Things to do for December 22, 2011

The Weekender

Oysters, $3 Hot Dogs and Other Weekend Essentials

The weekend just made a comforter out of loose pine needles.

Thursday
Introducing the Oyster Passport
PASS GO

Introducing the Oyster Passport

B&G has launched an oyster passport, which is basically a way to tally the bivalves you sample. The more you try, the more prizes you get—things like dessert, lobster rolls and even a free pass to their big oyster party in May. Your other passport should be this giving.

Passport available now through Apr 15, B&G Oysters, 550 Tremont St, 617-423-0050

Friday
Art. Very Small Art.
INCHES

Art. Very Small Art.

Good art comes in various forms. Like the stuff in your big-art room (that Shepard Fairey mural really ties it together). Or this exhibit of 20 local artists who have created artwork no bigger than 3-by-3 inches (think: photographs, paintings, sketches), viewable for the last time tomorrow. It’s mini-awesome.

Dec 23, 5-8pm, no cost, UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, 617-553-4480

Saturday
A Waterfront Chocolate Stop
SUGAR RUSH

A Waterfront Chocolate Stop

You’ve got quite a weekend ahead. Shopping. Parties. Gingerbread cookie eating. Fuel up with a sugar buzz at Aragosta’s chocolate bar, which will be dishing out cups of steaming hot cocoa made with melted Italian chocolate for $4. Spike it with rum for another $4. For a different buzz.

Sat-Sun, 2-5pm, Aragosta, 3 Battery Wharf, 617-994-9001

Shop on Newbury Street. Earn Donuts.
DOUGH-NUT

Shop on Newbury Street. Earn Donuts.

And should your shopping be centered on Newbury Street, show the people at Met Back Bay a receipt from a Newbury store purchase that day, and you’ll land four of their housemade Holiday Cider Donut Holes on the house. Let’s hope they do this with beer and St. Paddy’s Day.

Now through Dec 24, Met Back Bay, 279 Dartmouth St, 617-267-0451

Monday
Destroying $3 Hot Dogs at Vito’s
GOOD DOG

Destroying $3 Hot Dogs at Vito’s

It’s Monday. 11:30pm. Your stomach starts screaming, “Chili Velveeta Hot Dog, please.” Normally, you’re light on options. But now you’ll head to Vito’s Tavern, which is slinging everything from Pig Dogs to Kimchi Dogs, all for three bucks. Bonus: PBR cans also three bucks.

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