What’s an ides, and why is there one in the middle of March? Ides—as I found out when I just Googled it—is what the ancient Romans called the day that falls roughly in the middle of the month. While it’s not necessary to “beware the Ides of March,” as a soothsayer once warned Julius Caesar in one of Shakespeare’s oft-quoted plays, it is necessary to drop by Niche Wine Bar on Wednesday, March 15—yup, that’s the Ides—any time from 4 to 9 p.m. for some wine and games.
The Romans enthusiastically celebrated this day with picnics, drinking, and revelry—and so Niche offers a nod to the Romans and invites guests to bring their own games, as well as a friend or two, to their Ides of March Celebration. Niche will supply the wine and the small plates—be sure to get some advice from Leah Jackson, the owner, about what wines to pair with nibbles like speck-smoked prosciutto, salted dates, or one of the seasonal tartes flambées.
Niche Wine Bar is located at 101 Main St., right next door to the Kiggins Theatre. To learn more, visit www.nichewinebar.com or “like” them on Facebook. (…and to find out what’s playing at the Kiggins, visit www.kigginstheatre.net.)