Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Including the Boston Book Fair, the Boston Home Show and Bridal Expo, and more.

By | Arts & Entertainment |
Skis on a rack

Skiing Break by Kngfu on Flickr

Sports
Ski & Snowboard Expo

Ski season is quickly sneaking up on us. Get ready to hit the slopes at the 32nd annual Ski and Snowboard Expo.¬†East Coast Alpine will be rolling out the region’s most impressive ski and snowboard sale, and resorts from around the globe will be offering their best pre-season savings on winter vacation packages, lift tickets, and season passes.¬†Live acts, interactive exhibits, and ongoing giveaways will provide visitors with nonstop entertainment. Long Trail Brewery¬†will even have a beer garden set up for guests over 21.

$12, Thursday, November 14, and Friday, November 15, 3-10 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, November 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Seaport World Trade Center, 1 Seaport Lane, bewisports.com.

Literature
Boston Book Fair

Book-lovers rejoice! The Boston Book Fair is one of the oldest and most respected antiquarian book shows in the country. Whether you’re a serious collector or just a curious browser, this fair will offer something for every taste and budget. The offerings will be wide and diverse from more than 120 dealers from the United States and around the world.¬†There will be books on art, politics, travel, natural history, literature, music, and children‚Äôs books. There will also be a number of seminars taking place throughout the weekend, including a talk with Richard A. Johnson, the longtime curator of the New England Sports Museum.

$8-$15, Friday, November 15, 5-9 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 12-7 p.m., and Sunday November 17, 12-6 p.m., Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., bostonbookfair.com.

21+
Make-a-Wish Wine Tasting

What’s better than sipping on wine and socializing with like-minded people to help a good cause? This wine tasting lets you sample sips around the world from Panther Distributing and other wine partners, as well as whiskey and spirits tastings from Boston‚Äôs own Bully Boy Distillers¬†and¬†GrandTen Distilling. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy selected chef-inspired food pairings, a silent auction, raffle, and more.¬†Net proceeds will benefit Make-a-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island to further their mission of granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

$75, Friday, November 15, 6-8 p.m., Morton’s The Steakhouse, 2¬†Seaport Lane,¬†massri.wish.org.

21+
Drink Craft Beer Fall to Winter Fest

As the weather cools and we move from fall into winter, we find ourselves in an exciting time for beer. Brewers focus on using seasonal ingredients to make warming, rich, and hearty beers during the fall and winter months. Drink Craft Beer kept this in mind for the Fall to Winter Fest this weekend. The event will have 25 New England brewers in attendance bringing 80-plus craft beers, with each brewer bringing at least one beer that stars a fall or winter seasonal ingredient. Guests will be able to sample and of them and take home a commemorative tasting cup.

$50, Friday, November 15, 6-9:30 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 1-4:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 17, 6-9:30 p.m., Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart St., drinkcraftbeer.com.

Home & Weddings
Boston Home Show and Bridal Expo

If you’re looking for the latest products and services for your home or wedding, then the Boston Home Show and Bridal Expo is the place to be. Each year, industry experts gather with everything from kitchen appliances and bath products to windows and siding. Thousands of homeowners will walk through the doors of Cruiseport Boston looking for ideas and trends designed for a) their biggest investment, their home, and/or b) the best day of their lives, their wedding. Complete with hundreds of exhibitors, this event also teases more than $40,000 in giveaways, including two all-inclusive getaways to Aruba. Homeowners and brides will find everything they need all in one weekend.

Free, Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Cruiseport Boston, 1 Black Falcon Ave., thebostonhomeshow.com.

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