Warm it up.
Wood Oven Week at Lineage
What: No fireplace, no problem. Snuggle up to a menu of duck confit pizza and roasted delicacies like persimmons, mussels, and meatballs.
Why: Fortifying, limited-time pours of red blends from Santa Barbara, Washington, and France.
When: Tonight, 5-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-10:30 p.m.
Where: 242 Harvard St., Coolidge Corner (617-232-0065).
Lawrence Wright Reading
What: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author shares excerpts from Going Clear, his exhaustive new investigation into the Church of Scientology, and dishes the celeb dirt you really care about.
Why: That last Vanity Fair article so didn’t cut it.
When: Tonight, 6 p.m.
Where: The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square (617-876-6837). Tickets ($5) at harvard.com.
Making Maple Syrup
What: Get sweet on the region’s sugaring history before pulling on your work gloves for an outdoor tapping workshop led by Groundwork Somerville.
Why: Copious taste testing now ensures a toothsome pancake topping later.
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Filene Hall, Tufts University, 10 Upper Campus Rd., in the Rabb Room, Medford. Tickets ($30) at brownpapertickets.com.
Super Bowl Sips
What: Drown your Patriots sorrows with four higher-end wines (Planet Oregon pinot noir, Gravity Hills Vertigo chenin blanc/riesling) that complement Sunday fare like wings, chips, and dips.
Why: Be the belle of the Big Game ball.
When: Sat., 3-5 p.m.
Where: Brix Wine Shop, 1284 Washington St., South End (617-542-2749). Event is free.
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