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The Weekend: Country Music, Poe's Love & Death, and More

Make plans for this weekend with this roundup of nearby events, including one pick just for kids.

No plans this weekend yet? Check out these local events coming on Thursday through Sunday this week—and our pick for kids' event of the weekend.

To find more events (and add your own) check out our calendar.

When/Where: Weekdays 1-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / 415 Summer St., Boston, MA | Get Directions »

Why Go: The 56th Annual Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show continues through this Sunday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Boating and sailing enthusiasts can enjoy more boats, more activities, more discounts and specials, and more reasons to celebrate life on the water. The Northeast’s largest boat show is 40 percent larger than last year’s extravaganza, featuring 360,000 sq. ft. of luxury motor and sailing yachts, sport fishers, performance boats, sailboats and personal watercraft, plus gear and accessories to fit every nautical lifestyle and budget.

Pricing: $14.

When/Where: Friday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. / , 277 Broadway, Somerville, MA | Get Directions »

Why Go: Celebrate Valentine's Day—by burying it alive! Edgar Allan Poe once wrote that the death of a beautiful woman is the most poetical topic in the world. See if he was right as Poe himself (portrayed by local literary historian Rob Velella) returns to life to read from the works that best display that thin line between love and death—including "Annabel Lee" and "The Raven." Followed by Q&A with Poe.

Pricing: $6 per person, or $10 for couples.

When/Where: Friday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. / , 665 Broadway, Malden, MA | Get Directions »

Why Go: Join in the mega-grand opening celebration at Rain Country. Kicking things off opening night is Michelle Jackson’s country dance lessons at 7:30 p.m.—have a blast learning the ol' and latest line dances on a brand new dance floor from one of the top instructors around. Following the dance lessons, it’s time for live entertainment as Ashley Hewitt and Walking the Line hit the stage and warm things up for The Herland Brothers, a band that has been tearin' up the scene with today's country rock hits! On top of all that, WKLB COUNTRY 102.5FM will be on hand with tons of giveaways.

Pricing: $10.

When/Where: Friday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. / , 467 Main Sts, Wakefield, MA | Get Directions »

Why Go: Ages 14 and up are welcome at this fundraiser for PAWS, an animal rescue organization in Wakefield. Admission includes a chance to win an iTunes gift card. Snacksand water available for sale. Live music by the band "The Change Up" along with DJ music.

Pricing: $10 donation.

When/Where: Friday, Feb. 17, 10:30 p.m. / , 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA | Get Directions »

Why Go: The RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT encompasses a documentary film that examines the history of different musical genres through the eyes of five of the most influential electronic producers/DJs in music today, along with the original music created for the project. Mark Ronson, DJ Premier, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights and Skrillex each take a specific musical style and explore it by writing and recording a brand new track with a grouping of influential collaborators in that genre.

Pricing: $8 in advance, $10 day of show, $7 for Regent Members.

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