Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
Isabella Rossellini explains the bees and the bees in Green Porno on Sundance TV.
Green Porno, Live on Stage
Don’t let the name scare you off. “Green Porno” is a wildly hilarious comedy about the mating rituals of insects and marine life. Don’t let that science take scare you off. Actress Isabella Rossellini has teamed up with French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere for this adaption of Rossellini’s Sundance Channel series. It’s funny, it’s kinky, and it’s totally weird in all the right ways.
$25+, Friday-Sunday, February 13-15, Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston, artsemerson.org.
Boston Wine Expo
Oenophiles and casual wine enthusiasts alike will love the annual Boston Wine Expo, which runs Saturday and Sunday over Valentine’s Day weekend. The Wine Expo will also have seminars, cooking demos, and most importantly, a whole lot of vino. With hundreds of exhibitors to sample from, the goal here is to pace yourself. Don’t be that guy who starts spilling his glass halfway through the afternoon.
$89+, Saturday-Sunday, February 14-15, Seaport Boston Hotel and World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston, wine-expos.com.
Flora at Tower Hill Botanic Garden
An hour’s drive west of the city is Tower Hill, a floral oasis calling your name after this terrible weather we’ve been having. For School Vacation Week, the garden is hosting a number of family-friendly activities including a story walk, scavenger hunt, and other horticulture-themed fun. Dress warmly, as outdoor activities will depend on weather and snowfall.
$12, , Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, 598 Boylston, 508-869-6111, towerhillbg.org.
Craig Ferguson at the Wilbur
The Scottish-born comedian hosted the Late Late Show for 10 years before leaving at the end of 2014. Now he’s taken his show on the road. His “Hot and Grumpy Tour: Walking the Earth” comes to town on Valentine’s Day for two shows.
$50+, Saturday, February 14, 246 Tremont St., Boston, 617-248-9700, thewilbur.com.
Thoreau’s Maine Woods
Photographer Scot Miller has spent years traveling around Maine, following in Thoreau’s footsteps. His photo exhibit brings Thoreau’s writing to life with vivid shots of Maine’s beautiful natural scenery. The exhibit is framed with historical context as well as specimens from Harvard’s collections, which includes plant samples collected in Maine by Thoreau himself.
$12, through Sunday, February 22, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge, harvard.edu.