Things to do for September 06, 2012

The Weekender

John Lennon, Pig Roasts and Audrey Hepburn

The weekend knows where one can locate roasted nuts.

Thursday
Mall Date. No, Really.
THE CLASSICS

Mall Date. No, Really.

Back in the day, you’d use a mall as your date-night backdrop (ah, adolescence). Well, tonight’s your shot to relive such years with a free screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the garden in the Prudential shops. And just like the old days, feel free to employ a lot of Boyz II Men at your earliest convenience.

Bidding on Art, Listening to Rock
GOING ONCE...

Bidding on Art, Listening to Rock

Buying art. Sometimes you do it at an Irish pub. Like tonight, as Ned Devine’s is hosting a silent auction of over 20 local artists’ work and a gift-certificate raffle (Lone Star Taco Bar, Davio’s) benefiting charity, with gratis passed apps and live local rock bands supplying tunes. Aggressive bidding requires a live band.

Sep 6, 7-11pm, $20, cash bar, Ned Devine’s, 1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 617-248-8800

Friday
Somerville’s About to Get Nuts
NUTTY

Somerville’s About to Get Nuts

Nuts have proven their worth far beyond the airline snack. And now, thanks to Q’s Nuts opening tomorrow, there’s a full store devoted to bringing you fresh bags of sweet-roasted, chocolate and cinnamon, and even spicy peanuts, almonds, pecans and cashews, made right in Somerville. An oft-overlooked nut stronghold.

Opens Sep 7, Q’s Nuts, 349 Highland Ave, Somerville

Saturday
A Tiki Festival in North Andover
POLY-MORPHOUS

A Tiki Festival in North Andover

Hawaii: hard to reach. A little closer: North Andover, home to Saturday’s Tiki Time Festival. Awaiting you: $1 passed Polynesian apps (pork from a whole-pig roast, shrimp skewers) and gratis samples of Kona beer. And live Hawaiian music and fire throwers. Now would be the appropriate time to make a getting lei’d joke...

Sep 8, 1-5pm, no cost, cash bar, China Blossom, 946 Osgood St, North Andover, 978-682-2242

A Multimedia Concert on an Island
FUN-DO

A Multimedia Concert on an Island

Harbor Island alert: there’s a three-hour live local music festival (yes, it includes a John Lennon songwriting competition winner) and Narragansett beer tasting on Georges Island on Saturday. It’s billed as a multimedia event, so there’s a good chance you’ll be flanked by a variety of digital wizardry. Or just a few flat-screens.

Sep 8, 1-4:30pm, $20 (includes ferry ticket), departs from Boston Harbor Islands Ferry Center, 66 Long Wharf, tickets here

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