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This Week in Boston (March 26 – April 1)

By on March 26, 2012 in ,

Bruce Springsteen will play the TD Garden tonight as part of his Wrecking Ball tour. The Boss is here with the E Street Band and will perform songs off of his new album, Wrecking Ball, which was released on March 5. With 17 studio albums, Springsteen has reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart eight times.

The 21-time Grammy Award, two-time Golden Globe, and one-time Academy Award winning singer was named #23 on Rolling Stone’s list of Greatest Artists of All-Time. The tour will take Springsteen across the U.S. before he heads for Europe to perform a few dates there. Look for songs like the two singles already released from the new album, “We Take Care of Our Own” and “Rocky Ground” in addition to classic hits.

The Celtics will play at home this week on Wednesday March 28 against the Utah Jazz. The game will be the first one at home since Kevin Garnett became the 18th player in NBA history to reach 24,000 career points. On top of KG’s 10-points with Paul Pierce adding 21 of his own, the Celtics beat the Washington Wizards Sunday night 88-76.

Now 26-22 on the season, the Celtics remain in second place behind the Philadelphia 76ers, but now by only a half game. They have another game away tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats and hope to gain momentum with a small two-game winning streak before returning home. With only one month left of the regular season, it’s an exciting time for the Celtics and their fans as they hope to take over the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference and make a ran at the playoffs.

With two games at home this week, one on Tuesday March 27 and the other Thursday March 29, the Bruins are hoping to build on their recent winning streak. They’ll meet the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals, both from the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. At 44-28-3 on the season, the Bruins remain in first place in the Northeast Division, but have yet to clinch a playoff spot. After hitting some rough spots, the Bruins have played well of late with a 4-1 record in the past five games. With two wins in a row, they want to build on their momentum and win these next two games at home. Now only seven games left on the regular season, the Bruins are in a good position to make it into the playoffs, hopefully with a revived spark to go far and make a run at the Stanley Cup for the second year straight.

On Saturday March 31, the Boston Center for the Arts (Cyclorama) will host the Phantom Gourmet Wine & Food Phest from 1-4 in the afternoon or 5-8 at night. With purchase of a ticket, you get 30 different wines from around the world, ten of Phantom’s favorite foods, and additional activities like party music, a purple dance floor, a wine snob detector, and a make-out photo booth. The Wine & Food Phest first premiered in 2009 as a place for people to have fun and mingle, indulge in good wine and food, and where “wine snobs need not apply.” This is just one of the events Phantom Gourmet hosts each spring and summer and is sure to be a good time.

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