The Modern Lobster
What: Move beyond steam, melt, devour and learn to prep dishes like lobster ceviche, lobster salad, and lobster stock.
Why: You need some buttering up.
When: Feb. 28. Sun., 2-5 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Back Bay (617-267-4430). Call to reserve spot.
Brooklyn Beer Keg Party
What: Party like a freshman while sampling a dozen tap beers and five cask ales, all chased with complimentary apps.
Why: No cover, dude.
When: Wed., 5-7 p.m.
Where: Redbones, 55 Chester St., Somerville (617-628-2200).
Public Open Night at the Observatory
What: Contemplate the winter skies via powerful outdoor telescopes set atop BU’s astronomy department (the city views aren’t bad either).
Why: Let the moon hit your eye.
When: Wed., 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Coit Observatory, 725 Commonwealth Ave. (617-353-2630). Weather permitting.
L’Espalier’s Cheese Tuesday
What: Settle into a communal table to suck down gooey caldrons of raclette, fontina, and Tarentaise, as well as specially paired wines.
Why: You’ll just melt.
When: Tues., 7 p.m.
Where: 774 Boylston St., Back Bay (617-262-3023). Reservations required.
Annie Liebovitz: Women
What: The famed shutterbug’s traveling exhibition comes to town featuring arresting portraits of actresses, athletes, politicos, and more.
Why: Rated XX.
When: Thru Mar. 26. Reception, Thurs., 5-7 p.m.
Where: Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery, Endicott College Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly (978-232-2655).
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