Happy Friday! Here’s the best and most affordable events and things to do in Boston (and beyond) on a budget for the first week of March.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday, March 2, 2013 & Sunday, March 3, 2013. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per person, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate.

Harvard Art Museum: Saturday, March 2, 2013. From 10am-12pm on Saturdays, Massachusetts residents can explore the museum for free with proper Mass ID.

Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Sunday, March 3, 2013. Mass residents can visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology for free on Sundays from 9am-12pm with proof of Massachusetts residency.

Kid Price Saturday at Franklin Zoo: Saturday, March 2, 2013. Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $10 for admission.

AAA Travel Marketplace: March 1-3, 2013 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Receive $2 off Admission with this printable coupon and gain ideas and discounts for your next travel adventure.

7th Annual Chinese New Year in Harvard Square: Sunday, March 3, 2013 in Havard Square from 1-3pm. Celebrate the year of the snake with a lion dance, parade, and more. Free.

243rd Anniversary of the Boston Massacre: Saturday, March 2, 2013 starting at 11am. Love History? Witness and experience the Boston Massacre and the events leading up to it. Free.

Berklee High School Jazz FestivalSaturday, March 2, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center. Join the largest annual festival of its kind and enjoy jazz performances from students and faculty alike. Free.

Hope you all have a great weekend in whatever you decide to do!

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