Friday, August 29, 2014

This Weekend

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  • The Pen Is Mightier: Literary Death Match

    Part quiz show and part booziest book reading you've ever been to, this is the smartest lowbrow show going.

    Duel: Four noted authors do brief readings before two face off in the finale... and then the afterparty starts.

    Fri 7:30p. The Middle East Downstairs, 472 Massachusetts Ave, Central Square (617-864-3278). $12 here.

    Nearby: Moksa; Green Street; Brick & Mortar

  • The Green Mile: Get Lucky Bar Crawl

    No St. Paddy's holiday would be complete without a beer-soaked tour of nine of Southie's finest watering holes.

    Stumble on: Register your all-star drinking team and try not to lose the included free swag on your travels.

    Sat 11a. Stadium Sports Bar & Grill, 232 Old Colony Ave., South Boston (617-269-5100). $20 here.

    Nearby: Telegraph Hill; Lincoln; Salsa's

  • Lose Your Mind: Crazy 8 Cocktails at Dante

    Cocktails this good (and this cheap) are reason enough to set up camp on a barstool for the weekend. 

    Pour up: Eight new libations are just $8 each, including Winter Warmer Cider and a walnut liquor Manhattan.

    Available now. Dante, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Kendall Square (617-497-4200).

    Nearby: Hungry Mother; Cambridge Brewing Company; Tommy Doyle's

  • Iceland Cometh: Taste of Iceland at Legal Sea Foods

    This weekend only, two award-winning Icelandic chefs offer a four-course tasting menu.

    Nordic nosh: Icelandic fried cod and roasted lamb shoulder will be served, along with a special Reyka vodka cocktail.

    Fri-Mon. All Boston Legal Sea Foods locations. $32-55 here.

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