What to this week: April 13 – 19

I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely stir crazy and missing the opportunity to casually hang out with friends. I’d love to be able to connect with friends like the picture above shows, but with public events cancelled in MA for at least the next few weeks (if not longer), I thought I’d share share a few virtual events that you may find interesting. It is my understanding that all of these programs are free so they can accommodate everyone’s budget.

If you know of virtual programs that may be of interest, please email me or leave the information as a comment on this post.


NOVEMBER PROJECT MORNING WORKOUTS: During COVID-19 pandemic, Boston’S November Project is hosting online workouts Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:29 AM. NOTE: they are using the free version of Zoom video conference, which only allows up to 100 users at the same time.

STRESS FREE MEDITATION: This Thursday and Friday from 12:30 – 1:oo PM and 5:30 – 6:00 PM enjoy meditation commentary offered for free on Zoom.

YOGA HUB VIRTUAL MAT PRACTICEEach Monday, starting at 5:15 PM join Ali Singer. Sign up (it’s free) through their website to receive the meeting link. Set up your yoga mat with your computer or phone visible nearby. Ali invites you to record your video and send it to her after practice for personalized corrections and opportunities for advancement.

VIRTUAL BEER YOGA: Each Sunday from 10-11 AM Andrea will guide participants through an energetic Power Flow practice — accessible by all ages and skill levels.


24 HOUR PLAYS – VIRAL MONOLOGUES: Theater companies – from Broadway to semi-professional to student-run –  host this creative exercise for both playwrights and actors to develop an original piece to be written and performed within a 24-hour time limit. Check out  these new monologues written and performed by a litany of famous actors. More details here.

BOSTON THEATER MARATHON Available through May 17th, features readings of ten-minute plays by New England playwrights in collaboration with New England theatres, via Zoom. Audiences are encouraged to lend their support to area theatre companies and to the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund, which provides financial support to theatres and artists in times of need.

BSO AT HOME: Over the next six weeks, enjoy great performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, drawn from the amazing archive of recordings of concerts at Symphony Hall and at the orchestra’s summer home, Tanglewood.

CITYSIDE COMEDYEvery Monday at 8:30 PM CitySide Comedy is hosting free comedy shows, featuring some of the best standup comics working today. For more information visit their eventbrite site, CitySide Comedy.

UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVALThe Boston Underground Film Festival (a.k.a. BUFF)  postponed their annual festival due to COVID-19 but are featuring collection of films from previous editions of BUFF, from BUFF alumni, and/or films in the spirit of BUFF through April 30th. Many of these films are available on Shudder  which offers a free 30-day trial with code SHUTIN.


FREE MILK STREET ONLINE COOKING SCHOOLMilk Street is making our entire line of online cooking classes available for free through April 30th.

THE PANDEMIC PANTRY WITH CELESTE ROGERSJoin ‘Chopped’ champion Celeste Rogers for daily dinner deets & fantastic eats every Monday through Friday at 5PM through Friday, May 8th as she shares recipes live on her Instagram account.

WHAT’S COOKING WITH YOU: This weekly, crowd sourced Instagram TV show helps tell each other’s stories, while showcasing our community’s cooking prowess. Share your recipes and favorite plates. Not only do we want to see how imaginative you can get with your pantry, but we want to get to know you. Submit your video by Friday to be eligible for the following week. Each week the most popular recipe will be voted upon and the winner will have the chance to have a personal Zoom call with Kate Sidell (Saltie Girl, Met Back Bay, Stephanie’s on Newbury, The Met Natick).



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