Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

The National Golf Expo, Flamenco dancing, a Pre-Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl, and more.

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Photo courtesy of Flamenco Festival

Sports
National Golf Expo

The weather may not be nice enough yet to head out to the course for a relaxing day of golf, but the sport’s true supporters can get their fix at the National Golf Expo, coming to the Seaport World Trade Center this weekend. Get prepped for spring with deals and gear that can’t always be found in stores, or start planning your season with the hotels and golf courses attending the show. You can even get tips from pros and hit some balls on the largest driving range and demonstration stage in the country. This expo will keep on giving all year long, as admission includes a one-year subscription to Golf Digest or Golf World.

$12, Friday-Sunday, March 1-3, Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., 617-385-5000, golfexpoboston.com

Comedy
Bob Saget at The Wilbur

From Full House to America’s Funniest Home Videos, Bob Saget proved to the American family that heartwarming, family-friendly TV does exist. But for more than 30 years now, Saget has been proved that in real life, he’s no Danny Turner. In his stand-up, Saget’s jokes range from the raunchy to the vulgar. For fans who aren’t afraid of something a bit punchier, leave the kids at home and check out Saget’s show this Friday at The Wilbur.

$29+, Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m., The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., 617-248-9700, thewilburtheatre.com

Dance
Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia

Indulge your saucier side this weekend with the Boston debut of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia at the 2013 Flamenco Festival in Boston. The company will perform a sizzling show of castanets and fans with dancers twirling in traditional flamenco dresses. The U.S. premiere of Metáfora, which means “metaphor” in Spanish, will show intense technique and strong footwork that will transport you to Spain for the night.

$40+, Friday-Sunday, March 1-3, Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., 617-824-8000, worldmusic.org

Music
Boston Civic Symphony

Perfect for the classical music lover, “Two Fables and a Masterpiece” at Jordan Hall this weekend marks the opening of the 2013-2014 season of the Boston Civic Symphony. Experience a world of culture with this fanciful performance. The show will open with Prokofiev’s Lt. Kijé Suite, which tells the story of a soldier, and continues the theme with  Zoltán Kodály’s Háry János Suite, a Hungarian folk opera about a boastful and outrageous soldier. These whimsical pieces are followed by  Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor performed by world-renowned pianist, Victor Rosenbaum.

$33+, Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m., New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Ave., 617-585-1100, bostoncivicsymphony.org

Bars
Pre-Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl

In Boston, we await one day more than any other, remembering it fondly during the summer and using its impending glory to get us through the winter. Yes, the only day this could be is St. Patrick’s Day, of course. But why wait for the end of the month when you can start the celebration right away with the Pre-Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl? Beginning at Paddy O’s, the crawl will make stops at Faneuil Hall and pubs scattered around it. Break out your Irish spirit early and paint the town green this weekend, because as they say, “practice makes perfect.”

$10+, Saturday, March 2, 2-8 p.m., starting at Paddy O’s, 33 Union St., 617-263-7771, bostoneventguide.com

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