Things to do for August 13, 2009

The Weekender

Sidewalk BBQ, Non-Expensive Jeans and the World’s Largest Whiskey Smash

The weekend is now or never.

48-Hour Special at Colonnade

48-Hour Special at Colonnade

If you're in need of a night or two of luxury, the Colonnade has a solution—but you'll have to hurry. From now until 5pm tomorrow, you can reserve a room for August 14-20 and get 25 percent off. As it's the only Boston hotel with a rooftop pool, feel free to use the money you save on poolside drinks.

Deal ends 5pm, Aug 14, 120 Huntington Ave, 617-424-7000, book here

Prezza's Sidewalk BBQ

Prezza's Sidewalk BBQ

With the 99th Fisherman's Feast in full swing, venturing into the North End this weekend means crowds and chaos. So Prezza's putting together a streetside BBQ for you, and even throwing in a couple Peronis to get you in the spirit. You'll be able to hear all the madness of the festival, just from behind a heaping pile of sizzling meat.

$25 door, 5-10pm, Aug 14, Prezza, 24 Fleet St, 617-227-1577, call for more info

Mr. Sid Basement Sale Ends

Mr. Sid Basement Sale Ends

Even if it's only 10 minutes outside Boston proper, heading to the 'burbs usually requires a monumental event involving booze or deals. Consider this both. Saturday is your last chance to grab 50 to 70 percent off Agave jeans, Zegna shirts and Canali ties—and while you're there, feel free to toast your stylish good looks with a stiff drink at the in-store bar.

Sale ends Aug 15, Mr. Sid, 1211 Centre St, Newton Centre, 617-969-4540

Shepard Fairey's Final Day

Shepard Fairey's Final Day

You've had since February to mosey your way down to the ICA and check out what all the hubbub is about. But if you're like us, you never got around to seeing Shepard Fairey's first-ever exhibit. Sunday is your last shot before you have to go back to finding his stuff scattered across bus stops and presidential campaigns.

$15, 10am-5pm, Aug 16, ICA, 100 Northern Ave, 617-478-3103

Eastern Standard's Whiskey Extravaganza

Eastern Standard's Whiskey Extravaganza

Eastern Standard is throwing a party on Sunday involving whiskey. Tons of it. They'll be constructing a giant, world-record-setting "whiskey smash" in an oak whiskey barrel, and they'll be bringing out the commemorative 40-ounce Champions Cups for one night only. You might want to think about how you're going to call in sick on Monday. Again.

$30, 7pm, Aug 16, ES, 528 Commonwealth Ave, 617-532-9100, call for tickets

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