Now you can do that New Year’s closet clean out for a charitable cause. The Copley Place Mall has again partnered with Fashion Project, the premiere online clothing donating service. Fashion Project sorts and sells qualifying donations and 55 percent of proceeds go to the donor’s charity of choice. Donors receive a $20 Simon gift card for every five qualifying items. Runs until Jan. 19. 100 Huntington Ave., 617-262-6600; fashionproject.comCelebrate French Holiday with Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
Join Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro in celebrating “Le Jour des Crepes,” a French holiday honoring the end of the Christmas season. Enjoy sweet and savory crepes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with fillings such as roasted mushrooms, gruyere and rosemary, citrus crème patissiere, Grand Marnier and caramel, and more. Reservations recommended. Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro, 25 Charles St., 617-723-7575; beaconhillhotel.comChristian McBride Trio with Cecile McLorin Salvant
The Boston Celebrity Series presents the Christian McBride Trio with Cecile McLorin Salvant. McBride is a remarkable jazz bassist, composer, arranger, and educator who has worked with top artists of the pop, rock, jazz, R&B, and hip-hop worlds including Bobby Watson, Natalie Cole, Sting, Carly Simon, and many more. Cecile McLorin Salvant is an exceptional jazz vocalist who won prestigious competitions as well as mastered musical instruments and vocal technique at a young age. 8 pm. Tickets start at $40. Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard University, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, 617-482-6661; celebrityseries.orgViolinist Janine Jansen and Pianist Itamar Golan: Boston Performance
Head to the New England Conservatory Jordan’s Hall for a night of classical music where the Celebrity Series of Boston presents violinist Janine Jansen and pianist Itamar Golan. Both artists will mark their debut performances with the Celebrity Series of Boston. Tickets start at $45. 30 Gainsborough St., 617-482-6661; celebrityseries.orgBig Night Boston
Mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters Massachusetts Bay will be hosting its largest fundraising event "Big Night," where guests will be treated to a concert, cocktails, and more. From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. House of Blues Boston, 15 Lansdowne St.; bignightboston.comBoston Conservatory Presents Opera Iphigenia in Tauris
Watch a magnificent performance based on the play by Euripides. Sung in French with projected English supertitles, the beautiful music written by Christoph Willibald Gluck accompanies this tragic story of Iphigenia’s struggle to overcome oppression. Thurs. – Sat, 8 pm. Sunday, 2 pm. From February 5-8. Seully Hall, 8 Fenway, 616-912-9222; bostonconservatory.eduBeacon Hill Hotel & Bistro Presents “South of the Equator” Wine Dinner
Take a wine and food tour of Australia, New Zealand, Chile, and South Africa without leaving your seat. Sample wines from all four regions and enjoy dishes designed to complement each featured wine. Guests will also learn about each region from virtual tour guides. Reservations encouraged. $65. 25 Charles St., 617-723-7575; Beaconhillhotel.comThe Poets’ Theatre’s premiere of play Albatross
Come see the new play Albatross based on the long poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This adaptation is written by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett and directed by award winning American theater director Rick Lombardo. 8 pm. Liebergott Black Box “The Jackie Theater” at Emerson University, 617-824-8400; artsemerson.org2015 Wine Expo
The 2015 Wine Expo will be taking place in Boston for two days. There will be more than 2,000 wines that are available for tasting and food from local restaurants. It's a great way to spend your President's Day weekend with friends and family. Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., wine-expos.comTalk to Strangers: Can you?
The OBERON, second stage and club venue of the American Repertory Theatre, presents a collaboration between Boston Circus Guild and Liars & Believers, where through live music, dance, poetry, video and more, audiences are challenged to create togetherness in the 21st century. Tickets are from $20-$35. 2 Arrow St., Cambridge, 617-547-8300; americanrepertorytheater.orgThe 2015 Feline Affair: Benefit and Auction
Perfect for cat lovers and owners, the Feline Affair Live and Silent Auction will be held to benefit homeless cats at the Gifford Cat Shelter. The theme this year will be "Viva Paws Vegas," which will set the mood for a lively evening full of auction bidding, gaming tables, refreshments, and entertainment. 300 Hammond Pond, Chestnut Hill; giffordcatshelter.orgCelebrity Series of Boston goes contemporary with the Stave Music Sessions at Berklee College of Music
Join the Celebrity Series of Boston and listen to the next generation of musical artists at the Stave Music sessions hosted at The Berklee College of Music. The week-long festival will present emerging and innovative artists looking to showcase their genre-fusing styles of music. Starts on March 17. Tickets range from $20-$35. 160 Massachusetts Ave.; celebrityseries.org
We celebrated our annual men's issue with cover star Harry Connick Jr. at Bistro du Midi.