Boston events March 2019. Things to do in Boston.

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Boston events March 2019

Golf show

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

Harvard comedy show

March 1 - 10, 2019
(also Feb.)
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.

Romeo & Juliet (new version)

March 1 - 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 $40

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.

Ticket deal $13 (VIP $30)

Winter party on the lawn

March 2 - 3, 2019
(begins Feb. 21)
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.

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. Does not include Saturday.

Guitar concert

March 7, 2019
(7:30 p.m.)
2 miles west
Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase presents “six stellar guitarists leading their bands in a program of R&B/funk originals and covers” at Berklee Performance Center.

Classical music

March 8, 2019
(7:30 p.m.)
2.1 miles SW
Hear the talented musicians and singers of Handel + Haydn Society perform works by Beethoven, Mozart, and Weber in Boston Symphony Hall.

Ticket deal $40

Comedy magic show

March 8, 2019
(8 p.m.)
46.7 miles west
After wowing audiences on “America's Got Talent” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” Piff the Magic Dragon and his sidekick Mr. Piffles “The World’s Only Magic Performing Chihuahua” perform their unique comedy magic show at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.

Ticket deal $25

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
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.

Chinese New Year

March 10, 2019
3.6 miles NW
Chinese New Year Celebration begins with a lion dance in Cambridge’s Winthrop Square followed by 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.

Murder mystery

March 14 - 24, 2019
0.8 miles SW
When a police investigator visits a wealthy family, his probing questions begin to reveal long-buried secrets in An Inspector Calls, an exciting whodunit that keeps you guessing until the end at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre.

Ticket deal $35 to $62

Russian rock musical

March 14 - 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 $20

St. Patrick’s cruise

March 16, 2019
(board 10:30 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+.

Ticket deal $13

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, in Foxboro March 14.
  • 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, dancing, Celtic comedy, and a choir in Reagle Music Theatre, Waltham.

Mother-daughter drama

March 16 - 31, 2019
21 miles NW
Based on a bestseller, The Joy Luck Club tells the story of four older Chinese-American women and their complex relationships with their American-born daughters at The Umbrella Annex in Concord.

Ticket deal $17

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17, 2019
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 W. Broadway and Dorchester Avenue. Free.

Food & wine benefit

March 19, 2019
1.5 miles SW
Taste menu items from dozens of Boston 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+.

Bicycle film festival

March 20, 2019
(6 to 9:30 p.m.)
7.6 miles NW
See 8 short films about bicycling worldwide, with a cookie buffet and live band at the Bike Travel Film Festival at Regent Theatre in Arlington.

Swing dancing

March 21 - 24, 2019
13 miles west
Boston Tea Party offers 90 swing-dance workshops (including 20 for beginners), plus exhibitions, competitions, and lots of social dance time in ballrooms at Boston Marriott Newton.

Chocolate, Wine & Cheese Festival

March 22, 2019
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.

Quartet from Austria

March 23, 2019
(8 p.m.)
3 miles SW
World-famous Hagen Quartet performs works by Beethoven, Schubert, and Webern in Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory.

Ticket deal $38

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+.

Ticket deal $25

Music of Neil Young

March 23, 2019
(8 p.m.)
7.6 miles NW
Sugar Mountain recreates the Neil Young concert experience and performs his best known songs at the Regent Theatre.

Ticket deal $17

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.

Mind-reading comedy

March 23 - 24, 2019
(7 p.m.)
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.

Ticket deal $30 to $50

Classical music

March 24, 2019
(5 p.m.)
2.1 miles SW
San Francisco Symphony and German violinist Christian Tetzlaff perform works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Thomas at Boston Symphony Hall.

Ticket deal $45

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.

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 $68

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.

Irish musical

March 28, 2019
(2 p.m.)
0.2 miles west
Tony Award winner Once is an emotionally captivating musical about love and loss, with live folk music, dancing, and humor at Calderwood Pavilion.

Ticket deal $30 to $38

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, transgender, and bisexual 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 10 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.

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.

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