3.8 min readBy Published On: February 16th, 2024Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – Presidents’ Day Edition

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Dorchester Brunch Roundup

From savory meals to sweet surprises (and much-needed hair(s) of the dog), there’s something for everyone! Check out our Brunch Roundup!

Mommy Meetup

Melanin Mass Moms is hosting an in-person support group and mommy meet-up on Friday from 7pm to 9pm at The Tot Cafe in Jamaica Plain. Led by a licensed therapist, the group is a safe space for melanin moms to socialize, meet new mom friends and share stories in a non-judgmental space. The event is free, and light refreshments will be provided.

Comedy Night at DBCo

Like2Laugh is bringing its comedy show to Dorchester Brewing this Friday from 7pm to 10pm. Providence comedian Dutchess SS will headline with appearances by Boston favorites Matt Shore & Tyler Durniak. Beer, laughs and fun – what’s not to love?

Romance Novel Book Swap

Calling all romance readers! If you’ve flown through your latest page-turner, stop by the Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library in Dorchester this Saturday for a free book exchange event. Refresh your shelves with new reads and meet other romance fans for the swap from 3pm to 4:30pm.

The Melanin Roll at Chez Vous

Celebrate Black History Month at Chez Vous in Dorchester on Saturday from 12pm to 3pm for an all-ages, family-friendly event sponsored by the City of Boston’s Equity and Inclusion Cabinet. General admission tickets are free but registration is required. Costumes and 90’s themed clothing are encouraged! 

Galentine’s Day Candle Class

Dorchester small businesses Bare Skin + Beauty and Lit Vibes are hosting a Galentine’s Day Candle Making Event this Sunday from 1pm to 3pm. Tickets are $55 and include snacks, drinks and a hands-on workshop to make your own 7oz candle. 

Lion Dance Parade

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England and its sponsors will host Boston’s official Chinese New Year Lion Dance Parade this Sunday starting at Phillips Square. The program’s opening ceremony begins at the stage on Harrison Ave. near the Chinatown T Stop at 10am with festivities continuing throughout the afternoon. Don’t miss the dancers, music, street food and festivities at Chinatown’s biggest annual event!

Quincy Wedding Expo

If you’re getting ready to say “I Do” you won’t want to miss the Happily Ever Expo at the Boston Marriott Quincy on Sunday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Meet wedding professionals from across the area who can help you bring your perfect day to life. Tickets are $20 at the door and include a free swag bag for every couple.

Spoken Word Soiree

In collaboration with the Boston Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, the Strand Theater will host an inspiring evening of soulful spoken word poetry and visual arts focused on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. The free event takes place Sunday evening from 6pm to 8:30pm and will feature community open mic poetry, a fireside chat with local influencers and artists, resources on the business of arts and self-publishing, and much more.

President’s Day Festival

The JFK Presidential Museum and Library will host its 13th annual President’s Day festival on Monday, from 11am to 4pm. Activities will be held in-person in Dorchester as well as virtually through online programming. The event will feature historical reenactments, storytelling, live musical performances and many more activities for all ages. The museum will also offer tours spotlighting President Kennedy’s time in the White House. The festival activities are free with paid admission, and children ages 17 and under are admitted free of charge on Festival Day. 


Bruins vs. Kings at 12:30pm on Saturday, Feb. 17

NBA All-Star Game Sunday, Feb. 18 8pm

Bruins vs. Stars at 1pm on Monday, Feb. 19

Here are 10 places to watch the game in Dot, or check out 12 of our favorites in South Boston!

Check back! This list may be updated.

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