Everything You Need to Do in Boston This Weekend

Updated On 02/15/2018 at 04:57PM EST Updated On 02/15/2018 at 04:57PM EST
CrashFest | eric van nieuwland
precision running lab
Ian Travis Barnard
Friday - Sunday
Feb 23-25
Equinox Chestnut Hill
Except for the hardiest of souls, jogging Boston’s ice-riddled sidewalks and streets is a dubious affair. Enter a new running-only boutique studio--only the second one in the country -- that gives you zero excuse not to stretch your legs. Think SoulCycle on the treadmill: The one-hour group classes include real-time running data, immersive lights, vaporizer-enhanced air, and a large cool-down area for proper stretching. Even better: no Equinox membership required.
Cost: $30 per class.
Feb 23
Boston Center for Adult Education
Tired of thoroughly fleecing your nieces every time the Monopoly board comes out? Square off against savvier real estate investors during an evening that celebrates both BCAE’s inaugural year and the launch of the iconic board game, both of which debuted in 1933.
Cost: Free.
Feb 23
Institute of Contemporary Art
What does “the cloud” sound like? It might not be the burning question of the day, but three contemporary composers take it on anyway during a night of both electronic and live, improvised music. Expect to revisit all the sounds of the early-era Internet, from dial-up static to the iconic “you’ve got mail” declaration.
Cost: $10-$15.
Feb 23
Samuel Adams Brewery
Warm the cockles of your heart -- or at least your belly -- at a brewery party that includes live music and servings of steamed mussels to pair with Sam Adams’ new spring seasonal. If you splurge on the VIP tix, you’ll get to taste three additional barrel-aged beers, along with an braised ribs entree.
Cost: $25-$50.
Feb 24
House of Blues
It’s like an indoor summer music fest. One night, three stages, 10 bands, limitless street food, and international beers galore. World musicians this year include Rubblebucket and Mokoomba; you’ll work up such a dance sweat that you’ll barely notice the outdoor cold at the end of the night.
Cost: $48.
peddock island
Feb 24
Long Wharf
Weekends spent on Nantucket are still a few months away, so ease into your islanding schedule with a day trip to one of the harbor archipelagos. You’ll track some island creatures before retreating for cocoa and trail mix inside a makeshift winter lodge or staying outdoors for s’mores over an open fire. (Rain or snow date: March 3.)
Cost: $20.
Feb 25
It’s an umami twofer as these pop-up cooking classes guide students through sophisticated uses of soy sauce -- making homemade ketchup, curing egg yolks -- before teaching attendees how to concoct both their own koji, the fungus behind many Asian condiments, and their own soy sauce. Lunch includes Koji Horchata tea and a General Gao gyro (chicken or falafel) with Tsukemono tzatziki.
Cost: $38.75-$76.
Feb 25
Until that wondrous day when the city’s restaurants start dusting off their outdoor spaces, we’ll revel in Harvest’s heated patio and a Sunday shindig that includes ice luge drinks with Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey, an outdoor fireplace, oysters, dishes like confit pork ribs, and a dessert bar that features French macarons and hot chocolate spheres. A portion of the proceeds benefits Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts.
Cost: $55.