Thursday, April 24, 2014

This Weekend

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  • Fired Up: Chili Cook-Off

    Seven chefs from Fenway area restaurants compete for the title of chili champion.

    Five alarms: Jerry Remy's will try to defend their crown against rivals Sweet Cheeks and Tasty Burger.

    Sat 1p. Church, 69 Kilmarnock St., Fenway (617-236-7600). $15 here.

    Nearby: Jerry Remy's; Tasty Burger; Citizen's Public House

  • Sweet Science: Night at the Fights

    No need to wait for a brawl at a hockey game as the Garden hosts a night of professional bouts and amateur fights.

    Ready to rumble: Rising star and Mickey Ward prodigy Danny O'Connor (19-1) of Framingham headlines the main event.

    Sat 7p. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, West End (855-448-2929). $35-45 here.

    Nearby: Harp; North Star; The Fours

  • Thumb Wars: Madden Tournament 

    The Pats may have lost, but they can still win you some money at this Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360) tournament. 

    Title hunt: The single-elimination tournament has prizes for first and second place, so use your pauses carefully.

    Sun 1p. Game On!, 82 Lansdowne St., Fenway (617-351-7100). Free.

    Nearby: Cask n' Flagon; Eastern Standard; Baseball Tavern 

  • Poet Party: Burns Dinner

    Celebrated Scottish poet Robert Burns can still bring down the house, as in this unique event held on his birthday.

    Great Scot: Enjoy a welcome cocktail, 20 Scottish beers on draft, a three-course dinner and, of course, haggis.

    Sat 6-9p. The Haven, 2 Perkins St., Jamaica Plain (617-524-2836). $40 here

    Nearby: Sorella's; El Oriental de Cuba; Canary Square

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