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