Beer in Bloom: Spring Beer Fest
We celebrate beer year-round, but especially at this weekend's crazy celebration of music and global brews.
Booze n' bites: Learn how to roll your own sushi (and pair it with sake) at the optional class ($59).
Fri 5p-7p & 8p-11p. Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., South End (617-426-5000). $49-69 here.
Nearby: The Beehive; Deluxe; Cinquecento
Nine Chefs, One Cow: What's Your Beef?
Nine of Boston's top chefs take stabs at different cuts of meat at this fundraising dinner.
Upper cuts: Tiffani Faison takes brisket, Michael Scelfo's got short ribs, and Domingo Martin-Barrers mans the bar.
Tonight 6:30-9p. Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Back Bay (617-267-4430). $100-250 here.
Nearby: Flash's Cocktails; MJ O'Connor's; Red Lantern
Fan Boy Fest: ComicCon 2013
Time to put Boston's rep as a nerd haven to the test with this web-slinging weekend of comic bliss.
Assemble!: Celebrity guests range from the new (Walking Dead's Lauren Cohen) to the nostalgic (The Green Ranger!).
Sat & Sun 10a-5p. Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Back Bay (617-954-2000). $25-80 here.
Nearby: Towne; Bukowski's; McGreevy's
From Russia With Love: Evgeny Kissin
Moscow-born pianist Kissin has been rocking opera halls since he was 10, and is still going strong.
Famous fingers: Having already won a slew of major awards as a child prodigy, he now dabbles in poetry.
Sun 5p. Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Back Bay (617-266-1200). $60-90 here.
Nearby: Symphony 8; Estelle's; The Urban Grape