10 Best Things To Do In Boston This Weekend: March 3-6, 2022

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The lobster roll at the Dive Bar in High Street Place Brian Samuels Photography

This week’s BosTen features a mix of in-person and virtual things to do in Boston this weekend. Do you have an idea of ​​what we should cover? Leave us a comment on this article or in the BosTen Facebook group, or write to us at [email protected].

Master the Air Fryer with Lydia Shire

Air fryers have become one of the hottest new kitchen appliances in recent years, giving home chefs the power to create healthy yet still delicious versions of favorite fried foods. This Thursday at 5 p.m. The Boston Globe Food correspondent Kara Baskin will chat with legendary restaurateur Lydia Shire as the chef walks viewers through two of her favorite air fryer recipes – Swiss steak and Brussels sprouts. To register for the free virtual event and see the recipes so you can follow in your own kitchen, visit the Globe Events website. —Kevin Slane

Travel through the centuries with the BSO

Symphony Hall will deliver classic sounds from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries when Andris Nelsons, currently in the middle of his eighth season as Music Director of the BSO, will conduct works by Hector Berlioz, Charles Ives and Unsuk Chin. “Symphonie Fantastique”, composed by the Frenchman Berlioz between 1830 and 1832, is a gigantic piece, for a large orchestra, which will make astonishing use of the acoustics of the hall. It tells the story of a man who falls in love with a beautiful woman and whose emotions run through the mill because of his desire for her. It is no secret that Berlioz wrote the piece about himself; call it a self-portrait. There will be four opportunities to see the orchestra perform the piece: the dress rehearsal on Thursday at 10:30 a.m., the performance on Thursday at 8:00 p.m., the preview on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and the finale on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. —Ed Symkus

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Sip and snack at High Street Place

As workers finally begin to return to downtown Boston in greater numbers, High Street Place, a brand new food hall that opened on Wednesday, will be there to welcome them. Building on the growing trend of open-concept food and drink venues, High Street Place brings together 19 vendors under one roof at 100 High St. in the Financial District. Among the offerings are new concepts from established Boston restaurant veterans like Tiffani Faison, food truck favorites opening their first brick-and-mortar location, an award-winning brewery surfing the North Shore (Newburyport Brewing) and a gelateria. heading down. Maine coast. With a seating capacity of 400 and the ability to order food and drink from all 19 vendors on a single tab – not to mention the ability to transport your booze wherever you please – High Street Place is a must visit for anyone. happy hour or any other time. —Kevin Slane

Welcome the Year of the Tiger with Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong

A new public art installation celebrating Year of the Tiger will adorn Mary Soo Hoo Park in Boston’s Chinatown throughout the summer of 2022, providing space for performances by local artists. Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservatory and Pao Art Center recently announced the upcoming public art installation, part of an annual series honoring the Chinese zodiac on The Greenway. Artist based in New York City Chinatown Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong will create the project, which will serve as “both stage and seating” for local performances, according to the curation. Join Wong with staff from the Pao Arts Center and Greenway Conservancy for a virtual studio tour Thursday from 6-7 p.m. In a casual setting, Wong will lead a conversation about his creative practice, his love for Chinatown, and his inspiration for the Year of the Tiger Pavilion, coming Spring 2022. —Morgan Rousseau

Stream Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story”

It’s the movie that started a million thoughts: what does it say about the future of cinema, the writers wondered, if “West Side Story,” a critically acclaimed remake of a well-known musical beloved directed by one of the most popular filmmakers of all time (Steven Spielberg) can’t bring audiences back to theaters? Let’s hope 20th century studio executives attribute the struggles of “West Side Story” to the pandemic and be heartened by the film’s seven nominations. Audiences who avoided going to the theater during omicron’s surge will now have the option of seeing the musical at home, with “West Side Story” now airing on both HBO Max and Disney+. Trust us, it’s worth your time. —Kevin Slane

Taste premium tequilas at Rosa Mexicano

Some people may think tequila tastes like college parties and regret, but in reality, the agave spirit category is nuanced and worth exploring. Seaport restaurant Rosa Mexicano hosts Maestro Dobel in town on Thursday for a five-course dinner with tequila hosted by local spirits director Michael Ray. Hailing from Jalisco, Mexico, Maestro Dobel offers an innovative portfolio of 100% agave tequilas, all aged six months or older. Executive chef Manuel Trevino will pair a hamachi aguachile with Maestro Dobel’s “Humito” smoky silver tequila, and he’s making chorizo, black bean and cilantro empanadas to accompany an oak-aged golden Reposada. Other dishes include garlic prawns, pan-roasted duck breast mole manchamanteles (tablecloth stew) and churros with chocolate and berry sauces for dipping. Discover the full menu herethen make your reservation. — Jacqueline Cain

Raise a pint at the Harpoon St. Patrick’s Festival

We could all use a little luck from the Irish these days. What better place to find it than during a weekend of friendly banter, live music, dripping taps and hanging out with thousands of other beer lovers at one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around. in Boston. Taking place under the heated marquees of the Boston Beer Hall, the Harpoon St. Patrick’s Festival returns Friday and Saturday for a weekend of live music (good morning, bagpipes and dueling pianos) and flowing beers (the ceremonial tapping of the keg is the Friday at 8 p.m., so don’t be late). The band’s schedule includes performances by Comanchero, Colum Cille Pipes & Drums, Joshua Tree, 7 Day Weekend, Kier Byrnes, Dicey Riley, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos, Inside Out and DJ J-Wall. Guests can order delicious food from local vendors, and a range of Harpoon beers (think Harpoon IPA, Rec. League, Big League, Boston Irish Stout, plus canned Clown Shoes and WhistlePig) will be served on-site. The festival is Friday from 6pm to 11pm (doors close at 9:30pm) and Saturday from 12pm to 7pm (doors close at 5:30pm). —Cheryl Fenton

Moxy Boston Downtown is launching a pop-up bar in Kowloon

Friday and Saturday nights are now tiki nights at Bar Moxy at Moxy Boston Downtown. And the Theater District hotel has picked the perfect partner in Route 1 icon The Kowloon, whose tiki-era vibe isn’t just kitschy and cool, but authentic. The 2Faced Tiki Pop-Up occupies the ground floor of the hotel from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and offers champagne cocktails and tiki cocktails using past and present Kowloon recipes. Tiki cocktails will include a traditional Mai Tai, a white Mai Tai and a Scorpion Bowl for One. For food, the Moxy Main Bar on the second floor will add Kowloon specialties, including pot stickers and the restaurant’s famous “Saugus Wings.” —Linda Laban

Expect more bells with Blue Öyster Cult

Long Island’s Blue Öyster Cult released their first collection of songs in 1972, years before Motörhead, Mötley Crüe or Queensrÿche (not to mention Spin̈al Tap!) adorned their names with unnecessary umlauts. The band were adored by hard rock and metal fans for years before becoming known to millions in the late 70s and early 80s with songs like “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper “, “Godzilla” and “Burnin’ For You”. .” In 2020, the band released “The Symbol Remains”, their first album of new material since 2001’s “The Curse of the Hidden Mirror”. With original members Donald Roeser (aka Buck Dharma) and Eric Bloom still on the lead, BÖC is currently on a 50th anniversary tour which will stop at the Cabot this Saturday. —Blake Maddux

Enjoy the harmonies of Ladysmith Black Mambazo

They’ve been around for decades. won Grammysand appeared on Paul Simon’s acclaimed 1986 album “Graceland”. Now Ladysmith Black Mambazo is ready to bring their Zulu style of a capella and mbub to Berklee Performance Center this Sunday. Over the course of more than 50 studio albums, the group has occasionally deviated from its standard a capella style and collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Dolly Parton. —Arianna MacNeill

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