Boston events March 2020. Things to do in Boston.

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Boston events March 2020

Golf show

March 1, 2020
(begins Feb. 28)
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.

Jewish food celebration

March 1, 2020
(5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
1.1 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 Revere Hotel.

Game convention

March 1, 2020
(begins Feb. 27)
1.3 miles SE
PAX East features video games, tabletop games, computer games, panels, entertainers, exhibits, and contests at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Chinese New Year

March 1, 2020
3.6 miles NW
Chinese New Year Celebration [scroll down their page] 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.

Restaurant week

March 1 - 6 & 8 - 13, 2020
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.

Funny magic

March 1 - 29, 2020
1 mile SW
Four-Handed Illusions promises “intimate magic and comedy” by talented magicians Joel Acevedo & Steve Kradolfer at Hampshire House.

Discount tickets $65

International folk music

March 3, 2020
(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.

New York comedians

March 5, 2020
(8 to 10 p.m.)
2.4 miles SE
NYC Comedy Invades Boston features “professional comedians from the New York City comedy scene” at Night Shift Brewing in Everett for age 21+.

Discount tickets $10

Chocolate, Wine & Cheese Festival

March 6, 2020
(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+.

Harpoon St. Patrick’s Festival

March 6 - 7, 2020
1.5 miles SE
Harpoon St. Patrick’s Festival has beer, food, and live music in heated tents at Harpoon Brewery.

Social Enterprise Conference

March 7 - 8, 2020
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.

Ballet: Secret Garden

March 7 - 8, 2020
15 miles west
Commonwealth Ballet performs The Secret Garden, the story of an orphaned girl and a sickly boy who discover a secret garden and uncover family secrets at Regis College in Weston.

Discount tickets $10+

Beer week

March 7 - 14, 2020
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.

Mind-reading comedy

March 7 & 28, 2020
0.4 miles SW
Master mentalist Jon Stetson entertains with a funny show that “blends the art of mystery with the study of psychology, the predictability of human nature, and the power of intuition” at Omni Parker House.

Discount tickets $34.50+

Irish show

March 8, 2020
(7 p.m.)
0.4 miles north
Irish Comedy Tour is an evening of Irish comedy and music featuring “a band of hooligans” at City Winery.

Run into the harbor

March 8, 2020
(11 a.m.)
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.

Garden show

March 11 - 15, 2020
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.

Celtic music

March 11 - 15, 2020
multiple locations
Celebrate the holiday in style with traditional Irish music at A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn by WGBH.
  • March 11 - Rockport
  • March 12 - Worcester
  • March 13 - Northampton
  • March 14 - Cambridge
  • March 15 - Beverly

Irish dance class

March 13, 2020
(7:30 to 9:30 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 welcome.

Drama about intolerance

March 13 - 29, 2020
20 miles NW
The Nazis killed gypsies, Jews, dissidents, and the disabled. Bent is an intense story about how they treated homosexuals, at Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord.

Discount tickets $21

St. Patrick’s cruise

March 14, 2020
(board 11:10 p.m.)
1.1 miles SE
Wear green to the Pier Pressure cruise for St. Patrick’s Day, with hours of views, DJ music, and two dance floors aboard the Spirit of Boston, departing from 200 Seaport Boulevard for age 21+.

Discount tickets $9.99

Singing competition

March 14, 2020
(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.

Irish celebration

March 14 - 15, 2020
(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.

Chocolate tour

March 14 - July 25, 2020
(Saturdays 12:30 p.m.)
2.1 miles SW
Take a two-hour walk learning about the history of chocolate-making, with four stops for champagne truffles and chocolate confections, plus a fifth stop for a chocolate cocktail on the Tipsy Chocolate Back Bay Walking Tour for age 21+.

Discount tickets $48

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 15, 2020
(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, goes to City Point, and then ends at Andrew Square.

Bicycle film festival

March 19, 2020
7.6 miles NW
Your ticket to Bike Travel Film Festival includes cookies at a 6 p.m. social hour, followed by six short films about bicycling worldwide at 7 p.m. at Regent Theatre in Arlington. [Repeats in Northampton on April 16.]

Irish film festival

March 19 - 22, 2020
4.5 miles NW
Irish Film Festival Boston supports Irish filmmakers and shows contemporary Irish feature films, shorts, and documentaries at Somerville Theatre.

Swing dancing

March 19 - 22, 2020
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.

Custom car show

March 20 - 22, 2020
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.

Film festival

March 20 - 29, 2020
20 miles NE
Salem Film Fest features documentary films with strong technical elements and interesting visual approaches at nine venues in Beverly, Peabody, and Salem.

Young artist show

March 21, 2020
1.5 miles south
Enjoy art, design, entertainment, dancing, appetizers, wine, and cocktails at the Greatest Party on Earth to support young artists at Artists for Humanity. Video (1 minute).

Bourbon & bacon

March 21, 2020
3.2 miles north
Sip bourbon and taste bacon treats at the Bourbon & Bacon Fest at Encore Boston Harbor in Everett for age 21+.

Tropical zoo party

March 21, 2020
(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, animal talks, and a cash bar at Franklin Park Zoo for age 21+.

Spring celebration

March 21, 2020
(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.

Israeli folk dancing

March 22, 2020
(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.

Guitar concert

March 23, 2020
(8 p.m.)
2 miles west
Guitar Night “features select student-led ensembles that represent the best rock and pop guitarists at Berklee College of Music” at Berklee Performance Center.

Food & wine benefit

March 24, 2020
(7 p.m., VIP 6 p.m.)
1.5 miles SW
Taste menu items from 40 restaurants; drink wine, beer, and cocktails; and bid in a silent auction for charity at Taste of the South End in the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts for age 21+.

Film festival

March 25 - 29, 2020
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.

Design week

March 25 - April 5, 2020
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 26, 2020
(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.

Beer & cheese festival

March 27 - 28, 2020
1.5 miles SW
Try New England-made craft beers and ciders from 25 breweries, and taste samples from 12 cheese makers at Boston Beer & Cheese Fest at the Cyclorama.

Classical music of India

March 27 - 29, 2020
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.

Model train show

March 28 - 29, 2020
16 miles north
Greenberg’s Great Train and Toy Show features train displays, train rides, and 90 vendors at Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington. Children age 11 and younger are free.

Archaeology fair

March 29, 2020
(1 to 4 p.m.)
3.6 miles NW
Harvard archaeology students share their experiences from excavations around the world at the Amazing Archaeology Fair in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Examine artifacts and try activities. Free parking.

Smart talks

March 29, 2020
(9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.)
5.4 miles NW
A $159 ticket to One Day University includes three classes taught by expert professors from different schools, held at Tufts University in Medford.
  • America and the World 2020
  • American in World War I
  • Three Films that Changed America

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