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What to do this weekend, March 30 - April 1

Posted by Nicole Cammorata  March 29, 2012 10:49 AM

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Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See Nicole Cammorata and June Wulff's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend. Now get out and go to it!

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FRIDAY

TOWN FAIR TIRE WORLD OF WHEELS: Bring your hot rod, motorcycle, and truck fantasies to the Seaport World Trade Center where hundreds of vehicles will vie for your attention. Check out the BASF 1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, a special edition 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, and other cool vehicles. March 30 from 3-10 p.m. (Through April 1). $16, $5 ages 6-12. Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., South Boston. www.autorama.com

DJ SHADOW: Hip-hop DJ extraordinaire DJ Shadow -- a.k.a Josh Davis -- combines sounds from rock and electronic music to R&B and even hints of jazz when weaving together his mixes. March 30, 8 p.m. 21+ Tickets: $27. House of Blues. 888-693-2583. www.houseofblues.com

BOOTIE BOSTON #46: OF MICE AND SQUIRRELS: It’s time for another Bootie Boston mash-up dance party downstairs at the Good Life. DJ Super Squirrel, DJ Leah V, DJ McFly, Jabulani, and AdamBalm will all take their turns behind the tables at this monthly dance party. March 30, 9 p.m. 21+ Tickets: $5. 617-451-2622, www.bootiemashup.com/boston

SECOND TO NONE: The list of funny folks who have “graduated” from The Second City is proof positive that the 45-year-old troupe is on the right laugh track: Bill Murray, Joan Rivers, Jim Belushi, Chris Farley, Mike Meyers, Tina Fey, and Rachel Dratch. See who’s up and coming when the touring company performs sketches and improvisations about politics, culture, and social insitutions. 7:30 p.m. $25. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com


SATURDAY

SENSATIONAL INDIA! FESTIVAL: The Peabody Essex Museum celebrates its long cultural exchange with India with dance and music performances, Indian cooking demonstrations, yoga workshops, film, and more. March 31 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Through April 1). Daytime activities are free with admission of $15, $13 seniors, $11 students, free under 17. Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. 866-745-1876. www.pem.org

DORCHESTER SPRING EGG HUNT: Folks at the Phillips Candy House have their work cut out for them. Their goal is to hide 10,000 eggs in Pope John Paul II Park. After the hunt, head back to the candy house for some complimentary cocoa and a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny. March 31 at 11 a.m. Free. Pope John Paul II Park, Dorchester. (2-4 p.m. at Phillips Candy House, 818 Morrissey Blvd., Boston). 800-722-0905. www.phillipschocolate.com

MARCH MADNESS: Our recent warm weather caused some plants, trees, and bushes to wake up early. What will the folks at the Gardeners’ Gathering have to say about it? Celebrate urban gardening at this annual forum that kicks off the gardening season. Sponsored by by Boston Natural Areas Network. March 31 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Curry Student Center, Northeastern University, 400 Huntington Ave., Boston. 617-542-7696. www.bostonnatural.org

WOOLAPALOOZA: It’s time to shear the sheep, greet the spring babies, and follow the “Sheep-to-Sweater Interpretive Trail” to learn how fleece on a sheep becomes that warm woolen sweater. March 31 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $11, $9 kids, free under 2. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 South Great Road, Route 117, Lincoln. 781-259-2218. www.massaudubon.org/drumlinfarm


SUNDAY

APRIL VALENTINES: The career of Richard Rodgers covered more than six decades and produced musical theater gems including “My Funny Valentine” from “Babes in Arms” and “If I Loved You” from “Carousel.” “What Makes It Great?” hosted by Rob Kapilow stars these and other songs performed by Broadway vets Rebecca Luker and Michael Winther. April 1 at 3 p.m. $30, $40. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston. 617-482-6661. www.celebrityseries.org

TRUE OR FALSE: Can you tell historical fact from fiction? Test your skills at “True Lies & False Facts: A Questionable Tour of Boston” where your hourlong journey starting at Old North Church will be filled with true and not-so-true stories. The tour ends at the Bell in Hand Tavern; where prizes await those who know truths from untruths. April 1 at 2 p.m., rain or shine. $20 (includes snacks after the tour). Meet at Old North Church, 193 Salem St., Boston. 617-367-2345. www.bostonbyfoot.org

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