Things to do for July 31, 2014

The Weekender

A Pig Roast, a Patio Party and James Brown’s Son

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred weekends...

Thursday
When You Work Out, Do It Here
ORANGE IS THE NEW...

When You Work Out, Do It Here

It’s been a great summer for ribs and lobster rolls. Consequently, it’s been a mediocre summer for abs. New England’s first Orange Theory is here to rectify that situation with 60-minute interval training sessions and individual heart monitors to track it all. Okay, back to ribs and lobster rolls. 

Brookline’s New Asian Noodle Temple
... AND EVERYTHING RICE

Brookline’s New Asian Noodle Temple

A superpower that enabled you to produce basil pad thai and duck fried rice at will would be great. But because that isn’t possible, here’s the next best thing: a new Asian joint in Brookline ready to cater to your every need. But mostly lunch.

Now open, Basil Rice, 479 Harvard St, Brookline, 617-608-3563

Sunday
Shojo’s Turning Two. This Is the Party.
BLOCKHEADS

Shojo’s Turning Two. This Is the Party.

If you happen to pass by the Chinatown Gate this Sunday and notice break dancing, DJs, martial arts demos, a live mural painting and a Hawaiian-luau-themed pig roast, don’t be alarmed. It’s just a block party for Shojo’s second anniversary. That’s why all that stuff is there.

Aug 3, noon-5pm, at the Greenway at the Chinatown Gate, more info here

James Brown’s Son Will Read to You Now
BROWN OUT

James Brown’s Son Will Read to You Now

Meet Daryl Brown. He’s the son of James Brown. Yes, that James Brown. He’s coming to neighborhood record store/bookshop/tapas spot Tres Gatos, and he’d like to read his book to you while you sip rioja and eat empanadas. It’s probably about James Brown.

Aug 3, 3pm, Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, 617-477-9209

Punch and a Brass Band on a Patio
PO’ CHOICES

Punch and a Brass Band on a Patio

The Blue Room and Belly Wine Bar are holding a party along their mutual patio, and that can only mean one thing: an eight-piece New Orleans brass brand called the Soggy Po’Boys. Right. Also, fish sandwiches, voodoo punch and wine. Which is actually more than one thing.

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