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Girls Day at the MIT Museum, photo courtesy of the MIT Museum

Weekend Guide: March 2-5

Wondering what to do in Cambridge in this weekend?

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

LECTURE

Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication Lecture | March 2

One of the many reasons we love Cambridge is the opportunity to always learn something new (from world-class educators that is), all without ever having to leave our city. This Thursday evening, attend a lecture at the Harvard Museum of Natural History to discuss cell-to-cell communication in bacteria with Bonnie Bassler, professor and chair of molecular biology at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Investigator and Squibb professor in molecular biology at Princeton University. We're pretty sure you are bound to learn something new and exciting!

Learn it: 6p

FAMILY FUN

Girls Day at the MIT Museum | March 4

This Saturday, the MIT Museum located in the busy and eclectic Central Square will be all about girl power at their special event Girls Day.  Girls Day will celebrate the women who, as Beyonce would say, “Run the World”—the science world that is.

This year’s theme, March Math Madness, will explore the many ways that we use math with short talks and activities with students and professors from the MIT Math Department.  After you calculated a few math problems, find your algo-rhythm through choreography with SHINE and a math skills game during an Olympiad.

Although this event celebrates girls, all are welcome to join the fun.

See it: 11a-4p

FESTIVAL

Chinese New Year Celebration in Harvard Square | March 5

There’s no better way to celebrate The Year of the Rooster than with a party and parade in Harvard Square.  This free, family friendly event begins at 12:30p in Winthrop Park with a colorful lion dance before the grand parade.

After the dance, join the crew as they parade down Massachusetts Ave, where the celebration continues at the iconic Hong Kong Restaurant. Kids and adults alike can enjoy arts and crafts on the second floor of the Hong Kong, and performances and prizes on the third floor.

Celebrate it: 12:30p-3:30p

FOOD + FUN

Dine Out Boston (in Cambridge!) | March 5-10 + March 12-17

Spring is just around the corner, which means warmer temperatures, flowers blooming and of course, Dine Out Boston (in Cambridge!). Dine Out Boston (in Cambridge!) is the perfect opportunity to try that new restaurant you’ve been dying to go to or is just another reason to flock to your favorite restaurant for a simply divine 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.

Dine Out in Cambridge and Win 

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!

There is so much happening during Dine Out that we couldn’t possibly fit all the important details in our Weekend Guide. Click here to read our article, "Everything you need to know about Dine Out Boston (in Cambridge!."

Enjoy it: Lunch and/or dinner at participating restaurants


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