The Weekender: March 31-April 2

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So it looks like March will go out like a lion, with a few days of rain and snow. We are planning to have some cozy meals with family (my mother and sister-in-law are visiting this weekend!), and are trying to convince ourselves that beautiful spring days can’t be too far away! Hope you have a wonderful weekend — here are a few fun ideas:

Jazz Night. We love attending concerts at Berklee — so many incredibly talented musician students and faculty, and the ticket prices make it easy on our wallet! Tonight’s Global Jazz Institute Summit celebrates the centennial of three musical icons and favorites of ours: Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk. Tickets are $18 on the day of show, and the program begins at 8pm. See more on the Berklee website.

A Magically Easy Run. This Saturday, participate in person or online in the Unicorn Run Zero-K (yes, zero!). The ‘race’ benefits Brookline Libraries, and includes all the fun elements of a post-race party at Cornwall’s without the actual running… including a shirt, medal, and chances to win prizes. What a cute idea! Find out more and sign up here (tickets $25).

Bike for Babies. Get your exercise fix with a Sunday cycle class at Handlebar in South Boston. All proceeds will go towards Room to Grow, an organization providing support and essential baby items to parents in poverty. Sign up here (tickets $30).

Self Defense. Hoping never to need it, but having some ideas on how to practice self-defense is an important skill. SEPS offers a free women’s self defense class in Charlestown from Gershon Ben Keron, a local Krav Maga instructor. Classes are every Saturday morning from 10-11 am — you can sign up here.

Stay In. While we are normally all about getting out and exploring what’s going on, a forecast of sleet makes streaming a good show and sharing a bowl of popcorn sound pretty good! Natalie and I both are really into Little Big Lies, a slow-building seven-part miniseries on the secrets underneath seemingly perfect lives on the California coast. John Oliver and The Daily Show have also been great lately (and help to save your sanity while talking about the news). Finally, Girls has gone in an unexpected direction during this, their last, season. The show is definitely not to everyone’s taste, (and I have to admit for a long time I only watched because I like reading the think-pieces people write about it, and I know I’m not alone!) but I have found this season to be by far the best. Any favorite shows to share?

Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like to see listed on The Weekender? To be considered, send us a note at info@thebostondaybook.com. Have a wonderful weekend!

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