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Weekend Guide: March 11-13

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top five event picks. 

MUSEUM

Nautical Night at the MIT Museum | March 11

Don’t miss your chance to attend the last (yes, last) Second Friday at the MIT Museum. Grab your friends, family and even your coworkers and attend Nautical Night. Sailor caps and anchors not required.

Enjoy an evening of nautically-themed science and engineering activities, short presentations, and have the oppor-tuna-ty to meet MIT scientists.

See it: 5-8p

MUSIC

Out of the Blue Gallery Concert | March 11

Calling all music and art lovers. This next event combines all of your favorite things! You won’t want to miss out on a concert at Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery and More in Central Square for a night of rock & roll and art. What could be better?

You’ll be serenaded to unique sounds from local musicians; Garv Bomjan who will open the show, Nelson Slater & Andylousian Dogs and Andy Pratt.

P.S. Be sure to check out the ah-maz-ing artwork from local artists while you are there.

Hear it: Doors open at 8p

TOUR

Winter Bird Walk | March 12

This next event is the perfect opportunity for anyone from experienced bird watchers to nature enthusiasts.  Join fellow birders for a walk through the always beautiful and serene Mount Auburn Cemetery. During this tour you will search for birds that have made the cemetery their home.  Be sure to bring your binoculars and jackets!

See it: 8a-9:30a

WALKS & RACES

Craicfest | March 13

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a seriously fun 5K road and trail race followed by an indoor post-run party. The 5k is sponsored by Notch, Slumbrew and Bantam Cider, and will start at the Cambridgeside Galleria this Sunday at 9:30a sharp.

Arrive dressed in your favorite running outfit, decked entirely in green or in your best Irish-themed costume.  The best costume will win a seriously awesome prize -- you’ll definitely feel the “Luck of the Irish.”

Spots are sure to fill up quickly, so we suggest reserving your spot A.S.A.P.

Run it: 9:30a-12:30p

EAT

Dine Out Boston (in Cambridge) | March 13-18

The final week of Dine Out Boston (in Cambridge) begins this Sunday and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time, especially now that it finally feels like spring! Dine Out Boston (in Cambridge!) is the perfect opportunity to try that new restaurant you’ve been dying to go to. It’s also another reason to flock to your favorite restaurant to treat yourself to lunch or dinner.

Guests will enjoy special prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from restaurants all around the city, along with extra special prices.

Need a little help deciding on a restaurant--or two? Click here.

Did we mention that #DineOutBoston has a fun contest this year?  Simply snap a picture of your meal, tag #DineOutBoston and the restaurant and you could win a $100 gift card to a participating Dine Out Boston (or Cambridge!!) restaurant.  The picture with the most likes each day will win.  Happy Snapping!

Enjoy it: Lunch and/or dinner at participating restaurants

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Sidewalk Poetry Announcement Returns | March 1-20

The second annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest is back for another year and we knew that you would be excited to hear! While we may not be poets, we do know that the residents of Cambridge are seriously talented -- check out last year’s winners here!

The City of Cambridge is calling all Cambridge bards of all ages to send in their very own original poems.  If you’re poem is selected, it will then be imprinted on Cambridge city sidewalks for all to see in the fall.

View the rules and regulations here.

Write it: Submissions are due by 11:59p on Sunday, March 20


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