Your Boston Weekend: March 19--21

With so much going on in Boston every weekend, how does the culture lover choose, or even find, the best of what Beantown has to offer? Let do some of the sleuthing for you.

Coming on the heels of St. Patrick's Day and as many students are heading out of town for spring break, things are a little quieter this weekend of March 19 to 21. But the Spring Equinox and warmer weather should provide plenty of incentive to get out around town.


Vernal Equinox Event

A celebration of the first day of spring. If it's anything like the 2007 event, it will include some kind of spiritual service for the first hour, followed by a wildlife walk.

Springtime in Paris

Enjoy and afternoon of a Parisian-themed spring celebrations, including hors d'oeuvres from Gaslight Brasserie, wine from BRIX Wine Shop, and accordion music by Cory Pesaturo.


The Donkey Show's 100th Performance

In a special celebration of the 100th performance of this season's smash hit, "The Donkey Show" puts on a special late-night performance that will include a door prize and other giveaways.

Opening: "The Skin of Our Teeth"

A philosophical comedy by Thomas Wilder, "The Skin of Our Teeth" is the story of a modern stone age family who survive and thrive history's most epic disasters.

"Rocky Horror" goes "Alice In Wonderland"

The notorious Harvard Square "Rocky Horror Picture Show" dresses up as the "Alice in Wonderland" characters for their weekly event. Guests are encouraged to come in "Alice"-inspired costumes.



  • Saturday 7:30 p.m.
  • Agganis Arena at Boston University
  • $30.50 to $40.50

American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry and his rock band perform with resurgent alternative rockers Lifehouse.

J.S. Bach's 325th Birthday

An all-day musical celebration of the master's 325th birthday, including organ recitals, a masterclass and discussion, and a performance of his Cantata BWV 42 by Emmanuel Music soloists and the Boston Children's Chorus.

Masters of the Fiddle

  • Sunday 3 p.m.
  • Sanders Theatre at Harvard University Memorial Hall
  • $28 to $40

Celebrated Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster is joined by Donnell Leahy, her husband and a member of the Canadian folk music group Leahy, for their Masters of the Fiddle tour.

Bobby McFerrin

Innovative, grammy-winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin performs a solo concert ahead of the release of his new album, VOCAbuLarieS, his first release in eight years. The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College open.


"Out of the Dark"

The José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents a program of modern ballet set to Mozart's Piano Concerto #20 and Alberto Ginastera's String Quartet #2.

Food and Drink

Plymouth Rock Blues Festival and Chili Cookoff

Featuring Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters and the James Montgomery Band as local restaurants compete in the cookoff.

Restaurant Week continues

  • Beginning Sunday
  • Around Boston
  • $15.10 to $33.10

Restaurants around Boston offer prix fixe meals for lunch and dinner. Click here for a PDF of participating restaurants. Through March 26.

NERAX Pub Crawl

The New England Real Ale Exebition kicks off it's festival week with a classic pub crawl. Visiting four of Somerville and Cambridge's best beer pubs, the brewers themselves will be attending this beer-connoisseur's event.

Fun and Funky


The 10th anniversary of the student-run convention on anime, science fiction, fantasy and gaming. Sponsored by the Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association.

Puppet SLAM

A puppet show for adults! A series of short plays on a range of topics. WBUR reviewed a SLAM in 2007.

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This program aired on March 20, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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