What’s Up This Weekend, January 22 & 23
BOSTON (CBS) – The temperatures will be dropping this weekend, with the mercury not likely to reach freezing. But there are plenty of indoor activities going on to keep you warm. Here’s a sample:
Boston Wine Expo
It’s the 20th anniversary of the Boston Wine Expo. It’s held Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both days at the Seaport World Trade Center. There are more than 300 wineries from around the world with more than 1,800 wines to sample. There will also be 15 celebrity chefs showcasing their work and sharing samples. Tickets are available at the door or online.
50th Anniversary of JFK Inauguration
Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of JFK’s inauguration. At the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library visitors have a chance to step up to a podium set before a background featuring the scene from January 20, 1961. Although these days the inauguration is held on the west side of the Capitol, then it was on the east front. Computers help visitors through reciting portions of the address. The museum is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students, $9 for children 13-17, and free for children 12 and under.
Sushi Rolling Class
Learn how to make your own sushi and then enjoy a three-course meal at Basho Japanese Brasserie near Fenway. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, the restaurant is offering a “Roll Like A Pro” class. They promise to teach everything from cooking the rice to slicing the fish to prepping the nori. It’s $30 per person, which includes supplies and lunch. Call the restaurant at 617-262-1338 to make reservations.
Click Clack Moo
The Artbarn’s Split Hares Traveling Troupe of Bunnies and Rabbits are putting on the show Click Clack Moo at Coolidge Corner Theatre. It’s Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. The play, which is based on the Caldecott Award-winning book by Doreen Cronin, is about barnyard animals who learn to type. It’s recommended for ages three and up. Tickets are $7.75 for kids and $9.75 for adults.
A Visit to the Tropics
Considering how cold the forecast looks, maybe it’s time to head to the tropics! The Tropical Forest at the Franklin Park Zoo is always 72 degrees, and on Saturdays and Sundays there’s story time at 11:30 a.m. and biofacts at 1:30 p.m. The Tropical Forest is also where Kiki the gorilla, her partner and their three little girls live. You’ll also see free-flight tropical birds, ocelots, tapirs, and ring-tailed lemurs. The zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for adults are $14, for children they’re $8.
Learn About Penguins
At the New England Aquarium on Saturday there’s a special program to learn about penguins. The Blue Discoveries Family Day runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and visitors are invited to drop in to learn through art, science and storytelling. The program is included in the price of admission, which is $21.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors, $13.95 for children 3-11, and free for kids 3 and under.