Things to do for May 31, 2012

The Weekender

Unlimited Sliders, Micky Ward and a Musical Chairs Battle Royal

Look outside. Yep, it’s the weekend.

Thursday
Playing Musical Chairs for $10,000
HAVE A SEAT

Playing Musical Chairs for $10,000

A fact you might not have known: there’s something called the World Musical Chairs Federation. And while you might chuckle at the idea, know that they’re hosting a live music festival and musical chairs world championship in two weeks. Grand prize: $10,000. Time to start warming up the glutes.

Friday
Catalyst Begins Patio Lunch
MAGNUM

Catalyst Begins Patio Lunch

This time of year, one covets the outdoors. More specifically, one covets patios like the one at Catalyst, which is not only launching a totally different outdoor lunch menu (think: roasted coulotte steak, crispy pork ribs), but also offering up magnum bottles of rosé to sip. Rosé is best served magnum.

Mon-Fri starting Jun 1 on the patio, 11am-2:30pm, Catalyst, 300 Technology Sq, Cambridge, 617-576-3000, see the menu

ACK Lands a New Brewpub
’TUCKED AWAY

ACK Lands a New Brewpub

One more reason to go to Nantucket this weekend: the Sea Dog brewpub officially opens tomorrow morning—bringing along with it their porter and summer microbrews and lobster flatbreads. They’ll also have Nantucket-y cocktails like the Champagne Punch (mango rum, bubbly and pineapple juice). It’s not ACK without punch.

Officially opens Jun 1, 11:30am, Sea Dog Nantucket, 15 S Water St, Nantucket, 508-680-1342

Saturday
All-You-Can-Eat Brunch at Church
BLOODY SATURDAY

All-You-Can-Eat Brunch at Church

You’ve been good this week. So Church is rewarding you with a Saturday-only, all-you-can-eat brunch packed with Jonah crab hush puppies, sloppy joe sliders and spicy homemade sausage flatbreads. If there were ever a time to see how many sloppy joes you can handle, it’s now.

Saturdays starting Jun 2, 11am-3pm, $15, Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, 617-236-7600

Meet Micky Ward, Watch Him Fight
THE FIGHTER

Meet Micky Ward, Watch Him Fight

Micky Ward. Legendary boxer. Film character (see: The Fighter). And someone who’ll be signing copies of his new book in the North End Saturday, followed by a screening of his fight against Arturo Gatti, which Ring magazine called 2002’s fight of the year. Next to your bout with a snack machine that year, that is.

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