Things to do for September 05, 2013

The Weekender

Hair Bands, Vodka and Human Peacocks

The weekend looks at you and just knows.

Cocktails. Leather. See You Tonight.

Cocktails. Leather. See You Tonight.

Vodka and wallets call to mind... nothing. Well, that changes tonight at Uniform, by way of gratis vodka cocktails and local leather czars Planwork. They’ll be at the ready with all manner of handcrafted wallets and belts. Oh, and a lot of the stuff is 40% to 50% off. There, vodka and wallets.

Sep 5, 5-8pm, Uniform, 511 Tremont St, 617-247-2360

Gangsters, Live Reggae and You

Gangsters, Live Reggae and You

There’s this film. The Harder They Come. It’s marvelous. Like Goodfellas by way of the Wailers. And you can catch it Friday in Arlington (that known Rasta-culture stronghold), along with a synchronistic accompaniment of live roots reggae. Expect a lot of songs from the soundtrack. Which... also marvelous.

Sep 6, 7:30pm, $9.50 ($12.50 at door), Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St, Arlington, tickets at 781-646-4849

We’ve Seen Chocolate Oz. It Is Good.

We’ve Seen Chocolate Oz. It Is Good.

This Saturday (and every Saturday in September), Somerville’s Taza Chocolate is letting pastry chefs from the likes of Harvest, Oleana and Hungry Mother create secret pastries with their house cocoa wares. Also on site: Coffee Trike. Basically, you’re about to eat a lot more chocolate and drink a lot more coffee.

Saturdays through Sep 28, 10:30am-1pm, Taza Chocolate, 561 Windsor St, Somerville, 617-284-2232

Brunching ’80s-Style at Blue Inc.

Brunching ’80s-Style at Blue Inc.

Blue Inc. is having an ’80s brunch on Sunday. There’s not much more we can say about that. Except that a DJ will be spinning all manner of hair-band-ery and a bartender will be serving all manner of spiked toasted-marshmallow milkshakes. Doesn’t really scream ’80s, but you accept this.

Sep 8, 11am-3pm, Blue Inc., 131 Broad St, reserve at 617-261-5353

Like Cambridge, but Way More Exotic

Like Cambridge, but Way More Exotic

Thousands of people dressed like human peacocks. Now that’s something. Related: the Cambridge Carnival will swarm Kendall Square this weekend with street food, art vendors, live music and parades. We hear everybody loves those.

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