Sunday, January 25, 2015

This Weekend

Sip & Snack: Phantom Gourmet Wine & Food Phest
Pair selections from 10 eateries with wines from 30 vineyards, all under one roof.
Sampler plate: Enjoy dinner from the modern American cuisine of Abby Park, then desserts from The Chocolate Truffle.
Sat 1-4p. Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., South End (617-363-0405). $40-50 here. Nearby: The Beehive; J.J. Foley's; Myers & Chang

Gold Glove: Red Sox Shortstop Auditions
Think you've got glove? The Old Towne Team begins the season yet again with an opening at shortstop and it could be you!
Five tool player: Potential recruits should bring a glove and be able to field ground balls, abstain from fried chicken and be OK with being used as a pawn in Bobby Valentine vs. GM power struggles.
Sun. Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Fenway (877-733-7699).

Sonic Boom: Rock 'n Roll Rumble Opening Party
This year's nine-night battle of the bands kicks off with a party and music from four groups seeking to be crowned local champs.
Battle royale: Sunday night bands Endless Wave and The Rationales are among the 24 local outfits competing.
Sun 7:30p-12 midnight. Tickets $8-12. TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St., Central Square (617-492-0082). Nearby: The Middle East; Moksa; ZuZu

Bizarre Big Screen: Boston Underground Film Festival
A weekend of wild and weird flicks awaits, with features, shorts and music videos from some of the city's most original filmmakers.
Cinemania: Brace for a full schedule; each of the festival's four days includes multiple screenings and a nightly party.
Today-Sun. The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square (617-876-6837). Tickets & showtimes here. Nearby: The Border Cafe; Shay's Pub & Wine Bar; OM Lounge

Brew Debut:
 Night Shift Brewing Opening Event
The upstart microbrewery opens its tasting room to the public, where they'll celebrate by pouring samples and giving tours.
Brew debut: Try Night Shift's first three beers — the Belgian style pale ale Trifecta, the chocolate-accented Taza Stout and Bee Tea, a wheat beer aged with loose green tea.
Sat 1-4p. Night Shift Brewery, 3 Charlton St., Everett (978-270-6613). Nearby: Yoki Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar; Silver Fox Restaurant; Abbondanza Italian Seafood

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