Weekender: Legos, winter brews, and chocolate
Bundle up this weekend, because these events are worth braving the below-freezing temperatures.
Here's what's happening Jan. 24-26.
LegoLand Discovery Center Boston is looking for a new Master Model Builder, and they’re hosting a contest to find out who’s the best of the best. The deadline to participate has passed, but entry is free for those content to cheer on their favorite contestants. The build-off will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the Boston Public Library. (Pictured: LegoLand's Groundbreaking Celebration at Assembly Row.)
On Friday and Saturday, the Somerville Theatre Festival is the ideal event for theater-lovers. A 15-minute walk from the Davis Square T stop at the Somerville Center for the Arts at Armory, the festival features a string of short plays starting at 8 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. (For more theater and concert performances this weekend, check out our Theater Round-up.)
Red-headed comedic firecracker April Macie, who was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and was named Funniest and Hottest Comedian in America by Howard Stern, is headed to Laugh Boston on Saturday.
Winter beer fans should head to the Park Plaza Castle on Saturday and Sunday for the Beer Summit Winter Jubilee. More than 60 breweries will be in attendance showing off their winter wares. In the same vein, Winterfest is your one-stop shop for cheap food and day drinking on Sunday at The Lansdowne Pub. No cover, live music, $1 oysters, and seasonal beer will make this destination the perfect bunker to protect you from the cold. Festivities start at noon.
If your appetite leans more toward the chocolate variety, Harvard Square is the place to be for the annual Chocolate Festival. Head to Brattle Square on Saturday at 1 p.m. for the free samples.