Looking for something different to help fill your weekend? Here are some ideas that might appeal to you or your family.

Fruitlands Winterfest, Harvard

Saturdays and Sundays through February

Skating, snowshoeing, sledding and cross country skiing on Fruitlands Museum’s 200 acre wintery landscape. Then warm up with hot chocolate and hotdogs around the bonfire.

Boston Celtic Music Festival, Cambridge

Friday, Jan 7 – Saturday, Jan 8

This two day Celtic Music Festival features more than 100 performers in concerts, workshops and dance. The festival showcases Great Boston’s great depth of talent in Celtic tradition. The performances take place in several venues in Cambridge, throughout the weekend.

Olde Salem Greens Snowshoe Classic, Salem

Saturday, Jan 8

This annual 5k snowshoe race kicks off at 10 a.m. at th Olde Salem Greens golf course on Wilson Street. A limited number of loaner snowshoes are available. After the main race, there will be a kids’ dash.

MFA Art on Film


This week the MFA opens its Art on Film series. It starts with Views on Veermer, featuring artists and scholars whose work is inspired by the famous Dutch painter. Other films in the series include Summer Wars, the Boston Festival of Films from Iran and The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector. The Art on Film series runs through January.

Moby Dick Read-Aloud Marathon, New Bedford

Saturday, Jan 8 – Sunday, Jan 9

The 25 hour story marathon begins at noon on Saturday. A young sailor will appear in 19th-century garb in the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Lagoda Room and say, ‘Call me Ishmael.’ Snacks and cider will be served through the night; drop in and leave as you please.


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