Events

11 Things You Must Do in Boston This Spring

Published On 03/18/2015 Published On 03/18/2015
Courtesy of Jules Ko/A Taste of Ginger
Courtesy of I-Hsien Wu/A Taste of Ginger

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Mar 23 Mon

A Taste of Ginger 26 superstar Boston chefs, including Joanne Chang and Jasper White, will cook their way through the MFA at the 11th annual Taste of Ginger (6:30-9:30pm) with WHDH-TV’s Janet Wu as Mistress of Ceremonies.

MFA (Art of the Americas Wing)

A Taste of Ginger MFA (Art of the Americas Wing) 26 superstar Boston chefs, including Joanne Chang and Jasper White, will cook their way through the MFA at the 11th annual Taste of Ginger (6:30-9:30pm) with WHDH-TV’s Janet Wu as Mistress of Ceremonies.

Courtesy of Battery Park

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Mar 26 Thu

March Madness Days (Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four, and Final) Follow your bracket-busters during Battery Park’s all-tourney-long festivities with specials and prizes. Catch games on 15 screens and let the Sweet 16 Tasting Platter (a 16-piece spread), Elite 8 Brew Sampler, and Final 4-Way Burger Sliders fill your stomach. Wear your team’s gear during any of the games for a chance to win a summertime Battery Park Patio Party for 10.

Battery Park Bar & Lounge

March Madness Days (Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four, and Final) Battery Park Bar & Lounge Follow your bracket-busters during Battery Park’s all-tourney-long festivities with specials and prizes. Catch games on 15 screens and let the Sweet 16 Tasting Platter (a 16-piece spread), Elite 8 Brew Sampler, and Final 4-Way Burger Sliders fill your stomach. Wear your team’s gear during any of the games for a chance to win a summertime Battery Park Patio Party for 10.

Wormtown Brewery

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Apr 4 Sat

Brew-Woo There’s no better way to spend a Saturday (and Easter Eve) than sipping brews in the Woo. 30+ New England breweries and cideries (e.g. Wormtown, Bantam) take over the DCU Center for two sessions of Worcester’s original craft beer festival (1-4pm, 6-9pm). Standard and VIP packages are available and include drink and food tickets and a souvenir glass for keeps.

DCU Center (Worcester)

Brew-Woo DCU Center (Worcester) There’s no better way to spend a Saturday (and Easter Eve) than sipping brews in the Woo. 30+ New England breweries and cideries (e.g. Wormtown, Bantam) take over the DCU Center for two sessions of Worcester’s original craft beer festival (1-4pm, 6-9pm). Standard and VIP packages are available and include drink and food tickets and a souvenir glass for keeps.

Erik Christensen/Thrillist

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Apr 6 Mon

Breakfast for Dinner Series The '80s throwback diner The Breakfast Club cordially invites you to its limited-time-only Breakfast for Dinner four-course feasts (sorry, no Pixy Stix & Cap’n Crunch sandwiches). In April it’s all about Easter with menu items like Carrot Cake Pancakes and Marshmallow Peep Milkshakes, while May showcases the best of spring with Fresh Herb Omelettes. Avoid detention and reserve your spot.

The Breakfast Club (Allston)

Breakfast for Dinner Series The Breakfast Club (Allston) The '80s throwback diner The Breakfast Club cordially invites you to its limited-time-only Breakfast for Dinner four-course feasts (sorry, no Pixy Stix & Cap’n Crunch sandwiches). In April it’s all about Easter with menu items like Carrot Cake Pancakes and Marshmallow Peep Milkshakes, while May showcases the best of spring with Fresh Herb Omelettes. Avoid detention and reserve your spot.

Courtesy of Rah Petherbridge Photography/Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare

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Apr 10 Fri

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare The Bard gets sauced, and then saucy, as UK-based Magnificent Bastard Productions presents Sh*t-faced Shakespeare at Davis Square Theatre. This raunchy, interactive version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream lets the audience decide how much the actors drink… i.e., how quickly they ditch their sobriety and iambic pentameter. Make some noise with the other groundlings.

Davis Square Theatre

Sh*t-faced Shakespeare Davis Square Theatre The Bard gets sauced, and then saucy, as UK-based Magnificent Bastard Productions presents Sh*t-faced Shakespeare at Davis Square Theatre. This raunchy, interactive version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream lets the audience decide how much the actors drink… i.e., how quickly they ditch their sobriety and iambic pentameter. Make some noise with the other groundlings.

Courtesy of Bob’s Clam Hut

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Apr 30 Thu

Bob’s Clam Hut Pop-Up Bob’s Clam Hut, the pride of Kittery, travels South to Cambridge for an “it’s almost summertime” pop-up spread from 5-9pm. Belly’s patio will transform into a seaside seafood shack, and Bob’s will deep-fry juicy clam bellies until yours is stuffed. Need vino? Belly has you covered with wine selections to go with the golden-brown goodness.

Belly Wine Bar

Bob’s Clam Hut Pop-Up Belly Wine Bar Bob’s Clam Hut, the pride of Kittery, travels South to Cambridge for an “it’s almost summertime” pop-up spread from 5-9pm. Belly’s patio will transform into a seaside seafood shack, and Bob’s will deep-fry juicy clam bellies until yours is stuffed. Need vino? Belly has you covered with wine selections to go with the golden-brown goodness.

Courtesy of Paint Nite

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May 16 Sat

Party with Paint Nite - 3rd Anniversary Party Channel your inner Bob Ross and join Paint Nite as it celebrates its third birthday at HOB Boston from 6-11pm. The evening’s canvas is crammed with scenery like a '90s dance party, mini painting stations, guided painting sessions, party favors, food & drinks, and surprise entertainment. Your happy tree awaits with three ticket options, and some of the proceeds benefit Dress for Success Boston.

House of Blues

Party with Paint Nite - 3rd Anniversary Party House of Blues Channel your inner Bob Ross and join Paint Nite as it celebrates its third birthday at HOB Boston from 6-11pm. The evening’s canvas is crammed with scenery like a '90s dance party, mini painting stations, guided painting sessions, party favors, food & drinks, and surprise entertainment. Your happy tree awaits with three ticket options, and some of the proceeds benefit Dress for Success Boston.

Flickr/Dave Levy

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May 22-24

Boston Calling Music Festival The Boston Calling juggernaut keeps on trucking, and the next installment boasts its best lineup yet. In addition to Beck and Tenacious D, legendary hometown alt-rockers The Pixies will hit the stage to close out the festival in grand style. Beer gardens and local treats (e.g., Tasty Burger) seal the deal. Max out your Memorial Day weekend with multi-day passes.

City Hall Plaza

Boston Calling Music Festival City Hall Plaza The Boston Calling juggernaut keeps on trucking, and the next installment boasts its best lineup yet. In addition to Beck and Tenacious D, legendary hometown alt-rockers The Pixies will hit the stage to close out the festival in grand style. Beer gardens and local treats (e.g., Tasty Burger) seal the deal. Max out your Memorial Day weekend with multi-day passes.

Courtesy of Zoo New England

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May 30 Sat

Uncorked at Franklin Park Zoo Let your wild side meet the really wild side at Franklin Park Zoo’s Uncorked in the Tropical Forest Pavilion (5-7:30pm). Savor samples from wineries such as The Naked Grape and Barefoot Wines while checking out adorable pygmy hippos and the ever-popular ring-tailed lemurs (who like to move it, move it). Ticket sales support the zoo’s education programs and conservation initiatives.

Franklin Park Zoo

Uncorked at Franklin Park Zoo Franklin Park Zoo Let your wild side meet the really wild side at Franklin Park Zoo’s Uncorked in the Tropical Forest Pavilion (5-7:30pm). Savor samples from wineries such as The Naked Grape and Barefoot Wines while checking out adorable pygmy hippos and the ever-popular ring-tailed lemurs (who like to move it, move it). Ticket sales support the zoo’s education programs and conservation initiatives.

Courtesy of Coco Knudsen/CREATE

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Jun 7 Sun

CREATE The eclectically awesome CREATE, a jamboree of art, food, drink, and music, will rock all of your senses from 2-6pm at Fairmont Battery Wharf. The event mastermind, Chef Louis DiBiccari (Tavern Road), will assemble teams of visual artists, chefs, and craft bartenders who’ll design a work of art, a dish, and a cocktail that go together… and you get to taste (and see) their creative visions. Stay tuned to Tavern Road’s website and CREATE’s Twitter for details and ticket links.

Fairmont Battery Wharf

CREATE Fairmont Battery Wharf The eclectically awesome CREATE, a jamboree of art, food, drink, and music, will rock all of your senses from 2-6pm at Fairmont Battery Wharf. The event mastermind, Chef Louis DiBiccari (Tavern Road), will assemble teams of visual artists, chefs, and craft bartenders who’ll design a work of art, a dish, and a cocktail that go together… and you get to taste (and see) their creative visions. Stay tuned to Tavern Road’s website and CREATE’s Twitter for details and ticket links.

Share Our Strength Boston

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Jun 9 Tue

Boston Taste of the Nation Boston Taste of the Nation dominates the mega-massive Cruiseport from 7-10pm to help No Kid Hungry end childhood hunger. And you get to dominate many indulgences, from 60+ regional award-winning chefs from choice restaurants like The Blue Room, Alden & Harlow, and Harvest. Beer, wine, and cocktail pairings (from NE makers) will also be in full effect. Bonus good deed: 100% of ticket sales go to No Kid Hungry. Win-win.

Cruiseport Boston (1 Black Falcon Ave, Seaport District)

Boston Taste of the Nation Cruiseport Boston (1 Black Falcon Ave, Seaport District) Boston Taste of the Nation dominates the mega-massive Cruiseport from 7-10pm to help No Kid Hungry end childhood hunger. And you get to dominate many indulgences, from 60+ regional award-winning chefs from choice restaurants like The Blue Room, Alden & Harlow, and Harvest. Beer, wine, and cocktail pairings (from NE makers) will also be in full effect. Bonus good deed: 100% of ticket sales go to No Kid Hungry. Win-win.