Thursday, December 18, 2014

This Weekend

  • 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

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