Things to do for May 08, 2014

The Weekender

Free Concerts, Free Drinks and Not-Free Coffee. You Can’t Have It All.

Pardon me, would you have any Weekend Poupon?

Thursday
The Free Outdoor Shows You Require
FOR THOSE ABOUT TO BLOCK

The Free Outdoor Shows You Require

If you’re severely allergic to outdoor music and beer, avoid Dewey Square every Thursday from now until the end of September. Because that’s where you’ll find Boston Calling’s summer block party series, starting with a free show tonight by the Swinging Johnsons. Which might also be bad for double entendre allergies.

Thursdays through Sep 25, 5-8pm, Dewey Square

They’re Calling It a Hat Happy Hour
HATTER UP

They’re Calling It a Hat Happy Hour

Discounting alcoholic beverages is illegal in Massachusetts. However, there’s no law stopping Goorin Bros. from giving you free cocktails and 15% off hats in their Harvard Square store during their Hat Happy Hour every Thursday. The old “hat store” loophole.

Thursdays, 5-8pm, Goorin Bros., 43 Brattle St, Cambridge, 617-868-4287

AKA Bistro Is Back. Hard.
NATURE OF THE BISTRO

AKA Bistro Is Back. Hard.

Lincoln’s French Bistro/sashimi bar, AKA Bistro, shut down from water damage back in December. Now they’re back. And they combined the formerly separate French and Japanese menus into a single, mind-bending list with dishes like seared foie gras with kabayaki chocolate. The old menus must’ve gotten wet.

Saturday
A New Caffeine Outpost in Symphony
HORSE PLAY

A New Caffeine Outpost in Symphony

There’s a new café in town called Farmer Horse Coffee. It involves near-infinite cups of Ethiopian coffee. It also involves a bunch of pastries and egg-and-sausage sandwiches. It’s not a real thing unless there’s breakfast sandwiches.

Sunday
Power-Picnicking in the Arboretum
TRUCK, TRUCK, GOOSE

Power-Picnicking in the Arboretum

The Arnold Arboretum allows picnicking just one day out of the year. And it just so happens that over 10 food trucks, like Mei Mei Street Kitchen and Frozen Hoagies, are setting anchor there this Sunday. Which is that one day. It’s almost like they planned this.

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