Things to do for January 03, 2013

The Weekender

Lobster Pizza, Sake Bombs and Moby-Dick

The weekend is almost ready to start resolution-ing.

The Return of Mike & Patty’s

The Return of Mike & Patty’s

Rejoice: Bay Village sandwich emporium Mike & Patty’s has reopened after an extended closing. And this weekend, they’ll have gratis donuts, along with a few special guests, like cast members from Wicked Tuna, and even a Blue Man Group guy. We’re assuming he’ll be the one in blueface.

The Spa Excuse You Were Waiting For

The Spa Excuse You Were Waiting For

You sent a work email on Christmas. You deserve something. Try this: the new Gentleman Essentials spa packages at the Mandarin, with everything from an invigorating man-facial to a four-hour series of energy-boosting treatments like foot and Oriental massages. Even a gentlemanly manicure. Never neglect the cuticles, people.

25 Straight Hours of Moby-Dick

25 Straight Hours of <em>Moby-Dick</em>

If your 2013 resolutions list had “Finally read Moby-Dick,” you have two options. Read it yourself, or attend the live cover-to-cover reading of Melville’s classic, conducted by several readers (Moby-Dick scholars) over 25 consecutive hours. Thankfully, nobody has tried this with Fifty Shades of Grey yet. Awkward.

Sushi and Sake Bomb-ing Your Sunday

Sushi and Sake Bomb-ing Your Sunday

Sundays in this cold: made for long couch sessions. Or a three-course meal with a hot item (say, rock shrimp tempura), sashimi and a dessert, topped off with a glorious sake bomb. They’re also doing them on Mondays and Tuesdays as well. Sometimes the couch is just too comfy...

Sun-Tue, 5:30-10pm, $35, Uni, 370 Commonwealth Ave, reserve at 617-536-7200

Lobster Pizzas and Classic Bruins

Lobster Pizzas and Classic Bruins

Hockey and pizza. Mother’s milk. So you might like Ducali on Tuesdays, when you’ll be treated to classic Bruins games and college hockey action on their flat-screens all night, plus the pie that was the runner-up at the calzone-dethrone event at Restaurant Dante, Lobster Pizza. Stop breathing so heavy.

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