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.