Things to do for May 12, 2011

The Weekender

Denim Deals, Crispy Duck Legs and Raging Rapids

The weekend is impressively tan for May.

App-ing It Up for $5 at Stella

App-ing It Up for $5 at Stella

Your new reason to sneak out of work an hour early: Stella is now opening its doors at 4pm to offer their apps like Crispy Duck Legs, Spicy Mussels and Parmesan Arancini, all for just $5. Although if you work nearby, you may want to avoid dining on the patio.

Mon-Fri, 4-6pm, Stella, 1525 Washington St, 617-247-7747

Sample Sale-ing with Jack Wills

Sample Sale-ing with Jack Wills

If there’s one thing that could entice you to spend time in a women’s club at Harvard, besides the women, it’s a sample sale of Jack Wills overstock. On Friday, you can land 50% off everything from duvet covers and denim to button-downs and blazers at Harvard’s Bee Club. Pillage at will.

May 13, noon-7pm, The Bee Club, Harvard University, 45 Dunster St, Cambridge

Conquering a Class V River. And Beer.

Conquering a Class V River. And Beer.

Your Saturday options: stay in town, or spend the day tackling 15 miles of Class V raging waters in Maine. If you choose the latter, you’ll shoot the rapids, then head to a resort for a steak dinner, followed by a tour/sampling at Kennebec River Brewery. Your move, boredom.

An Evening with Culinary Gods

An Evening with Culinary Gods

At this dinner in tribute to Jack Sidell—basically the Harvey Weinstein of the Boston restaurant renaissance—you’ll taste the wares of 20 chefs from places like Olives, Summer Shack and Stephanie’s on Newbury, then wash them down with beer and bubbly. Go ahead, go hard on the bubbly.

May 16, 6-9pm, $150, Galleria, 10 St James Ave, tickets here

Five Beers. Five Desserts. Total: $20.

Five Beers. Five Desserts. Total: $20.

Twenty bucks at the bars on a Tuesday: a couple of beers. Twenty bucks at Finale this Tuesday: desserts like crème brûlée and Chocolate Symphony, paired with craft beers like the German heavyweight Schneider Aventinus Eisbock and Brit brew Well’s Banana Bread. You love banana bread beer.

May 17, 6:30-8pm, $19.99, Finale, 1306 Beacon St, Brookline, 617-232-3233

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