Things to do for December 05, 2013

The Weekender

Secret Cocktails, 90% Off Ball and Buck, and Taxidermy

Good night, and good weekend.

Thursday
Secret Cocktails in a Hat Shop
KEEPING IT REPEAL

Secret Cocktails in a Hat Shop

“Scofflaw” is Prohibition-era slang for a habitual law violator. You’ve probably never said that word before. But whisper it at the Goorin Bros.’ speakeasy-themed Repeal Day party tonight, and you’ll get a gratis secret cocktail. They’ll also have live music and plenty of hats. You don’t have to whisper for those.

Dec 5, 6-9pm, no cost, Goorin Bros., 130 Newbury St, 617-247-4287

Friday
Bow Ties, Denim and Taxidermy
BALL AND BUCK STATUS

Bow Ties, Denim and Taxidermy

The lower level of 299 Newbury St is usually an empty basement under a salon. Unless it’s hosting Ball and Buck’s sample sale. Then it’s filled with bow ties, Tellason jeans, grooming supplies and taxidermy, all up to 90% off. It’s a pre-Christmas miracle.

Spiked Punch. Ministry of Supply. Go.
TAKING OFFICE

Spiked Punch. Ministry of Supply. Go.

You shouldn’t spend any more time in an office this weekend. Unless it has high-tech shirts and chinos from Ministry of Supply and a full bar distributing spiked Christmas punch. Because it’s the Ministry of Supply office. And this is their open house. And they can do whatever they want.

It’s Mulled-Wine-and-Food-Truck Season
MULL IT OVER

It’s Mulled-Wine-and-Food-Truck Season

Glühwein is a spiced red wine served warm and in close proximity to 25 food trucks distributing tacos and banh mi. Okay, so the food truck part only happens at this weekend-long Somerville holiday market. And Friday night is dedicated to glühwein bars and beer. “Bier,” if you prefer.

Dec 6, 6-10pm, $10, 300 Grand Union Blvd, Somerville, tickets here

Saturday
Cider House Party. Guess What’s There.
THIS OLD CIDER HOUSE

Cider House Party. Guess What’s There.

Downeast Cider is throwing a party at their new cider house. Funny thing about cider houses: they’re pretty great. That’s why you’re getting a gratis cup of alcohol-y cider just for being there. And $2 drafts for every cup that follows. We believe they’re called “Cider House Rules.”

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