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Boston events February 2019

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.

Science-fiction films

February 8 - 18, 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. Schedule.

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.
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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 Day dinner

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

Valentine’s dinner cruise

February 14, 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.

Valentine’s Day improv

February 14, 2019
3.7 miles west
Thorns features rants, monologues, original songs, and short films about the comedy of love and heartbreak at ImprovBoston in Cambridge.

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.

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.

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.

Bollywood dance show

February 23, 2019
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.

Bar crawl

February 2019
(undated)
0.2 miles SE
A ticket to Boston Mardi Gras Crawl gets you a mask, Mardi Gras beads, and drink specials at bars near Faneuil Hall.

Biotech party

February 2019
(undated)
0.2 miles NW
A $25 ticket to Building a Better Future is good for a glass of beer or wine, passed hors d’oeuvres, live jazz, and a chance to mingle with the biotech community while supporting the homeless at Ned Devine’s.

Children’s Winter Festival

February 2019
(undated)
0.7 miles SW
Children’s Winter Festival has a giant slide, a maze, skating, games, and a DJ at Boston Common. Free.

Beer festival

February 2019
(undated)
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.

Run in your underwear

February 2019
(undated)
2.4 miles SW
Cupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run in the street and a party at House of Blues for charity. The 15-minute run starts at 2 p.m. Must be age 21+.

Track meet

February 2019
(undated)
2.9 miles SW
The Indoor Grand Prix is a professional track-and-field meet held at Roxbury Community College.

Cartoon festival

February 2019
(undated)
4 miles NW
Watch Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the Looney Tunes gang at Bugs Bunny Film Festival, which has three different programs on the big screen at The Brattle Theatre.

Science day at the museum

February 2019
(undated)
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.

Social Enterprise Conference

February 2019
(undated)
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.

Monster trucks

February 2019
(undated)
44 miles west
Big trucks with big wheels create big excitement at Monster Jam at DCU Center in Worcester.

Spirituality festival

February 2019
(undated)
60 miles west
A Feast of Lights is an ancient Celtic midwinter festival with ritual, workshops, and a magic winter dance at Sturbridge Host Hotel.

Motorcycle show

February 2019
(undated)
Marlborough & Wilmington
See motorcycles, accessories, exhibitors, and entertainers at the Ten Buck Bike Show [formerly called Northeast Motorcycle Expo].
  • Marlborough
  • Wilmington

Tunnel of Love

February 2019
(undated)
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.

Valentine’s opera dinner

February 2019
(undated)
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 five members of The North End Music and Performing Arts Center, with a cash bar at Lucia Ristorante.

Historic love letters

February 2019
(undated)
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.

Romantic dinner show

February 2019
(undated)
1.4 miles NW
Valentine’s Day Dinner and a Show includes a four-course dinner, a champagne toast, and love songs by Rich DiMare and his four-piece jazz ensemble at Royal Sonesta Boston for age 21+.

Adult art tour

February 2019
(undated)
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.

Free show

February 2019
(undated)
4.5 miles NW
The women’s group Tongue in Cheek celebrates Valentine’s Day with Xs and Os featuring “songs for the romantically delusional” at The Center for Arts at the Armory. Donation.

Valentine’s glass blowing

February 2019
(undated)
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.

Valentine’s Day humor

February 2019
(undated)
Hollywood (5.3 miles NW)
Adults tell stories about their lives and share embarrassing childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, and home movies) at Mortified Doomed Valentine’s Day at Oberon for age 21+.

Romantic films

February 2019
(undated)
5.5 miles west
Watch either “Casablanca” at the Valentine’s Day Screenings at Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.

Stories of temptation

February 2019
(undated)
7.2 miles west
Hear entertaining stories about “tales of high school sweethearts, the one that got away, and love at first sight” when the show Loves Me, Loves Me Not takes a trip down Lover’s Lane at WGBH Studios for age 21+.

Valentine’s Day with clay

February 2019
(undated)
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 $90 per couple, age 21+.

Wine & chocolate tasting

February 2019
(undated)
26.7 miles south
Valentine Preview: Wine And Chocolate Workshop is a two-hour tasting class with six pairings of wine and chocolate, taught by Boston Wine School at Vinovations in Sharon.

Italian dinner & wine class

February 2019
(undated)
27 miles SW
Night In Tuscany is a a mini-wine tour of the Tuscan region led by Boston Wine School with appetizers and cheese, followed by a wine dinner at VINOvations in Sharon.