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Giveaway: Ski Mt. Killington
Ski Killington in Vermont for free! Email giveaways@eventsinsider.com for a 4-pack of ski lift tickets. Ive skied this mountain and its fantastic. Highly recommended! Giveaway: 4-pack of Lift Tickets to KillingtonKillington Resort Killington, VT, -.
Giveaway/Review: Naughty Lessons
Ruby Besler is a fictional 1940s sex expert and former Broadway Star. Win tickets and read our interview with the creator of this parody of old timey sex advice shows! Giveaway: Win Tickets to see Naughty LessonsOberon American Repertory Theater Cambridge, MA, .
Johnnys Picks
Chinese New Year Banquet
Were not letting go of winter this week, or the Chinese New Year, which apparently continues, this time at the Boston Chinese Neighborhood Center, complete with entertainment and dim sum. Call immediately because they will sell out. Chinese New Year BanquetEmpire Garden Restaurant Boston, MA, .
Lincoln Day
They dont say anything about a Lincoln impersonator at this event, but come channel your inner Abe on the 150th anniversary of his second inauguration. Lincoln DayForbes House Museum Milton, MA, .
Boston Massacre Re-enactment
Whose side will you be on? This historical re-enactment of the battle between the British and Americans before our independence is really cool... and free! Boston Massacre Re-enactmentOld State House Boston, MA, .
Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival
This maple event promises you and your family will have fun while the sap boils over traditional fire. Kids activities, storytelling and all sorts of treats to try the syrup on are on the menu. Maple Syrup Boil Down FestivalThe Growing Center Somerville, MA, .
Chinese New Year in Harvard Square
Its not just a Chinese New Year parade! The fun starts in historic Winthrop Park with a lion dance around the ancient oak tree and marches to Mass Avenue to the Hong Kong restaurant. Then, the Hong Kong will have a cultural show with arts and crafts, performers, puppetry, dance, and more. Chinese New Year in Harvard SquareHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, .
Pax East
A convention thats all about gaming. Board games, video games, if you can play it, its here! Pax EastBCEC Boston, MA, -.
Whats Wrong with this Picture Tour
Before electricity, how did people live? I guess they had oil lamps and candles. It sounds like they went through a LOT of candles. Check it out at this historic home. Whats Wrong with this Picture TourGore Place Waltham, MA, .
Red Baraats Festival of Colors
The Hindu holiday of Holi is a vibrant celebration where revelers throw colored powder into the air. Go celebrate The Festival of Colors with Red Baraat, a well-know Bhangra fusion band. Red Baraats Festival of ColorsThe Sinclair Cambridge, MA, .
Annual Kerouac Birthday Celebration
Jack Kerouac, best known for his 1950s novel On the Road, was born in Lowell and they celebrate his birthday for a whole weekend. There will be movies / book readings with discussions, live music, and more to celebrate this literary icon. Annual Kerouac Birthday Celebration Lowell, MA, -.
Winterfest Weekends at Fruitlands Museum
The Fruitlands museum, Candy Lands healthier, slimmer, cousin, has a slope called the OMG Hill during its Winterfest festival! I mean, its not really a festival if it lasts until spring, but theyll have bonfires, sledding, ice skating, and snowshoeing, every weekend. It would be a good idea to call ahead, since there may be last-minute cancellations due to the weather. Winterfest Weekends at Fruitlands MuseumFruitlands Museum Harvard, MA, -.
Radio Transmissions
Amateur radio on a battleship sure sounds exciting, even more so that you can try it for yourself. Radio TransmissionsBattleship Cove Fall River, MA, .
Moonlight Syrup-on-Snow Snowshoe Hike
Cross-country ski at night -- the website doesnt mention rentals -- and theyll have a campfire (at least, they did last year). If theres no snow, they most likely will just have a hike. 2012: 7-9pm. Moonlight Syrup-on-Snow Snowshoe HikePeaked Mountain Monson, MA, .
Queen City Kamikaze
Are you a geek? Its too cold to go outdoors, so why not meet people who also love anime and videogames? Yay! Queen City Kamikaze Manchester, NH, .
Stacked Kite Fly
Want to learn how to fly a stunt kite? Stacked Kite FlyHampton Beach Hampton Beach, NH, .
St. Patricks Day
St. Patricks Day Parade - Cape Cod
Probably the first St. Patricks Parade in New England. St. Patricks Day Parade - Cape Cod Dennis, MA, .
Irish Whiskey Night
One of the more fitting ways is to celebrate St. Patricks Day with whiskey. Even better, is that this event features a full dinner and live entertainment. Irish Whiskey NightLongfellows Wayside Inn Sudbury, MA, .
St. Patricks Day Parade - Pawtucket, RI
Start the festivities early, this parade is one of the first of the season. St. Patricks Day Parade - Pawtucket, RIPawtucket Armory Pawtucket, RI, .
St. Patricks Day Parade - Worcester
Worcester too starts early celebrations for Saint Patricks Day. St. Patricks Day Parade - Worcester Worcester, MA, .
Maple Sugaring
Maple Sugaring Tours
All things maple, from tree to tongue. Make sure you wear boots. Maple Sugaring ToursIpswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Topsfield, MA, -.
Dr. Seuss Breakfast
This makes me wish I was a kid. A special breakfast for kids with The Cat in the Hat in his very own birthday! Dr. Seuss Breakfast Keene, NH, .
Maple Festival
You know its spring when the maple madness begins! See the entire process, from trees to table, and go on a woodland walk. Therell be activities for the youngest of your family, too. Maple FestivalSouth Shore Natural Science Center Lowell, MA, .
Also Fun
The Revolution in Plant Evolution
Plants are way cooler than we all realize. Go learn more about plant evolution and revolution at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, but make sure to save yourself some time to check out the museum. The Revolution in Plant EvolutionHarvard Museum of Natural History Cambridge, MA, .
Free Film Fridays at Museum of Science
All IMAX films in the Mugar Omni Theater each Friday in March (6, 13, 20, and 27) are free! Free Film Fridays at Museum of ScienceMuseum of Science Boston, MA, -.
Winter Dine Out Week
How many times can you justify eating out in a two week span? Sample Cambridges best during Winter Dine Out Week(s). Winter Dine Out WeekHarvard Square Cambridge, MA, -.
Boston Restaurant Week - Winter
I wouldnt call it an event as it is an excuse to go to live the foodie life for a week. Just remember that even with their special offers and discounts, most of these restaurants arent exactly cheap. Boston Restaurant Week - Winter Boston, MA, -.
Boston Jewish Music Festival
Boston Jewish Music Festival promises wild music in concerts with seriously excited audiences. I went on a whim a couple of years ago and had a wonderful time. Definitely catch the return of Yemen Blues on Saturday, February 28. Boston Jewish Music Festival Boston, MA, -.
Western Avenue Open Studios
The first Saturday of every month, this amazing building devoted to art opens its doors to the public for free. What a chance to get to know what goes on in the creative process and minds of artists. Western Avenue Open Studios Lowell, MA, .
Free Day at the DeCordova Museum
The DeCordova Sculpture Museum is one of my favorites, not only for their indoor exhibits, but also for their amazing park dotted with some pretty cool sculptures that you can walk around in fairer weather. Fun fact - every first Wednesday of the month you can go for free! Free Day at the DeCordova Museum Lincoln, MA, .
AAA Travel Marketplace
If you too are tired of going somewhere you can afford and not someplace you -want- to go for vacation, this might be the right place to find a sweet deal. Free parking. Discounts for AAA members. AAA Travel MarketplaceGillette Stadium Foxborough, MA, -.
Granite State Snowshoe Championship
Snowshoe racing open to all in an event with prizes! Snowshoeing is a unique sport for any sporting abilty. Granite State Snowshoe ChampionshipCastle In The Clouds Moultonborough, NH, .
Starlit Snowshoe Tours
No flashlights! An AMC Naturalist helps you find your way through the trails with only the full moon for light. Thats either terrifying or enthralling. Maybe a bit of both! Starlit Snowshoe ToursGreat Glen Trails, Route 16 Gorham, NH, .
Danvers Pancake Festival
Just five bucks for all the pancakes you can eat? Wow! Dont miss the 45th Danvers Pancake Fest. Danvers Pancake FestivalDanvers High School Danvers, MA, .
Salem Film Festival
This the sixth edition of an all-documentary film festival, where the featured films will hopefully change the way you see the world. A lot of filmmakers attend this week long show, so its not just a regular movie screening. Salem Film FestivalCinemaSalem Salem, MA, -.
Ice Age Trail at Ravenswood Park
Still think the Earth is only 6000 years old? Well, the ice trails at Ravenswood Park will prove you wrong. This is a guided walk tour through the Park; where history is told by the marks it leaves behind. Ice Age Trail at Ravenswood ParkRavenswood Park Gloucester, MA, .
Freckleface Strawberry The Musical
Bring the whole family to a musical that explores self-acceptance in a fun way, your Frozen DVD needs the break. Freckleface Strawberry The MusicalOcean State Theatre Warwick, RI, .
Black History Month Concert
Dr. Clarice Laverne Thompson narrates you through music of the African American tradition, everything from gospel songs to the blues. Black History Month ConcertGrand Hall Providence, RI, -.
Spring Bulb Show
Get the spring feeling blossoming early with Smiths Bulb Show. Spring Bulb ShowLyman Conservatory Northampton, MA, -.
Old Deerfield Craft Fair
Spring related crafts as far as the eye can see. After the winter weve had its definitely not too early to think about more pleasant months. Old Deerfield Craft FairEastern States Expositions Young Building West Springfield, MA, -.
Performance
Sleeping Weazels Badass
Brand new works by theatre greats to celebrate Womens History Month. Sleeping Weazels BadassBoston Playwrights Theatre Boston, MA, -.
The Light Between Reception
Performance by New England Conservancy Honors Woodwind Quintet featuring Michael Gandolfis Preludes, Presentation and Q&A with artist Anne Patterson & Drinks and light refreshments will be served. The Light Between ReceptionAtrium Boston, MA, .
Women Musicians Network Concert
Keep the Womens History Month celebrations going with a female-heavy concert featuring Berklees best and special guests. Women Musicians Network ConcertBerklee Performance Center Boston, MA, .
Massachusetts Poetry Recitation Semi-Finals
These high school kids are the best of the best when it comes to poetry. So even if youre not a big fan of rhymes, its still worth giving it a shot and support the semi-finalists hoping to get to the nationwide finals. Massachusetts Poetry Recitation Semi-FinalsOld South Meeting House Boston, MA, .
Israeli All-Star Cabaret
Four young Israeli musicians share their musical talents. Israeli All-Star CabaretLeventhal-Sidman JCC Newton, MA, .
The Son of the Sheik
Enjoy a classic silent film accompanied by a brand new live score by the Alloy Orchestra. Also, the Somerville Theatre just happens to have great popcorn. The Son of the SheikSomerville Theatre Somerville, MA, .
Tristan & Yseult
This production promises to be the most visually glorious version of Tristan & Yseult youve ever seen. Go if not for the story, for the live music or magical visual effects. Tristan & YseultEmerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre Boston, MA, -.
The Amish Project
This show is uplifting (promise) despite being inspired by a 2006 shooting at an Amish school. Just one actress takes on all seven characters, which is impressive. The Amish ProjectBlack Box Theater Watertown, MA, -.
Upon Closer Inspection Opening Reception
Brooding urban landscapes to underwear. Go check out the work of two artists that both draw squiggly, their words. Upon Closer Inspection Opening ReceptionChandler Gallery Cambridge, MA, .
Intimate Apparel
Intimate Apparel. Intimate ApparelThe Lyric Stage Boston, MA, -.
Grounded
Grounded. GroundedCentral Square Theatre Cambridge, MA, -.
Simon Says
Simon Says chronicles a professor studying a young psychic who channels an all knowing being named Simon. Phew! When the duo meet a widow named Annie, the play finds its pace as thousand year old events find their resolution. If you like the beyond you will want to catch this show. Simon SaysBCA Plaza Theatre Boston, MA, -.
The Turn of the Screw
The Turn of the Screw is a traveling production based on a Henry James ghost story of the same name. Follow Newton Nomadic Theaters production through an assortment of shops, villages, pubs and homes as the show occurs in a different place each weekend. The Turn of the ScrewNewton Nomadic Theater Newton, MA, -.
That Hopey Changey Thing
That Hopey Changey Thing places us in the midst of a family dinner on Election Day 2010. Bask in the familiarity of shared ideas, big or small, topically political to deeply personal in this production at Stoneham Theatre. That Hopey Changey ThingStoneham Theatre Stoneham, MA, -.
Billy Childs
Billy Childs and his quartet can snazz up your Saturday night. Get your groove on. Billy ChildsShalin Liu Performance Center Rockport, MA, -.
Travel
Eagle Watch Boat Tours with the Connecticut River
As the bald eagle heads toward open waters, the eagle boat tour is there to take you on the journey to see them! Eagle Watch Boat Tours with the Connecticut RiverConnecticut River Museum Essex, CT, -.
Black Mountain Winter Fun Day
This event includes skiing, tubing, lunch, teeshirts, raffles and more in their definition of winter fun. Sounds like lots of fun for a solid cause. Black Mountain Winter Fun DayBlack Mountain of Maine Rumford, ME, .
Portland Flower Show
Flowers come in the Spring. What comes before flowers? Flower trade shows! Youve gotta get your seed from somewhere. Get your first glimpse of Spring in Portland this week. Portland Flower Show Portland, ME, -.
Umbagog Snowmobile Assoc. Steak Feed
Its never too cold for a cookout... right? Umbagog Snowmobile Assoc. Steak FeedUSA Clubhouse Errol, NH, .
Marky B Boardfest
Tricky snowboarders that like hits, rolls and jumps in a slalom can sign up for this boarder-only race in memory of Mark Bierweller. Do some good while having fun. Marky B BoardfestSkiNH Lincoln, NH, .
Winter Doe Camp: A Winter Retreat for Adventurous Women
If youre a woman in need of some (outdoor) adventure, its about time for a doe weekend. Winter Doe Camp: A Winter Retreat for Adventurous WomenHulbert Outdoor Center Fairlee, VT, -.
NATO Telemark Festival
This festival is a hybrid of ski clinics and dance party fun. The best of both worlds! NATO Telemark FestivalMad River Glen Waitsfield, VT, -.
Womens Film Festival
Only four women have ever been nominated for a Best Directing oscar, and thats not gender balanced. Attend this womens film festival and get yourself energized. Womens Film FestivalNEYT Brattleboro, VT, -.

Boston's concert season is rocking this year! Some of the concerts in Boston you can get tickets to online include John Legend at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Fleetwood Mac, teen superstar Justin Bieber and even Tom Petty at Fenway Park. Boston seems to always have lots of events going on, even stuff for the kids like Disney on Ice Frozen at the Fleet Center.

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