Hot Off the T: Bach, Dropkick Murphys and More
Five things to do in Boston this weekend.
All events are in walking distance from stops on the MBTA.
1) Spring officially begins on March 20, but its unofficial start is this weekend at the Boston Flower and Garden Show, which runs through the weekend at the Seaport World Trade Center. Check out the model gardens, open market and other great features. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids, and the doors open daily at 9 a.m.. Take the Red Line to South Station and walk 17 minutes to the center. Or, take the Orange Line to the Red Line and follow the directions above.
2) Classical music lovers take heed: The Old South Church hosts the Freisinger Chamber Orchestra Saturday at 1:30 p.m.. The orchestra will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s masterpiece “St. Matthew Passion,” which sets parts of the Gospel of Matthew to music. Tickets are $13 at the door. Take the Orange Line to Back Bay and walk five minutes to the church. Or, take the Red Line to the Green Line and walk a few feet to the church.
3) Not enough high culture for you? Check out AD20/21: Art and Design of the 20th and 21th Centuries at the Boston Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 for the different exhibits. Check theevent listing for a full schedule. Take the Orange Line to Back Bay and walk nine minutes to the center. Or, take the Red Line to the Orange Line and follow the directions above.
4) Learn a little about women’s history with Historic New England on Sunday. The group will host a tour of the famed Otis House, which was a working boarding house operated by three landladies in the 19th century. Tickets for the 2 p.m. tour are $15. Take the Orange Line to State Street and walk nine minutes to the house. Or, take the Red Line to Charles/MGH Station and walk seven minutes to the house.
5) It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Boston, which means the Dropkick Murphys are playing. The boys are offering something a little different this year: A Sunday show at Brighton Music Hall where they’ll play their entire debut album, “Do Or Die.” The hall has a 330-person capacity, so you’ll need a wristband to get a $25 ticket. Click here to learn more about the process. Doors open at 8 p.m.. Take the Green Line B to Harvard Avenue and walk five minutes to the hall. Or, take the Red Line to the Green Line and follow the directions above.