Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This Holiday Weekend

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  • Viva Espana: Txakoli Fest

    Get a slice of Spanish life with Txakoli (sparkling wine from Basque country), tapas, and quality patio time.

    Spanish fly: Try five varieties of Txakoli, plus roasted pig's head, grilled octopus, and other Iberian bites.

    Tonight 6-10p. The Blue Room and Belly Wine Bar, 1 Kendall Square, Kendall Square (617-494-9034). $45 here ($60 doors).

    Nearby: Flat Top Johnny's; West Bridge; Hungry Mother

  • Faneuil Flavahs: Taste of Faneuil Hall

    You've done bar crawls here before, but this time it's all about the food (of course, there's craft beer too).

    Full plate: Sample bites from over 15 Faneuil Hall restaurants while watching a (likely) Bruins playoff win.

    Tonight 6-9p. Ned Devine's, 1 Faneuil Hall Market Place, Faneuil Hall (617-248-8800). $10 here.

    Nearby: Saus; Hillstone; The Palm

  • Arts for All: Community Weekend at MFA 

    Pack a year's worth of culture and art into your three-day weekend at the MFA.

    Warrior's code: Admire real-life Samurai swords and armor (pictured), then catch a fake-but-awesome Samurai flick.

    Sat-Mon 10a-4:45p. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Mission Hill (617-267-9300). Free.

    Nearby: Bravo; Church; Barrio Cantina

  • Blaze of Glory: Curren$y at The Sinclair

    Forget Snoop Dogg (or is it Lion?), Curren$y is the new king of funky, smoked-out hiphop.

    Contact high: See a potent rap show, co-starring local hero Moe Pope, for the cost of a dime bag.

    Fri 7:30p. The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Harvard Square (617-547-5200). $10 here.

    Nearby: Toscano; Brattle Theatre; Cambridge, 1

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