9 Things to Do in Boston This March

By Jing Yang | March 1, 2019 | Culture

From charity events to boozy cocktail lessons, March is a great time to live in Boston.

Climb to the Top Boston (3/2)


Ascend 1,200 stairs to the top of 200 Clarendon Tower, New England’s tallest building, in this vertical 5K support those affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Pre-registered tickets from $35, day-of tickets $100, Clarendon Tower, nationalmssociety.org

Dine Out Boston (3/3-8, 3/10-15)

Diners can sample old favorites and the latest culinary hot spots in Boston’s restaurant week. From award-winning restaurants to nationally known chains, more than 100 restaurants are participating with special prix fixe menus. Lunch $15-$25, dinner $28-$38, restaurantweekboston.com

The Illusionists (3/5-3/10)


This live show from Broadway is packed with skilled and captivating magic by incredible illusionists. Tickets $45-$155, Emerson Colonial Theatre, emersoncolonialtheatre.com

Cabaret at the Boston Conservatory Theater (3/7-3/10)

Part of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s 2018-2019 Center Stage collection, this classic story follows a nightclub singer, a writer, political parties, and local business owners in a setting of extremism. Tickets $25-$30, Boston Conservatory Theater, bostonconservatory.berklee.edu

Boston Flower & Garden Show (3/13-3/17)


This year’s event themed The Beauty of Balance showcases life-size gardens and vibrant florals. Visitors can find ideas and tips for growing healthy produce, air cleaning indoor plants and creating pet-friendly outdoor spaces. Tickets $10-$200, Seaport World Trade Center, bostonflowershow.com

Mixology with Bully Boy Distillers (3/13)

Bully Boy Distillers’ last mixology session of winter 2019 is not to be missed. Instructors will teach participants how to create three signature cocktails and introduce proper mixology techniques, basic cocktail terminology and insight about the ingredients. Ticket $69, Bully Boy Distillers, bullyboydistillers.com

Dropkick Murphys Concert (3/14-3/17)


The punk rock band’s 2019 tour arrives in Boston this March. Originally formed in Boston in 1996, the group is back home to thank its fans and supporters at the House of Blues. Tickets $40-$138, House of Blues, dropkickmurphys.com

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston (3/17)

Beginning at the Broadway ‘T’ Station and ending at Andrew Square, this parade celebrates Irish heritage in Boston’s most Irish neighborhood with floats and music. Free, Broadway ‘T’ Station, southbostonparade.org

Boston Underground Film Festival (3/20-3/24)


For more than 20 years, BUFF brings vanguard filmmakers together to celebrate unconventional stories and all cinematic forms. Brattle Theater, bostonunderground.org

Abigail Whittington contributed research to this story.

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