This week, Perks is bringing you half off cutting-edge ties from the Brits at Motto and Crest. Also: half off a weeklong rental of the historic Nantucket Lightship, with nightly dinner parties for 10 catered by a private chef. You would never party on a boat without a private chef.
Things to do for August 26, 2010
Drinking in the Theater, Disco and a Mexican Fiesta
The weekend takes it to the limit.
Coolidge Corner Theatre Gets a Bar
This just in: the Coolidge Corner Theatre has unveiled a small bar, now serving beer and wine to enhance your experience of Get Low (Murray, Duvall, undertaking). The only downside: there’s a two-drink max. But that’s easily sidestepped with a fake mustache, glasses and a British accent.
A good pop-up shop requires: a) a unique location, and b) nice clothes. Booze and a disco theme don’t hurt either. Tonight’s Boldfacers pop-up store at the W offers all of the above, with cocktails, racks of Rag & Bone and Royal Underground, and a DJ spinning ABBA. Platform shoes optional.
A Huge Mexican Street Bash, with Tequila
You wouldn’t think Davis Square in Somerville would be ground zero for a raucous Veracruz-style block party known as a Fandango. But then again, you wouldn’t think the Sox would trail the Rays by five-and-a-half games. Expect live bands, authentic street food from La Cantina Mexicana and plenty of tuna margaritas. (It’s the margarita of the sea.)
Muscle Boats and BBQ in Haverhill
Now is not the time to let summer go gently into that good night. Now is the time to watch hydroplane and runabout-style muscle boats tear up the river for five hours, while you tear up the free BBQ’d burgers, sausages and corn on the cob, and sip on draft beer. It’s still August, damn it.
You’ve always looked at the work of Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi and thought, “Wow... what a dumb activity.” Still, you’d like to try it once in your life. And Saturday can be that once. For $15, you’ll furiously down hot dogs for a chance at frankfurter glory (and a $50 gift card).