Things to do for October 31, 2013

The Weekender

Science Cocktails, Mariachi Bands and a Costumed Lamb Roast

The weekend gives out the best candy.

Thursday
French Things. Edible French Things.
BAGUETTE ABOUT IT

French Things. Edible French Things.

Patisserie on Newbury, a new outpost of baguette sandwiches, pastries and other thoroughly French provisions, just opened in Back Bay. So now you can pick up some truffle mousse and brie for trick-or-treaters tonight. One day, they’ll appreciate brie.

Time for Some Skeletons and Mezcal
THE DRINKING DEAD

Time for Some Skeletons and Mezcal

Día de los Muertos: that’s Spanish for “Day of the Dead.” Mezcal: that’s Mexican. So it makes sense to mark the former with flights and cocktails of the latter at Russell House Tavern. The oysters and shrimp tostadas won’t hurt either. They’re non-hurting foods.

Friday
Science Is Better with Candy and Rum
TECH MATE

Science Is Better with Candy and Rum

Tomorrow night, some of MIT’s greatest minds are going to share their projects with you. Projects like robotic fish and exoplanet research. And while they’re doing that, you’re going to drink Dark and Stormys and eat candy. Because... we’re not really sure. Halloween, probably.

Saturday
Tequila and the Chocolate Factory
TAZA STRIP

Tequila and the Chocolate Factory

Ways this event is like Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: it’s organized by an actual chocolate factory. Ways this event is not like Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: it includes Latin food trucks, mariachi bands and gratis tequila. A fair trade-off for not having Oompa-Loompas.

Sunday
Lamb Roasts Are Better in Costume
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

Lamb Roasts Are Better in Costume

November is a month of cherished traditions. Like marking the 362-day countdown to next Halloween by feasting on grilled lamb in costume. Okay, so Tavern Road totally made this up. Still, not a bad idea.

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