Things to do for January 27, 2011

The Weekender

Aziz Ansari, Mohegan Bourbon and Your New Burger

The weekend is your nor’easter.

Thursday
Creating the Perfect Boston Burger
BURGER IMMORTALITY

Creating the Perfect Boston Burger

Like the genius who invented the Quarter Pounder before you, now is your chance to create your own beefy masterpiece. Submit your recipe for the ideal Boston Burger, and it could wind up on the menu of the forthcoming 5 Napkin Burger. You’ll also earn $1,000, which is more than the Buck Double guy got.

KO Prime Goes Whole Hog
SWINE TASTING

KO Prime Goes Whole Hog

Every Thursday, KO Prime is serving a slew of pork entrées made with locally raised pigs. Tonight’s menu includes Confit Pork Belly Bits, “Pork & Beans” (classic Boston baked beans, homemade smoked garlic sausage) and Crispy Pig’s Head Roulade. You hate soggy pig’s head.

Stand-Up Smorgasbord
FUNNY HA-HA

Stand-Up Smorgasbord

When it comes to comedy, you like a little variety. And you’ll get plenty at the Magners Comedy Festival this weekend, where you can bray in laughter at everything from Whose Line Is It Anyway?-ish sketch hilarity at the Improv Asylum to Aziz Ansari’s stand-up show at the Wilbur. Raaaaaaandy.

Friday
Sipping Wine and Splitting Nines
POKER FACE

Sipping Wine and Splitting Nines

The perfect cure for blizzard-like conditions: drinking and gambling. At this weekend’s Mohegan Sun Winefest, there’ll be everything from massive bourbon and wine tastings, to an oyster shucking competition, to food from celeb chefs like Bobby Flay and Todd English. Casino: 1, Winter: 0.

Jan 28-30, $70 and up, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT, 888-226-7711, tickets here

Sunday
Sampling Chocolate by Foot
CHOCOLATE CITY

Sampling Chocolate by Foot

Your first football-less Sunday in a long time will be spent in Harvard Square, stomping from store to store and sampling the chocolate wares of Cardullo’s, Finale and L.A. Burdick. It’s all part of the Harvard Square Chocolate Fest. Which reminds us: we really need a Harvard Square Pork Belly Fest.

Jan 30, $48, 1-3:30pm, Harvard Square, Cambridge, tickets here

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