Things to do for November 23, 2011

The Weekender

Buck Hunter, Bill Belichick and a Pie Eating Contest

The weekend is on an all-cranberry-sauce diet.

Wednesday
Big Buck Hunter  and Pie at ICOB
FAIR PLAY

Big Buck Hunter and Pie at ICOB

Spending a quiet Thanksgiving Eve at home: not a bad idea. A much better idea: unleashing hell on Big Buck Hunter (the full arcade version), competing in a pie eating contest and noshing on $1 oysters, gratis lobster sliders and two tallboys of Narragansett for five bucks. Yes, you can nosh on beer.  

12 Bucks = Pizza and a Brew
NEW DEAL

12 Bucks = Pizza and a Brew

Sometimes you just need a snack. Say, a Fruit Roll-Up. Or better yet, a sizzling hot, 10-inch margherita pizza and a pint of beer (Rapscallion, Pretty Things). Good news: you can land the latter at Area Four every weekday for $12. Note: the pizza technically rolls up...

Mon-Fri, 3-5:30pm, $12, Area Four, 500 Technology Sq, Cambridge, 617-758-4444

Thursday
Thanksgiving. With More Jazz.
CARTE BLANCHE

Thanksgiving. With More Jazz.

If you’re looking for something a little untraditional tomorrow, you should know that the Beehive is staging an à la carte Thanksgiving, complete with black truffle duck breast, roasted organic turkey, prime rib... and a full jazz band. Try not to get gravy on the saxophonist.

Nov 24, noon-10pm, The Beehive, 541 Tremont St, reserve at 617-423-0069

Friday
Whiskey Sodas and Gratis Shades
BLACK FRIDAY

Whiskey Sodas and Gratis Shades

While everyone else is at the mall, you’ll spend Black Friday at rugged-man-haven Ball and Buck, which is giving you a pair of Randolph Engineering aviators (list price: $109) when you spend $500 or more (go ahead, blow it all on Fox River Mills socks). Oh, and there’ll be gratis whiskey sodas all day.

Tuesday
Getting Inside Bill Belichick’s Mind
CHICK LIT

Getting Inside Bill Belichick’s Mind

Bill Belichick. An enigma wrapped in a riddle. Draped in a cutoff hoodie. And now, subject of a book by a New York Times best-selling author, who will be discussing the Patriots’ head coach on Tuesday in Brookline. No need to bring Brady.

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