Take an afternoon off and see a matinee this week. The Brattle Theatre, located next to Harvard Square, is a great way to spend your day in Cambridge. Founded in 1889, the cinema shows an eclectic combination of independent, foreign and classic films. It’s the only movie theater in the country that still uses a rear-projection system.
Featuring nine heated rooftop igloos, Envoy is back this winter for the best winter cocktail spot in Boston. The Lookout Bar at Envoy Hotel has covered seating areas with built-in ceiling mounted heaters for a rooftop bar that’ll keep you comfortable throughout winter. Be sure to take advantage of their seasonal warm cocktails. Seating is first come, first served.
The Harvard Art Museum is a great way to spend an afternoon. After being redesigned by architect Renzo Piano from 2008- 2013, the gallery was refitted with glass walls and ceilings to make for a new and dynamic space. It’s open daily from 10am to 5pm. Be sure to check out one of the free tours lead by Harvard undergrad students!
Think of it as darts, only a bit more… powerful. The newly opened Somerville location from “Urban Axes” allows you to train in the classic art of axe throwing. Gather a team of 6 or go in by yourself to discover fellow adventurous types; snacks are currently available along with beer, mead, and cocktails.
In 2008, a designer based in Brooklyn wanted to find a way to gather her local creative community; She started hosting breakfast events with free food, local speakers, and volunteer staff. 10 years later, attendees are gathering in cities around the world for monthly talks that inspire community and creativity. Head to Cambridge on Dec 14th at 8:30 am for the next “Creative Mornings” event with Choreographer and Director Wendy Jehlen.
Need a quick warm up? L.A Burdick Chocolates in the Back Bay is the perfect place. With dozens of handcrafted holiday treats, this quaint Chocolatier is a great place to stop by for a mid-day hot cocoa or pick up a last minute holiday gift.
If you ever need a comprehensive breakdown of the United States by the numbers, USA facts has everything you could need and more. A non-partisan, not-for-profit civic initiative, this site compiles publicly available data to help inform the debate. If you need some quantitative data to back up your turkey day argument, look no further.
The ICA presents the first comprehensive American exhibition of performative objects, video installations, and interactive sculptures of the internationally celebrated choreographer William Forsythe. Blurring the lines between performance and sculpture, his pieces invite the viewer to engage with choreography in a novel way. The exhibit is on display until February 21.
With a New England spin on Japanese food, the recently opened restaurant “Whaling in Oklahoma” is drawing crowds and raising eyebrows. Chef-owner Tim Maslow, a Momofuku alum, is combining local ingredients with Japanese sensibilities and flavors at his newest Southend endeavor. Be sure to reserve your table well in advance, weekend nights fill up quickly.