Your Perks this week: some regal bar sets from the golden age of imbibing—complete with rare booklets of recipes for old-school cocktails. (In case you need ideas.) Other beautiful things: 20% off the perfect desktop speakers, and some limited-edition surf art from a collective of international photographers.
Things to do for April 04, 2013
Wings, Roller Derby and a Schlock Film Fest
The weekend is squeezing you tight.
Bad things are just that: bad. But there’s a bad that’s so bad... it’s good. Case in point—the awesomely schlock-y films gathered for 35mm screenings at the Brattle this weekend, from the 1960s through, well, last year’s Judge Dredd reboot. The original would’ve worked, too.
Recall the ski slopes of 1980s America. If you can’t, head to Loon Saturday morning for DJ-spun ’80s tunes (by the moguls, natch) while you don all manner of neon and Body Gear. Later, an all-’80s cover band strikes up at the lodge. Time to dust off those moonwalking shoes.
Something about spring creates a desire to see men and women on roller skates bashing into one another at high speeds on an indoor track. Like at the season opener of the Pioneer Valley Roller Derby league, where teams from western Mass and Vermont battle in a 10,000-seat arena. Ah, April.
Sox Opener = Monday Bloody Marys
The Sox home opener is this Monday afternoon. And you can celebrate your strategic hooky-playing at Church with make-your-own Bloodys and mimosas all day. You’ll have fresh fruit, purees, juices and pickled veggies to add to cava or bacon-infused vodka, depending on which way you go. So, yeah, you’ve got options.
NCAA Final. Wings for a Quarter. Boom.
Your NCAA bracket predictions have been called “sage-like” (well, mostly). And with the final on Monday, you can watch your picks finish out just as you called it with rounds of 25-cent wings at Olde Magoun’s Saloon. Be sure to napkin up before kissing anyone while celebrating.