Events INSIDER: Feb 23-Mar 3, 2015

Johnnys Picks
Art on the Marquee: Opening
See that huge LED marquee outside the Boston Convention Center? Theres a bunch of people that have created special art to display it there, making it the first and largest digital canvas to integrate art alongside commercial and informational content. Go celebrate a new round of artwork with a 6pm reception. Neat-o. Art on the Marquee: OpeningBoston Convention and Exhibition Center Boston, MA, .
Longfellow Birthday Celebration
A birthday party that would make Longfellow proud. Celebrate Henry Wadsworth himself with a short program, refreshments and birthday cake at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Even though it starts at 10am, its never too early for cake in a cemetery. Longfellow Birthday CelebrationStory Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, MA, .
Lunar New Year Festival
Quincy HS will have lots of music and dance to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Although the venue is a high school, the promotion is top rate and I would bet its worth a visit. And its free! Lunar New Year FestivalNorth Quincy High School Quincy, MA, .
Blue Hills Winter Fest
Blue Hills Winter Fest. Blue Hills Winter FestBlue Hills Reservation Milton, MA, .
InterCon N
How about being part of your favorite horror or fantasy story? Join others in this massive LARP weekend that spans an entire hotel. Its completely unique and the biggest of its kind in our region. InterCon NRadisson Hotel Chelmsford, MA, .
Lunar New Year at PEM
Lunar New Year is festive as heck! Theres lion dances, traditional foods, exhibits, and a screening of the flick Little Shaolin Monks. This is an all day event. Clear your schedules! Lunar New Year at PEMPeabody Essex Museum Salem, 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
Freezin for a Reason at the Polar Plunge
You have two opportunities to take in the Polar Plunge, as a fundraiser or just a spectator. Head to Revere Beach or Hull Beach for the festivities. Freezin for a Reason at the Polar PlungeOnota Lake Pittsfield, MA, .
National Golf Expo
The National Golf Expo comes to the Seaport World Trade Center to start spring early. Check out not just equipment and interactive exhibits but also the Northeasts largest driving range. If youre a New England based golf aficionado theres no reason to skip this event. National Golf ExpoSeaport World Trade Center Boston, MA, .
Tigerman Woah Record Release Party
Tigerman Woah! will hold their record release party at Cuisine en Locale with fellow bands Emperor Nortons Stationary Marching Band, These Wild Plains, Dirty Bangs, and The Mallett Brothers Band. Rumor has it that the first 150 people through the doors (which open at 8pm) will get a free taco! Tigerman Woah Record Release PartyCuisine en Locale Somerville, MA, .
Boston Jewish Music Festival
Boston Jewish Music Festival promises wild music in concerts with seriously excited audiences. I went on a whim a couple of years ago and had a wonderful time. Definitely catch the return of Yemen Blues on Saturday, February 28. Boston Jewish Music Festival Boston, MA, .
Maple Sugaring Tours
All things maple, from tree to tongue. Make sure you wear boots. Maple Sugaring ToursIpswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Topsfield, MA, .
Beyond Bubbies Kitchen
Bostons best chefs put their own flair on Jewish standards. Make your Bubbie proud. Beyond Bubbies KitchenBack Bay Events Center Boston, MA, .
Boston Restaurant Week – Winter
I wouldnt call it an event as it is an excuse to go to live the foodie life for a week. Just remember that even with their special offers and discounts, most of these restaurants arent exactly cheap. Boston Restaurant Week - Winter Boston, MA, .
Winter Dine Out Week
How many times can you justify eating out in a two week span? Sample Cambridges best during Winter Dine Out Week(s). Winter Dine Out WeekHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
Harvard Squares Winter Carnival
Harvard Squares Winter Carnival is back! Check for event details online. Harvard Squares Winter CarnivalHarvard Square Cambridge, 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, .
Narragansett Restaurant Week
Another excuse to not put the fork down. Narragansett Restaurant Week Narragansett, RI, .
Black History Month Concert
Dr. Clarice Laverne Thompson narrates you through music of the African American tradition, everything from gospel songs to the blues. Black History Month ConcertGrand Hall Providence, RI, .
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, .
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, .
The Flower and Patio Outdoor Living Show
Essentially, a trade show for gardeners (and youre probably thinking Wheres the fun in that?) but I went there once and it was really cool. There are some amazing flowers and plants on display and you might also come across a really cool idea for your garden. Park at Worcester Municipal Garage at 30 Worcester Center Blvd. The Flower and Patio Outdoor Living ShowDCU Center Worcester, MA, .
Dinner in a Country Village
Oh goodness, Ive had dinner at Old Sturbridge Village once and I ATE LIKE A KING, and that wasnt even for an event. Rest assured, this dinner with potted cheese, fricasseed chicken, hot slaw, stewed pears, and mulled Cider, that will fill you up to your tippy top, and youll still want more! Dinner in a Country VillageOld Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA, .
Camellia Show at Tower Hill
Did you know Camellias are the first flowers to bloom in the spring? See them are their best in this indoors exposition that includes private collections of amazing flowers. Camellia Show at Tower HillTower Hill Boylston, MA, .
Brian Brooks Moving Company
Big-deal NYC choreographer Brian Brooks is actually a Hingham native. Go see his brilliantly physical company in action with special guest, ballerina Wendy Whelan. Brian Brooks Moving CompanyCiti Shubert Theatre Boston, MA, .
The Turn of the Screw
The Turn of the Screw is a traveling production based on a Henry James ghost story of the same name. Follow Newton Nomadic Theaters production through an assortment of shops, villages, pubs and homes as the show occurs in a different place each weekend. The Turn of the ScrewNewton Nomadic Theater Newton, MA, .
So That Happened
Host Sam Ike takes you through fresh happenings in Boston and Cambridge by way of humor. A handful of local icons help in the retelling of recent times by way of interviews, games, audience panels and musical guests. So That HappenedImprovBoston Cambridge, MA, .
Simon Says
Simon Says chronicles a professor studying a young psychic who channels an all knowing being named Simon. Phew! When the duo meet a widow named Annie, the play finds its pace as thousand year old events find their resolution. If you like the beyond you will want to catch this show. Simon SaysBCA Plaza Theatre Boston, MA, .
South Asian Showdown
Dance teams from all over the continent compete in high octane Bollywood and Fusion styles. Wed hate to have to be the judges. South Asian ShowdownJohn Hancock Hall Boston, MA, .
Kirtan with Krishna Das
Krishna Das is often referred to as yogas rock star, perhaps due to his merging traditional Kirtan with beautiful melodies and modern instrumentation. Go get your chant on, 7:30pm sharp. Kirtan with Krishna DasThe Arlington Street Church Boston, MA, .
That Hopey Changey Thing
That Hopey Changey Thing places us in the midst of a family dinner on Election Day 2010. Bask in the familiarity of shared ideas, big or small, topically political to deeply personal in this production at Stoneham Theatre. That Hopey Changey ThingStoneham Theatre Stoneham, MA, .
Berklee Middle Eastern Festival
This musical journey through Armenia welcomes many famous groups from afar, also featuring Berklee ensembles and a live painter. Its an easy that guarantee the music will be top-notch. Berklee Middle Eastern FestivalBerklee Performance Center Boston, MA, .
Terra Nova
Terra Nova. Terra NovaThe Arsenal Center for the Arts Watertown, MA, .
King of the Schnorrers
King of the Schnorrers. King of the SchnorrersCharles Mosesian Theater Watertown, MA, .
Intimate Apparel
Intimate Apparel. Intimate ApparelThe Lyric Stage Boston, MA, .
Grounded. GroundedCentral Square Theatre Cambridge, MA, .
MRT presents Equally Divided. OceansideThe Nancy L. Donahue Theatre Lowell, MA, .
The Big Meal
The Big Meal. The Big MealBlack Box Theater Watertown, MA, .
The Many Faces of Arnold Schoenberg
Learn about Shoenbergs three different artistic phases with live performance and open discussion- a nice way to spend an afternoon in a beautiful venue. The Many Faces of Arnold SchoenbergShalin Liu Performance Center Rockport, MA, .
US Figure Skating Synchronized Skating Championships
Teams of synchronized skaters will compete to win the United States Championship. If youve never been to such an event, the sheer spectacle is incredible to behold: whole groups of talented atheletes doing difficult manuevers in perfect unison and sequins. US Figure Skating Synchronized Skating ChampionshipsDunkin Donuts Center Providence, RI, .
Pete Seeger Tribute
Local folk musicians play tribute to Pete Seeger in a concert benefitting Save The River – Save The Hills. Admission is whatever you would like to donate to the aforementioned organization. Pete Seeger TributeAll Souls UU Congregation New London, CT, .
Cabin Fever Festival & Chowder Cook-off
This Charity Chowder Cookoff and Cabin Fever Festival features over 20 different chowders to taste and vote on. With choirs singing, underwater creatures and a variety of winter outdoor events, this Festival will shake up your winter blues as you stroll around town. Cabin Fever Festival & Chowder Cook-offOlde Mistick Village Mystic, CT, .
Nrityamala: A Garland of Dances
Classical Indian dance is stunning, and in this case accompanied by a live orchestra. Dont miss it! The show starts at 5pm. Nrityamala: A Garland of DancesMaxwell M. & Ruth R. Belding Theater Hartford, CT, .
The Music of Michael Jackson
Cant get enough Michael Jackson in your life? Go check out James Delisco sing through 40 years of the Man in the Mirror. The Music of Michael JacksonWilliam H. Mortensen Hall Hartford, CT, .
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, .
Black Mountains Winter Fest
Enjoy a torchlight parade, skiing, raffles, sledding, fireworks and a lot more winter goodness at Black Mountains 4th Annual Winter Fest. Black Mountains Winter FestBlack Mountain Ski Resort Rumford, ME, .
Full Moon Hike
Leave the lodge by 5:30 and youre pretty much guaranteed to take in a full moon atop Mt. Abram, as long as skies are clear. Full Moon HikeMt Abram Ski Resort Greenwood, ME, .
February Is For Lovers & Chocolate Extravaganza
February Is For Lovers & CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA. February Is For Lovers & Chocolate Extravaganza Kennebunkport, ME, .
Chili Chili Cookoff
Over thirty varieties of beef, chicken and veggie chili grace this cook-off. Make a day of it and enjoy North Conway Village. Chili Chili CookoffMt Washington Valley Chamber Of Commerce North Conway, NH, .
Winter Wild Racing
Are you bold enough to race both up and down a mountain? Do it in whatever footwear you would like as part of Winter Wild. Winter Wild Racing Lincoln, NH, .
Winter Carnival at King Pine Ski Area
Winter Carnival at King Pine Ski Area. Winter Carnival at King Pine Ski AreaKing Pine at Purity Spring Resort Madison, NH, .
Wolfeboro Winter Carnival
The typical Winter Carnival: bonfires, dogs sled races and curling. Good ol snowy fun. Wolfeboro Winter CarnivalAbenaki Ski Area Wolfeboro, NH, .
Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend + Parade
This Mardi Gras celebration is a super fun fundraiser with tons of hats, floats, a parade and other great activities for everyone! Families are welcome so you dont have to worry about anybody flashing grandma. Magic Hat Mardi Gras Weekend + Parade Burlington, VT, .
Dos Equis Ski Bum Race
If you are a skier or snowboarder seeking the thrill of competition, this daytime race down Killingtons Highline is followed by an after party with a buffet and footage of the days best runs. Individuals and teams are welcome, but you must register in advance. Dos Equis Ski Bum RaceKillington Resort Killington, VT, .
St. Albans Recreation Winter Carnival
Ahh! This Winter carnival includes free cookies, fireworks and their famous Duct Tape Derby! St. Albans Recreation Winter Carnival St. Albans, VT, .
Vermont Flower Show
The Vermont Flower Show features over 10,000 square feet of plants and water with artists painting live in the landscape. Vendors, educational seminars, cooking demos and family activities can easily fill your entire weekend. Vermont Flower ShowChamplain Valley Expo Center Essex Junction, VT, .
Ben & Jerrys Winter Fest
Its never too cold for ice cream. Enjoy an indoor ice cream factory tour, or an outdoor showshoe tour that winds up at the companys flavor graveyard. Ben & Jerrys Winter FestBen & Jerrys Waterbury, VT, .
Its free movie night at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. Nashville (1975) is a musical drama exposing our nations fascination with entertainment and politics. Whether youre equally fascinated by these two things, or just need to get off the couch, you should check out this flick. NashvilleWoodstock Town Hall Theatre Woodstock, VT, .
Winterbike promises all sorts of mountain bike action, but also food, sugar on snow and fire. What else does one need? WinterbikeKingdom Trails East Burke, VT, .
Lyndon/Burke Snowflake Festival
A torchlight parade, a snowmobile race, and quilts… Lyndon/Burke Snowflake Festival Burke, VT, .
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, .

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.