Things to do for March 17, 2011

The Weekender

Bonfires, Segways and a Beard-Off

The weekend is Irish. Kiss it.

Thursday
Smelling Like a Vermont-er
GREEN MOUNTAIN

Smelling Like a Vermont-er

Next time you’re shaving and say, “This perfect bone structure could use a touch of rugged Vermont,” remember this: Stel’s is the only place in town stocking Ursa Major organic shaving cream from the Green Mountain State. Think of it as Barbasol’s cheese-loving cousin.

Now available at Stel’s, 334 Newbury St, 617-262-3348

Friday
Your New Newton Lunch Spot
LUNCH MEATING

Your New Newton Lunch Spot

Good news, toilers of Newton: 51 Lincoln has quietly decided to open their doors for lunch. Which means now those 12:35pm cravings for Pork Two Ways Cuban Sandwiches can be satisfied. Also satisfied: those 12:36pm margarita cravings. Mondays are looking up.

Partying with Segways and Tubing
ADVENTURELAND

Partying with Segways and Tubing

After St. Paddy’s Day, it’s going to take something epic to get you out on Friday. Something like bonfires, snow tubing, paintball, a maple whiskey tasting and caffeinated jerky, all of which will be available at the Adventure Expo Party in Amesbury. Yes, they’ll also have off-roading Segways.

The Food and Crazy Booze of Iceland
ICY HOT

The Food and Crazy Booze of Iceland

If there’s one thing Björk has taught you, it’s how to wear a swan. But also: how to appreciate Iceland’s cuisine, which you’ll do this Friday at Rialto. Think Fried Icelandic Langoustine Lobster and authentic cocktails featuring smoking ice, spices and vodka. It’s not Iceland without smoking ice.

Mar 18-22, 5:30-10pm, Rialto, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, reserve at 617-661-5050

Saturday
ZZ Top’s Kind of Competition
BRAZEN ’STACHE

ZZ Top’s Kind of Competition

Your beard and/or moustache has been called “Galifianakis-ian.” So you’ll want to head to Precinct on Saturday for their prestigious beard and mustache competition, where you can enter to win some Narragansett swag, or just vote to pick the supreme winner over beers. Rule of thumb: handlebars trump everything.

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