From playing in the snow, feeding a bonfire or watching eagles swoop above a river outdoors to getting dolled up for an Oscar viewing party at a glitzy rooftop restaurant, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in New England this winter weekend. See below:
Collegiate A Cappella Competition at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, Vermont, on February 8 — This year’s lineup features six groups that will make you swoon: Nor’easters from Northeastern University, the Williams College Ephlats, UMass Vocal Suspects, Dartmouth Sings, MIT Logarhythms, and Univoz Vocal Ensemble. This is a fundraiser for the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. 7:30 p.m.
Seacoast Skating With the Stars at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on February 8 — This professional ice skating show will follow the format of “Dancing with the Stars.” Six New Hampshire skaters are paired with a professional skater to perform a skating routine. The complete show also includes performances by professional Ice Dance International skaters. 2-3 p.m.
Fire on the Mountain at Sugarloaf ski area in Carrabasset Valley, Maine, on February 7-9 — Celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead as performed by some of New England’s most talented bands. Event bracelets guarantee access to the nightly shows, but daytime shows are first come, first served. Music will be pumped onto the Beach all weekend!
Oscars Viewing Party at the Rooftop at the Providence G in Providence, Rhode Island, on February 9 — Are you in the mood for a bit of glamour? Come to this glitzy Providence nightclub, with indoor and outdoor spaces, to watch the Academy Awards. Experience a red carpet arrival of your own and indulge in Champagne specials and lounge seating. Complimentary valet parking is available.
Dartmouth Winter Carnival at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, on February 6-9 — Known as the oldest collegiate winter festival, Winter Carnival is a celebration of winter, snow, and fun in the outdoors. Polar bear swims, races, competitions, ice and snow fun. A big part of the fest is the ice sculpting competition. The theme is “A Blizzard of Unbelievable Beasts.”
Eagle Watch on the Connecticut River in Madison or Haddam, Connecticut, on February 8 — Carpool with Jerry Connolly of The Audubon Shop to five places along the Connecticut River that are excellent for eagle viewing in winter. Connolly will help participants spot eagles and will discuss the bird’s natural history. Bring your binoculars and camera or rent binoculars. This is a carpool trip with viewing from shore; it is not a boat trip. Repeats February 15 and 22. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.