Things to do for January 19, 2012

The Weekender

Models. Moonshine. Caviar. This Is Your Weekend.

The weekend is [REDACTED].

Thursday
Getting V-Day Gift Ideas from Models
MODEL BEHAVIOR

Getting V-Day Gift Ideas from Models

If you’re looking for fashion-y gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, head to local designer Samuel Vartan’s runway show and sale at the Liberty tonight. There’ll be 40% off everything from cashmere dresses to one-of-a-kind sample sale dresses. Bonus: models. Tons of models.

Friday
Wrapping Your Head Around Moonshine
SHINE ON

Wrapping Your Head Around Moonshine

Moonshine. The devil’s ether. And now, something you can tangle with for an hour after work on Friday, as Gordon’s will be hosting an “Understanding Moonshine” tasting of five cocktails, all featuring the legendary backwoods spirit. Think: Sprite, grenadine and moonshine Ted Kennedys. Mmm, moonshine.

Saturday
This Weekend: Area Four Goes Brunch
AREA CODE

This Weekend: Area Four Goes Brunch

Cold like this calls for a dense brunch, filled with starchy awesomeness like wood-oven-baked pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and, say, absinthe cocktails like The Antidote. You’ll find all of this at Area Four, now that their weekend brunch service starts on Saturday. Get in there.

Sat-Sun, 10:30am-2:30pm, Area Four, 500 Technology Sq, Cambridge, 617-758-4444

Monday
Chinese New Year in the South End
CHINATOWN

Chinese New Year in the South End

Your first New Year’s: excellent. And now it’s time to celebrate your second, more Chinese New Year’s. Head to Tremont647 post-work on Monday for three hours of orange-liquor-flavored martinis and passed apps like Chili Poached Hake. Remember, “Happy New Year” in Chinese is 新年快樂.

Jan 23, 6-9pm, $25, Tremont647, 647 Tremont St, RSVP at 617-266-4600

Wednesday
Caviar and Bubbly on a Wednesday
EGG HEAD

Caviar and Bubbly on a Wednesday

By the middle of next week, you’ll be craving the little things in life. Like four kinds of bubbly and Wellfleet oysters. And, okay, maybe some American paddlefish caviar. All of which you’ll get at this two-hour free-for-all at Sonsie. Just don’t tell your Occupy buddies.

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