Boston Weekend

Things to do this weekend in Boston

My “anti-yoga” Retreat at Kripalu

In an ideal world, our everyday lives would be balanced and complete as they are.   In reality, many of us could use a “therapeutic” weekend getaway now and then to recharge and keep on going.  One of my favorite weekend recharge destinations is Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts (the Berkshires). Kripalu means different …

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SLEEPING BEAUTY AND ROBBINS/THE CONCERT: TWO BOSTON BALLET PRODUCTIONS ARE ON STAGE THIS MAY

In one of his post-performance talks (following a modern program last March), Boston Ballet’s artistic director Mikko Nissinen promised that the company would continue to embrace both traditional story ballets and the diverse works by the modern choreographers.  This May, ballet lovers in Boston are being treated to two superb productions as diverse as ballet …

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Kylián’s “Wings of Wax”: Spring arrives on Boston Ballet’s stage

On March 23, Boston Ballet celebrated the calendar arrival of Spring with a program of three contemporary mini-ballets featuring George Balanchine’s 1964 Donizetti Variations, Jiri Kylián’s 1997 Wings of Wax, and Alexander Ekman’s 2010 Cacti. While I am a big fan of classical story ballets, I am becoming more and more comfortable with interpreting contemporary choreography …

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Forget what you know about dance and experience the Artifact, ballet by William Forsythe, by Boston Ballet.

Artifact ballet by William Forsythe: forget what you think you know about dance

Last week Boston Ballet presented the Artifact 2017 by William Forsythe, one of the most influential choreographers of our time (in Boston Opera House through March 5). Many of us,  weekenders, go to ballet performances to escape the routine and to be carried away to the far away lands of swans, princesses and eternal love, …

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February 2017 Vacation Week Activities in Boston

FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION WEEK ACTIVITIES IN BOSTON FOR EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK

There is always plenty of family fun in and around Boston, but school vacation week adds special programming touches to our beloved institutions. HERE are some tried and true Boston’s February vacation week favorites with some bonus new ideas thrown into the mix! MONDAY: FAMILY FUN OUTDOORS Monday forecast promises an excellent day outdoors and …

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5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE WITH MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY IN BOSTON

There are numerous ways to celebrate Mother’s Day (and have fun yourself!) in and around Boston.  Here are some tried and true ideas from my list. Take her to the Theater Boston Theater Marathon – this is where I am taking my Mom this Sunday May 8 (in the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the …

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APRIL 2016 SCHOOL VACATION TO DO’S IN BOSTON

APRIL 2016 SCHOOL VACATION WEEK TO DO’S IN BOSTON

There is always so much to do in and around Boston – whether you are having a staycation or visiting the area for the first time. Here are my picks for April 2016 vacations: CELEBRATE The week starts off with Patriots’ Day celebrations around the state to commemorate the battles of the American Revolutionary War.  …

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Figure Skating World is coming to Boston March 28-April 3, 2016

Boston might have withdrawn its Olympic bid, but this week we have a chance to see the elite of world’s figure skating here for World Figure Skating Championships 2016.  The world’s biggest annual skating competition is coming to Boston’s TD Garden on March 28 – April 3.  Close to 200 athletes representing 38 countries are …

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Boston Ballet takes us to Paris: new program Kaleidoscope is on stage March 17-26

No travel plans for this spring? Don’t despair!   This week Boston Ballet takes us to Paris in its new program  Kaleidoscope, a colorful springy fusion of four pieces of modern choreography (at the Boston Opera House, March 17-26). Going to Boston Ballet performances is a family affair in our house.  While my husband prefers modern pieces (especially …

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ONEGIN BALLET RETURNS TO BOSTON FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 6, 2016

Do you have a favorite ballet? I believe I just found mine. It’s John Cranko’s ONEGIN which comes back to Boston Ballet after 14 years (February 25 – March 6 in Boston Opera House). Cranko’s passionate ballet is based on the famous novel in verses by Alexander Pushkin “Eugene Onegin”, set in 19th century Russia.   …

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