Things to do for July 01, 2010

The Weekender

Chowder, Sexy Russians and BBQ

The weekend has been called a firecracker from time to time.

Rialto Has a New Terrace

Rialto Has a New Terrace

Top Chef master Jody Adams quietly opened a 28-seat, mahogany-floored stunner of a front terrace last week at Rialto. The menus will change every couple of months, but for now you can sample Mediterranean fare like Sardinian Cheese and Potato Ravioli. This is no time to be eating inside.

Opens nightly at 5:30pm, Rialto, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, 617-661-5050

Underbar Gets All Russian on You

Underbar Gets All Russian on You

Nothing says summer like a Russian motif. So consider Underbar, which is throwing a Made in Russia party tomorrow. You’ll start with a vodka tasting, followed by an evening surrounded by gorgeous denizens of the motherland as two Russian DJs spin tunes through the warm summer night. This is your kind of gulag.

Jul 2, 8pm-2am, $20 door, Underbar, 275 Tremont St, 617-292-0080, RSVP here for $15 entry and vodka tasting

A Rum Tasting at Sea

A Rum Tasting at Sea

Ah, rum and sailing. As perfect a pairing as you’ll ever meet. Liberty Fleet’s rum tasting tomorrow night offers you two hours of sailing aboard a 125-foot schooner while you relax with five different rum concoctions (Rum Grog, Dark and Stormy, etc.). Your Captain Sparrow impression will kill with this crowd.

Woodward’s All-You-Can-Eat BBQ

Woodward’s All-You-Can-Eat BBQ

One can never have too many options for BBQ on the Fourth. So if for some reason you run out of propane at your pad—or you’re just looking to mix it up with fellow patriots—head to Woodward’s new outdoor patio for all the BBQ steak tips, burgers, dogs and corn you can handle over six glorious, gluttonous hours. It’s American, people.

Jul 4, 2-8pm, $25, Woodward, 1 Court St, RSVP at 617-979-8200 and mention the BBQ

There Can Be Only One. Chowder.

There Can Be Only One. Chowder.

On Monday, if you’re still recovering from your hard-charging, patriotic Sunday, you can use the mystical healing powers of clam chowder to bring you back to life. Seven local purveyors of New England’s most famous offering will be throwing down for the title of Best Chowder, and you’ll be treated to the shrapnel. A post-Chowderfest nap will almost certainly be required.

Jul 5, 11am-6pm, $10, City Hall Plaza at Government Center, 617-227-1528, more info here

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