Monday, January 26, 2015

This Holiday Weekend

  • Chilly Weather: Toro Y Moi at Paradise Rock Club

    Don't let the name fool you, this South Carolina DJ/producer's chillwave sound is so hot right now.

    Supporting cast: Touring to support his new album Anything in Return, Toro is joined by Wild Belle and Dog Bite.

    Fri 8p. Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Allston (617-562-8800). $20 here.

    Nearby: T's Pub; Sunset Cantina; Brown Sugar Cafe

  • Year of the Dragon: Asian New Year's Dinner

    Better than a ball drop, celebrate the Chinese New Year with this pan-Asian eight-course dinner.

    Party platter: Eat marinated cod and Karma noodles, then toast the year of the snake with the Red Envelope cocktail.

    Sat 5:30-11p. Shojo, 9a Tyler St., Chinatown (617-423-7888). $68.

    Nearby: Good Life; Taiwan Cafe; J.J. Foley's

  • Raise Your Glass: Boston Wine Expo

    No matter how hard you try, your home cellar can't match the 1,800-plus wines available here.

    Uncorked: Grab your glass and wander through food samples, cooking demos, and lots of wine tastings.

    Sat-Sun 1-5p. Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Seaport (877-946-3976). $85-185 here.

    Nearby: 75 on Liberty Wharf; Rosa Mexicano; Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall

  • Boom Goes This Movie: Black Dynamite

    Before Tarantino brought us Django, there was this gloriously retro grindhouse blackploitation flick.

    Star power: Watch as Dynamite battles President Nixon and Arsenio Hall as slick pimp "Tasty Freeze."

    Fri-Sat midnight. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Coolidge Corner (617-734-2500). $9.25 here.

    Nearby: Hops N Scotch; The Reagle Beagle; Otto Pizza

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