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Weekend Guide: January 5-8

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

EAT + SEE

Cambridge Winter Farmers Market | Begins January 7

The day we’ve been patiently waiting for is finally here: the opening day of the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market.

Every Saturday from January 7th to April 15th, you can shop the farmers market inside at the Cambridge Community Center. The coolest part? You won’t just find fresh vegetables and other culinary goodies from New England here – the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market will also be hosting special events, arts and crafts, and even music all season long.

This weekend at the Farmers Market, learn about sea creatures with the New England Aquarium’s Travelling Tidepool, get your face-painted by master-painter Katie, and learn how to write calligraphy.

See it: 10a-2p

EXHIBITION

Da Vinci- the Genius | This weekend

If you think you’ve seen everything the Museum of Science in East Cambridge has to offer, think again.  The museum’s new interactive exhibit, Da Vinci -- The Genius recently opened and is definitely worth a visit to the museum.

You’ll gain insight into Leonardo da Vinci’s brilliant mind and gain access to the exclusive Secrets of Mona Lisa section.  We promise that you’ll learn something new and have an appreciation for Da Vinci’s contribution to fundamental scientific and artistic principles.

See it: All weekend

WALKS & TALKS

Cherubs & Angels Walk at Mount Auburn Cemetery | January 8

If your New Year’s resolution was to get out and get moving, we have just the event for you! Attend a walking tour at Mount Auburn Cemetery in search of celestial beings.  You’ll be guided by Volunteer Docent Rosemarie Smurzynski for an exploration of the grounds, seeking examples of these winged beings in marble and granite.

Tour it: 1p

VISUAL ART

Modern Art & Modernity | Ends January 8

We highly suggest heading over to the Harvard Art Museums A.S.A.P before this exhibit ends on January 8th.  Your eyes will be treated to monumental moments in art, which greatly influenced modern American and European art.

Works of art on view range from the 18th through the 20th centuries and are a wide variety of mediums -- from painting to drawing, printmaking to photography, all from legendary artists...all just steps away from the Harvard T stop.

See it: daily, 10a-5p

MUSEUM EVENT

Fantastic Beasts Scavenger Hunt | Ends January 8

In celebration of the film Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, the Harvard Museum of Natural History wants you to find some of their fantastic beasts, too! Join their scavenger hunt to explore the hallowed halls of the Harvard Museum History Museum, as well as the Peabody Museum and the Harvard Semitic Museum in search of magical creatures. If you find all the creatures, you’ll even win a prize.

See it: The scavenger hunt ends January 8th

New and Noteworthy

East Coast Grill Reopens | This weekend

When we first heard that news that East Coast Grill was closing last year after decades of savory food and scary spicy Hell Nights, we could barely believe it! Now, a year later, we’re happy to report that East Coast Grill is back open with new owners.  We suggest heading on over to Inman Square ASAP to help welcome the restaurant and new owners, from Highland Kitchen back. 

There may be some new paint and semi-new faces, but the owners have promised to keep cooking up the dishes you know and love with a couple of new additions. Eventually down the line, the new owners plan to bring back their infamous brunch and Hell Night. So what are you waiting for? Grab your appetite, and we’ll see you there!

Eat it: Open every day for dinner at 5p


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