We assume you need to buy someone a gift. So here are three great options: 1) A snow-globe-sized wireless speaker, 30% off. 2) Spending $25 and getting $50 worth of handsome gadgets and accessories from LA gadget shop Alpha. 3) Impossibly delicious, freshly baked cookies delivered directly from Brooklyn.
Things to do for December 13, 2012
Mobile Crepes, Ugly Sweaters and Japanese Art
The weekend’s blood type has officially changed to “candy cane.”
Performance Menswear and T-Shirt Quilts
For that drawer filled with old T-shirts, here: Holiday 2.0. It’s a Back Bay pop-up showcasing local e-commerce successes, like high-tech performance menswear maestros Ministry of Supply, and Project Repat, which takes your old tees and makes them into smashing quilts and totes. A good tote is always welcomed.
Mobile Crepes = Good
Meanwhile, some breaking news on the French flapjack front: the Benny’s Crepe Cafe food truck is now in Boston. Thus, you can now plan your day around where to land smoked salmon, BLT and caramel apple crepes for breakfast. They also have pork stew. Which is also great for breakfast.
Beer and Toys-as-Art Downtown
If you’ve been meaning to get downtown to the Lot F Gallery for one of their spirited art parties, look to their DJ’d opening-night party on Friday. Besides serving gratis beer and wine, they’ll be showcasing the paintings, sculptures and modified Japanese toys from local artists. Toys make the best art.
Something about the devil is just so... engrossing. So on Monday, catch a screening of the original Faust, accompanied by a group of Berklee musicians performing a new live score. Anything involving a 24-member vocal choir and a cinematic masterpiece from the director of Nosferatu is never a bad time.
Alert: your next opportunity to sport what has been called (by you) “the most hideous pullover since Cosby” is here. Wear it to Blue Inc. on Monday, where a cash prize to the ugliest sweater is waiting, along with an ice luge and all-’90s tunes. Here’s hoping for some Gin Blossoms.