Five Things to Do This Weekend: Feb. 4-5

Watch the Super Bowl with the Knights of Columbus; enjoy chocolates and champagne at the Needham Historical Society.

It’s Thursday, and the weekend is right around the corner. Patch has your back with a few fun things to do. Check our picks for the activities to hit and some places to explore. Here's what's happening in and around your town.


  • Where/when: , 1147 Central Ave.; Saturday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • Why go: Chocolate! Champagne! Need we say more? This will be the Historical Society’s sixth annual Chocolate and Champagne Party fundraiser, which helps support the society and the town museum. Guests will enjoy fine chocolate delicacies prepared by local chocolatiers and a selection of wines, champagne and beer as well as a silent auction and live music. Reserve tickets online at www.needhamhistory.org or get them at the door.
  • Pricing: $35 Historical Society members, $40 non-members


  • Where/when: , 23 Dedham Ave.; Saturday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m.
  • Why go: Southern Rail has been playing together for more than 30 years and will bring their music to Needham for the latest Homegrown Coffeehouse performance. “Their music is upbeat and emotionally charged, encompassing contemporary trios, powerful gospel quartets and solid instrumentals,” according to a release provided by the church. All proceeds support First Parish.
  • Pricing: $18 general, $15 students/seniors


  • Where/when: , 670 Highland Ave.; Sunday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m.
  • Why go: Guest author Elisa New will give a reading and lead a discussion on her recent book, "Jacob’s Cane: A Memoir in Five Generations,” which follows a Jewish family’s journey from the lands of Lithuania to the ports of London and Baltimore. Refreshments will be served.
  • Pricing: Free


  • Where/when: , 1139 Highland Ave.; Sunday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m.
  • Why go: Hear award-winning Boston Globe reporter Eric Moskowitz share his experiences as a journalist in New England over the past decade, covering a variety of topics and stories, such as the untold stories of the Logan Airport workers who carry the burden of 9/11.
  • Pricing: Free


  • Where/when: , 1211 Highland Ave.; Sunday, Feb. 5, 4 p.m.
  • Why go: Watch the Super Bowl in the company of neighbors while supporting your local council at the Knights’ Super Bowl Party. There will be food, raffles—including a new HD television—a silent auction and more.
  • Pricing: $25 at the door; $10 for TV raffle tickets


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