Things to do for February 20, 2014

The Weekender

Dollar Ribs, an El Bulli Exhibit and Miles Davis

You’ve been randomly selected to receive a free weekend.

Thursday
El Bulli, Now in Museum Form
RUNNING OF EL BULLI

El Bulli, Now in Museum Form

If you ever managed to grab a reservation at El Bulli before it closed in 2011, well played. If not, you can always catch it in exhibit form at the Museum of Science, with things like a simulated 37-course meal and photos of all 1,846 of Ferran Adrià’s dishes. He likes cooking.

Saturday
A Donut Invasion at the Butcher Shop
’NUT HOUSE

A Donut Invasion at the Butcher Shop

The Butcher Shop has always been a perfectly good place for charcuterie. But it’s always been a perfectly bad place for donuts. That’s changing, because a No. 9 Park vet is bringing her donut-dispensing pop-up to the premises. Expect the citrus-glazed and Bavarian-crème varieties. They’ll be expecting you back.

Feb 22-23, 9am (while supplies last), The Butcher Shop, 552 Tremont St, 617-423-4800

Pop Rocks. Liquor. Chocolate. Excess.
SWEET EVERYTHINGS

Pop Rocks. Liquor. Chocolate. Excess.

The Boston Harbor Hotel is filling their giant Rotunda Room with desserts like whiskey chocolate cake, candied bacon and Pop Rocks–covered marshmallows. Plus a bar for spiking hot chocolate with all manner of liquor. You might ask why. That’s the wrong question.

Monday
Your Dollars Are Turning into Ribs
ALMIGHTY DOLLARS

Your Dollars Are Turning into Ribs

You can do a lot with a dollar. Like turn it into a sailboat by following simple folding instructions. Or turn it into a single, delicious smoked rib by going to Bambara on Monday night. Yep. Dollar ribs. Beats dollar sailboats every time.

Mondays, 5:30pm (while supplies last), Bambara, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, 617-868-4444

Tuesday
Four Hours of Miles Davis at the Beat
MILES HIGH CLUB

Four Hours of Miles Davis at the Beat

Sure, you could honor Miles Davis by playing the trumpet at home all night on Tuesday. But you may just want to leave the trumpeting to a professional while you eat and drink things at the Beat Hotel. He’ll be improvising four hours of Miles’s tunes. You’ll learn trumpet on Wednesday.

Feb 25, 8pm-midnight, Beat Hotel, 13 Brattle St, Cambridge, 617-499-0001

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