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Things to Do in Boston: Week of June 23, 2014

Jun 23, 2014
Things to Do in Boston: Week of June 23, 2014Summer has officially begun, and this itinerary should help you start the season on a high note. Take a break with wine and chocolate, play hooky at a tech-centric museum, and celebrate Jamaica's favorite seasoning at an outdoor street fest. Don’t forget to check Groupon for more great things to do in Boston. Taza_display (Wikipedia) 600c390 Taza Chocolate- and Wine-Pairing Class Somerville | Tuesday, June 24 Organic-chocolate pioneers Taza are bringing in a sustainable-wine expert to showcase six wines and discuss their most delectable pairings with Taza’s stone-ground chocolates. A chocolate-factory tour, a goody bag, and plenty of samples round out the evening. (561 Windsor St., Somerville; $55; buy tickets here) things-to-do-in-boston-week-of-june-23-2014-al_600c390 Free Fun Friday at MIT Museum Cambridge | Friday, June 27 The MIT Museum is bringing science outdoors for this family-friendly event, showcasing a special exhibition on the science of baseball. Families are also welcome to venture inside the museum to explore exhibits on artificial intelligence and cutting-edge holograms. (265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge; free) jerk chicken festival boston 600c400 The Second Annual Boston JerkFest South End | Saturday, June 28 Quite the versatile seasoning, Jamaican jerk seasoning can be used both wet and dry as a rub or marinade. Taste it all ways at the second annual Boston JerkFest, which features food from Jamaica Mi Hungry and Flames Restaurant as well as chef demos and live steel-drum and reggae music. (Festival takes place outside the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology at 41 Berkeley St.; $12; buy tickets here) Photos courtesy of Wikipedia, Sam Ogden/MIT Museum, and Ella Clausen