The Fly Fishing Show has casting demonstrations, classes, celebrity speakers, fly-tying materials, rods, and reels in Marlborough. The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) on Friday evening requires a separate ticket.
Arrive on the early side to sample chocolate from 10 businesses at the Taste of Chocolate Festival at 31 Brattle Street in Cambridge. Free.
January 25, 2020
38 miles north
Superbowl of Birding is a competition to find the most species of birds, with categories for families and kids at Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats Education Center. The registration fee includes a pizza party afterward.
January 31 - Feb. 1, 2020
1.5 miles SW
Celebrate 80 brewers and 300 beers that push the boundaries of brewing at Extreme Beer Fest at the Cyclorama for age 21+.
January 31 - Feb. 2, 2020
42.8 miles SW
Big trucks with big wheels create big noise and excitement at Monster Jam in Providence, RI.
2.9 miles SW
The Indoor Grand Prix is a professional track-and-field meet held at Roxbury Community College.
Taste of East Boston
3 miles east
Taste of Eastie includes samples from 30 local restaurants, entertainment, a cash bar, and free parking at Hilton Boston Logan Airport.
A historian dressed as Edgar Allan Poe brings the American author to life with readings, biographical details, and dark humor at Edgar Allan Poe: Master of the Macabre at Gore Place in Waltham.
41 miles SE
A ticket to South Shore Wine & Food Expo includes samples of wine and food pairings, plus live music and a vendor marketplace at Plymouth Memorial Hall.
3.6 miles west
Boston University commemorates alumnus Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with speeches and music at its MLK Day Commemoration in George Sherman Union, which is free and open to the public.
8.1 miles NW
“An evening of inspiration, celebration, and community,” Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance begins with a reception at 6:45 p.m. followed by a keynote speech at 7:30 p.m. and then a chorale performance in Arlington Town Hall. Free.
Holiday light show
See “the largest tree in the northeast” decorated with lights synchronized to music at Blink Light & Sound Show at Faneuil Hall every half hour from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Free.
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