Your go-to guide for fun across Boston this week.
Your go-to guide for fun across Boston this week.
Event of the Week: Wednesday, April 6
Experience a new kind of group meditation at Swet Studio. Participants of of the class, Levitation, will be suspended from a hammock and guided through stretching and controlled breathing to a state of peace. Meditation is an amazing tool to relieve stress, but unfortunately, outside distractions and thoughts make it difficult to achieve this state. Located in the South End, Swet Studio provides a quiet space and expert teachers to help you forget about your worries and reach enlightenment. 480 Tremont St.; 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.; $28.
Thursday, March 24
One of the Internet’s least-discussed contributions is the transformation of the pornography industry. In her lecture, “Playing with Sexnology,” psychiatrist and professor at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Frances Bidga-Peyton will present the effects of online porn, which comprises 13 percent of Internet searches. She will discuss the neurochemistry of cyberporn use, sex differences, the dangers of porn and treatments for addiction. Cyberporn addicts are encouraged to come, as the lecture will also serve as a workshop to evaluate subconscious fantasies underlying porn addiction. 1581 Beacon St., Brookline; 7 – 8:30 p.m.; free.
Event of the Week: Wednesday, Mar. 23
In the Vagabond Theatre Company’s new play, “A Southern Victory,” the Confederacy has won The Civil War, and as as a result, slavery still thrives, prohibition continues and abolitionists known as John Brown’s Army have turned to violent, almost terrorist-like means to get their message across. The play, taking place at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, centers on a college student named Thomas Williams who witnesses the terrorism firsthand and must decide whether to continue his family’s legacy as slave-owners or join the abolitionists. Directed by Kevin Mullins, “A Southern Victory,” will be presented as a trilogy. 949 Commonwealth Ave.; 8 – 10 p.m.; $20.
Event of the Week: Thursday, Mar. 3
Roxbury Community College is presenting its rendition of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” at the Roxbury Repertory Theatre. Directed by Robbie McCauley, the play is part of a centennial anniversary celebration in honor of Miller. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play follows Willy Loman, a traveling salesman, and his sons Biff and Happy after Loman returns home from a car accident. Loman has spent his life chasing the American Dream, believing that hard work will get him what he needs in sales. He attempts to make sense of the world that once promised so much but is now full of his manufactured excuses and daydreams. 1234 Columbus Ave., Roxbury; 10:00 a.m. – noon; $10.
Event of the Week: Monday, Feb. 29
Whether it’s the Green Line, Orange Line or Red Line, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is both a source of Boston’s pain and pleasure – more often the former. Now, thanks to ImprovBoston, this lovable transportation system has its own musical. “T: An MBTA Musical” follows a group of three young people whose lives have been ruined by the aforementioned pain of the MBTA. But with the help of a secret map, they hatch a plan to reform everyone’s favorite transit system. Their journey is part drama, part love story and part scavenger hunt. Don’t miss your chance to hear classics like “The Shuttle Bus Song” in what BroadwayWorld.com calls the best new musical. 40 Prospect St., Cambridge; 10 p.m.; $25.
Event of the Week: Thursday, Feb. 18
With presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gaining traction, there is both curiosity and doubt surrounding his platform. Sanders is campaigning as a democratic socialist, and the latter part of this self-proclaimed title has many people confused. If politics isn’t your forte, the public forum “Can the US Go Socialist?” can help you learn more. The forum, which takes place at Montserrat Aspirers Community Center, will host a discussion on whether or not socialism can survive in the Democratic Party and in America. 358 Washington St., Dorchester; 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.; free.
Event of the Week : Saturday, Feb. 13
If classes stopped you from enjoying all the winter festivities, come to Jamaica Plain for a massive snowball fight. The Hyde Square Task Force, along with their youth leaders and Latin Quarter community members, will team up for an all-out snow war. If you live in Jamaica Plain, this is a great way to meet neighbors and talk to some community leaders about how to get involved. The event will go on even if there is no snow, in which case soft-foam dodge balls will be used in place. However, it will be rescheduled if there is any rain or sleet. 361 Centre St., Jamaica Plain; 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.; free.
Event of the Week: Saturday, Feb. 6
Lunar New Year is next Monday, but you can get a head start this Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese traditions will be on display with several demonstrations such as the Gongfu tea ceremony and Sae-Bae bowing ceremony. Several performances, highlighted by the lion dance, will occur throughout. There will also be art classes where you can learn how to make a coin holder called Bok Jumoni and Chinese hand drums. While you’re at the MFA, don’t forget to check out its extensive collection of art from the Song Dynasty or try one of the free Art of Asia gallery tours. 465 Huntington Ave.; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; free.