Things to do for March 29, 2012

The Weekender

Bonus Nightclubs, Buster Keaton and Gnocchi

The weekend can turn any car into a drop-top.

Thursday
Friday
BBQ and 40-Year-Old Scotch in Allston
RYE AWAY

BBQ and 40-Year-Old Scotch in Allston

If you have a touch of the back-to-cold-blues this week, cheer up: there’s a three-hour nosedive into the wonders of moonshine, sour mash, rye, Irish whiskey and pre-1970 single malt Macallan scotch. All followed by cold bourbon toddies and a rib-filled Texas-style BBQ feast. Hey, there’s that smile...

Buster Keaton Films, Now with Banjo
BUSTER MOVE

Buster Keaton Films, Now with Banjo

Friday. Date night. Suggestion: head to Somerville, where you’ll get to screen three classic silent films by Buster Keaton, accompanied by a score performed live by a trio of local musicians featuring a prog-jazz banjo virtuoso. Which is the ideal Keaton-scoring musician, really.

Moksa’s Nightclub, Now Open
NAGA DO IT

Moksa’s Nightclub, Now Open

Not too long ago, Central Square welcomed a shimmering Asian tapas mega-den that had plans to open a sprawling nightclub for dancing, national DJ acts and plenty of fusion-y cocktails (marshmallow Peeps, housemade tea bitters) to go with oxtail fried rice. Well, good news: it’s open.

Now open, 10pm-2am, Naga, 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, 617-661-4900

Saturday
The Fine Art of Gnocchi Creation
GNOCCHI BY NATURE

The Fine Art of Gnocchi Creation

Gnocchi shouldn’t be Play-Doh-y. If the stuff you make is, head to Davio’s on Saturday and learn northern-Italian-style gnocchi creation from their pasta czars. After soaking up the knowledge (and sampling the lesson), you’ll even leave with a $100 voucher for a meal. Yes, it can be for steak.

Wednesday
Beer. Bacon. You. Proceed.
MAN MECCA

Beer. Bacon. You. Proceed.

There’s an impending bacon-and-beer summit of biblical proportions, featuring pork-minded chefs from the likes of Tremont647, Garden at the Cellar and the Gallows, as well as more than 20 breweries (CBC, Notch, Smuttynose). Tickets sell out fast, so grab yours on Wednesday when they go live. You’re welcome.

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