Your Perks: 1) An ultrathin portable battery pack with enough power to bring your phone back to life. 2) A pair of ridiculously comfortable sweatpants you’ll never want to take off. 3) A couple of stainless-steel and gold-plated watches with diamonds. For him.
Things to do for November 20, 2014
Ping-Pong, Pole Dancing and Donut Muffins
Post no weekends.
Thanksgiving, Union-Square-Donuts Style
You’ve got seven days before you need to be thankful for something. Related: Union Square Donuts is now taking orders for donut muffins (yes, they’re muffins made out of donut dough) and giant pumpkin bread puddings that you can pick up on Thanksgiving eve. Close one.
Harvard Square Gets a Cannoli Face-Lift
We could make a really obvious Godfather reference right now. But instead, we’ll just tell you that North End cannoli kingpin Mike’s Pastry has opened a second location in Harvard Square. Fine: “Leave the gun, take the cannoli.” Happy now?
Harvard vs. Yale vs. Shake Shack
Important news: this Saturday is the 131st Harvard vs. Yale game. Importanter news: Shake Shack is setting up a stand at the intersection of Winthrop and JFK to grill hot dogs and sell 10-count boxes of ShackBurgers. We’ve got a real “everybody wins” situation on our hands here.
Ever since Blazing Paddles started existing, playing ping-pong under Fenway Park isn’t so unusual. But participating in a ping-pong tournament there, followed by two hours of pole-based entertainment from “athletic pole performers”... still is.
A Punch Master Class and Endless Sushi
David Wondrich. Let’s just say he’s the Neil deGrasse Tyson of cocktailing. And this Monday, he’s leading a master class on the history and preparation of punch at Empire, followed by a holiday punch party and unlimited sushi. “Limited sushi” didn’t have the same ring to it.