We made it through the holidays and now we’re ready to tackle a brand new year! Once again, the Team researched lots of events, and here are our picks for activities we think it’s worth taking off our slippers for. So take a break from putting away holiday decorations, vacuuming pine needles, and hiding the Christmas cookies. Have fun!
For events in Boston, masks are required.
The Amazing Women’s Club: The Co-creation of an Heirloom with Simone Salvo & June Southworth, now through January 7, at Endicott College, Beverly: – Artist Simone Salvo recorded her grandmother’s stories and creative legacy to preserve them. This exhibition presents an multi- and inter-generational dialogue. Sculptures by June Southworth will be shown for first time in many years, as well as photos, videos and new media work by Simone Salvo that tell the story of the relationship between a granddaughter and grandmother. Tickets are free. To learn more and register click here
Cocktails & Cannoli: Boston’s North End Dessert Tour – January 8-February 13, 1-3pm, meeting at the Tony DeMarco statue in the North End: Have your dessert before dinner! This food tour offers 4 dessert samples including cannoli and gelato; 3 cocktail samples; a stop at Paul Revere’s House to learn about the importance of alcohol in Revolutionary Boston; skipping the long waits lines at 2 of Boston’s most famous pastry shops; a blind cannoli taste off; and a visit to the Old North Church. Tickets are $74/person. Vaccination cards are required. To learn more and register click here
A Night of Comedy: Dinner with Christine Hurley & Friends, Riccardo’s Ristorante in the North End, January 16, 6:30-11pm – Gather your friends and get ready to laugh a lot with one of Boston’s Queens of Comedy, Christine Hurley, who always sees the humor in everyday situations. Join Christine and other local comedic talents for an evening of great Italian food, drinks and good humor. Tickets start at $75/person. To learn more and reserve your seat click here
A Women’s Empowerment Dinner Series, January 17, 6:30-9pm at the Easy Pie restaurant in Revere – Enjoy conversation, dinner (let them know about your allergy or dietary restrictions), drinks and dessert with the Empowered Women of Boston Group. Their mission: to empower women and offer a safe space for conversation, supported by their core values of resilience and compassion among women, for women. Tickets are $40/person, and there’s plenty of parking. To learn more and register click here
Jenna Markand & Band, January 20, 7-11pm at Boston Harbor Distillery – Jenna is a fantastic local talent who has her first solo album being released this year! Grab your gang and and join Jenna and her band for a special evening of music including originals and covers spanning the 1960s through the 1990s. Tickets are $20/person. Vaccination cards are required. To learn more and register click here.
Two Homes, One Heart – January 28, 7:30-9pm at the North End Music and Performing Arts Center – This very special evening features one of Boston’s most celebrated Erhu (Chinese violin) performers, Zhantao Lin, as well as a Boston-based piano trio and an onsite Calligraphy demonstration and wine reception. Celebrate the Chinese community of Boston through both traditional and contemporary classical music and enjoy this cross-cultural artistic experience. If you can’t attend the in-person event, you can register for a virtual viewing option January 31. Tickets start at $20/person. Vaccination cards are required. To learn more and register click here