Lion Dance; Free Pancakes & Ice Skating; Snow, Gaming, Travel, Comedy, Engineering & Flower Fests
Welcome to the Week in Weird! I’m giving away some movie passes, see the first entry. Enjoy the snow! It might be the last of the winter.
Here are this week’s top items, and
|Free Screening: Shutter Island||2/18||Boston Metro|
|I’m going to this pre-screening and have 2 more passes. Contact me to win ’em, firstname.lastname@example.org. Shutter Island is the new thriller with Leonardo DiCaprio and.
Regent Theatre near Fenway, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Chinese New Year Lion Dance Festival||2/21||Boston Metro|
|Chinatown events are poorly advertised (we’re lucky there’s a website), but I went once and expect there to be a full day of performances of music, dance, and martial arts. It’s wonderful, and free. 10am-5pm.
Harrison Ave & Essex St, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|IHOP National Pancake Day||2/23||Boston Metro|
|Also free are pancakes! Yummy yummy, pancakes. 7am to 10pm, any IHOP.
Various IHOPs, such as 16 Eliot Street #18, Cambridge, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Frozen Fun Fest @ Chestnut Hill Reservation||2/21||Boston Metro|
|And truth in advertising, any festival at this time of year means getting frozen. Ice skating is free and they’ll have a guided hike. 2-4pm.
Reilly Memorial Skating Rink, Cleveland Circle, Brighton, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Creature Feature & Nighttime Hike||2/20||North Shore|
|Even better is this nighttime hike. I bet it’s spooky. 6-7pm.
Ravenswood Park, Gloucester, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Trailside Campfire on Lantern Loop Trail||2/18||Metro West|
|Nighttime skiing and hiking is also here west of Boston, with a campfire and games and stories. 5-6:30pm.
1018 Lowell Road, Carlisle, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Snow Day on Spectacle||2/20||Boston Metro|
|What’s better than traveling 90 minutes up to Gloucester for a snow festival? Taking a ferry out to the Boston Harbor Islands. Yes, you’ve got to be pretty hard core to go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or hiking on an island.
Spectacle Island, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Model Engineering Show, Total Confusion, Rhode Island Spring Flower and Garden Show, Comedy Beanpot (competition), Origami @ PEM, Owl Festival, Boston Globe Travel Show, Newport Winter Festival, Snowshoe Scavenger Hunt, Winter Campfires at Mass State Parks, International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella – Quarterfinals, Dracula on Valentine’s Day, and more.