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Boston events March 2019

Golf show

March 1 - 3, 2019
1.1 miles SE
Hit balls with the latest clubs, take seminars, learn tips, plan golf trips, and visit 100 exhibitors at National Golf Expo Boston at Seaport World Trade Center.

Beer week

March 1 - 9, 2019
multiple locations
Focusing on beer brewed in Massachusetts, Mass Beer Week features tap takeovers, beer dinners, tastings, and parties in tap rooms, breweries, brew pubs, and restaurants.

Irish show

March 2, 2019
0.4 miles north
Irish Comedy Tour is an evening of Irish comedy and music featuring “a band of hooligans” at City Winery.

Humanity film festival

March 2, 2019
4.3 miles SW
The topic of Moving Images Film Festival changes each year. It’s educational and inspirational, followed by a discussion at Harvard Medical School. Pre-register. Donation.

Mardi Gras party

March 2, 2019 (8:30 p.m.)
48 miles west
Mardi Gras Speakeasy features a speakeasy band playing hot jazz, dirty blues, and modern music with a retro vibe, plus dancers and a magician, with Prohibition-era cocktails for sale at Bull Mansion New American Bistro in Worcester for age 18+. Dress code.

Winter party on the lawn

March 2 - 3, 2019
1.7 miles SE
Chillin’ on D has food trucks, five ice bars, ice carving demonstrations, bands (Sat./Sun. 3 to 6 p.m.), and DJ music (daily to 10 p.m.) at The Lawn On D. Free.

Social Enterprise Conference

March 2 - 3, 2019
Boston & Cambridge
The Social Enterprise Conference features speeches, panels, and workshops on using business principles to improve lives and the world, at Harvard Business School on Saturday and Harvard Kennedy School on Sunday.

Jewish food celebration

March 3, 2019 (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
1.3 miles SW
Enjoy Jewish-themed appetizers, entrees, and desserts made by top Boston chefs, with beer, wine, and cocktails at Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen at Back Bay Events Center.

Harvard comedy show

March 3 - 10, 2019
3.5 miles NW
Hasty Pudding Theatricals is a bawdy production that promises silly plots full of crude jokes, low production values, collegiate humor, and anachronistic puns at Harvard University’s Farkas Hall.

Restaurant week

March 3 - 8 and 10 - 15, 2019
multiple locations
Get a special fixed price for lunch or dinner during Dine out Boston, which is held in March and August. No registration is required. Saturday is not included.

Guitar concert

March 7, 2019 (7:30 p.m.)
1.9 miles SW
Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase presents “six stellar guitarists leading their bands in a program of R&B/funk originals and covers” at David Friend Recital Hall.

Harpoon St. Patrick’s Festival

March 8 - 9, 2019
1.5 miles SE
Harpoon St. Patrick’s Festival has beer, food, and live music in heated tents at Harpoon Brewery.

Singing competition

March 9, 2019 (8 p.m.)
4.5 miles NW
Watch local groups perform in the A Cappella Festival at Somerville Theatre for a chance to represent New England at the national finals in May.

Bourbon & bacon

March 9 - 10, 2019
1.2 miles SW
Sip bourbon and taste bacon treats at the Bourbon & Bacon Fest at the Castle at Park Plaza for age 21+.

Israeli folk dancing

March 10, 2019 (3 p.m.)
2.5 miles west
Enthusiastic young dance troupes perform Jewish and Israeli dances to lively music at the Israel Folkdance Festival at MIT in Cambridge.

Run into the harbor

March 10, 2019 (noon)
3 miles SE
Harpoon Shamrock Splash features a costume contest, a group photo, a dash into the cold water, and then a beer at Curley Community Center.

Chinese New Year

March 10, 2019 (12:30 to 3 p.m.)
3.6 miles NW
Chinese New Year Celebration begins in Cambridge’s Winthrop Square at 12:30 p.m. with food samples, followed at 1 p.m. by a lion dance that begins a parade from the square to The Hong Kong Restaurant for “an afternoon of food, art, and music.” Free.

Garden show

March 13 - 17, 2019
1.1 miles SE
The Boston Flower and Garden Show fills Seaport World Trade Center with garden displays, floral arrangements, a marketplace of plants and garden products, lectures, and demonstrations by experts.

Irish dance class

March 15, 2019 (7:30 to 9 p.m.)
12 miles west
Learn to dance three 19th-century Irish Ceili dances taught by an instructor on Vintage Irish Dance Night at Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham. Costumes or green attire is welcome.

St. Patrick’s Day bar crawls

March 15 - 17, 2019
Boston area
Skip cover charges and often lines at multiple bars.

Celtic music

March 16 - 17, 2019
multiple locations
Celebrate the holiday in style with traditional Irish music at A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn by WGBH.
  • March 16 - Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
  • March 17 - The Cabot Theatre, Beverly

Irish celebration

March 16 - 17, 2019 (2 p.m.)
15 miles west
A Little Bit of Ireland celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Irish tenors, step dancing, an Irish band, and an Irish comic at Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17, 2019 (1 p.m.)
1.7 miles south
Join 600,000 people celebrating Boston’s Irish heritage at the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which begins at Broadway subway station and ends at Andrew Square.

Food & wine benefit

March 19, 2019 (7 p.m., VIP 6 p.m.)
1.5 miles SW
Taste menu items from dozens of restaurants; drink wine, beer, and cocktails; and bid in a silent auction for charity at the $150 Taste of the South End in the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts for age 21+.

Bicycle film festival

March 20, 2019 (7 p.m.)
7.6 miles NW
See six short films about bicycling worldwide at the Bike Travel Film Festival at Regent Theatre in Arlington, preceded at 6 p.m. by a cookie showcase. [Repeats in Northampton on March 28.]

Film festival

March 20 - 24, 2019
5.5 miles west
Screening alternative film and video, Boston Underground Film Festival (BUFF) is “a shining beacon of the weird, the wonderful, the nasty, the niche, and the eclectic” at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.

Swing dancing

March 21 - 24, 2019
13 miles west
Boston Tea Party offers 90 swing-dance workshops (many for beginners), plus exhibitions, competitions, and lots of social dance time in ballrooms at Boston Marriott Newton.

Chocolate, Wine & Cheese Festival

March 22, 2019 (7 p.m., VIP 6 p.m.)
39 miles NW
Taste professional pairings of wines, gourmet chocolates, and artisan cheeses at Chocolate, Wine & Cheese Festival at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, NH for age 21+.

Custom car show

March 22 - 24, 2019
1.1 miles SE
See hot rods, competition cars, specialty vehicles, concept vehicles, entertainment, and a chop shop at World of Wheels at Seaport World Trade Center.

Tropical zoo party

March 23, 2019 (5 to 7:30 p.m.)
3.5 miles SW
A ticket to Fun in the Tropics includes appetizers, a glass of beer or wine, animal-themed games, animal encounters, talks about flightless birds, and a cash bar at Franklin Park Zoo for age 21+.

Spring celebration

March 23, 2019 (2 p.m.)
8.5 miles west
Celebrate the Vernal Equinox (when days and nights are equally long) with songs, entertainment, and refreshments at Spring Sing by Revels in Watertown.

Comic murder mystery

March 26 - 31, 2019
1 mile SW
Awarded “best comedy” by the Boston Globe, Shear Madness is a whodunit with audience participation, set in a hair salon at Charles Playhouse.

Ticket deal $28 to $40

Romeo & Juliet (new version)

March 26 - 31, 2019
3.5 miles SW
Watch a contemporary version of the love tragedy Romeo & Juliet, a “gorgeously realized production [that] nods to the political fractures of our current era, the cultural differences that pull us apart, and the enduring power of passion” at Huntington Avenue Theatre.

Ticket deal $20 to $45

Comical “Hamilton”

March 26 - April 7, 2019
0.2 miles west
Spamilton is a “smart, silly, and often convulsively funny” parody with “surreal Broadway musical mash-ups” [New York Times] in Calderwood Pavilion.

Ticket deal $60 to $67

International folk music

March 27, 2019 (8 p.m.)
2 miles west
Students and faculty perform music from around the world, sometimes in costume, at the International Folk Festival at Berklee Performance Center.

Russian rock musical

March 27 - 31, 2019
10 miles north
Promising “romance, betrayal, passion, and a good old-fashioned duel,” Onegin is a tragic tale of unrequited love, set in Russia, with a contemporary rock score at Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham.

Ticket deal $18 to $20

Estefan musical

March 27 - 31, 2019
46.7 miles west
On Your Feet! is a musical about the Grammy winning husband and wife singing team Emilio and Gloria Estefan (Conga & 1-2-3) at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.

Ticket deal $23 to $56

Design week

March 27 - April 7, 2019
Greater Boston
Boston Design Week has roughly 80 events about architecture, environmental and landscape design, urban design, interior design, fashion, photography, graphic design, industrial design, and studio design.

Taste of Waltham

March 28, 2019 (5 to 8 p.m.)
11.5 miles west
Enjoy an elegant evening of food, wine, beer, music, and local celebrities at the Waltham Food, Wine & Craft Beer Festival at the Charles River Museum.

Game convention

March 28 - 31, 2019
1.3 miles SE
PAX East features video games, tabletop games, computer games, panels, entertainers, exhibits, and contests at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

LGBT film festival

March 28 - April 7, 2019
multiple locations
See contemporary gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films at Wicked Queer.

Beer & cheese festival

March 29 - 30, 2019
1.5 miles SW
Boston Beer & Cheese Fest
Try New England-made craft beers, ciders, and cheeses from 25 brewers and 12 creameries at Boston Beer & Cheese Fest at the Cyclorama.

Tattoo convention

March 29 - 31, 2019
2 miles SW
Boston Tattoo Convention has tattoo artists, vendors, seminars, and entertainment at Hynes Convention Center.

Classical music of India

March 29 - 31, 2019
14.8 miles west
Hear 50 artists performing both Hindustani and Carnatic music styles in 15 concerts at Learnquest Music Conference, with demonstrations, lectures, films, and workshops at Regis College in Weston.

Film festival

March 29 - April 4, 2019
20 miles NE
Salem Film Fest features documentary films with strong technical elements and interesting visual approaches at CinemaSalem and other venues.

Evening cruise on Boston Harbor

March 29 - April 27, 2019 (boarding 6 p.m.)
0.5 miles SE
View the city’s skyline and harbor on a Sunset Cruise, and watch as the USS Constitution fires her cannon and lowers her flag to end the day, departing from 60 Rowes Wharf.

Ticket deal $26

Sexism in science

March 30, 2019 (3 p.m.)
3.2 miles west
A woman takes the first photograph of DNA, yet three men get the Nobel Prize in Photograph 51, a true story that “deals with timely feminist issues but also the key fundamentals of how we relate to each other, who we are, our tragic flaws” [The Telegraph] at Central Square Theater.

Ticket deal $23

Brunch Cruise

March 30 - April 28, 2019 (10 a.m.)
0.5 miles SE
Take a scenic two-hour Brunch Cruise through the Boston Harbor Islands while enjoying a three-course brunch aboard the 1920s Northern Lights yacht, departing from 60 Rowes Wharf.

Ticket deal $45

Theatrical dance party

March 30 - May 18, 2019 (Saturdays)
4 miles NE
Dance to disco classics in a funky lounge setting as a glittery sex-fueled play is acted out on stage at The Donkey Show at Oberon in Cambridge.

Ticket deal $15 to $25

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