Things to do for December 15, 2011

The Weekender

Jimmy Stewart, Lingerie Models and Belgian Waffles

Santa touched the weekend on the shoulder once.

Thursday
Prepare Yourself for Backbar
JOURNEY BACK

Prepare Yourself for Backbar

Possibly inspired by your vodka-bar-within-a-bathroom concept comes Backbar, a serious cocktailery helmed by ex-Drink staffers within Journeyman in Union Square. They’ll be slinging Pumpkin Pie Milk Punch, Cuba Libres with smoked ice and Moxie soda, and there’s even a charcuterie program. Not unlike your bathroom.

Opens Dec 15, 4pm, Backbar, 9 Sanborn Ct, Somerville, 617-718-0249

Gratis Martinis and Models at a Spa
MODEL ACT

Gratis Martinis and Models at a Spa

A good spa makes you feel like a new person. A great spa does the same, while occasionally throwing a gratis-martinis-and-passed-apps party—like Corbu is doing tonight—filled with slinky models sporting threads from Jack Wills and the Tannery. Normally, the only model in the spa is you.

Southie Gets a Little Beacon Hill-y
PARAMOUNT

Southie Gets a Little Beacon Hill-y

The next time you find yourself in Southie (which happens a lot if you live there), you’ll be happy to know the legendary Paramount of Beacon Hill has opened its first sister eatery right on Broadway. Which means their malted Belgian waffles for breakfast. And lunch, for that matter.

Friday
Basking in the Glory of Jimmy Stewart
SO WONDERFUL

Basking in the Glory of Jimmy Stewart

The over-consumerism of the holidays has you feeling a little jaded. Allow us to suggest a soul-cleansing, courtesy of one James Maitland Stewart, as the Brattle is showing It’s a Wonderful Life two times tomorrow. Yes, Zuzu’s petals will figure prominently in both screenings.

Saturday
Live Lingerie Models. And Bubbly.
PROVOCATIVE

Live Lingerie Models. And Bubbly.

Lingerie. A great gift. For both giver and receiver. So you might want to head to Agent Provocateur on Saturday, where they’ll have actual models showing off the wares in the window, as well as private fittings for customized pieces. All while you sip on gratis bubbly. Ah, the holidays.

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