This week’s Perks: $150 toward a portrait made from your DNA, and a 25-dose supply of hangover cures for 37 bucks. Oh, and exclusively for Outlook.com members, Virgin America is taking 20% off a select flight. (If you somehow don’t have an Outlook.com account... you should probably get on that.)
Things to do for March 14, 2013
Spinal Tap, Swim Trunks and Asian Small Plates
The weekend really thought it had the papacy locked up.
Something about the Boston Convention Center’s new 80-foot digital canvas (largest in New England) says, “That would be perfect for some art.” Evidence: the ongoing “Art on the Marquee” project, kicking off tonight and featuring six rotating artworks by local video game professionals. Fingers crossed for meta-homage to Contra.
J.Crew Has Some Chambray for You
Just in time for beach thoughts, we bring you this good news: J.Crew’s men’s store in Copley is getting an exclusive shipment of retro-ish, cotton chambray swim trunks by Apolis. They’re made in a California factory that’s been trunk-ing lifeguards since the 1960s. No, not David Hasselhoff. Or maybe.
Your Shot at Singing for Soccer Fans
Your singing voice: breathtaking. So here’s what you’ll do: send in a clip of your dulcet tones by 4pm tomorrow, and if selected, you’ll head to the Lansdowne Pub on Tuesday to perform before judges for a chance to belt the national anthem at the Revolution’s home opener. Good luck.
$7 Asian Snacks at Red Lantern
The Monday after St. Pat’s is a tough pill to swallow (roughly 1988 Nissan Sentra–sized). Easing it down is Red Lantern’s new Monday night deal, where $7 gets you fried shrimp shumai, Peking duck spring rolls and pineapple fried rice with bacon. Fruit and bacon: nature’s Advil.
You know what sound is. It’s, uh... sound. But if you’d like to hear an auditory physiologist discuss the science of hearing and, while you’re at it, catch a screening of the immortal This Is Spinal Tap, head to Coolidge Corner on Monday. Yes, things will go to 11.