Weekend Guide: Slush it Out

Live it up this weekend. No need to beware the ides of March because (a) you are not Caesar and (b) they’re not until the 15th. So here are a few ways to celebrate the weekend.


Blue Man Group
Lips are blue, but then again so are their entire faces. Blue Man Group is inviting families to shake off their cabin fever by offering buy one get one free tickets for the Saturday 11 a.m. shows starting on Saturday, February 28th and ending on March 28th. Tickets can be purchased with this link or by using promo code BOGO11. There is a minimum purchase of two tickets and maximum of 6 tickets per family.

Polar Bear Plunge of the Culinary Type
Polar Bear BBQ on February 28th from 12:00 to 5:00 with Cuisine en Locale in Somerville is the perfect way to ignore winter. Put on your long johns and your fingerless gloves and get ready to dive into some ‘cue. There will be bbq sandwiches and sides. Your $20 (In advance)/ $25 (at the door) gets you a sandwich and a choice of 2 sides. More can be bought a la carte if you’ve got a polar bear appetite too.

South End Stroll
So it’s not exactly the 8th wonder of the world, but strolling through Boston’s South End is definitely an adventure and a sight we hopefully won’t see again for a while. Take a trip to the South End and visit newcomer Blackbird Donuts, do a little boutique hopping from Farm to Table, Olives & Grace, Gifted and Hudson to Follain. Follain is a great stop to treat your winter worn skin. This Saturday you can even meet the founder of SW Basics and author of Skin Cleanse Adina Grigore. In addition you will get 15% off your entire SW Basics purchase. While you’re in the neighbourhood you can also stop by Boston Ballet and pick up your tickets for Lady of The Camellias which opens this Thursday. Then stop by the main Boston Public Library for a tour of the newly renovated spaces. The tour is free and is from 12:30 to 1:30.

Showdown Downtown Townsman
Head downtown this weekend and take in the South Asian Showdown at John Hancock hall. This Bollywood competition extravaganza will definitely heat things up on Saturday February 28th at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $20. After the show, why not check out newly opened Townsman, one of the most Boston’s most anticipated openings.

It’s Maple Syrup Time
Head to Ipswich for the first of the Maple Sugaring weekends at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. Tours are at 10:30, 12:30 and 2:30 on Saturdays and Sundays beginning February 28th. Reservations are required and can be done here.


Children’s Tea at Bondir in Concord
This Sunday, March 1st, Bondir (which translated means: to leap) is leaping into spring with a whimsical children’s tea. There will be tea sandwiches, animal crackers (leaping of course) and plenty of sweets from macarons and chocolate truffles to tiny tarts. The children’s tea will be held at Bondir in Concord (24 Walden St, Concord, MA) from 11:30 to 3:00 p.m. The prix fixe tea (which also includes hot chocolate as an option is $25 per person. Reservations are required (978) 610-6554 or can be made on OpenTable.

ONCE with Chef Trevor Smith
Chef Trevor Smith pops up at Cuisine en Locale for a five course prix fixe menu $75/person beginning at 5:00 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres in the swanky (old school) lounge then moves to the ballroom for dinner until 9 p.m.

Go Beyond Bubbe’s Kitchen
Local chefs and food folks are gathering to explore going beyond your Jewish grandmother’s classics. There’s something about food that our grandmothers made (or our adoptive bubbe’s made) that has more heart and soul to it. So the fun and love that goes into these modern twists on Jewish classics is always fun to taste and talk about. Beyond Bubbe’s Kitchen is being held at Back Bay Events Center on Saturday, March 1st from
5:00 to 7:30. Tickets can be purchased here for $36. Validated garage parking is available after 5;00 p.m.

Monday (extend the weekend)

Breakfast for Dinner
Don’t miss the first Breakfast for Dinner at The Breakfast Club. Hire a sitter and grab some friends, loved ones, and fill the counter at this fab little diner for an Irish influenced feast.

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