5 Hilariously Awesome Date Ideas

August 10, 2016

Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

We’d like to revise that to say that a date without laughter is indeed a date wasted. But what if you and your date aren’t in the mood for a good ol’ rom com? You, my friends, are in luck.

There are a ton of great live comedy shows near you! And they’ll be sure to leave you both having a great time. Below, we’ve handpicked some of the best.

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    Make a Ring

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    Rings can be great fashion statements, but they kind of lose their appeal when everyone else has the same one you do. Why not learn to create your own custom rings in this jewelry making class! Take a quick spin through several jewelry making techniques, including measuring, cutting, soldering, shaping and buffing metal under instruction from master craftsmen. After learning the basics of fashioning a ring from silver, create your own and customize it however you'd like. Leave with a beautiful accessory to either give to someone special or rock on your own to show off your new skill!
    Make a Ring

    24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain

    • Explore the basics of ring making in an introductory workshop
    • Learn basic techniques including measuring, cutting, and soldering
    • Express individuality customizing your your ring's design
    • Leave with a beautifully hand-crafted souvenir to either keep or give as a gift
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    14 positive reviews
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    Fused Jewelry Class (1 Hour)

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    Experience glass on a personal scale. Create a fused-glass piece for you to wear and show-off. During this exciting one-hour jewelry workshop you'll make your very own unique piece of jewelry. You will have the choice of making a pendant, earring set, or ring. Customize your masterpiece with your own hand-selected silver findings and glass colors. You'll use the silver backings and hardware to mount your beautiful fused glass centerpiece. Add to your jewelry box and neckline in this fashionable class!
    Fused Jewelry Class (1 Hour)

    416 Lenox St, Norwood

    • Create a unique piece of jewelry, such as a pendant, earrings, or a ring
    • Use silver backings and hardware to mount your unique fused-glass piece
    • Show-off your creativity and add something beautiful and unique to your wardrobe
    • Enjoy meeting other craftsmen in the making
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    25 positive reviews
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    Escape from Death Row

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    You're on death row: You and your mates have found yourself in REAL jail cells. But I'm innocent, I swear! -- Hey, save it for that maker you're about to meet. Oh, b-t-dubs, you don't even get a last meal, because we're out of pork. Deal with it. Enjoy your last hour! Sheesh. So prison's tough, and you're starting to think it's not the life for you. Hey, it's never too late to start over. Well actually, you have exactly 60 minutes to start over, THEN it's too late. Hope you brought your "Get out of jail free"card! What would you actually do? Book this exciting escape room, set in a REAL jail cell (creepy!) to see if you're a survivor or a...die-er. :/ Will you make it? Can you save your cell mates? Be a hero. If nothing else, do it for the pork.
    Escape from Death Row

    7 Central St, Arlington

    • Use your wits to get out of this high-security puzzle room that takes place in an ACTUAL jail cell!
    • Find out if you have what it takes to break out of prison
    • Show off your problem solving skills, your attention to detail, and your quick wits
    • Invite a friend and work your way out as a team
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    9 positive reviews
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    Sunset Harbor Cruise

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    Treat yourself and someone special to a relaxing, romantic sunset cruise. Take in Boston's skyline as the sun slowly sets and turns brilliantly orange or red. As you cruise further throughout the Boston Harbor, you'll pass by historical and cultural points of interest, such as Fort Independence, Tobin Bridge, the U.S.S. Constitution, the Old North Church, and North End. Enjoy views of Boston on the open back deck or in the shade at midship. The boat features wraparound seating and a crowd-free environment, so you're ensured a great, comfortable view. On top of all that, you'll be provided complimentary soft drinks, water and light music to set a relaxing mood -- but feel free to bring your own picnic on board and purchase drinks from the cash bar!
    Sunset Harbor Cruise

    60 Rowes Wharf, Boston

    • Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise on a classic 1920s style yacht
    • View Boston's city skyline, Fort Independence and other historical points of interest
    • Experience the romantic side of Boston with a scenic and relaxing tour
    • Bring a picnic and enjoy complimentary soft drinks on board
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    44 positive reviews
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    Little Italy Food Tour

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    On this walking tour, emphasis is always placed on fresh ingredients, not fancy décor, to ensure you enjoy the best-tasting foods in comfortable, authentic settings. Sample pizza from shops specializing in thin crust and Sicilian and refresh yourself with the Polcari family's famous lemon slush, all before ending on a sweet note with a world famous cannoli! Explore the North End's famous Hanover Street down through quaint side streets on your way to various family owned shops, all of which have been serving their own secret recipes for generations. Pass by the country's oldest continuously operated restaurant as well as a tavern that used to be frequented by Paul Revere -- and even get to eat some pizza right outside his home while hearing stories of puritans and patriots from your expert guide. What a perfect combination of food and facts!
    Little Italy Food Tour

    Hanover St & Union St, Boston

    • Experience the flavors and speciality food times of Boston's Little Italy
    • Visit authentic restaurants to sample secret family recipes preserved for generations
    • See the old hangouts of Paul Revere, including his home and favorite tavern
    • Indulge in a world famous cannoli to end your tour on a sweet note
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    9 positive reviews
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    The Dinner Detective

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    Colonel Mustard, in the billiards room, with the revolver? Come experience the largest Interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show in the United States! During this show, voted Best Dinner Show in Los Angeles and Denver for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, you will become part of a cast of professional actors and guests like yourself trying to solve a murder case that took place that very night. The catch? You don't get to know who is who. Is that friendly family from Wyoming really a group of improv actors there to lead you astray, or are they on your side trying to catch the killer? Did the butler really do it? Become part of intriguing scenarios, challenging mysteries and true-to-life dialogue from the moment you walk through the doors to ensure a night you'll never forget! Oh, and don't forget about your included chicken, fish, or vegetarian dinner! Yum! Note: This show includes dinner. Please specify either chicken, steak, or vegetarian as your dinner choice in the "Special Requests" section when placing your booking. If you are planning on joining a group that has already purchased tickets, please include your party's name in the "Special Requests" box as well.
    The Dinner Detective

    30 Washington St, Somerville

    • Experience the largest Interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show in the United States
    • Try to discern between fellow detectives and professional actors trying to lead you astray
    • Use your cunning and wits to explore intriguing scenarios and successfully solve the crime
    • Transport into another world as you enjoy a delicious chicken, fish, or vegetarian dinner
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    7 positive reviews
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    Tandem Hang-Gliding (weekend)

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    Take in the breathtaking sights of Connecticut River Valley's rolling hills from a bird's eye view on this hang gliding adventure! This tandem flight, which reaches altitudes of 2000 ft, will let you cruise over beautiful New Hampshire land that must have been cosmically designed for hang gliding and paragliding for about 15 minutes of weightless wonder. As safety always comes first, enjoy a brief lesson prior to your flight to learn the ins and outs of the art of hang gliding. The property's gently elevating slope makes it an ideal training ground for beginners, so bring your whole family down for a day or airborne fun!
    Tandem Hang-Gliding (weekend)

    357 Morningside Ln, Charlestown

    • Cruise over beautiful New Hampshire land on this tandem hang gliding adventure
    • Take in the breathtaking sights of Connecticut River Valley's rolling hills from a bird's eye view
    • Enjoy about 15 minutes of weightless wonder during your journey
    • Participate in a brief safety lesson prior to your flight to learn the ins and outs of hang gliding
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    13 positive reviews
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    Beacon Hill Crime Tour

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    The swanky, gas-lit streets of Beacon Hill are among the most beautiful in all of Boston, but beneath the neighborhood's genteel veneer lies a sinister past. Join this walking tour to visit the infamous stomping grounds of the Boston Strangler, one of the city's most notorious serial killers, who terrorized its citizens during a gruesome 18 month killing spree. Step back in time to visit the crime scenes and meet the the victims, the madmen, and the detectives who hunted him down -- all while exploring the beautiful streets of Boston's Beacon Hill. Come relive some of the most terrifyingly captivating moments in the city's hidden dark history.
    Beacon Hill Crime Tour

    Park Street Station, Boston

    • Travel back in time to relive the darker moments of Beacon Hill's history
    • Visit significant locations from the Boston Strangler's infamous killing spree on a guided walk
    • Hear stories from your guide about the pursuit and eventual capture of this crazy killer
    • See the homes of various Strangler victims, and the jail where he would eventually end up
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    15 positive reviews
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    Virtual Reality Gaming

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    So you love video games, but have you ever wondered what it'd be like to jump into one of your favorite games? At The Gaming Center, you can try on virtual reality headsets that'll change the world around you in an instant! With business-grade Internet and top-notch gaming computers, you'll be in gamer community heaven! Connect with other gamers and discover new video games that'll quickly make it to the top of your favorites list. From League of Legends to Call of Duty, there'll be a wide range of games to play.
    Virtual Reality Gaming

    396 Watertown St, Newton

    • Use top-notch gaming computers with business-grade Internet at The Gaming Center
    • Try on virtual reality headsets that'll change the world around you in an instant
    • Discover new video games or play age-old favorites
    • Meet the local gamers and connect with other passionate gamers
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    6 positive reviews
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    Escape from the 1920's

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    Ever felt like you were born in the wrong era? Have you ever been referred to as an 'old soul'? Do you get weak in the knees at the mere mention of time travel and/or puzzles? You're in luck. Defy the space-time continuum by hurtling into the past and landing squarely in the Roaring Twenties, where nothing is quite as it seems. You and team members will find yourself trapped in a bygone era, with only your wits and communication skills to guide you back out. Find clues and solve puzzles to locate the power source for your busted time machine. Work together and take no detail for granted. Put your mind to the test, uncover the secrets that await you and maybe -- just maybe you'll return home to the present.
    Escape from the 1920's

    8 Bourbon St, Peabody

    • Hop in a time machine and travel back to the 1920's
    • Find clues and solve puzzles to earn your key back to the present
    • Create lasting memories, while strengthening your communication and team-working skills
    • Escape the room in before your 60-minutes is up
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    16 positive reviews

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