Daily Dose: John Oliver at The Wilbur
The Daily Show's resident Brit ditches Jon Stewart and goes solo for one night only.
Funny pages: Election season may be over, but Oliver should have plenty to say about American politics.
Sat 7p. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Theatre District (617-248-9700). $50-85 here.
Nearby: Good Life; Shojo; Kingston Station
Brews and Bites: Brunch at John Harvard's
After a recent renovation, it's only right John Harvard's Ale and Brew House introduces a vibrant new brunch menu.
Food for thought: Try the thick cut French toast (layered with Nutella) or the classic eggs and house-smoked sausage.
Sun 11a-3p. 33 Dunster St., Harvard Square (617-868-3585).
Nearby: Le's; Daedalus; Grendel's Den
Flavor Fiesta: Local Brews and Latin Food
The name says it all: expect the best in local beers and Latin flavors under one roof.
Party favors: There will be live music, a charity auction, and brews from Clown Shoes, Cape Ann and others.
Sat 6:30-10:30p. Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville (617-718-2191). $40 here.
Nearby: Highland Kitchen; Christopher's; YumeWoKatare
Wake the Dead: Death Grips at The Sinclair
The critically acclaimed Sacramento thrash metal-meets-hip hop band rocks the newly opened Sinclair.
Double up: The band released two albums this year and a handful of low-budget videos.
Fri 8p. The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Harvard Square (617-451-7700). $15 here.
Nearby: Cambridge One; Russell House Tavern; Park