PRIDE AND PASSION
One of Shakespeare’s most wellknown—not to mention beloved— plays gets the dance treatment when Boston Ballet brings Romeo & Juliet (refer to listing, page 16) to the Boston Opera House stage March 15–April 8. This adaptation—created by South African choreographer John Cranko and featuring a dramatic score by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev crafted for a version of the ballet that premiered in 1938—made its original debut in Germany in 1962, and has been an acclaimed part of the Boston Ballet repertoire since 2008. Recounting the familiar tale of two star-crossed young lovers caught between two warring families, this is the perfect ballet for both novices to the art form and seasoned ballet lovers alike.
DISHING OUT DEALS
Thinking of dining out in late March? Then keep the semi-annual Dine Out Boston (refer to listing, page 18) in mind. As part of this special promotion of Boston’s diverse dining scene, a wide array of eateries create special prix fixe menus for bargain prices ranging from $15–25 for lunch and $28-38 for dinner from March 18–23 and again from March 25–30. Try out newer restaurants like the West End’s City Winery, Fort Point’s Oak + Rowan and Pabu near Downtown Crossing, or re-visit an old favorite, including all area locations of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse (pictured), Durgin-Park at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Beacon Hill’s No. 9 Park. Reservations are recommended, yet the menus are available to all. Think of it as the culinary version of a low-risk, high-reward proposition.
CELEBRATING SPRING IN STYLE
Just like spring itself, the Boston Flower & Garden Show (refer to listing, page 18) is an annual harbinger of the fair weather to come. Taking place March 14–18 at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, this colorful expo features beautiful garden displays created by local pros; amateur competitions in floral design, horticulture and photography fitting the show theme of “Savor Spring”; and dozens of vendors, lectures and demonstrations to help out seasoned home gardeners and the green thumb-challenged alike. Also check out the preview party on March 13 from 6–9 p.m., which boasts a sneak peak at the show, food, cocktails, raffles and live music, all to benefit The Genesis Foundation for Children. —Scott Roberto TOP PHOTO: LIZA VOLL