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Celebrate at Harvest's Winter Ice Party.
Celebrate at Harvest's Winter Ice Party.

If you haven’t swilled from an ice luge since college, you can change that on Sunday, Feb. 24, in a slightly more upscale setting. Harvard Square’s Harvest restaurant (44 Brattle St.) hosts an annual Winter Ice Party on its verdant heated patio, which beats a musty frat house.

DJ Ryan Brown spins tunes while bartenders serve Harpoon beer and Maker’s Mark whiskey from a luge — poured into cups, not directly into gaping maws — paired with homemade pretzels, bacon-wrapped scallops, and a dessert bar. Nothing goes with whiskey quite like doughnuts and macaroons.

Proceeds benefit Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts, which helps families transitioning out of homelessness. A portion of ticket sales go toward providing those families with furniture and household goods. The festivities begin at 6 p.m.; book seats, $55, by calling 617-868-2255.


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