Weekend Event Roundup

Hello friends, I hope you’re having a great week! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here’s a great roundup of 35 weekend events in Boston and beyond for you to consider! Also, I wanted to give you a heads up on something cool from my friends at Boston Children’s Hospital! On February 25, landmarks across the city will light up blue, the hospital’s signature color. Join the fun by donating at least $10 (by February 15) and you will receive a blue light-up bracelet to wear on the 25th! I already have my bracelet and I’m going to get Violet one in honor of her awesome allergy doctor at Boston Children’s Hospital!

1. Make a Valentine’s Day card for favorite authors (Allston)

2. Craft as many cards as you can at Artbeat’s Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza using a buffet of patterned papers, hearts, doilies, and other embellishments (Arlington)

3. Check out illusionist David Garrity and his theatrical, musical, comedic show (Arlington)

4. Take a Flower Kids & Family Yoga Class (Bedford)

5. Join more than 25 farm, fiber, and craft vendors from all over New England at the Boston Farm & Fiber Festival for a day of weaving, spinning demos, live animals, and kids’ activities (Boston)

6. The African-American Patriots Tour celebrates African-American patriots and the role they played in the start of the American Revolution and the founding of our country (Boston)

7. Learn the art of Natural Paper Making (Boston)

8. Enjoy reduced admission at the Stone and Franklin Park Zoos when you wear your Patriots gear (Boston)

9. Take in a performance of The Runaway Bunny (Boston)

10. The Tanglewood Marionettes perform The Dragon King to celebrate Lunar New Year (Boston)

11. Ring in the Year of the Pig with a visit to the MFA’s Lunar New Year Celebration (Boston)

12. Explore what family means and how each family is unique (Brighton)

13. Take a family-friendly tour of the Fuller Craft Museum and enjoy creative, hands-on activities (Brockton)

14. Wayne Potash and his band perform a special interactive rock show for families with young children (Brookline)

15. Puppet Showplace Theater stages a performance of Go Home, Tiny Monster (Brookline)

16. Attend a Winter Carnival for a chili cook-off, marshmallow roasting, scavenger hunt, sledding, and more (Burlington)

17. The annual I Science Festival offers hands-on opportunities to investigate fossils, microbes, and carnivorous plants with the scientists who study them (Cambridge)

18. Bring paper and colored pencils to this nature sketching class (Cambridge)

19. Explore the Houses of Ancient Israel exhibit at the Peabody Museum, craft a working olive oil saucer lamp to take home, handle ancient artifacts, and play gallery games with winners crowned by victory wreaths before taste testing products from Salt & Olive (Cambridge)

20. Meet author Rod Lowe when he stops by The World’s Only Curious George Store to share his book, Pre-Bot Learns Not to Hurt (Cambridge)

21. Attend a performance of Paul Bunyan and the Winter of the Blue Snow (Charlestown)

22. Visit the Masters of Miniature exhibit at the USS Constitution to see handcrafted models of all sizes, types, and materials (Charlestown)

23. Enjoy a morning of dance, crafts, music, games, and snacks at the Big Heart, Little Heart Valentine’s Dance (Concord)

24. Attend this free family Winter Wonderland event to enjoy hay rides, a bounce house, gigantic inflatable slides, crafts, and more (Concord)

25. The Chocolate Walk returns with a trail hike and chocolate stops along the way (Danvers)

26. The second Saturday of the month is free at the Cape Ann Museum and this month offers up a performance of Katy and the Big Snow, plus the chance to create a Katy Valentine, make a snowy scene, and learn about the inspiration for the city of Geopolis (Gloucester)

27. Roam the Frozen Fruitlands before enjoying stories and games by a toasty fire with hot cocoa (Harvard)

28. Sample chocolate goodies from local artisan vendors and the in-house bakery when Wilson Farm presents Chocolate Fest 2019 (Lexington)

29. Kids can settle the livestock, feed the chickens, collect their eggs, bring hay to the sheep, goats, and cows, then treat themselves to a farm snack once the afternoon farm chores are complete (Lincoln)

30. Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends perform (Millis)

31. Join a day long celebration of eagles to learn more about them and other raptors (Newburyport)

32. It’s coffee for the grown-ups, snacks for the kids, and SING on the big screen (Newton)

33. Savor everything about the 17th Annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival (Salem)

34. Stop by the Valentines Market at the Armory to support local artists while getting your gift shopping done (Somerville)

35. Chestnut Hill Farm hosts Light Up Night Sledding Lanes all evening (Southborough)