Weekend Roundup in Boston

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This was a great week to be in Boston as the New England Patriots prepare for the 2017 Super Bowl LI, Octavia Spencer received the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year at Harvard University and Boston’s own Casey Affleck received an Oscar nomination for his role in Manchester by the Sea. Here’s a look at what went on this weekend.

The PalmPhoto Credit: The Palm

The Palm launched Sunday Suppers with family style dishes and a special menu for kids 12 and under. Every Sunday through February, the featured Sunday Supper dish is the Palm Classic Combo – a 9 oz. Filet Mignon with a Nova Scotia Lobster Tail or Jumbo Lump Crab Cake.

Conductor Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra with special guest Hokan Hardenberger performing the American premiere of Brett Dean's 'Dramatis personae,' for trumpet and orchestra.

Photo Credit: Dominick Reuter

Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced they will  be recording the soundtrack to BOSTON, a full-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon. Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Beal—-known for his score to the Netflix series House of Cards—composed the soundtrack to BOSTON, and will conduct the BSO players in the soundtrack recording at Boston’s Symphony Hall on Monday, February 13, 2017. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will also perform the full score live at the world premiere of BOSTON at the Wang Center on Saturday, April 15.

EmiratesPhoto Credit: Emirates

Emirates’ A380 aircraft (complete with shower spa, on-board lounge and first class private suites) touched down in Boston, the first planned commercial A380 passenger service in the history of Logan Airport. Emirates was invited by Boston Logan International Airport to test the airport’s infrastructure improvements that have been implemented to accommodate the A380.

MUJI NewburyPhoto Credit: Joel Benjamin

Japanese lifestyle brand MUJI announced the opening of their first store in Boston at 359 Newbury Street.  The 10,000 square foot retail space is the brand’s first East Coast location outside of the New York area and their second flagship store in North America. The store features a bespoke embroidery station, where customers can choose from over 300 embroidered designs to add to textiles and clothing and a MUJI Aroma Bar, where customers can create their perfect scent from a selection of 48 types of oils along with apparel, kitchenware, tableware, furniture, interior and storage accessories, stationery, skincare, bags and suitcases.

Museum of Fine ArtsPhoto Credit: Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston announced the publication of Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers’ Jeweler, the first illustrated history of Oscar Heyman & Brothers, a firm that has designed adornments for some of America’s most elite jewelry houses since 1912. The brand’s clientele list includes Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, Shreve, Crump & Low and Black, Starr & Frost. The book will be available on April 1, 2017 in the MFA Shops, retail bookstores and online.

Eric ChurchPhoto Credit: Eric Church

Eric Church was in town on Saturday at the TD Garden for his “Holdin’ My Own Tour.” For the first time ever, there was no support act on this tour (the band played two full sets with an intermission in between).

Norm MacdonaldPhoto Credit: Norm Macdonald

Norm Macdonald was also in town this weekend at The Wilbur.

 

Greater Boston Food BankPhoto Credit: Greater Boston Food Bank

The annual Super Hunger Brunch was held this weekend with restaurants donating 100 percent of proceeds from specialty menus to The Greater Boston Food Bank. Every spent provides for three healthy meals to those in need. Some of this weekend’s participating restaurants included Brass Union, Foundry on Elm, Harvest Restaurant, L’Espalier, North 26 Restaurant & Bar, The Fireplace, Alta Strada, Blue Ginger, Catalyst and Trade.

TroquetPhoto Credit: Troquet

Boston’s beloved Troquet served its last meal at its Boylston Street location where it has been a standout for 15 years. They will be relocating to the Leather District opening next month near South Station with a new name – Troquet on South.

Emerald LoungePhoto Credit: Emerald Lounge

On Saturday night, Emerald Lounge hosted a Lunar New Year Party in celebration of Chinese New Year and welcoming 2017, the Year of the Rooster. The special Lunar New Year menu prepared by Chef Li Chen included leaping shrimp, seared rooster dumpling, spring vegetable bun, fire tofu bites, pork longevity noodles and moon cake.

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