Best things to do in Boston this week
Pop princess Ariana Grande will play the TD Garden on Mar. 20.
From March 21-31, the Boston Opera House is hosting the Boston Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s Coppélia. Set to music by Léo Delibes, this full-length comedic story ballet is sure to thrill audiences of all ages.
From March 19-24, An Inspector Calls is playing at the Cutler Majestic. Stephen Daldry (Oscar-nominated director of The Hours and Billy Elliot) directs. This 1945 thriller is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatre-goers.
On Mar. 23, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will host Thomas Wilkins, who will conduct Hailstork, Sierra, Price and Ellington with saxophonist James Carter.
The NBA's Celtics will defend the TD Garden court against the San Antonio Spurs (Mar. 24).
The Langham, Boston — which will be closing for a year-long renovation starting on April 1 — is hosting its final Saturday Chocolate Bar on March 23. The hotel is celebrating its 30th year of delighting dessert lovers every Saturday at Café Fleuri. On March 23, guests can choose from an expanded option of seating times: 11am, 11:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, and 3:30pm.
From March 18-31, Eataly is kicking off spring with a grand Eataly Restaurant Fes, during which guests can enjoy two-course prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at all four full-service restaurants: La Pizza & La Pasta, La Piazza, and Il Tartufo e Il Vino will feature $18 menus and Terra will feature a $28 menu. All the restaurants will offer specially-priced Italian wine pairings from a curated spring selection at $25 per bottle.
The nation’s longest-running wine festival, the Boston Wine Festival has been going strong for 30 years. This year’s festival runs through March 29; check the event website for a list of amazing tastings and wine dinners.