Boston events February 2019. Things to do in Boston.

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Boston events February 2019

Beer festival

February 1 - 2, 2019
1.1 miles SE
Celebrate 80 brewers and 300 beers that push the boundaries of brewing at Extreme Beer Fest at Seaport World Trade Center for age 21+.

Monster trucks

February 1 - 3, 2019
42.8 miles SW
Big trucks with big wheels create big noise and excitement at Monster Jam in Providence, RI.

Chili cook-off

February 2, 2019
3.6 miles NW
Sample chili (hot, spicy, vegan, exotic, or traditional) and then vote for your favorite at Some Like It Hot Chili Cook-Off at 27 Brattle Street in Cambridge. Free.

Spirituality festival

February 8 - 10, 2019
60 miles west
A Feast of Lights is an ancient Celtic midwinter festival with rituals, workshops, and a magic winter dance at Sturbridge Host Hotel.

Science-fiction films

February 8 - 17, 2019
4.4 miles NW
See new and old sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, which ends in a 24-hour marathon of movies at Somerville Theatre.

Science day at the museum

February 9, 2019 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
4.3 miles NW
I Love Science has activities for all ages, led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers at Harvard Museum of Natural History, with free parking available.

Free show

February 9, 2019 (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
4.5 miles NW
The women’s group Tongue in Cheek celebrates Valentine’s Day with These are a Few of My Favorite Flings “with a one-night stand of song and good cheer” at The Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville. Beer, wine, and snacks are for sale. Free parking.

Prehistoric experience

February 9, 2019 (1 p.m.)
5.6 miles NW
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium features enormous puppets, clever lighting, and special effects that immerse the audience in prehistoric marine reptiles at Chevalier Theatre in Medford.

Eagle festival

February 9, 2019
39 miles north
Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle at Merrimack River Eagle Festival with eagle tours, bird shows, and family activities in Newburyport and Amesbury. Free.

Beatles tribute

February 9 - 10, 2019
1 mile SW
Witness its amazing technical expertise, unique artistry, and signature use of live music when Mark Morris Dance Group performs Pepperland set to an original score inspired by the Beatles at Boch Center - Shubert Theatre.

Travel show

February 9 - 10, 2019
2 miles SW
Hear talks by travel experts (including Samantha Brown, Peter Greenberg, and Pauline Frommer) and shop from travel industry vendors at the Travel & Adventure Show in Hynes Convention Center.

Valentine’s glass blowing

February 9, 10, 14, 2019
4.8 miles SW
Learn how to make a glass flower and heart to keep at Valentine’s Glass Party, followed by a glassblowing demo with wine and cheese at Diablo Glass School.

Boat show

February 9 - 17, 2019
1.3 miles SE
See new boats, marine gear, and accessories plus workshops and TV celebrities at New England Boat Show at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Valentine’s opera dinner

February 12, 2019 (7 to 9 p.m.)
0.6 miles north
Valentine’s “Amore” Opera Dinner & Concert is “a three course dinner paired with songs, duets, and trios about love” sung by four members of The North End Music and Performing Arts Center, with a no-host bar at Lucia Ristorante.

Romantic films

February 13 - 14, 2019
5.5 miles west
Watch romantic films during Valentine’s Day Screenings at Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.
  • Casablanca (4 & 7 p.m.)
  • The Princess Bride (10 p.m.)

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2019
Boston locations
OpenTable lists restaurants in greater Boston that offer special menus for Valentine’s Day.

Romantic stories

February 14, 2019 (7 to 9 p.m.)
7.2 miles west
Hear entertaining stories about how people met their special someone when the show Stories From The Stage: How We Met takes a trip down Lover’s Lane at WGBH Studios for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day in a mansion

February 14, 2019
10 miles west
Hear readings on love, romance, and singlehood by famous writers like Jane Austen at Valentine’s/Anti-Valentine’s Sips and Stories with complimentary drinks, light appetizers, and dessert at Gore Place in Waltham for age 21+.

Valentine’s clay sculpting

February 14, 2019
18.2 miles NW
Couples can work as a team on the wheel, decorating clay hearts or building romantic sculptures at Date Night with Clay, which includes all materials, instruction, wine, and refreshments at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln for $100 per couple, age 21+.

Wine & chocolate & dinner

February 14, 2019 (6:30 to 9 p.m.)
27 miles SW
Wine & Chocolate + Night in Italy is a wine and chocolate tasting led by Boston Wine School, followed by an Italian dinner, for $127 at VINOvations in Sharon.

Historic love letters

February 14 - 16, 2019 (7 p.m.)
0.7 miles SE
Enjoy a glass of champagne with cheese, fruit, and crackers as actors read The Letters of John and Abigail Adams at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

Valentine’s dinner cruise

February 14 - 16, 2019
1.2 miles SE
The Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise from Spirit Cruises includes a buffet dinner, a rose, a champagne toast, and romantic views departing from World Trade Center. A lunch cruise is also available on Saturday.

Science-fiction convention

February 15 - 17, 2019
1.3 miles SE
Boskone offers discussions, readings, and workshops about science fiction and fantasy, plus gaming, music, and contests at The Westin Boston Waterfront.

Monster trucks

February 15 - 17, 2019
44 miles west
Big trucks with big wheels create big excitement at Monster Jam at DCU Center in Worcester.

Valentine’s dinner cruise

February 16, 2019 (4:30 & 7 p.m.)
0.5 miles SE
Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs Tasting Cruise includes food, beer or wine tasting, romantic live jazz, and 90 minutes of harbor views aboard the Northern Lights, departing from 60 Rowes Wharf for age 21+.

Adult art tour

February 16, 2019
2.6 miles SW
Take an unblushing look at nudity in art on the Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt at the Museum of Fine Arts. No knowledge of art is required.

Run in your underwear

February 16, 2019 (12 to 4 p.m.)
3.3 miles SW
Run through the streets without pants at 2 p.m. to support charity in Cupid’s Undie Run, which includes a party before and after at Lansdowne Pub for age 21+.

Beethoven concert

February 16 - 17, 2019
multiple locations
Boston Philharmonic performs three works by famous German composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • Feb. 16 (8 p.m.) - Jordan Hall, N.E. Conservatory
  • Feb. 17 (3 p.m.) - Sanders Theatre in Cambridge

Children’s Winter Festival

February 20, 2019 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
0.7 miles SW
Boston Children’s Winter Festival has arts & crafts, games, inflatables, and a photo booth at the Frog Pond at Boston Common. Free.

Free movies

February 21, 2019 (6:30 p.m.)
0 miles
Watch free Movies at the Marketplace in the lower rotunda of the Quincy Market building at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. All films are rated PG.
  • Feb. 18 - Incredibles 2
  • Feb. 19 - Hotel Transylvania 3
  • Feb. 20 - Coco
  • Feb. 21 - Paddington 2

Cartoon festival

February 21 - 23, 2019
4 miles NW
Watch Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, and the Looney Tunes gang during Bugs Bunny Film Festival on the big screen at The Brattle Theatre. Watch one program Feb. 15 to 21, and a second program Feb. 22 to 23.

Game convention

February 21 - 24, 2019
37 miles west
Total Confusion (TotalCon) is billed as New England’s largest tabletop gaming convention, with industry guests, championships, panels, exhibitors, and hundreds of events at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough.

Tunnel of Love

February 21 - 28, 2019
0.2 miles east
The lights may be blue, but the sentiment is Valentine’s Day red when you stroll under a trellis covered with hearts as romantic music plays at the Tunnel of Love at Christopher Columbus Park. Free.

Winter party on the lawn

February 21 - March 3, 2019 (Thurs. to Sun.)
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.

Family theater

February 22 - 23, 2019
0.2 miles west
Based on a beloved children’s book about a family of rabbits, The Runaway Bunny features “a host of endearing characters, stunning scenic effects, and evocative original music” at Calderwood Pavilion.

Ticket deal $15

Home show

February 22 - 24, 2019
1.2 miles SE
See home improvement ideas on display at the New England Home Show at Seaport World Trade Center. Children age 17 and younger are free.

Stories of different faiths

February 22 - 24, 2019
10 miles north
Hear short stories told by Muslim, Jewish, and Christian storytellers that “demonstrate peace and commonalities between us all” during Keeping Faith: Sisters of Story at Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham.

Ticket deal $13 to $18

Bollywood dance show

February 23, 2019 (6 p.m.)
1.3 miles SW
South Asian Showdown [sound] is a Bollywood dance competition with high-energy Indian music plus an optional after party at John Hancock Hall.

Ticket deal $13 to $30

French dance theater

February 23 - 24, 2019
0.8 miles SW
Without a single word, When Angels Fall visually tells a “delightfully dark and entrancing” story about flightless angels who survive a global collapse and pit the resilience of the human spirit against the sterile and mechanical at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre.

Ticket deal $49 to $69

Motorcycle show

February 23 - 24, 2019
Marlborough & Wilmington
See motorcycles, accessories, exhibitors, and entertainers at the Northeast Motorcycle Shows.
  • Feb. 9 - 10 in Wilmington
  • Feb. 23 - 24 in Marlborough

Beatles music

February 23 - 27, 2019
1 mile SW
Rain celebrates the 50th anniversary of “Abbey Road” by performing the entire album live.

Disney singers

February 24, 2019 (4 p.m.)
0.8 miles SW
Disney’s new “a cappella” singing group DCappella [website has sound] performs your favorite Disney songs and more at Emerson Colonial Theatre. Watch the 2-minute video.

Ticket deal $30

Academy Awards gala

February 24, 2019
1.4 miles SW
Dress up for your arrival at the $300 Red Carpet Gala, featuring a live telecast of the Academy Awards in Hollywood, hosted bars, chef stations, and auctions at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

Academy Awards party

February 24, 2019
5.5 miles west
Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the $50 Oscar Party, and then watch the Academy Awards at 8 p.m. on the giant screen of Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.

Chinese food event

February 25, 2019 (6 to 8 p.m.)
0.9 miles south
Spend “a very lively and unforgettable evening of eating and food play” at Meet the Artists, including bites, drinks, and a chance to meet James Beard rising star chef Irene Li and food artist David Ma at Pao Arts Center.

Harvard comedy show

February 26 - March 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.

Comical “Hamilton”

February 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 $79 to $99

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