Rhymes With Party: Artie Lange
The radio personality and ex-Howard Stern sidekick returns to stand-up for one night at the Wilbur.
Tune in: After memorable turns in Old School and MadTV, Lange is back with a sports-comedy radio show.
Sat 7p. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Theatre District (617-248-9700). $46-57 here.
Nearby: Emerald Lounge; Abby Lane; Jacob Wirth
Basquiat Meets Bowie: First Friday 80's Night
Celebrate the museum's new '80s art exhibition This Will Have Been with an appropriately themed party.
Regan-era rager: DJs Knife, Nite Train, and Paul Foley spin new wave, yacht rock, and old school hip-hop until 10p.
Fri 5-10p. Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Seaport (617-478-3100). $18 here.
Nearby: 75 on Liberty Wharf; Sam's at Louis Boston; The Daily Catch
Puritan Premieres: Puritan & Company
Local seasonal ingredients highlight the menu at this cozy just-opened spot (pictured above) from chef Will Gilson in Cambridge.
Hot seat: Grab a local brew on tap and some grilled oysters at the oyster and charcuterie bar in the back.
Open now. 1166 Cambridge St., Inman Square (617-615-6195).
Nearby: Trina's Starlite Lounge; Christina's Ice Cream; The Druid
Friendly Feast: Benevolent Brunch Battle
Sister restaurants Coda and The Salty Pig offer competing brunch menus, with all proceeds going to local charities.
Taste test: Coda offers eggs benedict and pecan-encrusted french toast, while the Pig serves up pork hash.
Sun 10:30a-5:30p. Coda Bar & Kitchen, 328 Columbus Ave, South End (617-536-2633). The Salty Pig, 130 Dartmouth St., South End (617-536-6200).
Nearby: Cinquecento; Clery's; Champions