Welcome to A Weekend in Boston, a weekly post about events occurring over the upcoming weekend throughout all of Boston. For events coming up in the North End, see the event calendar. For more information on each event, click on the event title.

It’s been a wild week, hasn’t it? We saw some incredible wind that certainly was not welcome for me at least – I nearly blew away! We also learned that Green Cross Pharmacy will be closing after 55 years of service in The North End. A staple of the North End will certainly be missed. Let’s ease your mind and see what’s going on this weekend in Boston.

Friday, March 1

Student Free Friday at The Garment District

This Friday, The Garment District is offering a student free friday. If you are a student of any nature (see details here) you can take home a 15 pound bag of clothes completely for free. Just bring your student ID when you visit. This is a great opportunity for those looking for costumes for plays or other live theater events. On a regular Friday, bags cost $1 per pound.

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When: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: The Garment District – 200 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.
Price: Free!
Age Restriction: Bring a student ID with you.

New Museum of Science Planetarium Shows

If you enjoyed the Beyoncé and David Bowie Planetarium shows, keep your eye out for a couple new ones! Both Coldplay and Prince will be features in two new shows beginning this weekend. The shows are approximately 40 minutes long and include career spanning hits from both artists.

When: March 1 through April 27
Where: The Museum of Science – 1 Science Park
Price: $5 – $10
Age Restriction: None listed

Rafiq Bhatia (Member of Son Lux) at The Museum of Fine Arts

This Friday, Rafiq Bhatia from Son Lux will be performing at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). From The MFA: “This evening-length live performance features Rafiq Bhatia’s latest album, Breaking English, transformed into an immersive multimedia experience by visual artist Michael Cina and video artist Hal Lovemelt. Born of an iterative, sculptural approach to composition, Bhatia’s recent work unites sound art with risky improvisation.”

When: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Museum of Fine Arts – Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161) – 465 Huntington Avenue
Price: $16 – $25
Age Restriction: None listed

Saturday, March 2

The Phantom Gourmet Wine & Food Phest

If wine tasting might be your thing, check out the Phantom Gourmet’s Wine & Food Phest this Saturday. It features 36 wines from around the world for tasting. For more information, see the Phantom Gourmet’s website. There are two sessions throughout the day on Saturday, so if you can’t make the early tasting, you can try to get to the later session!

When: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for The Arts – 539 Tremont Street
Price: $40+
Age Restriction: 21+ (No minors, infants, or pets)

Sunday, March 3

World Wildlife Day at The Franklin Park Zoo

Celebrate World Wildlife Day this Sunday at The Franklin Park Zoo. Activities will include zookeeper chats about: Baird’s Tapir, Lions, Bird’s World, Tigers, Red Pandas, and a mystery animal! The chats will focus on education around how these animals are cared for in zoos. See more information about the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo here.

When: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: The Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo (see website for more information)
Price: $11.95 – $16.95 (Free for under 2-year-olds and members)
Age Restriction: None listed

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