This Week at Harvard: Balancing, Beats, and Boogie

Members of the Harvard Community do yoga outside Holden Chapel in Harvard Yard on Wednesday. The event was a part of the Mind, Body, and Spirit series hosted by the OSL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Offices.
Members of the Harvard Community do yoga outside Holden Chapel in Harvard Yard on Wednesday. The event was a part of the Mind, Body, and Spirit series hosted by the OSL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Offices.

It’s official: summer is more than halfway over. That may leave you scratching your head, wondering where the time has gone, and realizing you haven’t done anything exciting yet. So, we here at Flyby compiled a list of the most exciting activities happening in and around Cambridge this week.

Grown Up Study Hall
Monday at 1 p.m. | Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn Street

Calling all students, freelancers, and anyone in need of a place to do work, Grown Up Study is here to help you check off everything on your to-do list. Whether you need to revise your resume or finish a paper for your summer class, this designated productive zone will kick you into high gear by starting off with a goal setting exercise and checking in halfway through to keep you accountable. If you feel like procrastinating a little longer—don’t worry! Grown Up Study Hall is open every Monday.

Paddleboard Yoga
Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. | Fort Point Pier

Stand up paddleboard yoga, or SUP YO, may be the best way to shake up your yoga routine. As their website advertises, going through a vinyasa flow while floating in the Boston Harbor will intensify the workout, while “the peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.” $40 per class is a bit steep, but it could a good way to spend any leftover summer-job money you have.

Billie Holiday Tributes
Wednesday at 8 p.m. | Beat Brasserie, 13 Brattle Street

If you are growing tired of the normal concert/club scene, consider attending Billie Holiday night at the Beat Brasserie. Although it will be difficult for the tribute acts to recreate her uniquely fragile voice, the smooth jazz vocals of “I’ll Be Seeing You” and “Strange Fruit” will surely transport you away from overheated, tourist-riddled Harvard Square and to a cool Harlem jazz club.

By Tiana A Abdulmassih

Free Crossfit
Thursday at 6 p.m. | The Esplanade, Fiedler Field

If you’re like most, the endless string of summer barbeques may have caused the summer body you worked so hard for to go soft. Luckily, the Esplanade Association and Kendall Square Crossfit have teamed up and are generously offering free Crossfit classes on the Esplanade. Combining weight training and high-intensity cardio, you’ll surely be back in shape in no time.

Sh*tfaced Shakespeare
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. | Oberon, 2 Arrow Street

Remember how “Romeo and Juliet” nearly put you to sleep in your high school English class? Well, bid that version farewell, and say hello to the A.R.T.’s hilariously drunken take on the dramatic classic. Each performance, an actor is chosen at random to get, well, sh*tfaced during the performance to create a truly unique show that is sure leave you laughing.

Cambridge Jazz Festival
Sunday at noon | Danehy Park, 99 Sherman Street

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