Pi Day in Boston: Events, Deals, and Specials in 2016

Celebrate 3.14 with Pi Day-themed discounts, pie milkshakes at Rosebud, and the annual recitation competition at Petsi Pies.

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If there were ever a time we needed pie on a Monday, it’s today, March 14, 2016—the Monday after Daylight Saving Time forced us to spring forward. Well, ain’t no pity party like a Pi Day pity party. Get over that lost hour by celebrating the most famous mathematical constant of all, pi. Here are some deals and special activities happening around town this year:

Pi Day Competition at Petsi Pies

How many digits of pi can you recite? It begins with 3.14159, so of course Petsi Pies’ annual recitation competition will begin at 1:59 p.m. today. List 10 digits and win a cutie pie, 314 digits for a gift certificate for a large pie, and 628 digits for a free pie every season.

1:59 p.m., 285 Beacon St., Somerville, 617-661-7437, petsipies.com.

Pies at Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar

It’s never a bad idea to pick up some pies from Rosebud, but today the diner will offer a couple of extra specials just for Pi Day—mini banana creams with caramel drizzle and mini blueberry crumbles. Plus, stop by for special pie milkshakes starting at 5 p.m.

10:30 a.m.-1 a.m., 381 Summer St., Somerville, 617-629-9500, rosebudkitchen.com.

$3.14 Flatbreads at Salvatore’s

While we’re bummed Beacon Hill Bistro won’t be selling $3.14 pie slices this year, Salvatore’s will once again celebrate National Pi Day by offering $3.14 flatbreads.

Available at the bar only, 5-9 p.m., multiple locations, Facebook.

$3.14 Off Sweet Pies and $2 Off Take-and-Bake Pizzas at Whole Foods

Hey, at least they’re not pushing the asparagus water or peeled oranges.

Various locations, wholefoodsmarket.com.

31.4 Percent Off at the Charles Hotel

Book before 5 p.m. today to save on stays at the Charles Hotel. The annual sale only applies for stays between March 14 through May 15. Blackout dates do apply. Your spring stay-cation awaits.

9 a.m.-5 p.m., One Bennett St., Cambridge, 617-864-1200, charleshotel.com.

Give Pi for a VIP Museum of Science Experience

Tom O’Keefe a.k.a. @BostonTweet’s startup Flutter is offering people a chance to win a VIP experience at the Museum of Science. Donate $3.14 anytime today for a chance to win—80 percent goes directly to the MOS.

Through midnight, experienceflutter.com.

MIT Admissions Decisions

Every year, MIT hopefuls discover their fate on Pi Day. Last year, the school teased that the announcement would be via drone. This year, they had some fun playing off Star Wars. May the force be with you, applicants. Decisions will be available online at 6:28 p.m.

Meanwhile, Harvard Can’t Be Bothered

The math department points out that students are on spring break during Pi Day this year. Consider watching these six movies instead—they all mention the number pi.


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