10 best things to do in Boston this weekend: February 25-28, 2021

While Massachusetts businesses and cultural institutions will remain partially open during the reopening, many residents are still staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. With this in mind, BosTen is offering a mix of personal and virtual activities this weekend this week. Do you have any idea what we should cover? Leave us a comment on this article or in the BosTen Facebook group or email us at [email protected].

See virtual “Faces and Places” with the ICA
The ICA won’t reopen until next month, but the museum will keep its art front and center this Thursday during a zoom discussion with South African artist and activist Zanele Muholi. The ICA chief curator Eva Respini will discuss with Muholi about her portrait series Faces and Phases, in which the queer communities of black people in South Africa are celebrated. Registration for the 6:30 p.m. chat is free on the ICA website, but a $ 5 donation is recommended.

Listen to some Broadway songs for a good cause with “Broadway Smashes COVID!”
On Thursday, Health Care Without Walls, a nonprofit that serves women and children in the Boston area homeless community, will host Broadway Smashes COVID! A series of music stars who use virtual music to raise money for the organization. Expect appearances from Adam Pascal (“Rent”), Heather Headley (“The Lion King”), John Lloyd Young (“Jersey Boys”) and more. Registration for the 7pm event can be completed on the HCWW website.

Learn more about the lasting impact of Donald Trump’s foreign policy
A discussion will take place on Thursday at the Boston Book Festival on the ongoing impact of former President Donald Trump’s foreign policy decisions. Jim Sciutto, CNN’s national security expert, will speak to Juliette Kayyem of Harvard Kennedy School of Government about his recent book The Madman Theory and how Trump’s actions are affecting US relations with China, North Korea, Syria, Iran Of course, Russia, Afghanistan, Turkey and the USA have changed significantly. Tickets for the 6:30 pm discussion start at $ 15. The proceeds will support the Boston Book Festival.

Have Pimm’s at the Boston.com Cocktail Club
Have you ever bought a liqueur to mix a single cocktail and almost ran out of bottle by the end of the evening? Pimms # 1 may be a longtime resident of the dusty back corner of your liquor cabinet, but the gin-based fruit mug aperitif has many delicious uses. Head to Boston.com Thursday at 7 p.m. for its weekly cocktail club as host Jackson Cannon (The Hawthorne, Eastern Standard) and guest Gina Richard Sargeant (formerly Island Creek Oyster Bar and Select Oyster Bar) teach you their versions of two Pimm’s cocktails , the Dartmouth Highball and the Pimm’s Cup. Participation in the zoom is free and you can purchase a kit with all the ingredients you need here. The proceeds from the event come from your plate.

Become a certified regular guest at Artifact Cider Project
More of a cider fan than a beer drinker? The Regulars by Artifact Cider Project is launching a membership program this weekend that will run through December 1st. For $ 54, members can get a growler, early access to new releases, special prices on boxes and barrels, 30 percent off Artifact merchandise, and much more. With your first pick-up – available this Friday, Saturday and Sunday – you will receive a membership card, an exclusive long-sleeved T-shirt and a growler filled with the cider of your choice. Collection is available from both Florence and Cambridge locations.

Review of Boston’s historic jazz scene at the Museum of African American History
The Museum of African American History’s new exhibit, “Boston Jazz Scene: Telling Local History,” is a look back at the city’s jazz history from the 1940s to the 1980s. The museum was presented in an exhibition that is intended to commemorate the jazz clubs of that time. It has collected dozens of photographs, leaflets, and posters from that period to tell its story. In addition to the new exhibit, the museum, named one of 15 must-see museums of black history across America, also houses the African Meeting House, the oldest black church building in the country. and the adjacent Abiel Smith School, the oldest building in the country designed for raising black children. The museum is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests must reserve timed tickets online 24 hours in advance.

Order discounted hot dogs at Sullivan’s Castle Island
You know it’s the (unofficial) start of spring when Sullivan’s Castle Island in Southie opens for the season. The Pleasure Bay landmark will debut Saturday in 2021 and offer 50 percent off hot dogs for the first week of business. If hot dogs aren’t your thing, there’s plenty to choose from on the menu: lobster rolls, onion rings, fried fish, and soft whipped swirls. Bring a mask, watch out for social distancing, and line up for a spring rite in Boston.

Visit the Fenway for a cake and wine tasting
You don’t have to celebrate a special occasion to take advantage of Big Heart Hospitality’s Saturday Cake and Wine Tasting. Visit one of the Fenway restaurants, Fool’s Errand, from 3pm to 6pm, where you will be greeted at the take-out window with a selection of cakes from pastry chef Dee Steffen Chinn: Chocolate-Chocolate, Toast to Sprinkles, Dunk Dunk the Oreo , Coconut Delight and Cake Me Out to the ball game. Wine pairings are available for one, three or five pieces of cake. Options include PX Sherry, Brachetto D’Acqui, Malmsey Madeira, and more. All cakes and wines are packaged to take away.

Enjoy an illuminated evening stroll through the emerald chain
Now that the city is finally breaking out of a week-long frost, now is a good time to get outside. For an evening stroll, take a swing at the emerald chain, where the sprawling park chain lived up to its name by illuminating several of its bridges in bright green light. From dusk until 9 p.m., discover the glowing bridges at Back Bay Fens, Riverway, Olmsted Park, and Franklin Park every night. For a full list of locations, see the Emerald Necklace website.

Hear from Boston black leaders over a virtual brunch
Talk about a powerhouse trio. On Sunday Douglass Williams (WHAT), TJ Douglas (COM)The urban grape) and Segun Idowu (Black Economic Council of MA) will team up for a virtual brunch. ““ Wine, Pasta, Brunch & Entertainment: Being Black in Boston’s Hospitality Community. “Attendees can enjoy a three-course brunch for two – short rib lasagna, zeppole, insalata mista, and half a bottle of wine – accompanied by a discussion of hospitality, community, and the importance of black leadership in Boston. Tickets to the event are priced at $ 90, and all proceeds from ticket sales are donated to them Greater Boston Food Bank.

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