Thursday, January 29, 2015

This Weekend

  • Love Sounds: The Weeknd

    Toronto's Abel Tesfaye's sexed-up, spaced-out electro-R&B drops in for a two-night stay.

    Seen and heard: Tesfaye counts Drake, Lil Wayne, and Kavinsky among his fans and collaborators.

    Tonight & Fri 8:30p. Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Downtown (617-482-0106). $43-58 here.

    Nearby: Beantown Pub; Silvertone; Marilave

  • Here Comes a Regular: Local Craft Brewfest

    Get to know the best local brewers and distillers over, what else, a drink (or three).

    Networking: Make new friends named Bully Boy, Brewmaster Jack, and Rapscallion.

    Sat 3-6:30p. Moakley Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Seaport. $45-85 here.

    Nearby: The Barking Crab; Whiskey Priest; The Daily Catch

  • Morning Glory: Brunch at Stoddard's

    Hangovers don't stand a chance against Eggs Benedict or the rest of Stoddard's new brunch menu.

    Refuel: There's something for an ambitious Sunday (steak and eggs) or a lazy one (poutine).

    Sun 10:30a-3p. 48 Temple Place, Downtown (617-426-0048). 

    Nearby: Jm Curley; Back Deck; Good Life

  • Sunday Suds: Harvard Square Oktoberfest

    Four beer gardens + six stages of live music + 50-some food vendors = one awesome Sunday.

    Honk City: Fuel up with beers and German sausage while dodging the parade of marching bands.

    Sun noon-6p. Harvard Square (Brattle St. & Eliot St.). Free.

    Nearby: Beat Hotel; Charlie's Kitchen; Tory Row

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