Events INSIDER: Feb 18-24, 2015

Johnnys Picks
School Vacation in the Tropics
Did you know the Franklin Park Zoo is open all winter? See animal presentations with gorillas and ocelots! School Vacation in the TropicsFranklin Park Zoo Boston, MA, .
Feb Fest: Light, Cameras, Science!
School vacation week means even more interactive workshops at the Museum of Science, Boston for the Edison in you or your kid! Warning: the robot you build may take over the world and enslave humankind. Feb Fest: Light, Cameras, Science!MIT Museum Building Cambridge, MA, .
Sing-Along Movie Week
Sing-Along Movie Week. Sing-Along Movie WeekRegent Theater Arlington, MA, .
Chinese New Year Parade
This is the Chinatown festival where different lion dance clubs go door to door eating lettuce and throwing around fireworks. They go to every door to accept these offering, and the ground ends up literally covered with lettuce and fireworks shells! This is not the festival with stages for music and dance. Thats ones in August. Chinese New Year Parade Boston, MA, .
George Washington Birthday Tours
George Washington Birthday Tours. George Washington Birthday ToursLongfellow House Cambridge, MA, .
The New England Home Show
If you own a home, heres where you can learn about remodeling, decorating, and housewares — theyll have an entire crafts show. Its also the largest home show in New England. The New England Home ShowSeaport World Trade Center Boston, MA, .
The Great Burlesque Expo
This convention looks quite unique. Theyll have striptease lessons (oookay), a performance master class that promises to help you connect with your inner self and your sexuality and some other features that are definetely worth checking out. Its limited to 300 people, so you better register ASAP. The Great Burlesque ExpoHyatt Regency Cambridge, MA, .
Blue Hills Winter Fest
Blue Hills Winter Fest. Blue Hills Winter FestBlue Hills Reservation Milton, MA, .
Lowell WinterFest
Fireworks, bowl soup competition, snowman competition, and a human dog sled championship — Are you gonna miss it? Lowell WinterFestDowntown Lowell Lowell, MA, .
Snowshoe on the Story Trail
Snowshoe on the Story Trail. Snowshoe on the Story TrailGore Place Waltham, MA, .
Decordovas Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tour
Yes! You can rent snowshoes if you dont already have em for this tour. The DeCordova has an entire park with dozens of sculptures. If theres snow, I bet its a great excuse to take a tour! Decordovas Sculpture Park Snowshoe TourDeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum Lincoln, MA, .
Im a Lumberjack
Im a Lumberjack. Im a LumberjackPeabody Essex Museum Salem, MA, .
Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show
Gardens start in the Spring, so this trade show has to happen before Spring arrives. And with so much snow covering -everything- around us, its nice to have a little color for a change. Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden ShowRhode Island Convention Center Providence, RI, .
Illuminated Garden
Parks with lights are sort of a December thing, so heres an original thought — a night stroll with winter lights in February! Illuminated Garden Newport, RI, .
Owls and Omelets
Even if you arent a night owl, you can still go on an owl prowl: This one starts at 5:45am and culminates with breakfast served in the caretakers cottage. Owls and OmeletsNorth River Wildlife Sanctuary Marshfield, MA, .
Total Confusion
GAMES, GAMES, GAMES. This claims to be the largest gaming convention in New England, but its not the largest fandom/geek convention. Its all about roleplaying, miniatures, and board games for kids and mostly adults. Total ConfusionHoliday Inn Mansfield, MA, .
Attleboro Winter Night Festival
Huge snow balls that fit 8 people inside them (craaaaa-zy!), a bonfire, drummers, and fire jugglers too. This ones free too. Attleboro Winter Night FestivalDowntown Attleboro Attleboro, 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, .
WinterFest. WinterFestOld Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, MA, .
An Embroiderers Schola
The Society for Creative Anachronism hosts medeival re-enactments that are usually period-accurate. This seems to be basically a dinner, but they promise historical displays, games and entertainments without describing them. Huh. An Embroiderers ScholaCamelot CoHousing Common House Berlin, MA, .
Also Fun
10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival
10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival Pittsfield, MA, .
Harvard Squares Winter Carnival
Harvard Squares Winter Carnival is back! Check for event details online. Harvard Squares Winter CarnivalHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
The Bugs Bunny Film Festival
The Bugs Bunny Film Festival. The Bugs Bunny Film FestivalBrattle Theatre Cambridge, MA, .
New England Boat Show
Who needs Miamis Boat Show when New Englands having one? Yeah, were not afraid of the Winter! New England Boat ShowBoston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston, MA, .
Telling Stories with Historic Relics
Telling Stories with Historic Relics. Telling Stories with Historic RelicsScottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Lexington, MA, .
Boston Chili Cup
Boston Chili Cup. Boston Chili CupNed Devines Faneuil Hall Boston, MA, .
College Comedy Fest and Beanpot Tournament
College Comedy Fest and Beanpot Tournament. College Comedy Fest and Beanpot TournamentImprovBoston Theatre Cambridge, MA, .
Take Me to the River
Take Me to the River. Take Me to the RiverGallery 263 Cambridge, MA, .
Lunar New Year Celebration at the MFA
Lunar New Year Celebration at the MFA. Lunar New Year Celebration at the MFAMuseum of Fine Arts Boston, MA, .
Every Variety of Painting for Lodges Gallery Talk
Every Variety of Painting for Lodges Gallery Talk. Every Variety of Painting for Lodges Gallery TalkScottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library Lexington, MA, .
Oscar Sunday
Oscar Sunday. Oscar SundayHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
Snowbound Leather Weekend
This is an R-rated event, folks, and since you can see the word leather there you can guess the drill. Snowbound Leather Weekend Provincetown, MA, .
Ice Fishing Derby at Norway Lake
Two days of ice fishing, in case youre really commited to getting the biggest fish. Ice Fishing Derby at Norway LakeRed School House Norway, ME, .
Starlit Snowshoe Tours
No flashlights! An AMC Naturalist helps you find your way through the trails with only the full moon for light. Thats either terrifying or enthralling. Maybe a bit of both! Starlit Snowshoe ToursGreat Glen Trails, Route 16 Gorham, NH, .
Cardboard Sled Race
OMG, I so much want to see this. Make a sled out of cardboard, race, and (hopefully) crash spec-TAC-ularly! 2012: 12:30pm. Cardboard Sled RaceArrowhead Recreation Area Claremont, NH, .
Warming Winter Soups
Cant cook? You should learn! Its fun, and youll save tons of money. Heres a soup workshop, just the thing for the cold winter weather. Warming Winter SoupsDartmouth Grange Dartmouth, MA, .
Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection
Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection. Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen CollectionPeabody Essex Museum 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 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, .
Newport Winter Festival
Newport Winter Festival. Newport Winter Festival Newport, 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, .
Hearthside Bounty
Hearthside Bounty. Hearthside BountyOld Sturbridge Village Sturbridge, 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, .
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, .
Benkadi Drum and Dance
Benkadi Drum and Dance. Benkadi Drum and DanceJFK Library and Museum Boston, MA, .
Anniversary Celebration of Kate Weare
Where words fails, music and body language make up. Kate Weares Company dancing show is poetry in motion. Anniversary Celebration of Kate WeareInstitute of Contemporary Art/Boston Boston, MA, .
Talk To Strangers, the latest coLAB from Liars & Believers
Talk To Strangers, the latest coLAB from Liars & Believers. Talk To Strangers, the latest coLAB from Liars & BelieversOberon Harvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
Grounded. GroundedCentral Square Theatre Cambridge, MA, .
Terra Nova
Terra Nova. Terra NovaThe Arsenal Center for the Arts Watertown, MA, .
Nunsense. NunsenseWinthrop High School Winthrop, MA, .
The Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings Tribute Show
The Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings Tribute Show. The Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings Tribute ShowThe Regent Theatre Arlington, MA, .
Wrestling Jerusalem
Wrestling Jerusalem. Wrestling JerusalemLeventhal-Sidman JCC Newton, 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, .
Handel and Haydn Society Concert
Handel and Haydn Society Concert. Handel and Haydn Society ConcertConcord Museum Concord, MA, .
ABBA Tribute Experience
ABBA Tribute Experience. ABBA Tribute ExperienceReagle Music Theatre Waltham, MA, .
The Wiz
The Wiz. The WizThe Strand Theatre Laconia, NH, .
Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples. Mavis StaplesShalin Liu Performance Center Rockport, MA, .
Princess Tea
Princess Tea. Princess TeaHawthorne Hotel Salem, MA, .
Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt. Travis TrittShalin Liu Performance Center Rockport, 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, .
Connecticut Flower and Garden Show
Its still cold outside but you can plan Spring ahead and learn a trick or two to make your garden look beautiful when the time comes. Over 3000 booths + gardening seminars. Connecticut Flower and Garden ShowConnecticut Convention Center Hartford, CT, .
Hot Chocolate Soul
Hot Chocolate Soul. Hot Chocolate SoulAutorino Great Hall Hartford, CT, .
Colins Crew Plunge
Crazy people jump into the water to raise money for charity. Go watch! but show up early if you want to register to participate. Colins Crew Plunge West Haven, CT, .
Lyman Orchards WinterFest
This one looks fun: kids can learn how to drive a team of sled dogs, theres ice sculpting and lots of rides and Huskies! Lyman Orchards WinterFestLyman Orchards Middlefield, CT, .
Winter Blues Fest
Winter Blues Fest. Winter Blues FestElks Club Willimantic, CT, .
February Is For Lovers & CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA. February Is For Lovers & CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA Kennebunkport, ME, .
Winter Carnival in Old Orchard Beach
Summers not the only great season to visit Old Orchard Beach. Seize the snow and sled away on the fun races this town fest has planned. Winter Carnival in Old Orchard BeachTown of Old Orchard Beach Old Orchard Beach, ME, .
Black Diamond Entertainment presents Hoopalulas Fire Gaia
Black Diamond Entertainment presents Hoopalulas Fire Gaia. Black Diamond Entertainment presents Hoopalulas Fire GaiaSunday River Newry, ME, .
Mardi Gras in Ogunquit
Who knew Ogunquit was such a party town? And they celebrate all weekend long with a hat and mask parades, fire jugglers and beads, I suppose. Mardi Gras in Ogunquit Ogunquit, ME, .
Sno-Cross Racing Weekend
Sno-Cross Racing Weekend. Sno-Cross Racing Weekend Lincoln, ME, .
Million Dollar Quartet Broadway National Tour
Million Dollar Quartet Broadway National Tour. Million Dollar Quartet Broadway National TourMerrill Auditorium Portland, ME, .
Viva Lebowski Fundraiser
Viva Lebowski Fundraiser. Viva Lebowski FundraiserEasy Day Restaurant and Bowl South Portland, ME, .
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, .
Cranapalooza. Cranapalooza Lincoln, NH, .
Snowshoe and Smores Aprs Party
Snowshoe and Smores Aprs Party. Snowshoe and Smores Aprs Party Lincoln, NH, .
Merrimack Winter Carnival
Yay! Snowman-building contest and an ice fishing derby. Just dont try to teach your snowman how to fish. Merrimack Winter CarnivalWasserman Park Merrimack, 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, .
Winter Carnival at Wasserman Park
Winter Carnival at Wasserman Park. Winter Carnival at Wasserman ParkWasserman Park Merrimack, NH, .
The Spirit of Johnny Cash
The Spirit of Johnny Cash. The Spirit of Johnny CashRochester Opera House Rochester, NH, .
Sweetest Day on the Trails: Chocolate Festival
Okay, chocolate in every stop is better excuse for skiing that just being out for outdoors sake. Sweetest Day on the Trails: Chocolate FestivalMt. Washington Valley Intervale, NH, .
Chocolate Festival
Annual Chocolate Festival. Chocolate FestivalMt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation Intervale, NH, .
Radio Show Pilot
Radio Show Pilot. Radio Show PilotRochester Opera House Rochester, NH, .
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, .
Brattleboro Winter Carnival
Brattleboro Winter Carnival. Brattleboro Winter Carnival Brattleboro, VT, .
Lyndon/Burke Snowflake Festival
A torchlight parade, a snowmobile race, and quilts… Lyndon/Burke Snowflake Festival Burke, VT, .
Sleigh Ride Week
Sleigh Ride Week. Sleigh Ride WeekBillings Farm and Museum Woodstock, VT, .
Treasure Island
Treasure Island. Treasure IslandWoodstock Town Hall Theatre Woodstock, VT, .
Burke Wine & Art Showcase
Burke Wine & Art Showcase. Burke Wine & Art ShowcaseLyndon State College Lyndonville, VT, .
Bud Light Concert: The Beantown Project
Bud Light Concert: The Beantown Project. Bud Light Concert: The Beantown ProjectMount Snow West Dover, VT, .
Why We Laugh with Rob Mermin
Why We Laugh with Rob Mermin. Why We Laugh with Rob Mermin Woodstock, VT, .
Stowe Derby
One of the oldest and most popular ski competitions out there. Over 20km of challenging terrain with a total vertical drop of over 2,600 feet. Stowe Derby Stowe, VT, .
Tele Fest
Tele Fest. Tele FestBromley Mountain Peru, 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.