Thursday, January 29, 2015

This Weekend

  • Suds Soiree: Bauer's Big Beer Tasting

    Newbury St.'s Bauer's Liquors hosts a tasting of choice select brews from Mayflower, Jack's Abby, and six others.

    Golden ticket: Enter the raffle for a chance to win a gift basket of rare beer (way better than fruit).

    Tonight 6-9p. The College Club, 44 Commonwealth Ave., Back Bay (617-536-9510). $25 here.

    Nearby: Lolita; Rattlesnake; Bistro du Midi

  • Jam With Gypsies: Django Reinhardt Festival 

    This legendary French gypsy jazz guitarist once played by Sean Penn (sorta) gets his own tribute show.

    Silent D: The Young Lions of Gypsy Jazz uphold Django's legacy with new songs and updated interpretations.

    Sat 7:30 & 10p. Regattabar at Charles Hotel, 1 Bennet St., Harvard Square (617-661-5000). $28 here.

    Nearby: Brattle Theatre; The Sinclair; Charlie's Kitchen

  • Kitchen Connection: Northern Alliance Dinner

    It's just enough cooks in the kitchen when 10 acclaimed chefs unite to craft an original five-course meal.

    Cuisine cast: Toro's Jamie Bissonnette and Clio's Ken Oringer rep Boston at this charity event.

    Sun 6-10p. JM Curley, 21 Temple Place, Downtown (617-338-5333). $250 here.

    Nearby: Stoddard's; Mantra; Max & Dylan's

  • Summer Slushies: Daquiri Stand at The Blue Room pictured

    We don't ask for much to get through the end of the week — just icy man-daquiris served outdoors.

    Rum roast: Skip out of work early and head down for cocktails plus roasted pig and boozy bites.

    Tonight 7-midnight. The Blue Room & Belly Wine Bar, 1 Kendall Square, Kendall Square (617-494-9034). $15 here.

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

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