Ring in the Chinese New Year at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photo courtesy of the museum
Ring in the Chinese New Year at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photo courtesy of the museum

Things To Do in Boston this Weekend: Lunar New Year, Valentines, Pancakes

This first weekend in February, experience some artsy fun at the MFA's (free!) Lunar New Year celebration or the opening of the this street-art-inspired show. Or, invite kids to create their own sweet somethings at special Valentine-themed kids' crafting events in Boston and Ipswich.

After fueling up at the annual Pancake Breakfast at Verril Farm, catch a show: There's the world famous Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Sanders Theatre and Mike the Bubble Man at Eliot Pearson Children's School.  Ready to play in the snow? Head to Garden Dreams Winter Sculptures at The Stevens-Coolidge Place or this free Winter Carnival at NARA Park (Frozen dance party included!). 

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

Need more family fun ideas? Check out our full events calendar.

Greater Boston Stage Company
395 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Theatre With a Twist
278 Great Road
Acton, MA 01720

Fruitlands Museum
102 Prospect Hill Rd
Harvard, MA 01451

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA 02445

Verrill Farm
11 Wheeler Road
Concord, MA 01754

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Stevens-Coolidge Place
137 Andover St.
North Andover, MA 01845

25 Ledge Rock Way
Acton, MA 01720

Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium
40 Talbot Ave
Medford, MA 02155

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Sanders Theatre
45 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Lincoln Nursery School at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
51 Sandy Pond Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich, MA 01938

Summer Shack Cambridge
149 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02140

71 Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118
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