Haute Weekend Roundup in Boston

It couldn’t have been a better weekend here in Boston with the Patriots clinching the AFC Championship title and now heading off to the Super Bowl. In other happenings, here’s a look at some of hautest events this weekend.

ICA BostonPhoto Credit: ICA Boston

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA Boston) hosted San Francisco’s ODC/Dance. The contemporary dance troupe made its Boston debut with the premiere of KT Nelson’s Dead Reckoning that explores a world transformed by climate change with original music by celebrated Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, and Triangulating Euclid, a physical, insightful, and emotive work created by ODC founder Brenda Way, resident choreographer KT Nelson, and New York-based choreographer Kate Weare.

Lot F GalleryPhoto Credit: Lot F Gallery

Lot F Art Gallery located near South Station, celebrated the opening reception of Brooklyn’s AVone “The Me Nobody Knows” exhibit.

Boston Chocolate ToursPhoto Credit: Boston Chocolate Tours

Boston Chocolate Tours took chocolate lovers on a hot chocolate tasting tour at Cuppa Coffee in the South End (under the Troy Apartment Complex). It gave aficionados a chance to indulge in a variety of sipping hot chocolates and learn some tips on tasting and buying gourmet chocolate drinks along with a little history. If you missed this one, don’t fret; the Hot Chocolate Tour meets every Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Smoke Shop BBQPhoto Credit: Good Life Productions

If you are looking to head out on the town, The Smoke Shop launched a lineup of live folk, pop, country, rock and classic funk music this weekend. Every Saturday night at 9 p.m., you can enjoy live music featuring local artists while indulging in some finger lickin’ barbecue.

305 FitnessPhoto Credit: 305 Fitness

305 Fitness has found a new home weekdays at BFX (699 Boylston Street) and weekends at Z Spot (181 Massachusetts Avenue) studios. The studio previously operated out of David Barton Gym (which closed it’s doors last month).

Legendary singer-songwriters John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett were in town for an intimate performance at The Wilbur Theatre. The sold-out performance offered an up close and personal experience for fans to listen to some of their best songs.

Boston Wine ExpoPhoto Credit: Boston Wine Expo

A public wine tasting event was held on Saturday at Urban Grape in the South End to kick off the Boston Wine Expo being held next month at the Seaport World Trade Center. The preview event featured sparkling, white and reds from around the world that will be on hand at the 2017 expo. 

Following BostonPhoto Credit: Following Boston

The Onyx Hotel and Following Boston hosted an event in the hotel’s Ruby Room in Boston’s West End Neighborhood Saturday night featuring local photographers Danyson “Dee” Tavares, Jules Lesinski, Curtis Reid, and Kathryn Riley, who were all in attendance exhibiting their work.
Boston Harbor IslandsPhoto Credit: Boston Harbor Islands
The weather was a beautiful, balmy 50 degrees on Saturday, the perfect chance to participate in a winter wildlife cruise around the Boston Harbor Islands. The tour with park rangers and local naturalists gave visitors the opportunity to observe animals that make their wintertime home in Boston Harbor and around the outer Harbor Islands. Guest naturalists included representatives from the National Park Service, New England Aquarium and Mass Audubon.
Lion's TailPhoto Credit: Lion’s Tail
Lion’s Tail, the new cocktail bar and restaurant located in the South End’s Ink Block complex, began offering Sunday brunch.  Executive Chef, Diego Orsorno has crafted a menu that includes Bourbon Butter French Toast, Pork Belly Benedict and Corn Cake ‘Arepa’ (short rib hash, scrambled eggs, parmesan cheese and home fries).