Weekend Guide: December 1-3

Wondering what to do in Cambridge in this weekend?

Spend the weekend in Cambridge with our top five must-see events, plus a holiday tradition to add to your calendars.


Moving Stories | December 1 & 2

This weekend attend a special performance of Moving Stories at The Dance Complex in Central Square.  Moving Stories integrates live storytelling, dance, and music, to create a full-evening performance addressing the epidemic of addiction and the over-incarceration within the community. 

See it: 8p on Saturday and Sunday


Creative Culinary Classes: Cookie Decorating | December 2

One of our favorite parts of the holiday season are the desserts! After all, calories don’t count during the holidays. This holiday season inspire your little one’s creativity at the Royal Sonesta Hotel’s Creative Culinary Holiday Cookie Class on Saturday, December 2nd at 10a.

Don’t worry if you can’t attend this weekend, they’ll host a cupcake decorating class on December 16th.

Bake: 10-11a


Family Show at ImprovBoston | December 2

We can hardly think of a better way to spend the weekend than laughing with family and friends.  This Saturday afternoon, grab your little ones and head to ImprovBoston for their family show at 4p.  The show is appropriate for all ages and is almost guaranteed to make everyone giggle. 

The best part about this all-ages show?  Budding young comedians will the opportunity to hop on stage and actually take part in the fun!

See it: Every Saturday at 4p


Winter Classic 5K | December 3

If you’re looking for a fun way to exercise during the holiday season, we suggest running or walking in Cambridge Winter Classic 5K this weekend. The festive run starts and ends in Central Square. If you need a little motivation to get through the 3.1 miles, there’s a party waiting for you at the finish line!

You won’t find a more festive 5K in Cambridge than this one. There’s still time to register.

Register here!

Run it: 9:30a


Rooted in Cambridge: Darwin’s Ltd. | Insider Post

We know this next item isn’t our typical “weekend guide event,” but considering that the best part of any weekend is finding new, delicious places to eat, we thought our latest Insider Post was definitely worth including here. 

Introducing: “Rooted in Cambridge: Darwin's Ltd.”  In this series, we’ll highlight businesses that started and made their home here in Cambridge.  Much like our city, our businesses are exceptionally creative, equally passionate, and have personalities that transcend their address.  It’s these “roots” that help make Cambridge such a special place.

To kick off the beginning of our series, we interviewed Steve and Isabel Darwin- the owners of nearly every Cantabrigian’s favorite sandwich and coffee shop- Darwin’s Ltd.  We’re answering questions like: “How did Darwin’s Ltd. get their start? Where did the names for those delicious sandwiches come from? and “Are they related to THE Charles Darwin? Click here for all the answers.

Beware: You will get hungry reading this article.  Don't worry- there's three Darwin's in Cambridge, which means you're always close to a great sandwich. 


The Christmas Revels: A Venetian Celebration of Winter Solstice | December 8-27

A true Cambridge holiday tradition returns to the Sanders Theatre next week and we couldn’t be more excited.  Every year, the Christmas Revels travel back in time to a different place and this year they’re going to the magical city of Venice. 

You’ll celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes with the Doge of Venice-- who has a very difficult choice to make... Who makes the best puttanesca in town? Throughout the show, you’ll be treated to new joyous songs and familiar favorites that are sure to make you want to tap your toes and sing along!

Purchase your tickets here.

See it: December 8-27


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