Things to do for August 22, 2013

The Weekender

Meat Pies, Island Lawn Games and an Oyster Pop-Up

The weekend is a doctor and a mechanic.

Thursday
Rum, Spam and More Rum and Spam
RUM RUNNER

Rum, Spam and More Rum and Spam

Local 149 is closing out their Tiki Week this weekend. Great little run they had there. Well, technically they’re still having it, as evidenced by their beach party on Saturday and their luau on Sunday. Bonus: rum-heavy tiki cocktails and bacon-wrapped Spam. Classic New England.

Through Aug 25, Local 149, 149 P St, 617-269-0900

Saturday
A Steamship, an Island and You
THE ISLAND

A Steamship, an Island and You

Doesn’t take much, but if you’re looking for a reason to hit Portsmouth, this is probably it. Because “this” involves taking an old-timey steamship to an island off the coast for a little bocce, a live orchestra playing ’20s-style jazz and a BYOB picnic. Bourbon. Backgammon. Any B should do.

Aug 24, 10am-6pm, $48, departs from Isle of Shoals Steamship Company, 315 Market St, Portsmouth, NH, tickets here

Jazz and Classic Boats in Salem
BOAT CHECK

Jazz and Classic Boats in Salem

Speaking of boats, over 40 vintage versions of them await you in Salem on Saturday. It’s an old-school-boat show. Think gold-leaf canoes from the 19th century, motor yachts from the 1900s and classic mahogany speedboats. And jazz. Because of course jazz.

This Part Is About a Pop-Up Oyster Bar
SHUCK WAGON

This Part Is About a Pop-Up Oyster Bar

Oysters. Turns out, those are pretty delicious. And you’ll have four hours to confirm that at Tavern Road’s pop-up oyster bar with $1 bivalves and plenty of muscadet. Go by the glass or flight with the latter. Go big or go home with the former.

Aug 24, noon-4pm, cash bar, Tavern Road, 343 Congress St, 617-790-0808

Tuesday
You: The Australian Meat Pie Judge
PIE OH MY

You: The Australian Meat Pie Judge

Here’s what you’re doing this Tuesday. You’re taking a sundown ferry to Eastie. You’re drinking Australian beers at KO Pies. And then, you’re voting for the best meat pie made by the chefs from JM Curley, Lincoln and Toro. It’s just what you’re doing.

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