Things to do for November 18, 2010

The Weekender

Soul Food, Sliders and Zip-Lining in a Quarry

When the weekend breaks, it doesn’t break even.

Friday
Watching Canadian-Tested Cinema
AVANT-GARDE

Watching Canadian-Tested Cinema

The Paramount is screening international selections from the 2010 Toronto Film Festival tomorrow—everything from early-cinema mashups to festival-winning shorts. Think of it as Sundance boiled down to one night. Possibly with a few more hockey references.

Nov 19, 7pm, $10, Paramount Center, 559 Washington St, tickets at 617-824-8000

Saturday
Zip-Lining in a Quincy Quarry
ON BELAY

Zip-Lining in a Quincy Quarry

Your dream of careening at high speeds over a giant rock quarry is about to come true. The Boston Ski and Sports Club will be conquering Quincy on Saturday; join up, and you’ll rappel down rock walls and zip-line from devastatingly great heights. Basically, everything Connery did in Medicine Man.

Nov 20, 9am-4pm, $90, Quincy Quarries, 93 Ricciuti Dr, RSVP at 617-789-4070, ext 245

Sunday
Dante’s Epic Soup Battle
SOUP NAZI

Dante’s Epic Soup Battle

Fourteen of the most respected chefs in town will be gathering on Dante’s Peak (okay, his patio) this Sunday to crown a soup king. Soup sorcerers from the likes of Gargoyles, Rocca, Pigalle and Via Matta will bring their best broths and sexiest stews, with you judging the supreme winner. Just keep the line moving...

Sliders and Tartare for $5
FIVE FOR BITING

Sliders and Tartare for $5

Sundays are all about football, chips and dip, but if you head to 28 Degrees on Sunday for their five for $5 deal, it’ll also be all about refined bar bites like Kimchee Spring Rolls, Mini Beef Sliders and Tuna Tartare. No, breaking your routine won’t cause the Pats to lose. We think.

Sun-Thu, $5 at the bar, 28 Degrees, 1 Appleton St, 617-728-0728

Wednesday
Devouring Ribs and Fried Chicken
SOUL POWER

Devouring Ribs and Fried Chicken

Hump day tends to require a little chicken soup for the soul. For the meek, that means chicken soup, but for you that means Fried Catfish, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, BBQ Ribs, cornbread, collard greens and other soul-food staples. Go ahead, invite James Brown.

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