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Winter blues? Treat yourself

Theaters, spas and wine festivals are great sources of therapy to cure those pesky wintertime blues.

Get a room

Possibly the sexiest show in town, indie troupe Company One presents Tennessee Williams’ exotic thriller “Green Eyes” in a suite at The Ames Hotel. Still your beating heart with a Green Eyes cocktail, made with local Bully Boy white rum, in Woodward downstairs. (One Court St., Boston, 617-979-8100, $35, 617-292-7110, www.brownpaper tickets.com)

The title says it all

ArtsEmerson’s “Gotta Dance: The American Movie Musical 1929-1953” brings such classics as “The Broadway Melody “ and “An American in Paris” back to Boston’s big screen. ($5-$10, Paramount Center, 559 Washington St., Boston, 617-824-8400, www.artsemerson.org)



Chocoholica


Hop aboard a trolley bus for the annual Boston Chocolate Tour, a three-hour magical history tour ending at The Langham, Boston’s resolve-testing chocolate buffet. (Saturdays through April, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., $80, www.trolleytours.com)

Harvard Square’s Chocolate Festival includes a chocolate treasure hunt and Death by Chocolate Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. (Jan. 27-29, www.harvardsquare.com)

Wine & dine

Mohegan Sun WineFest goes beyond the vine with oyster-shucking, chef demos and bourbon- and beer-tasting. Stay over in Mohegan’s swanky boutique hotel. (Jan. 27-29, $70-$200, One Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, Conn., 800-745-3000, www.sunwinefest.com) Book now for The Fireplace’s sumptuous Stag’s Leap wine dinner, featuring four incomparable Napa wines paired with chef and owner Jim Soloman’s sustainable New England cuisine. (Feb 28., $180, 1634 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-975-1900, www.fireplacerest.com) Drop in on the Harbor Hotel’s Boston Wine Festival, where cabernets, Chianti and chardonnays soften winter’s hard walk. The Castello di Ama seminar and dinner featuring vineyard owner Lorenza Sebasti Pallanti’s classic Tuscan wines starts February on a cheery note. (Feb. 1, Seminar and dinner: 6:30 p.m., $175; dinner only: 7:30 p.m., $145; www/bostonwinefestival.net)

We’ll have The Usual Please

Reverse the winter curse of dry air, bitter cold, viruses and holiday indulgence with Pyara Spa’s three-hour pampering and health-boosting combo treatment: The Usual Please. This whole-body treat takes care of business with four head-to-toe services: Aveda’s Elemental Nature Facial, a bespoke one-hour full body massage with essential oils, one of the best reflexology pedicures (wonderful relief for boot-weary feet) and a manicure featuring a moisture-boosting mask. So beyond a beauty treatment, this should be a medical deductible! ($270, 104 Mount Auburn St., Cambridge, 781-270-9200, www.pyaraaveda.com).

 
 
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