Events INSIDER: March 10-18, 2014

Giveaways & Features
Win: Bridge Repertory Theater – Hello Again
Got a ticket for either 3/12/or 3/13. Email for a chance to win. Win: Bridge Repertory Theater - Hello AgainBoston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston, MA, .
Win: New England Premier of ‘What Once We Felt’
One woman’s utopia is another’s dystopia in this sci-fi show. We have two pairs of tix to giveaway for March 17th. Email to win! Win: New England Premier of 'What Once We Felt'The Davis Square Theatre Somerville, MA, .
Win: Flamenco Festival 2014: Tomatito
Jos Fernndez Torres, known as Tomatito, is the famed guitarist who accompanied Camarn de la Isla for the last 18 years of the great singer’s life. We have one pair of tickets to give away for the March 16th performance at 3 PM. Email to win. Win: Flamenco Festival 2014: TomatitoBerklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, .
Win: The Whale
Got two pairs of tickets to give away for March 15. Email to win. Review will post on March 10th. Win: The WhaleCalderwood Pavilion at the BCA Boston, MA, .
Win: NOR’BEASTER – Shamrock Scavenger Hunt
It’s a scavenger hunt on skis! And we’ve got two (2) family, 4packs of lift tickets to give away. Email to win. 9am-12pm. Win: NOR'BEASTER - Shamrock Scavenger HuntAll-mountain Killington, VT, .
Johnny’s Picks
Moonlight Skis
Cross-country ski at night — the website doesn’t mention rentals — something they’ve been doing since the 80s! Also, cider and popcorns afterwards. 7-9pm. Moonlight SkisNotchview Windsor, MA, .
Boston Flower & Garden Show
Been there once and they had amazing room-sized floral displays. Even if you’re not into gardening, swing by because the displays are quite amazing. Boston Flower & Garden ShowSeaport World Trade Center Boston, MA, .
Full Moon Tours
How did people live without household power? I guess they had oil lamps and candles. It sounds like they went through a LOT of candles. Check it out at this historic home tour, lit only by the moon. Full Moon ToursThe Gore Estate Waltham, MA, .
Evacuation Day Ceremony (Revolutionary War)
During the American War of Independence, the British loyalists — mainly rich Bostonians — were pushed into Boston proper and then fled for Britain in boat. That’s ‘Evacuation Day’ and this event in Dorchester is a re-enactment. There will be singing, a musket firing demo, a proclamation by local politicians, and ranger tours. 9 am. Evacuation Day Ceremony (Revolutionary War)Dorchester Heights National Monument Roxbury, MA, .
Holi: Festival of Colors
12pm. Holi: Festival of ColorsBollywood Grill, 350 Winthrop Ave, North Andover, MA, .
Balkan Music Night & Belly Dance Extravaganza
The wonderful Klezwoods, known for their unique mix of strings and sounds, brings once again one of their most fun events: The Balkan Music nights! This features, well, Balkan music, obviously, but also bellydancers. Join them and dance or just admire the way they can move, because damn, it’s hard. Balkan Music Night & Belly Dance ExtravaganzaFriends of the Performing Arts, 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA, .
Balkan Music Night
When you hear ‘The Balkans’ they’re talking about Greece, Albania, and that whole former Yugoslavia region. This is their folk festival: there’ll be a concert, dancing and ‘fekana’ (?) 7pm. Balkan Music NightFriends of the Performing Arts in Concord Concord, MA, .
St. Patrick’s Day fly Hampton Beach
Isn’t still a bit cold to be flying kites on the beach? 9:30-10:30am. St. Patrick's Day fly Hampton BeachHampton Beach Hampton Beach, NH, .
Maple Sugaring
A maple sugaring that brings history into the picture! How has maple sugaring evolved since the days of Native Americans? 9am-12pm. You need to pre-register for this one. Maple SugaringParker Woodland Wildlife Refuge Coventry, RI, .
Lewis Carroll & Magic with Magician Christopher Morgan
Lewis Carroll’s was a big fan of logic, puzzles, and magic, and magician Christopher Morgan will demonstrate some of Carroll’s favorite magic tricks, including some that are hinted at in the Alice in Wonderland books. Lewis Carroll & Magic with Magician Christopher MorganProvidence Public Library Providence, RI, .
Free Blacksmith Demonstration
Wha wha what? An outdoor blacksmith demonstration that’s free? Now that’s what I call Continuing Education. And it’s conveniently in Harvard Square. 12-4pm. Free Blacksmith DemonstrationBlacksmith House Cambridge, MA, .
Get the 2014 New England Guide
Mention my website to friends and get my 2013 New England Guide, with 1,200 off-beat destinations including dinosaur footprints, zoos, ziplines, where to go stargazing, and where to find an indoor water park in December! Get the 2014 New England Guide All Over, , .
Find 16 New England Regions on Twitter
Hey! I’ve split my Twitter feed into 17 regions so that you can REALLY get just the events close to home, or pick what you like. Please check it out and add me to a ‘Twitter list’ too (google it). Find 16 New England Regions on Twitter All Over, , .
St. Patrick’s Day
Pendragon is my favorite folk band in New England and they just released a new album! Come hear them play their new tunes. 7pm. PendragonNarragansett Theater at the Pier Narragansett, RI, .
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Boston
The country’s second largest. If you want to see the largest, that’s in NYC. 1 pm. St. Patrick's Day Parade - BostonWest Broadway Boston, MA, .
501st New England Storm Troopers in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The New England stormtroopers legion will be marching in the country’s 2nd largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Just how cool is that? 1 pm. 501st New England Storm Troopers in Boston's St. Patrick's Day ParadeEast along Broadway, then west along 4th St, 5th St, and Dorchester St Boston, MA, .
St. Patrick’s Day at the Zoo
Don’t worry, the animals won’t be wearing a ‘Kiss me, I’m Irish’ shirt. I think. St. Patrick's Day at the ZooStone Zoo Stoneham, MA, .
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
There’s an event marked as all-day-long but no details so we’re thinking it’s a parade or street fair? St. Patrick's Day WeekendAll over town Provincetown, MA, .
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – New Haven, CT
The 6th oldest parade in the nation and one of the largest events in Connecticut. 1:30pm. St. Patrick's Day Parade - New Haven, CTDowntown New Haven New Haven, CT, .
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Hartford, CT
Hartford promises their parade will be held rain or shine. 11 am. St. Patrick's Day Parade - Hartford, CTCapitol Avenue Hartford, CT, .
Milford’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
There’s not a lot of info on this one, but hey another St. Patrick’s Parade! Better than doing laundry or watching TV, no? 1pm. Milford's St. Patrick's Day ParadeDowntown Milford Milford, CT, .
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – New London, CT
Parades continue in Connecticut. It’s the state that ‘connects’ New York to Boston. 1pm. St. Patrick's Day Parade - New London, CT New London, CT, .
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
1:30pm. St. Patrick's Day ParadeBegins at Chapel St. and ends at Orange St. New Haven, CT, .
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
2014:1pm. Saint Patrick's Day ParadeMain Street, Historic Downtown New London New London, CT, .
Bath Blarney Days
You can thank Maine for the majority of those ‘Kiss Me, I’m Irish’ shirts and one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades. 10:30 am. Bath Blarney DaysVarious venues in Portland and Bath Bath, ME, .
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Portland, ME
This is for the people in Maine or anyone who wants to drive up North to not run into people they know when they’re drunk chasing children they’ve mistaken for leprechauns. 10:30 AM. St. Patrick's Day Parade - Portland, MECommercial Street from the Fish Pier to the State Pier Portland, ME, .
St. Patrick’s Family Fun Day
Mazes, scavenger hunts, and a whole lot more happening all day long in this ski resort. Also, there’s a hidden pot of gold somewhere! Exciting! St. Patrick's Family Fun DaySaddleback Ski Resort Rangeley, ME, .
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn!
Irish food and music, in case you’re not feeling festive enough for a parade. St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Longfellow's Wayside Inn! Sudbury, MA, .
The Irish in Concord
A historical presentation at The Old Manse, with stories about the first irish immigrants to arrive in Concord. The Irish in ConcordThe Old Manse Concord, MA, .
Essex go Bragh Irish Parade & Festival
Essex go Bragh means ‘Essex Forever’ (can anyone confirm this?) and it looks like a very traditional parade; you know, kilts, green memorabilia and hopefully bagpipes. 10:30 am. Essex go Bragh Irish Parade & FestivalEssex Village St., Essex, VT, .
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
A 2 hour long parade with Pipe Bands, Marching Bands, Fife & Drum Corps, Clown Units, and reenactment units. 11am. Saint Patrick's Day ParadeNewport City Hall Newport, RI, .
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Abington, MA
Not much info on this one, but I guess you can expect the usual. 1pm. St. Patrick's Day Parade - Abington, MASt. Patrick’s Square Abington, MA, .
St. Patrick’s Day Plunge and Parade – Scituate
1pm. St. Patrick's Day Plunge and Parade - Scituate Scituate, MA, .
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at Battleship Cove
A St. Patrick’s day themed scavenger hunt on board an old and massive warship! St. Patrick's Day Weekend at Battleship CoveBattleship Cove, 5 Water St, Fall River, MA, .
Leprechaun Plunge
Insane people will jump into the water and you get to watch and throw money at them so they have to dive to get it. It’s not actually cruel if you think it’s all for charity and fun. 10:30am. Leprechaun PlungeBrunell’s Marina South Hadley, MA, .
Mount Snow St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
If you find the hidden pot of gold you get free tickets for a year! Mount Snow St. Patrick's Day CelebrationMount Snow West Dover, VT, .
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Bennington, VT
1pm. St. Patrick's Day Parade - Bennington, VTMain Street in Downtown Bennington Bennington, VT, .
Also Fun
Forty Shades of Green: Celebrating Ireland & Irish Culture
March is the month o the Irish but you don’t have to travel to Ireland to dive into their culture. This fenomenal traditional art exhibition includes photography, painting, sculpture, craft, and audiovisual installations A public reception for the show will be held Sunday, March 16 from 1pm to 4pm, featuring live Irish music and refreshments. Forty Shades of Green: Celebrating Ireland & Irish CultureLichtenstein Center for the Arts Pittsfield, MA, .
Reykjavik Calling Concert
Because ‘London Calling’ is too mainstream, here’s come Icelandic music to ‘chill’ to. Reykjavik Calling ConcertThe Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub Cambridge, MA, .
What Once We Felt
Science-fiction meets drama and an ever human struggle. This play sounds equally profound as exciting. What Once We FeltThe Davis Square Theatre Somerville, MA, .
Discover Mount Auburn: The Civil War
Want to hear the stories of the people buried in Mount Auburn? Here’s a chance to travel through time and learn about the Civil War and the people behind it 1-2:30pm. Discover Mount Auburn: The Civil WarMount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, MA, .
The Ides of March in Union Square: The Death of Caesar at the Roman Forum
Somerville’s Union Square turns into a Roman forum for an afternoon to remember the assasination of the ceasar. Apart from the reenactment there’ll be other fun booths to pass the time and you can even bring your pets along for roman costume contest! 1-6pm. The Ides of March in Union Square: The Death of Caesar at the Roman ForumFringe Union Square Somerville, MA, .
Voyages en Francophonie
French-speaking cultures also make March their own. In this event you’ll be able to learn more about French language and culture through workshops, performances, music, and more. 10am-5pm. Voyages en FrancophonieLexington Center Lexington, MA, .
Maple Sugaring Festival
Pretty much the whole sugaring thing: includes bits of history, how to make maple syrup and tastings afterwards. 10am-2pm. Maple Sugaring FestivalAppleton Farms, 219 County Rd, Ipswich, MA, .
Free Film Fridays
Enjoy the IMAX experience for free! Each Friday in March (7, 14, 21, and 28). Free Film FridaysMuseum of Science Boston, MA, .
Chocolate Chip Cookie Week
Chocolate chip cookies are delicious but did you know they also historically relevant? Yupp. And author Carolyn Wyman will share some pretty interesting details about this classic favorite. Chocolate Chip Cookie WeekCommonwealth Salon, Copley Square, 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA, .
Belmont World Film Festival
International Film Festivals are a great way to see the world through other people’s eyes… Enjoy a new different film, a different world, and a discussion afterwards every Monday from March through May. You can check the whole program on their official site. Belmont World Film FestivalStudio Cinema Belmont, MA, .
Boston Restaurant Week – Winter
I wouldn’t call it an event as it is an excuse to go live the foodie life for a week. Just remember that even with their special offers and discounts, most of these restaurants aren’t exactly cheap. Boston Restaurant Week - WinterVarious Locations Boston, MA, .
Season V: Club Passim — semifinals
Finals are just around the corner; have you been following MassMouth’s events this season? Season V: Club Passim -- semifinalsClub Passim, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA, .
Bound Together by Athena Moore
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 8, 7-10pm. Bound Together by Athena MooreWashington St Gallery Somerville, MA, .
Angel’s Masquerade Ball
The masquerade dance was postponed until March 15th but look at it this way: you still have the chance to attend this ball and help a good cause! Angel's Masquerade BallThe Ridge Club Sandwich, MA, .
Spring Restaurant Week
Salem holds its restaurant week at the same time as Boston. Spring Restaurant Weekvarious locations Salem, MA, .
Salem Film Festival
Seven’s a lucky number and that’s how many years this all-documentary festival has been running. A lot of filmmakers attend this week long show and offer Q&A sessions after the screening, too. Salem Film FestivalCinemaSalem Salem, MA, .
Fort Adams’ Tour the Fortress
12-2pm. Fort Adams' Tour the Fortress Newport, RI, .
South Shore Model Railway Club Show
Toot toot! Showcase miniatures this way! South Shore Model Railway Club ShowBare Cove Park, Building 51 Hingham, MA, .
Opening Day at Plimoth Plantation and Rare Breeds Animal Parade!
Not just another day at Plimoth Plantation, the re-enactment village, with when lots of special guests arrive for a Rare Breeds Animal Parade. 9am. Opening Day at Plimoth Plantation and Rare Breeds Animal Parade! Plymouth, MA, .
AHA! New Bedford
This month’s theme: All Sewn Up! March’s the Fiber Month (just learned) and Bedford celebrates with exhibitions, workshops, and even fashion exhibits. Check the schedule, there’s an activity for almost every one. AHA! New BedfordDowntown Bedford New Bedford, MA, .
Full Moon Trek & Bonfire
Ah, this full moon snowshoeing event ends with a wine tasting. Just perfect to chill after the hike and toast under the moonlight! Full Moon Trek & BonfireHilltop Orchards, 508 Canaan Road, Route 295 Richmond, MA, .
Bash Reading Series
Fresh poets in a series curated by Black Ocean Press. Bash Reading SeriesBrookline Booksmith,279 Harvard St. Brookline, MA, .
The Flick
A heartwarming story for his fast-paced world. It’s been widely praised and, well, February is the best month for this kind of story. The FlickSuffolk Theatres Boston, MA, .
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’ Shakespeare’s magical play comes to life yet again, this time by the hands of two amazing companies: Bristol Old Vic and the Handspring Puppet Company. A Midsummer Night's DreamArtsEmerson Boston, MA, .
Review: Death of a Salesman
An American classic presented by The Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Death of a SalesmanThe Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon Street, Copley Square Boston, MA, .
Bully Dance by David Valdes Greenwood
This play sounds strangely fascinating. There’s tragedy, a crime to solve, and the search for forgiveness – pretty intense, huh? Bully Dance by David Valdes GreenwoodBoston Playwrights’ Theatre Boston, MA, .
Kirsten Knisely’s Soul Mates
Do you believe in soul mates? This play explores 9 different vignettes surrounding love and this very romanticized concept. Kirsten Knisely's Soul MatesThe Plaza Black Box Theater Boston, MA, .
Join the makers of ‘Juan of the Dead’ to the screening of this political satire. Also, a Cuban zombie movie? I’m in! Stage & Screen: BECOMING CUBA / JUAN OF THE DEADCoolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, .
Stoneham Theatre’s Something’s Afoot
. Stoneham Theatre's Something's AfootStoneham Theatre, 395 Main St., Stoneham, MA, .
A.R.T./MXAT Institute Presents FINAL CUT
. A.R.T./MXAT Institute Presents FINAL CUTOBERON Cambridge, MA, .
The Ides of March in Union Square
. The Ides of March in Union SquareUnion Square Plaza Somerville, MA, .
Deconstructing Beatles’ White Album at the Coolidge
7pm. Deconstructing Beatles' White Album at the CoolidgeCoolidge Corner Theatre Brookline, MA, .
Review: PRESS OPENING- The Seagull
click for our review (3/17 – Michelle). Review: PRESS OPENING- The SeagullAvenue of the Arts / BU Theatre Boston, MA, .
Review: Kirsten Knisely’s Soul Mates
click for our review on 3/10. Review: Kirsten Knisely's Soul MatesThe Plaza Black Box Theater, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, .
Witness Uganda
Press Opening is on Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:30pm. Witness UgandaLoeb Drama Center Cambridge, MA, .
Review: Antigone by Sophocles
Antihere today, Antigone tomorrow. Click for our review! Review: Antigone by SophoclesSea Change Theatre Company, 10 Dane St, Beverly, MA, .
Spring Carnival Day at Crotched Mountain
Crotched Mountain welcomes Spring with a cardboard race, pond skimming and other fun activities for all the family. Spring Carnival Day at Crotched Mountain Bennington, NH, .
Dummy Big Air Contest at Mt. Sunapee
Home-built dummies are pushed down a slope for your amusement and entertainment. This is fun since the dummy-making process, until the very moment you see them crash not so gracefully against the trees. Registration 9 am, Contest 2pm. Dummy Big Air Contest at Mt. SunapeeMt. Sunapee, 1398 Rte 103, Newbury, NH, .
New Hampshire Maple Experience
This is a maple tour across a reservation and you get to ride horse-driven wagon rides across the land while learning about the sugaring process. New Hampshire Maple ExperienceThe Rocks Estate Bethlehem, NH, .
Blackbird Concert
Well, it’s the month of the Irish so there’ll be a whole lot of Celtic music – here’s a musical duo that will amuse you. Blackbird ConcertArtisTree Community Arts Center, 1206 VT Route 12, Woodstock, VT, .
Women’s Film Festival
Films by and about women over the course of two weeks. There’s an opening gala on March 7th and you should dress up as your favorite alter ego in their everyday clothes, fun fun! 7pm. Women's Film FestivalNew England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT, .
24 Hours of Stratton
A super pro skiing event just before snow melts away. How good is your vertical? 24 Hours of StrattonStratton Mountain Resort, 5 Village Lodge Rd, South Londonderry, VT, .
Leprechaun Leap
I guess if you’re going to get into the icy water, now’s probably a better time than 1-2 months ago. This plunge supports the Literacy Center of Milford. 2:30 pm. Leprechaun LeapWalnut Beach Milford, CT, .
ConnCon is all about board games, computer games and LOTS of D&D. Oh, but it’s a lot of fun because you get to actually play the games and enter contests. ConnConSheraton Hotel Stamford, CT, .
Maple Festival
Here’s a week long celebration of all things maple! From tastings to the making process, this town that supposedly produces more maple than any other celebrates like no other. Maple Festivalvarious locations Skowhegan, ME, .
Murder Mystery at The Governor’s Inn
Why are Gonzo’s hands covered in blood? Be a part of a very intriguing musical evening. This year, the Mystery Dinner is also a tribute to the Muppets Show! All Fridays-Saturdays 6:30pm until March 23. Murder Mystery at The Governor's Inn Rochester, NH, .
Shamrock Scavenger Hunt and Aprs-ski Party
Find one of the shamrocks and get a bag full of cool prizes! There will also be live Irish music. Shamrock Scavenger Hunt and Aprs-ski PartyOkemo Mountain Resort Ludlow, VT, .
Exhibition Opening for ‘At Your Service’
They claim that if you like Downtown Abbey you’ll love their exhibition of about the daily work lives of servants of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. I really do love travelling to the past with this kind of exhibitions. 5:30-7pm. Exhibition Opening for 'At Your Service'The Mark Twain House & Museum Hartford, CT, .
The Butler Speaks
The best tips to housekeeping and etiquette: check out this book presentation and workshops 7pm. The Butler SpeaksThe Mark Twain House & Museum Hartford, CT, .
Open Cockpit Sunday
For a day you’re allowed to climb to the cockpits of reaaaally old aircrafts; this is kind of like 7 minutes in heaven but for aircraft lovers. Open Cockpit SundayNew England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Rd, Windsor Locks, CT, .
Maine Restaurant Week
Because eating is also a Winter sport. Maine Restaurant WeekVarious locations All Over, , .
America’s Mattress Race Shawnee Peak
Exactly what it sounds like: design and decorate your old twin, full, double, queen or king, race it down the course and if you’re first you can go home with a new mattress. America's Mattress Race Shawnee PeakShawnee Peak Bridgton, ME, .
Maine Boatbuilders Show
The makers of wooden boats share their secrets and tips as they present their latest creations. Great for boat enthusiasts! Maine Boatbuilders ShowPortland Company Complex Portland, ME, .
Huts and Trails’ Ski Marathon and Tour
There’s a 20k, a 40k and a 60k race. Wow, that is a lot of skiing to do! Huts and Trails' Ski Marathon and Tour Kingfield, ME, .