Things to do for August 09, 2012

The Weekender

Gillette Stadium Boxing and Other Weekend Alerts

The weekend will not miss those Russian jackets.

Thursday
Three Hours of Killer BLTs. At Sea.
BATTLESHIP

Three Hours of Killer BLTs. At Sea.

You appreciate a well-made BLT. You also appreciate being on a boat. So we’ve got good news: tickets to the BLT Battle at Sea are available now. There’ll be delicious sandwiches from the likes of Chez Henri and Trina’s, cold suds (Smuttynose, Clown Shoes) and karaoke. Again: bacon, karaoke, boat. Go.

Watching Local Comedians on a Roof
SAUCY

Watching Local Comedians on a Roof

Your laugh. Gregarious enough to shake entire comedy clubs. Luckily, the Big Sauce Rooftop Comedy Night featuring four local joke-slingers is going down outside, on the roof deck of Splash Ultra Lounge tonight, so feel free to release the full decibel roar without worry. Just watch those knee-slaps of yours.

Friday
A Little Vodka Party at Uncle Pete’s
PETE’S SAKE

A Little Vodka Party at Uncle Pete’s

Most in-store mixers at local shops are usually tied to some sale or new product release. Which is fine. But if you hit the three-hour soiree at Uncle Pete’s tomorrow, when there’ll be gratis vodka and a live DJ, know that the only reason they’re throwing it is to party. That’s it. Be sure to thank them.

Aug 10, 6-9pm, no cost, Uncle Pete’s, 119 Charles St, 617-391-0895

Saturday
Advanced Picnicking on the Common
BEYOND THE BASKET

Advanced Picnicking on the Common

You pack a mean picnic basket (mean = ample gourmet pickles). But if you want to up your game while date-night-ing it on the Common, grab a fancy picnic tote packed with duck prosciutto, artisanal cheese and quiche from Artisan Bistro at the Ritz. Red-checkered blanket: not included.

Sunday
Watching Boxing at Gillette Stadium
FISTICUFFS

Watching Boxing at Gillette Stadium

Pugilism alert: the first-ever sanctioned boxing match at Gillette Stadium is taking place after the Revolution game on Sunday in Foxboro. One of the fighters: Framingham native “Irish” Danny O’Connor. His manager: Ken Casey from the Dropkick Murphys. So expect “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” to be heard at least once.

Aug 12, 9pm, $40-$100, Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Pl, Foxboro, tickets at 877-438-7387

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