue State Park Weld, ME, .
Natures Footprints in the Snow, Falmouth
Natures Footprints in the Snow, Falmouth. Natures Footprints in the Snow, FalmouthRiverpoint Conservation Area Falmouth, ME, .
Women On Snow Ski Camp
Learn to ski with a group of supportive and fun women! Falling will still hurt, but at least someone nice will help you up. Women On Snow Ski CampStratton Mountain Resort Mountain, VT, .
Waterbury Winterfest
Waterbury Winterfest now has 10 full days of wintry festivey events! Theres snowshoe demonstrations and obstacle courses, gourmet soups in homemade bowls, free ice skating, poetry slams, a wassailing contest, and more! Waterbury Winterfest Waterbury, VT, .
Burlington Winter Festival
Woah! Look at that snow sculpture! Burlingtons Winter Fest has a strong emphasis on snow sculpturing, and the results are always dazzling. Theres also arts and crafts, food, and special museum admission prices. Burlington Winter Festival Burlington, VT, .
The Nature of Chocolate
The Nature of Chocolate. The Nature of ChocolateMontshire Museum of Science Norwich, VT, .
Knit & Fiber Winter Retreat
Knit & Fiber Winter Retreat. Knit & Fiber Winter RetreatSeyon Lodge State Park Groton, VT, .
Grafton Ponds Winter Carnival
Grafton Ponds Winter Carnival. Grafton Ponds Winter CarnivalGrafton Ponds Outdoor Center Grafton, VT, .
Vermont Sugar House
Vermont Sugar House. Vermont Sugar HouseBromley Mountain Ski Resort Peru, VT, .
A Taste of Vermont
A Taste of Vermont. A Taste of VermontThe Stratton Mountain Resort Main Base Lodge South Londonderry, VT, .
Snowshoe & Winter Trails Festival
Snowshoe & Winter Trails Festival. Snowshoe & Winter Trails FestivalGreen Mountain Club Headquarters Waterbury Center, VT, .

Boston’s concert season is rocking this year! Some of the concerts in Boston you can get tickets to online include John Legend at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Fleetwood Mac, teen superstar Justin Bieber and even Tom Petty at Fenway Park. Boston seems to always have lots of events going on, even stuff for the kids like Disney on Ice Frozen at the Fleet Center.