This Week in Boston (March 12 – 18)

By on March 12, 2012 in , ,

The House of Blues will welcome The Dropkick Murphys on Wednesday, March 14. Coming out of Boston, hit songs include “Tattoos and Scally Caps,” “Tessie,” and “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.” Their songs play at Fenway Park during Red Sox games and have been featured in Boston-centric movies like The Departed.

They got their start in 1996 with their debut album, Do or Die, and have released six more through the 2000s. They are currently touring for their latest album, Going Out In Style, which was released in 2011. With an eighth album in the works and a St. Patrick’s day tour scheduled, it’s an exciting time to be a fan of the band.

Eight-time Tony Award winning musical Les Miserables kicks off its run at the Boston Opera House on Tuesday March 13. Based off the book by Victor Hugo, the show is currently on its fourth U.S. tour to celebrate 25 years of performances. Opening in 1987 on Broadway, the show played to sold out audiences until its closing on May 18, 2003, becoming the third longest-running musical on Broadway.

Featuring hit songs like “I Dreamed A Dream,” “Master of the House,” and “Do You Hear The People Sing,” the musical follows an assortment of different characters as they struggle during the time leading up to the French Revolution. The show will play until April 1.

The Hockey East Semifinals and Finals are coming up this weekend, Friday March 16 and Saturday March 17 at TD Garden. Teams played in the Quarterfinals this past weekend with BC beating UMass Amherst, BU defeating UNH, Maine over Merrimack, and Providence overcoming UMass Lowell. Semifinals match-ups will be reigning champion BC vs. Providence and BU vs. Maine. Winners of those two games will play in the finals on Saturday night for a chance to represent the East in the NCAA finals and hopefully go on to the Frozen Four.

The Boston Bruins will look to rebuild momentum this week playing two games at home, Saturday March 17 against the Flyers and Monday March 19 vs. the Maple Leafs. Still in first place in the conference, the Bruins dropped two in a row over the weekend and have played with a 4-5-1 record the past ten games. This will be their fourth game against the Flyers this season, the Bruins with the 2-1 edge. Against Northeast division rivals, the Maple Leafs, the Bruins are 5-0 on the season and hope to keep the streak going.


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