Get Out: Celebrate Chinese New Year This Weekend
Also, Dance at Crosby Whistle Stop and take a Heart Healthy walk.
It’s another Thursday and you’re starting to wonder what to do this weekend.
Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Chinatown, Boston
Why Go: Celebrate the Chinese New Year with vivid performances, a parade, martial arts demonstrations and a neighborhood-wide festival to mark the start of Year of the Hare.
2. I (heart) Swing 3 with White Heat Swing Orchestra
When/Where: Friday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at Boston Swing Central at The Crosby Whistle Stop, 24 Roland St., Charlestown
Why Go: Boston Swing Central is once again hosting one of its most beloved dances of the year. I (heart) Swing features BSC’s custom-made Valentines, which their cupids will deliver to you. For music, the group is bringing the White Heat Swing Orchestra, all 14 pieces featuring band leader Craig Ball on clarinet.
Pricing: $17 general admission, $15 students and seniors with valid identification
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m., at the Charles River Esplanade, 10 Derne St., Boston
Why Go: Embrace the winter by joining the Esplanade Association for its first seasonal walk of the year. This Valentine's Day weekend, come out with your sweetheart, friends or family to learn about the DCR's Healthy Heart Trail initiative throughout the state. Take a stroll along the "Esplanade Loop," a 1.5-mile Healthy Heart Trail. Get some tips on staying healthy and fit in the outdoors this winter and enjoy some warm cider.
When/Where: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, 8 p.m., at the Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave., Boston
Why Go: This annual show is now a Valentine’s Day tradition. Drop by the relaxed atmosphere of Club Café as talented soloists from the chorus sing their favorite love songs.
When/Where: Weekly on Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at 75 Chestnut, on 75 Chestnut St. in Beacon Hill
Why Go: Listen to live jazz at 75 Chestnut while enjoying traditional brunch specialties from eggs benedict and Omelette 75 to new classics like raspberry-stuffed french toast and truffled lobster hash. This Sunday will feature guitarist Anthony Weller and bassist Thomas Hebb.
Pricing: No cover charge