Things to do for October 18, 2012

The Weekender

Lobster Rolls, Italian Leather and Endless Pasta

The weekend is a born coxswain.

Thursday
Saturday
A Truly Amazing Lobster Roll Pop-Up
LOBSTAH

A Truly Amazing Lobster Roll Pop-Up

There have been 47 Head of the Charles Regattas on record. Making number 48 great: the competitors. Oh, and the Luke’s Lobster pop-up, doling out amazing lobster, crab and shrimp rolls during the race this weekend. In short: your new reason for not competing.

Oct 20-21, 8:30am-4:30pm, near the Weld Exhibition Area, between the Weeks and Lars Anderson bridges

A Smorgasbord of Mostly Oregonian Stuff
LEATHERY

A Smorgasbord of Mostly Oregonian Stuff

Elsewhere on Saturday, you can find yourself awash in an array of new goodies from Eugene, Oregon’s, Will Leather Goods, who’ll be hosting a trunk show at Uniform for their new handmade-in-the-USA bags (think: all-Italian leather, rugged canvas). Oh, and gratis libations courtesy of Privateer Rum. Rum and leather: just another Saturday for you.

Oct 20, 1-6pm, Uniform, 511 Tremont St, 617-247-2360

Master Oyster Shuckers. Muscadet. Go.
MOLLUSK-Y

Master Oyster Shuckers. Muscadet. Go.

For the second time ever, the oenophiles over at Second Glass are hosting a little shellfish and wine shindig in the South End. Involving: oysters, an oyster-shucking contest and 20-minute crash courses in the Loire Valley’s best-known wine: Muscadet. It is Muscadet month, after all. No, really. It is. Look it up.

Sunday
A Temporary Land of Ribs in Cambridge
RIBBING

A Temporary Land of Ribs in Cambridge

East by Northeast. West Bridge. Redbones. No, not a roll call of never-released John Wayne films, but a sampling of the Cambridge restaurants participating in the pitmaster-versus-pitmaster celebration of ribs on Sunday (with you eating a lot). Bonus: live bluegrass. Because... because it just makes sense.

Oct 21, noon-4pm, $20, Cambridge St between Fulkerson and 5th St, East Cambridge, tickets here

The Dream: Endless Pasta at Sportello
PAST-AHHH

The Dream: Endless Pasta at Sportello

The Sunday dinner dilemma: endless pasta, or not-endless pasta. Well, not much of a dilemma with Barbara Lynch’s über-luncheonette leadbelly-ing you up. You’ll devour an antipasto, then an all-you-can-eat pasta dish like bigoli and red gravy with meatballs, then a dessert. Good luck making it to the end.

Sundays until 10pm, $45, Sportello, 348 Congress St, 617-737-1234

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