Beat the chill.
Chili Cook-Off at Church
What: Pit your best Super Bowl recipe against those of nine Fenway-area restaurants (Sweet Cheeks, Tasty Burger, Citizen’s Public House) as they square off in a smoky smackdown with both veggie and meat-filled entries.
Why: Root-liquor cocktails quell the flames.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: 69 Kilmarnock St., Fenway (617-236-7600). Tickets ($8) online at ticketfly.com.
Be Healthy Boston
What: Revamp your wayward habits during two days of holistic-thinking seminars on green homes, spa therapies, farm-to-table cooking, and stress reduction.
Why: New York Times article be damned; give the morning sun salutations a try.
When: Sat., 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: The Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St. (617-532-4600).
Champagne Dinner at Sandrine’s Bistro
What: Tuck into a four-course Alsace repast of fromage-blanc flatbread, stuffed quail, and Meyer lemon tart paired with high-end bubblies ($65).
Why: Take your newfound knowledge home with a signed copy of Champagne: a Global History.
When: Today, 5:30-9 p.m.
Where: 8 Holyoke St., Harvard Square. Call 617-497-5300 for reservations.
Lions, Tigers, and Bare… Oh My!
What: The cheeky Rogue Burlesque troupe stages an animalistic show (think racy ravens, dancing deer, and preening peacocks) set to Pixies and Porter Wagoner tunes.
Why: You’re tired of our bundled-up city.
When: Sun., 8 p.m.
Where: Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square (617-496-8004). Tickets ($15-$20) online at ovationtix.com.
Spicy Dragon Sandwich at Foumami
What: Salute the Chinese New Year with a specially conceived pulled-pork sandwich (pork represents strength, wealth, and abundant blessings) topped with fiery Chinese barbecue sauce and chased with a longan-melon soda.
Why: Per tradition, there’s a daily red-envelope gift giveaway.
When: Thru Feb. 6. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 225 Franklin St., Financial District (617-426-8858).