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6 things to do in Boston this March to get you out of the winter doldrums

Posted by Meghan Colloton  March 4, 2014 10:50 AM

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Although it doesn’t feel like it, spring is just around the corner. So instead of sitting inside and hoping the weather magically grows warmer and the flowers start peeking through the remnants of snow, why not get out and have some fun? Here are six ways to keep busy in Boston this month -- and hopefully cure those winter blues.


Boston Ballet’s premiere of “Cinderella” (Evan Richman/Globe Staff); Boston Flower & Garden Show (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff); The Dropkick Murphys (Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe)

Boston Flower & Garden Show
When: March 12-16
Where: Seaport World Trade Center
Whether you fancy yourself a “green thumb” or not, the Boston Flower & Garden Show will provide gardening inspiration to all with this year’s theme, “Romance in the Garden.” The show will feature lectures and demos by top garden writers, industry experts, and local chefs, as well as a marketplace with thousands of plants and the newest gardening products.

Boston Ballet presents ‘Cinderella ‘
When: March 13-23
Where: The Boston Opera House
With choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton, and music from Sergei Prokofiev, the Boston Ballet will premiere “Cinderella,” in a three-act ballet. The classic fairytale weaves magic and enchantment into a story about a young girl who wants nothing more than to spend an evening at the ball.

Get your Irish music on
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. So if you’re looking for a music fix, you have a few opportunities to get your Irish jig on. For the rockers out there, the Dropkick Murphys will be performing at the House of Blues on March 13-16. And for a more serene evening out, the Sanders Theatre will host WGBH's “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn” on March 15-16, featuring the Allen Kelly Gang, Carlos Nunez, Caitlín nic Gabhann, and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, with Keith Murphy as musical director.

Dine Out Boston
When: March 16-21 and 23-28
Where: Participating restaurants around Boston
Formally known as Restaurant Week, Dine Out Boston has been rebranded to offer versatile pricing and a larger variety of menu options from participating restaurants in the Greater Boston area. Dinner will be available for $28, $33, or $38, and lunch for $15, $20, or $25. Each restaurant will choose one of the price points, and then design a menu to highlight their cuisine.

Spring Beer Fest
When: March 23
Where: Boston Center for the Arts’ Cyclorama
Celebrate the start of spring by grabbing your passport and taking a trip around the world to sample beers from different breweries at the Spring Beer Fest. Plus, you’ll have the chance to win prizes just for attending. Tickets are limited and range from $19-$29.

Boston Underground Film Festival
When: March 26-30
Where: Brattle Theatre
The 16th annual Boston Underground Film Festival strives to promote independent and experimental filmmaking. This year’s festival will feature works including the thrillers “All Cheerleaders Die” and “Blue Ruin, the live-action and animation fusion film “The Congress,” and more. A full program, schedule, and ticket info will be available soon, but you can get pre-sale festival passes here.

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Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.

Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.

Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.

Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.

Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.

Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.


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