Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This Weekend



Nick's Flicks: Nicolas Cage Retrospective
Weird, wonderful and slightly wacked out, Nicolas Cage gets his due at this weekend retrospective featuring five films.
Cage classics: Three of Nick's mid-'90s action epics (The RockCon Air and Face/Off) are on the schedule.
Sat-Sun (showtimes here). The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square (617-876-6837). $7-10 here. Nearby: UpStairs on the Square; Bon Chon Chicken; Park

Somerville Suds: Hyper-Local Brew Tasting Event

Backyard beer? Not quite, but the craft brews highlighted here are made from all-local ingredients (plus they taste great).
Local love: Notch, Peak Organic, Cape Ann, and Mystic are some of the participating breweries, with food available from Cupcakes and Taza Chocolate.
Sat 3-10p. The Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville (617-716-2191). $30 here. Nearby: Highland Kitchen; R.F. O'Sullivan & Son; Olde Magoun's Saloon

Best You Ever Had: Drake at Comcast Center
Ladies man and Lil Wayne sidekick Drake translates his radio dominance into a raucous live show for his Club Paradise tour.
Guest list: Fellow young gunner J. Cole will share the bill, alongside Waka Flocka Flame and 2 Chainz.
Sun 7p. Comcast Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield (508-339-2331). $45-120 here. Nearby: Alberto's; Wendell's; Trattoria della Nonna

Food Run: Anna's Walqueria

Burn calories so you can eat more at this charity half-marathon walk that stops at all six Boston area Anna's Taqueria locations.
Hunger march: Free food and drinks are available at every stop, and Anna's will donate $5 to the Home for Little Wanderers for every walker who visits each store.
Sat 10:30a. 1412 Beacon St., Brookline (617-739-7300). Free; register here. Nearby: Rubin's Delicatessen; Shanghai Gate; Soul Fire

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