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Things to do for July 29, 2010
$2 Tacos, Harbor Cigars and Disco Shakespeare
The weekend never goes quietly into the night.
Your New Cigar Bar: Boston Harbor
Boats and smokes: a classic pairing. So you’ll be happy to know that boat-for-hire outfit Come Sail Away Now has turned their Tupelo Honey into a floating cigar bar, featuring a humidor, cigars and cutters courtesy of North End cigar emporium Stanza dei Sigari. There’s even an onboard stogie expert, although the paired whiskey should be brought by you.
Shakespeare in the Park is fine, but you’re more of a Shakespeare-characters-in-sexy-lingerie kind of theater fan. So we think you’ll appreciate this: at Royale on Saturday, the pasties-happy troupe behind The Donkey Show will reimagine Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream into a ’70s-style disco roller burlesque show. Which is strange, because we hear Shakespeare was more of a rollerblader.
New Snack Shack Opens on Georges
While you’re taming the sea in your yacht, it’s always good to know where the best land-based food shanties are. The newest one on Georges Island to keep an eye out for: the Summer Shack, a snack bar that’s now dishing out steamed clams, lobster rolls, chowder and steak burgers. Tom Hanks really could’ve used one of these in Castaway.
Italian Film Not Named The Godfather
If your idea of classic Italian cinema involves only the names Coppola and Scorsese, then you should really stop writing those letters to Roger Ebert claiming to be a film expert. You might also want to check out BiNA Osteria, where you can catch a classic Italian movie every Monday at 8pm. Playing this Monday: Amici Miei, a dramedy that battled Jaws for the No. 1 film in Italy in 1975.
$2 Tacos in Chestnut Hill
Like cell phone chargers and sick days, you can never have too many $2 tacos in your life. So add this one to your list: every Tuesday at the Metropolitan Club lounge in Chestnut Hill, $6 will land you three full-size tacos stuffed with things like Slow-Roasted Salmon Belly and Beef Short Rib brined in Coca-Cola. Your move, Wednesday.