Searching for late-night, post-bar food in the North End leaves few options besides the snack-rack at 7-Eleven. But Bricco is letting everyone in on a secret previously known only to select locals: you can now order a full brick-oven margherita pizza off-menu until 2am. If you have money in the Hot Pocket company, take it out now.
Things to do for August 20, 2009
Late Night Pizza, Donkey Shows and MST3K
The weekend still laughs like it's 1994.
For one night only, the nerd-ily brilliant minds behind cult '90s TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000 are doing a live riff session being broadcast to select cities, and Boston is one of them. Original cast members will skewer Plan 9 From Outer Space, aka the worst movie ever made, live in HD. Feel free to howl like you're back on your parents' couch.
After being transformed from a second-stage afterthought of the American Repertory Theater into a Studio 54–esque club/theater hybrid replete with deep leather booths and a full liquor license to boot, the Oberon officially opens Friday. NYC burlesque import "The Donkey Show" kicks it off, and no, it's not that kind of donkey show.
Saturday's your chance to pay homage to revolutionary forebears with one giant redcoats vs. rebels water gun fight, courtesy of pranksters Banditos Misteriosos. Location and team details will be sent after you register, but if it's anything like last year's 400-strong battle, you can expect flocks of wet T-shirts, and possibly one hammered Paul Revere.
If the weather has got you thinking of the beach on Sunday but you're in no mood to fight traffic down to the Cape, try Quincy as a substitute. A beach-themed beerfest bash with a bikini contest, exotic dancers and beach volleyball is happening all day. Feel free to blame it on the surroundings if you suddenly start calling people "chief."