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Weekend Guide: February 23-26

Wondering what to do in Cambridge in this weekend?

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top six must-see events.

FILM + FAMILY FUN

Bugs Bunny Film Festival at the Brattle Theatre | February 17-25

Adults and kids alike will love this next event at The Brattle Theatre: The Bugs Bunny Revue.  It’s time to feel nostalgic, as The Brattle Theatre will be showing all of your favorite childhood cartoons: from Bugs Bunny to Daffy Duck and Friends, and even the Looney Tunes.

Did you know that this tradition has been alive for the past twenty-two years?  The Brattle Theater considers it a special treat for February Vacation Week -- we couldn’t be more grateful for that!  Catch the shows all week and even into the weekend.

See it: All week

MUSEUM

Feb Fest at the MIT Museum | February 20-25

School vacation week is finally here, which means you’re probably looking for something fun and educational to do while the kiddos are out of school for an entire week.  We suggest gathering up your gang and heading over to the MIT Museum for their annual school vacation week event, Feb Fest. In honor of National Engineer’s Week, the museum will celebrate with tons of hands-on activities, workshops, and special tours.

Because there is so much fun stuff happening at Feb Fest we couldn’t possibly fit it all on our Weekend Guide!

Click here for everything you need to know about Feb Fest at the MIT Museum.

When: All week long

DANCE

Annual Hip-Hop Festival | February 23

If your little wiggle worms love to move and groove, this next event is practically made for them.  The hip-hop festival only comes around once a year during school vacation week and is definitely one of the most anticipated and fun events at the Maria L. Baldwin School.

This lively winter break showcase will feature both professional and youth performers from all around Cambridge that will dazzle kids with their moves and maybe even inspire them to participate in the performances themselves.

See it: 2p-3p

HISTORY

Longfellow Birthday Celebration | February 25

It’s not every day or every place that you can attend a party honoring poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s birthday! But here in Cambridge, this is just one of many exciting events.

This Saturday, be sure to head over for a free and fun event at Mount Auburn Cemetery.  You’ll learn a little bit about Longfellow’s lasting legacy as well as other key literary figures before enjoying cake! After a delicious slice of birthday cake, partygoers will take a quick walk to the Longfellow Lot on Indian Ridge for a wreath-laying ceremony.

Although the event is free (!), registration is required. 

See it: 10a-11:30a

LEARN + EAT

Chocolate Class at Spindler’s Confections | February 26

Our next weekend guide event is definitely one class that you won’t want to skip.  This Sunday, attend a class at Spindler Confections dedicated to everyone’s favorite dessert, chocolate. In the two and half hour interactive class, you’ll learn all of the basics from tempering chocolate, making simple fillings, prepping, filling, and even capping chocolate molds. The best part though? Not only will you learn a new and delicious skill, you’ll leave with chocolate!

Classes are sure to fill up quick, so we suggest signing up A.S.A.P.

Make it: 5p

KID FRIENDLY

Boston Day Book’s Guide to Cambridge with Kids | All year

Traveling with kids can be a little overwhelming, especially in a new city.  To help make the trip easier, we asked new moms and sisters, Laura and Natalie from the life and style blog, The Boston Day Book, to give us their best tips for traveling in Cambridge with little ones.  They tell us all the best kid-friendly restaurants, places to visit and things to do, plus quiet spots for an afternoon nap.

See it: All year long

 

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