In like a lion.
Tabletop Terrarium Demo
What: Local florist John LaRoche adds needed chlorophyll to your winter cave via artfully arranged herbs, grasses, and cacti.
Why: A lucky few walk home with prearranged decor.
When: Sat., 2-4 p.m.
Where: West Elm, 160 Brookline Ave., Fenway (617-450-9500). Event is free.
Rag & Bone Opens
What: Scurry over to the label’s first full-service Boston branch, a classic brownstone affair, to stock up on winter-to-spring staples like white knit blazers, bright eyelet tops, and canvas ankle boots.
Why: Remake your man with shawl cardigans, button-down Oxfords, and raglan henleys.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 111 Newbury St., Back Bay (617-536-6700).
Mardi Gras at Toro
What: Let the good times continue to roll during a belated afternoon bash with Big Easy bites like lobster etouffee, catfish sliders, and muffalettas ($65).
Why: Porron pours and the famous grilled corn are très bien.
When: Sun., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 1704 Washington St., South End. Call 617-536-4300 for tickets.
New England Spirit: Berkshire Mountain Distillery Gin, Vodka, and Whiskey
What: Learn to whip up four home-mixology musts (aviation, mint julep, vodka collins, old-fashioned) using regionally sourced tipple from Berkshire Mountain Distillers.
Why: You’re still learning to be the hostess with the mostest.
When: Tonight, 6 p.m.
Where: Waterline, Boston Marriott Long Wharf, 296 State St., Waterfront. Tickets ($25) at 617-227-3838.
What: Four of Iceland’s top musicians make their Beantown debut, pairing with local counterparts (Amory Sivertson, Will Dailey) to make beautiful trans-Atlantic music.
Why: Take that newfound Icelandic love over to Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks for a special weekend menu ($65) of smoked Arctic char, langoustine tails, and free-range Icelandic lamb.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: Paradise Rock Club, 976 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton (617-562-8801). Event is free.
Photo: Courtesy of West Elm