November PlanAhead: Your Boston events calendar

Happy November, Boston. If you’re anything like us, you’re getting ready for all the foodie events, holiday markets + music events coming to our city. Read on for all the top events happening this month in Beantown.

Saturday, Nov. 13 

  • Wicked Wine & Seltzer Fest | Sat., Nov. 13 | 12-9:30 p.m. | Revere Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart St. | $29+ | Live music with DJ performances, corn hole and other games, tasting contests, and a silent auction to support Project Smile.
  • The Junior League of Boston Solutions Summit | Sat., Nov. 13 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Junior League of Boston, 117 Newbury St. | Free | 
  • Boston Open Market | Sat., Nov. 13 | 11 a.m-5 p.m. | Copley Square | Free | The weekly arts market continues through November. 

Sunday, Nov. 14 

  • 7th Annual Lynn Tech Festival of Trees | Sun., Nov. 14-Sat., Nov. 20 | Times vary | Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute | Price of purchase | All proceeds of admission and ticket sales go to scholarships for the Lynn Tech students.

Monday, November 15 — Sunday, November 21

Monday, Nov. 15

  • Cooking Matters at Home: Hack your Snack | Mon., Nov. 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Register for this online workshop + participants will receive a $10 Hannaford’s gift card.
  • The Flaming Lips | Mon., Nov. 15 | 8 p.m. | House of Blues Boston | $49.50+ | Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the American Head American Tour.
  • 449 Cambridge St. Public Meeting | Mon., Nov. 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The Project changes to be discussed include eliminating Compact Living Policy units at specific units and end with a Q+A. 
  • In-person Tour: Art and Architecture Tour | Mon., Nov. 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Boston Athenæum | Members, Free + Visitors, $2 | Take a guided tour of the Boston Athenæum focused on the history of the building +the special collections.
  • Hot Chix Pop-Up | Mon., Nov. 15 | 4:30-9 p.m. | PAGU Cambridge | $12+ | Order your chix fix in Nashville hot or not spicy ahead of time. 

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Wednesday, Nov.  17

Thursday, Nov. 18 

  • Dewey Square Farmers Market | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Dewey Square, 100 Hanover St. | Free | Find seasonal foods at the outdoor market on The Greenway. 
  • Trivia For Phrends! | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 8-10 p.m. | Over the Charles Rooftop Bar | Free | Reserve your table in advance for the rooftop or the indoor atrium. 
  • FINNEAS | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 8 p.m. | House of Blues Boston | $28.50 | Doors open at 7 p.m. for the Optimist Tour 2021.
  • BPDA Board Meeting | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 3:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Tune in at 5:30 p.m. for the public segment of the meeting. 
  • David J. Silverman — This Land Is Their Land | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Tune into a Zoom discussion with David Silverman to discuss his new book on the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving. 
  • In-person Tour: Art and Architecture Tour | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 3-4 p.m. | Boston Athenæum | Members, Free + Visitors, $2 | Take a guided tour of the Boston Athenæum focused on the history of the building +the special collections.

Friday, Nov. 19 

  • Celtics vs. Lakers | Fri., Nov. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | TD Garden | $173+ | Don’t miss tip off as the Boston Celtics play the Los Angeles Lakers. 
  • Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure | Fri., Nov. 19-Sun., Nov. 28 | Times vary | Faneuil Hall Marketplace | $18+ | Explore and learn about 30+ realistic giant dinosaurs.  
  • ZooLights | Fri., Nov. 19-Sun., Jan. 9 | Times vary | Stone Zoo | $12.95+ | Take a stroll on the wild side in a winter wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights.

Saturday, Nov. 20 

  • Celtics vs. Thunder | Sat., Nov. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | TD Garden | $33+| Watch the Boston Celtics take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • GRUPO FIRME | Sat., Nov. 20 | 8 p.m. | Agganis Arena | $101+ | 
  • Boston Comedy Blowout | Sat., Nov. 20 | 8 p.m. | The Cabot Theater | $25+ | Laugh along with some of Boston’s best comedians including, Tony V., Jimmy Dunn, Kelly MacFarland, Corey Rodrigues + Will Noonan.
  • In-Person: Holiday Pop-up Book Shop | Sat., Nov. 20 | 12-3 p.m. | The Boston Athenaeum, Henry Long Room | Free | Shop books from Brookline Booksmith or make a small blank book while you shop. 
  • Boylston Education Foundation Gobble Wobble 5k | Sat., Nov. 20 | 8:30 a.m. | 10 Church St. | $10.50+ | All runners are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Boylston Food Pantry.
  • STEAM Family Workshop: Engineering a Penguin Home | Sat., Nov. 20 | 3-4 p.m. | Boston Children’s Museum | $18 | Help build a penguin home at the one-hour workshop. 
  • Musical Hide and Seek with New England Philharmonic | Sat., Nov. 20 | 11-11:30 a.m. + 2-2:30 p.m. | Boston Children’s Museum | $18+ | Join the New England Philharmonic’s String Quartet for a game of musical hide and seek.

Sunday, Nov. 21

  • BrunchFit: Cycle & Sip | Sun., Nov. 21 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Handle Bar Dorchester | $45+ | Sign up for a spin class to earn your brunch — one mimosa and breakfast included. 
  • Bruins vs. Flames | Sun., Nov. 21 | 7 p.m. | TD Garden | $52+ | Boston Garden Society doors open at 5 p.m. and general public doors open at 6 p.m.
  • JINJER with special guests SUICIDE SILENCE and ALL HAIL THE YETI | Sun., Nov. 21 | 6 p.m. | Big Night Live, 110 Causeway St. | $30.50+ | 
  • Harborside Half | Sun., Nov. 21 | 9 a.m. | Cashman Park | $45+ | This half marathon + 5K race has a shuttle to the starting line, get there early. 
  • An Evening with David Sedaris | Sun., Nov. 21 | 7-9 p.m. | Symphony Hall Boston | $29+ | Enjoy the show featuring best-selling author and humorist David Sedaris.

 

Monday, November 22 — Sunday, November 28

Monday, Nov. 22 

Tuesday, Nov. 23 

Wednesday, Nov. 24 

  • Celtics vs. Nets | Wed., Nov. 24 | 7:30 p.m. | TD Garden | $65+ 
  • Targus Targus, Very Cherry, and Fat Randy @ Midway Cafe | Wed., Nov. 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St., Jamaica Plain | $10 | Stop by the cafe for this 21+ evening. 
  • Vintage Culture — Royale Boston | Wed., Nov. 24 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | Royale | $79.90+ | DJ Vintage Culture will perform at this pre-Thanksgiving house ball. 
  • Chloe Moriondo | Wed., Nov. 24 | 7 p.m. | Brighton Music Hall | $20+ | Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. 
  • Wicked Retro Night | Wed., Nov. 24 | 5-8 p.m. | Sam Adams Boston Taproom | Free | Come play all your favorite retro video games with a local beer or two. 
  • Thanksgiving Eve | Wed., Nov. 24 | 6 p.m.-2 a.m. | Howl at the Moon | Free | Drink specials, games + dancing before Turkey day. 
  • Go Big or Gourd Home Pumpkin Pie and Wine Pick Up | Wed., Nov. 24 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Boston Winery | $110+ | Place your orders early + if you are one of the first 30 to pick up your wine pack you’ll take home a free pumpkin pie. 

Thursday, Nov. 25 

  • The Fellow Man Project | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 9-11 a.m. | 870 Massachusetts Ave. | Free | Join three New England automotive organizations to support events to support the community starting with the Pilgrim Run. 
  • Thanksgiving with a Beehive Twist | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. | The Beehive, 541 Tremont St. | $80+ | Make reservations online for a prix-fixe traditional Thanksgiving plate. 
  • Legendary Thanksgiving | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 12-8 p.m. | Hard Rock Cafe Boston | $29.95+ | Walk-ins are available if your preferred dining time is unavailable. 
  • Thanksgiving Charity Burn The Bird Workout | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 8 a.m. + 9 a.m. | 111 Morgan Dr., Norwood | $25+ | The one-hour class is free, but donations will be collected for the the Massachusetts chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
  • Annual Vegan Harvest Dinner | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 12-6 p.m. | Red Lentil Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant — Watertown | $59.99+ | Three seating options + wine pairings available for the five-course dinner. 
  • Boston Volvo Thanksgiving Day 5K | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 7:30 a.m. | 61 N. Beacon St., Allston 
  • Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 8-11 a.m. | Washington Square, Salem | $30+ | Proceeds from the road race benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.
  • Franklin Park Turkey Trot 5K | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 9 a.m. | Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse | $30+ | Sign up for this road race + look at the map for extra parking options. 

Friday, Nov. 26 

  • BYOB Holiday Lights Trolley | Fri., Nov. 26 | 4 p.m. | Back Bay XX | $75 | Take a trolley ride to all of the seasonal attractions ending with Faneuil Hall for the 2021 Light Show.
  • Bruins vs. Rangers | Fri., Nov. 26 | 3:30 p.m. | TD Garden | $112+ 
  • The Elf on the the Shelf: A Christmas Miracle | Fri., Nov. 16 | 3 p.m. | Boch Center | $29.95+ | Don’t miss the arrival of Santa’s helper at this holiday musical event. 
  • STEAM: Sink and Float | Fri., Nov. 26 | 1:20-4:30 p.m. | Boston Children’s Museum, STEAM Lab | $18 | Activities are grouped by ages 3-5, 5-7 + 6 and up.
  • Learn to Make Fresh Pasta | Fri., Nov. 26 | 6-9 p.m. | Selfup Venue, 19 Kingston St. | $100+ | Sign up for a cooking class + dinner to learn how to make Italian favorites.

Saturday, Nov. 27 

  • Sebastian Maniscalco | Sat., Nov. 27 | TBD | TD Garden | $84.50+ | Laughs are in store for the Nobody Does This Tour. 
  • Dinosaur Jr. | Sat., Nov. 27 | 6:30 p.m. | House of Blues Boston | $37.50 |  
  • The Nutcracker | Sat., Nov. 27-Sun., Nov. 28 | Citizens Bank Opera House | $117+ | Dance with the Sugar Plum Fairies in this holiday performance with the Boston Ballet. 
  • Bob Dylan | Sat., Nov. 27 | 8 p.m. | Boch Center | $59+ | Don’t miss the local stop for the Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour. 
  • Small Business Saturday | Sat., Nov. 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Bow Market | Free | Shop 20+ local vendors at this all day market. 
  • Beer Brunch | Sat., Nov. 27 | 10:30 a.m. | Sam Adams Brewery | Price of purchase | Get there early and enjoy the waffle bar. 
  • Yoga in the Beer Garden | Sat., Nov. 27 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Remnant Brewing Company, Somerville | $10 | Stretch then sip — get there early to snag a parking spot.

Sunday, Nov. 28 

Monday, November 29 — Tuesday, November, 30 

Monday, Nov. 29 

  • Kyle T. Mays — An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States | Mon., Nov. 29 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This virtual session will discuss the history of the Black and Native American history in early America.
  • Boston Landing Virtual Public Meeting | Mon., Nov. 29 | 7-8 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Tune in to learn more about the Hotel Project portion of the Boston Landing project. 
  • 202 W. 1st St. Virtual Public Meeting | Mon., Nov. 29 | | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | The proposed project would add a new five story mixed-use commercial office building.
  • Tree Farm Pop Up | Mon., Nov. 29 | 5-8 p.m. | Sam Adams Brewery | Price of purchase | Stop by the brewery to grab your holiday tree. 
  • Reading Fredrick Douglass Together | Mon., Nov. 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Boston Public Library Roxbury Branch, 149 Dudley St. | Free | Reflect on the past and present during this public reading of Fredrick Douglass’s work. 
  • Copley Square Tree Lighting | Mon., Nov. 29 |  5-6 p.m. | 560 Boylston St. | Free | Join the Back Bay neighborhood for a festive evening of refreshments, giveaways, and the annual Copley Square Tree lighting.

Tuesday, Nov. 30