BOSTON (CBS) – Whether you’re up for something high energy, or low key, there is an event in the Boston area for you this weekend. Ever been to a Roller Derby bout or a snowmobile race? How about marionette theater or a classical concert?
New England Boat Show
Feb. 26 – March 6
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Address the itch of spring fever with a visit to the largest boat show in the Northeast. 300,000 square feet filled with hundreds of the newest boats, accessories, giveaways and more. Tickets are $14; Kids 15 and under get in free.
Saturday, February 26
Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington
Roller Derby season returns this weekend with a season opening double-header. First at 5 p.m., the Boston Massacre take on New Skids on the Bock, followed by the Cosmonaughties vs. the Nutcrackers. If you’ve never seen live Roller Derby, you don’t know what you’re missing. Tickets to the double header are $16.
Cinderella by Tanglewood Marionettes
Sunday, February 27 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Cohen Auditorium in Medford
The story of Cinderella told as you’ve never seen it before. A dozen lavishly costumed marionettes star in this 18th century story, controlled by skilled puppeteers. The performance is geared towards families with kids Pre-K through 6th grade. Tickets are $6. Proceeds from these performances benefit the Tufts Eliot-Pearson Children’s School.
Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra Family Concert
Sunday, February 27 at 3 p.m.
Pawtucket Congregational Church in Lowell
This FREE family concert can expose all generations to the beauty of classical music. Enjoy performances of Don Quixote, Mendelssohn’s Symphony #5 and Piano Concerto #2 in f minor by Chopin. The performance will feature an appearance by 13-year-old pianist Kadar Qian of Westford.
February 26 & 27
Rockingham Park in Salem, NH
Watch snowmobile races and gravity-defying freestyle shows from East Coast Snocross at New Hampshire’s Rockingham Park. Racing begins at 11 a.m. each day. Tickets are $15 or $25 for both days. Kids seven and under get in free with an adult. Pit passes are available for an extra $10.