Tired of your boring Saturday routine? It’s time to flip things upside down and discover what your city has to offer. Get out, enjoy the beautiful weather, and take advantage of the events happening around the country. Chicago Event: “Are You Game?” presented by Women’s Health Why You Should Go: Swap the treadmill this weekend for free outdoor activities that will get your heart rate up and your endorphins flowing. Choose from euro bungee, rock climbing, workout classes like Hula Hoop Pilates, and beauty and spa treatments to finish off your sweat session. When: Saturday July 18, 10AM – 5PM Details: North Avenue Beach, 1600 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago womenshealthmag.com Boston Event: Fillet-a-Fish Class at Catch Restaurant Why You Should Go: Remember in Italy when that handsome waiter brought out an entire fish and you had no clue what to do with the poor thing? Next time you’ll be prepared. This weekend learn how to clean and cut an entire fish, and enjoy your fillet with a glass of wine. When: Saturday July 18, 11:30AM Details: 34 Church Street, Winchester, MA | Reservations at 718.729.1040 and Catchrestaurant.com Washington D.C. Event: ReUse Fashion Swap hosted by Fashion Fights Poverty Why You Should Go: You know that dress collecting cobwebs in the back of your closet? It’s time to let go. Bring in your unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories to trade with other guests, sell to the on-hand boutique or donate to the Covenant House. When: Saturday July 18, noon – 5PM Details: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW | 202.347.3000 and RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org Atlanta Event: Backyard Bikini BBQ Blowout Why You Should Go: Feel like you’re 10-years-old again and dance to the beat of the DJ in your bikini (cover-up), then participate in the hot dog eating contest and water balloon toss. After all that hard work relax with a massage and enjoy the evening performance by Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun. When: Saturday July 18, 3PM Details: The Graveyard Tavern, 1245 Glenwood Avenue SE | 404.622.8686 and Graveyardtavern.com Santa Barbara Event: California Wine Festival Why You Should Go: Whet your palate with over 350 different wines while watching the sun set over the Pacific. Thursday evening kicks off with a wine-and-tapas party, complete with Spanish dancers. When: July 16, 5:30 – 8PM; July 17, 6:30 – 9PM; July 18, 1 – 4PM Details: Visit californiawinefestival.com for exact locations of each day. All events, $139 ($170 at door); Spanish night, $39 ($50 at door); reserve tasting, $89 ($100 at door); grand tasting, $49 ($65 at door) 2 Responses Dirk August 2, 2009 Your post Spa Week Blog » Weekend Guide was very interesting when I found it over google on Sunday by my search for spa cover. I have your blog now in my bookmarks and I visit your blog again, soon. Take care. Reply Spa Week Blog » Weekend Guide July 24, 2009 […] Last Friday I encouraged you all to spend your weekend doing something healthy (and I hope you did!), but today I’m really looking forward to doing some shopping–discounted, of course. Here’s a list of great sample sales and other fashion-related events happening around the country. […] Reply Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.