Ever notice how time off from work only makes you crave more time off? If you need a break to help you deal with the first full week after the holidays, here are some ideas to help you take full advantage of this weekend.
Now through Sunday
If you never got around to learning how to schuss down the slopes, this is your chance. (And if you can ski, why not try snowboarding, or vice-versa?) January is National Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month, and a number of big-name New Hampshire resorts are offering a free package of lesson, equipment rental, and beginner lift ticket through Sunday. Spots are filling quickly, but you can check the website to see weekend availability.
http://www.skinh.com/ski-central/JanuaryLearnToSki.cfm, 1-800-887-5464 x0
USD11 cocktails at M Bar & Lounge
Now through Tuesday
If sports and cold weather are too much for you, you can always kick back with a specialty cocktail at M Bar & Lounge. For the first 11 days of the new year, they are offering delectable-sounding Molten Cioccolato, Lemon Drop, White Christmas, and Deluxe cocktails. These $11 drinks are a steal compared to their usual $16 drink menu.
M Bar & Lounge, 776 Boylston Street, Boston, http://www.mandarinoriental.com/boston/news/, 617-535-8800
No Pants Subway Ride
Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Free (plus T fare)
On the other hand, if you want to experience the cold weather even more but you can’t make it out of state, you can don your best boxers, briefs, or boyshorts for the fourth annual No Pants Subway Ride in Boston on Sunday. You’ll need to register on the website and arrive at Alewife by 2pm to be assigned to a team. There is an official 21+ afterparty at McGreevey’s and an under-21 pantsless bowling afterparty at Sacco’s Bowl Haven.