Things To Do This Week In Boston (& Beyond)

Hello everyone, I hope you had a great weekend! If you’re looking for things to do this week in Boston and beyond, enjoy this roundup of event ideas for Monday through Friday! Also, just another reminder about 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!

Recurring Events

February 11-14: Make a Valentine’s Day card for favorite authors (Allston)

February 11-14: 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)

February 11-17: Kids can attend the New England Boat Show free (Boston)

February 11-March 23: Visit the Masters of Miniature exhibit at the USS Constitution to see handcrafted models of all sizes, types, and materials (Charlestown)February 4-8 Events

February 11-15 Events

Monday, February 11

Watch Inside Out on the big screen and learn from an expert how the brain constructs emotions at this edition of Science on the Screen (Brookline)

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day Celebration offering stories and songs about friendship, love, and family, plus card-making with fun craft supplies (Newton)

Guest chef Debbie Alsebai teaches teens and tweens to make Microwave Mug Meals like vegetarian lasagna and chocolate chip cookies (Westford)

Tuesday, February 12

Make a Valentine for someone you love and for one of the seniors at the Arlington Senior Center during this Make One/Leave One craftshop (Arlington)

Enjoy crafts, snuggles, stories, and barnyard animal encounters (Ipswich)

The Roxbury Black History Month Marketplace brings together some of Boston’s most respected small businesses and artisans every year (Roxbury)

Join Family Games Night and choose from more than 50 games to try out with your crew (Weston)

Wednesday, February 13

Snuggle with the bunnies inside, visit the farm animals outside, make a winter craft, then listen to a seasonal story (Hingham)

Help the farmer with chores, work with wool, and warm up by the fire with hot cocoa, snacks, and a sweet story about Baa Baa Snowy Sheep (Lincoln)

Take a stroller tour of the Davis Museum (Wellesley)

Thursday, February 14

Make a mess with paint plops (Acton)

Get crafty and colorful with sun catchers, tile trivets, or wall plaques (Arlington)

Stop by the Museum of Science for their new temporary exhibit, Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits to explore the weird and wonderful world of animal “superpowers” (Boston)

Check out the third annual Plaza WinterFest outside Harvard’s Science Center and find outdoor games like curling, shuffleboard, and cornhole, fire pits for roasting marshmallows, food trucks, hot cocoa, and s’mores (Cambridge)

Friday, February 15

Drop in on this interactive puppet experience for free play, sing-a-longs, interactive stories, imagination games, and more (Brookline)

The Brattle Bugs Bunny Film Festival begins (Cambridge)

Contribute to a community mural project celebrating the lives and legacies of Black leaders, activists, artists, writers, and musicians (Framingham)

Participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (Various Locations)