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Wed Jan 24, 2018

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top four must-see events and activities, plus a couple of events to add to your calendar.


Woman of the Year Parade and Roast | January 25

It’s not every day, you see a celebrity paraded through Harvard Square, which is why you’ll definitely want to take your lunch break a little later than usual this Thursday afternoon (at 2:45p to be exact!). The Hasty Pudding Theatricals named actress and producer Mila Kunis the 2018 Woman of the Year.

See Mila paraded through Harvard Square as she makes her way to Farkas Hall where she’ll receive the highly coveted golden pudding pot.

See it: 2:45p, Massachusetts Ave in Harvard Square


Pagu’s**Birthday Bash | January 25**

Head into Central Square after you’ve caught a glimpse of Mila for Pagu’s Birthday Bash. The highly acclaimed restaurant turns one this week and you’re invited to celebrate.

To celebrate, chef/owner Tracy Chang invited fellow chef and friend Kevin O’Donnell from SRV. Guests will be treated to local sips from Lamplighter and delicious bites. Don’t wait to purchase your tickets!

See it: 8-11p


Puritan’s Greatest Hits Party | January 25

There are so many reasons to celebrate this week. Puritan & Company in Inman Square are celebrating their fifth birthday on Thursday with their “greatest hits.” Indulge in their favorite menu items from the past five years, while sipping on expertly picked paired wines.

See it: 7-10p


Chocolate Festival | January 26- 28

Need we say anymore?

Calling all chocoholics! Harvard Square will be extra decadent this weekend with the return of the Chocolate Festival. This weekend, restaurants and cafes in Harvard Square will whip up special menus and dishes devoted to everything and anything chocolate, while retailers offer delicious deals that are sure to be tempting.

The true highlight of the festival is the Chocolate Tasting Event on Saturday, January 27th at 1p. For one scrumptious hour in Brattle Plaza, festival-goers will be treated to complimentary chocolate snacks from Harvard Square restaurants.

See it: 1-2p


Man of the Year | February 2

Celebrities are flocking to Cambridge this winter! In case you haven’t heard the big news, Paul Rudd has been named the 2018 Man of the Year by Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

Next Friday evening, the talented actor and screenwriter will be honored with the traditional roast before accepting the golden pudding pot.

If you want to join in the fun, but can’t make it to Cambridge, don’t worry! Catch the live press conference on the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Facebook Page at 8:40p.

See it: 8:45p


Some Like it Hot Chili Cook-Off | February 3

Get ready for the Super Bowl (Go Pats!) at the Some Like it Hot Chili Cook-Off in Harvard Square next weekend. Sample chili from local restaurants that are sure to warm you up!

The free festival will take place in Brattle Square from 1-2p.

Attend it: 1-2p