Best of the Week: Our Picks for January 4-8, 2016
Welcome to Best of the Week, our recommendations for what to check out around town this week. If you’re wondering what to do in Boston this week, check out these events.
Monday, January 4
Special Classes at Healthworks
To help you get the new year off to a great start, fan-favorite women’s gym Healthworks is offering a roster of exciting new classes. From January 4-10, sweat off holiday excess at Resolution Bootcamp, Pop Diva Zumba, and more. Want company? Anyone who refers a friend who joins between now and January 10 will receive February dues for free—and to sweeten the deal, your friend gets January free, too.
See all special classes at healthworksfitness.com/celebrate2016.
Tuesday, January 5
Boston One-Minute Play Festival
Got a minute? How about 100? In the amount of time you’d spend watching one single play, you can see dozens, at the fifth annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival. This year’s installment is being presented in two parts: “Where Have We Been? and “Where Are We Going?” This festival of short attention span theater wraps this Tuesday.
Runs through January 5, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-353-5443, bu.edu/bpt.
Wednesday, January 6
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast
The classic Disney hit comes to the Boston Opera House, featuring the original songs made famous in the 1991 film, plus additional numbers composed by Alan Menken and Tim Rice. Be their guest!
January 6-10, Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston, 617-259-3400, boston.broadway.com.
Thursday, January 7
This week, a stand-up comic who presided over the last season of MADtv takes the stage as part of the last wave of talent to grace Johnny D’s, the beloved (soon-to-be-closing) Davis Square haunt.
$12, January 7, 7:30 p.m., Johnny D’s Uptown, 17 Holland St., Somerville, 617-776-2004, johnnyds.com.
Friday, January 8
Red Velvet Underground: A Rock Memoir, with Recipes
This week, it’s a Blake Babies reunion in Harvard Square—only it’s not at a rock club, but in a bookstore. This Friday, musician Freda Love Smith presents a new culinary-influenced memoir that’s chock-full of homages to ‘90s rock (like touring in Evan Dando’s broken-down station wagon and couch-surfing at Henry Rollins’s place) and vegetarian recipes. Her Harvard Book Store co-headliner for the evening: fellow Blake Babies bandmate Juliana Hatfield.
Free, January 8, 7 p.m., Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-661-1515, harvard.com.
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