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