Boston Grown-Ups Museum
total adult takeover
We’ve seen you around. The way you stare at children with envy as they climb the three-story structure and hang out with Arthur Read. There’s no need to feel ashamed, and now that the kids have been kicked out, there’s no need to hold yourself back. Run free through all the Children’s Museum’s exhibits while still enjoying the best perks of adulthood: beer and wine.
Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 6pm/21+/$25. bostonchildrensmuseum.org
Dorchester Arts Collaborative February Exhibit Opening Reception
local talent, local show
You know how you have all those smug locavore friends? How they eat local, drink local, and buy local? Well, here’s your opportunity to one-up them by art-ing local. Feel smug as you visit the Collaborative’s first show of the year and support local artists such as Stephanie Sherman, Logan Jones, and Robyn Thompson. Do it for those pesky friends, do it for yourself.
Erick Jean Center for the Arts, 157 Washington St., Boston. 6:30pm/All Ages/FREE. dac-online.org
celebrating slopes, food trucks, + latin dancing
All this snow has to be good for something, and what better than making a two-story-high slope? Throughout the weekend there’ll be winter sport demonstrations, an ice bar, food trucks, Latin dancers and, of course, plenty of time to go down the 70-foot-long slope yourself. Just pretend for one day that you don’t hate the snow; we promise we won’t tell anyone.
Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston. 2.13-2.15/All Ages/FREE. lawnond.com
Valentine’s Day Single & Bitter Class
pole dancing for the ultimate singles
Every year there are more and more Valentine’s events for singles to contrast with all those smug couple dinner specials, but how many of those events teach you how to pick up a dollar using only your rear? During this specialty class, join the people of Gypsy Rose as they dress you up and show you how to dance on a pole, chair, floor, and who knows what else.
Gypsy Rose Pole Dancing Lessons, 1 Braintree St., Allston. 6pm//$35. gypsyrosedancing.com
Jessimae Peluso at Laugh Boston
For those looking for some merriment and mirth at the hands of a Girl Code cast member and former Boston improv-er from “The Tribe” (and “one of the funniest comedians to follow on Twitter,” per the Huffington Post), check out Jessimae Peluso at Laugh Boston. She’s in town for a three-day stint that ends tonight. Laughter can help mend a lonely heart, after all. Booze and stand-up does too.
Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 2.12-2.14/18+/$25-35. laughboston.com
Simpsons Trivia Night
i am so smart. s-m-r-t
The planets have aligned, and cosmic forces are at work. The result? Simpsons trivia. This trivia night isn’t for everyone. It’s a test of speed, endurance, and Homer one-liners that only the best Simpsons fans will know. Competition will be tough, but if failure seems certain just remember Grandpa’s wisdom: “One trick is to tell them stories that don’t go anywhere.”
Cuisine En Locale, 156 Highland Ave., Somerville. 8pm/21+/FREE. cuisineenlocale.com