Why Go: Hear four genres within traditional folk music (solo voice/group sing, pre-war blues, old-time music and Celtic) represented by Massachusetts musicians who will perform at The New England Folk Festival in April.
Why Go: Judy Lebel, who owns Best Year Ever Wine Agency, will share her portfolio, including a dry white wine from South Africa and a Pinot Noir from California. Bottles of those wines will be 10 percent off that night. Starting at 5 p.m., a representative from Idle Hands nano-brewery, based in Everett, will give out samples of Belgian-inspired ales.
Why Go: A DJ will spin techno, dance and rap music every Friday night at Orleans.
Why Go: This is one of the only regular events that the Inman Square pub does, and the owners advise patrons to come early to get a seat.
Why Go: Local bands play their original music every Sunday night.