Things to do for August 12, 2010

The Weekender

Contortionists, Bourbon and All-You-Can-Eat BBQ

The weekend will find time for it all.

Thursday
Race an Audi. Also: Gratis Crunch and Half Off Steven Alan.
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Race an Audi. Also: Gratis Crunch and Half Off Steven Alan.

This week, Perks is bringing you a chance to spend a day at the track, racing Audi’s sportiest machines around Infineon Raceway. Also: gear for the impending season between seasons with half off Steven Alan’s pre-fall collection. Finally, a weeklong membership and personal training session at Crunch, on the house. Because you only like to sweat in the presence of a live DJ.

Free Wings While Dressed Like a Lady
WHAT A DRAG

Free Wings While Dressed Like a Lady

The Baseball Tavern is throwing a drag party. In between plates of free Buffalo wings and sliders, they’ll be awarding a pair of tickets to the best “dude looks like a lady” for Saturday’s sold-out Aerosmith show at Fenway. And just to ramp up the ridiculous quotient, they’ll also be holding an air-guitar contest. Bonus points for doing “Walk This Way” in heels…

Saturday
Royale Goes Half-Club, Half-Circus
BIG TOP

Royale Goes Half-Club, Half-Circus

If you’ve ever been partying in Royale, looked around and said, “This place needs more acrobats,” someone was clearly listening. Saturday is your chance to revel with the cast of Cirque du Soleil while some of the company’s acrobats and jugglers (and possibly some carnie folk) perform onstage. (Think Big Top Pee-wee, in a club.) Give our best to the contortionists…

Aug 14, doors open at 10pm, $20, Royale, 279 Tremont St, 617-338-7699

A Massive, Massive Booze Tasting
DOM AND FRIENDS

A Massive, Massive Booze Tasting

You love a good wine tasting. Also: a good champagne, whiskey, vodka and gin tasting. And it’s better when such a tasting goes down all day, like the one starting at 9:30am on Saturday at the Urban Grape, featuring high-end wines, champagne and all manner of liquor, including bourbon. See, bourbon really can be for breakfast.

Aug 14, 9:30am-11pm, no cost, Urban Grape, 7 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, 617-232-4831

Sunday
Ginger Park = Chinese Takeout?
BEYOND RANGOON

Ginger Park = Chinese Takeout?

Some nights you just crave a heaping order of Chinese takeout. Sunday is one such night. So you’ll be pleased to hear that Ginger Park is now offering their fresh-ingredients take on classic Chinese takeout like General Tso’s Chicken, BBQ Pork Spare Ribs and Shaking Beef Moo Shoo. Yes, everything will come in those little containers for leftovers.

All-You-Can-Eat BBQ. Plus Beer.
ALL GOOD

All-You-Can-Eat BBQ. Plus Beer.

Good news: local beef purveyors b.Good are throwing a little outdoor BBQ on Sunday. And by little, we mean that $15 gets you an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of burgers, hot dogs, shakes and ice cream. Plus, Ipswich beer brewer Clown Shoes will be doling out $4 brews. And there will be live rock bands—because nothing screams rock and roll like milkshakes.

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