Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Between movie marathons, truffle-making, and spa parties, it's going to be a great weekend in Boston.

By Michelle Goldstein | Arts & Entertainment |
Chocolate Truffles via Shutterstock

Chocolate Truffles photo via Shutterstock

Dance
Movement at the Mills

If you find that traditional art exhibitions can be a little stiff, then check out Movement at the Mills, a series of dance exhibitions showcasing edgy and interactive dance work. At this event, Jessie Jeanne & Dancers Company will showcase their dancing skills with choreography inspired Henri Matisse, and Reject Dance Theatre will explore the human psyche, gender, and animal movement. The dancing is cross-disciplinary, and the performances will take place throughout the space while attendees have the chance to walk through and observe.

Free, Friday, Apr 18, 7 p.m., and 8 p.m., Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, 551 Tremont St., Boston, 617-426-5000, bcaonline.org.

Meet & Greet
Meet the Farmer Night at Clover Food Lab

If you love farmers markets and are interested in local produce, then visit Clover Food Lab for a lesson from Boston-area farmers and farm shares. You’re invited to learn about six of the best farms in New England, meet the farmers, ask questions about their work, and try their fresh produce. Plus, there will be snacks, beverages, and even cooking classes to make the event even more delicious.

$10, Thursday, April 17, 6-9 p.m., Clover Food Lab, 1075 Cambridge St., Cambridge, eventbrite.com.

Food
Truffle-Making Workshop

Get your sweet tooth ready for truffle making workshops at Elephant & Castle Restaurant, where experienced chefs will show you how to create scrumptious chocolate truffles. You’ll go home with tons of truffles to give to your friends and family (or keep for yourself!) and learn useful techniques for tasting, buying, and storing chocolate.

$75, Saturday, April 19, 11:30 a.m., Elephant & Castle Restaurant, 161 Devonshire St., Boston, 781-784-7469, bostonchocolatetours.com.

Spa
Spring Spa Party

If you’re looking for a little more zen in your life, the Spring Spa Party is a great place to find your center. Get relaxed and pampered with craft-your-own spa products, aromatherapy, reiki and crystal healing, and a tarot card reading. Nutritionist Larry Manning will be there to teach attendees about the power and effectiveness of nutritional supplements.

Free to attend (prices vary for products and services you wish to purchase), Saturday, April 19, 1-4 p.m., Kameleon Healing Aromatherapy, 1161 Commonwealth Ave., Allston, 617-254-5454, yelp.com.

Film
Kids’ Movies Not Just for Kids at the Brattle Theatre

Admit it, there are at least a few kids’ movies you still love watching as an adult. This weekend, the Boston Children’s Museum teams up with the Brattle Theatre for a kids’ movie marathon. So bring the little ones (or just yourself), and sit back and relax as you enjoy films like Spirited Away, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Muppet Movie.

$10 general admission, $7 per child, Saturday, April 19, through Wednesday, April 23, Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-876-6837, brattlefilm.org.

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