Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
Glow Yoga Fusion
Forget the dance floor, your yoga mat is where the party is at, at least during Acorn Yoga’s Glow Yoga Fusion class. This glow-in-the-dark yoga class combines fast-paced vinyasa flow with cardio, strength training, and wicked tunes that range from hip hop to EDM. The class takes place in a blacklit yoga room, and glow sticks and glow paint are included in your ticket. The class was created as an alternative to going out and drinking on a weekend night. “We spent the last six months workshopping this class to bring elements of fun and dance into the format so that it’s not just doing vinyasa in the dark,” says Acorn Yoga owner Stefan Kalin. The group fitness class is for yogis of all levels and Acorn Yoga lends out free yoga mats to all students to use at the studio. This weekend, the class will expand from just Friday nights to both Friday and Saturday nights, resulting in a weekend-long yoga dance party.
$20 per person, Friday January 22 and Saturday January 23, 8:00-9:00 p.m., Acorn Yoga, 576 Washington St., Brighton, 617-208-8201, acornyoga.org.
Pavement Comedy Night
Sip your latte and laugh a lot at Pavement’s January Comedy Night. The monthly comedy show takes place at the Comm. Ave. Pavement, and though it may seem like an unconventional place to consume comedy, stellar monthly lineups guarantee a night of entertainment and laughs. This month you can expect to see headliner Bethany van Delft (The Moth, Comedy Central) perform, as well as Anthony Scibelli (Cracked.com, Boston Comedy Festival) and Ryan Donahue (Just for Laughs, Strange Behavior), who both started their comedy careers in Boston. Hosted and produced by Pamela Ross, the event was created to highlight the comedy scene in the city. “Boston is an especially vibrant and exciting place to do comedy, especially to start standup,” says Ross, who started her own comedy career in Boston. Always particular about the lineup, Ross says each month she aims to curate an interesting and diverse show composed of seven to eight distinctive acts. According to Ross, the easiest way to keep up with monthly lineup announcements is to RSVP to the show’s event page on Facebook.
$4 per person, Friday, January 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 736 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, brownpapertickets.com.
Hub on the Run
A new way to explore the city, Hub on the Run is a group running tour of Boston offered by Boston RunBase. The weekly tour departs just steps from the Boston Marathon finish line at the Boston RunBase storefront on Boylston Street. Taking place every Saturday morning, the four and a half mile run lasts about 45 to 60 minutes. With a loose structure and design, each week’s run is different, taking the group on a tour through areas such as the Back Bay and Cambridge, all while passing historic Boston sights including the State House and the Boston Common. “It’s our way of showing off our beautiful city of Boston,” says Rafer Dannenhauer, who manages RunBase and leads Hub on the Run. Dannenhauer says the tour sees tourists and locals alike and is welcome to all levels of runners. “It’s pretty relaxed. We make sure we take breaks, see the sights, and have a great time,” he says. Participants of the free tour are also granted access to the RunBase’s lockers and showers.
Free, Saturday, January 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Boston Marathon adidas RunBase, 855 Boylston St., Boston, 857-263-8491, RSVP.
Samuel Adams January Open House: Cabin Packs and Jazz
Take a break from the frigid Boston cold and step inside the Samuel Adams Brewery for an evening of sips and jazz. The open house will feature beer tastings, snacks, and live entertainment. Sample the brewery’s latest Spring Variety Pack, which includes Scotch Ale and Noble Pils. To set the ambiance, New England-based jazz band The Rusty Scott Quartet will play throughout the event. And don’t worry—there will also be snacks to pair with your favorite brews, including such delicacies as beer-infused marshmallows from Apotheker’s Kitchen (yes, you read that correctly). Get there before 7:15, when doors close, and keep in mind that last call is at 7:45 p.m.
$10, Thursday, January 21, 5:30-8:00 p.m., Samuel Adams Brewery, 30 Germania St., Jamaica Plain, samueladams.com.
Del McCoury Band and Woody Guthrie
A legend comes to life during this concert at Sanders Theater in Cambridge. Bluegrass experts the Del McCoury Band will sing never-before-heard lyrics from Woody Guthrie, the American folk poet and singer-songwriter perhaps best known for “This Land is Your Land.” Nora Guthrie gave Del McCoury exclusive access to her late father’s unpublished work, and McCoury then set the lyrics to music. And if you think “This Land Is Your Land” is your only exposure to Guthrie, you might be surprised to learn his lyrics have already been transformed into a pretty well-known song: The Dropkick Murphys used Guthrie’s words to create “I’m Shipping Up to Boston.” It will be the first time the set is performed in Boston.
$20-$50 per ticket, Saturday, January 23, 8:00 p.m., Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, celebrityseries.org.