Things to do for September 17, 2009

The Weekender

St. Patty's Day in September, a Room Full of Lebowskis and Hustlin'

The weekend abides.

Six Months Till St. Patty's Day

Six Months Till St. Patty's Day

We're halfway to Boston's favorite holiday, and there's no reason not to start your partying now. Swing by the Harp on Friday for a St. Patty's Day bash in September, with giveaways for tickets to see U2 at Gillette Stadium and two hours of free appetizers, not to mention throngs of women with "Kiss me I'm Irish" shirts on, which could lead you to redeeming yourself for missing the halfway point of Valentine's Day.

$30, 7pm-1:30am, Sept 18, 85 Causeway St, 617-742-1010, tickets here

Riverfront Brewfest at the TAP

Riverfront Brewfest at the TAP

We all love our Sam Adams, but there's something exhilarating about all the other acts in town getting together to flex their beery muscles in unison. On Saturday in Haverhill, you can sample more than 20 different breweries, plus the not-yet-released Haverhill Brewery cask ale, an imperial stout which we hear makes Guinness seem like Vitamin Water.

$29, 12:30-4pm/5:30-9pm, Sept 19, 100 Washington St, 978-374-1117, tickets here

First-Ever Boston Lebowski Fest

First-Ever Boston Lebowski Fest

It's been a long time coming, but the cultural force of lazy fury known as Lebowski Fest finally makes its debut in Beantown. Kings hosts the madness on Sunday featuring costumed Dudes, Donnys and Walters, as well as trivia, contests and more bowling on White Russians than you probably ever will again.

$25-30, 6pm-2am, Sept 20, Kings, 50 Dalton St #1, 617-266-6695, tickets here

Eastern Standard Goes Speakeasy

Eastern Standard Goes Speakeasy

While Eastern Standard may not have the stealth of a traditional speakeasy (it is smack in Kenmore Square, after all), it's going for it in spirit on Wednesday. All the cocktails will be from the '20s, so expect plenty of drinks with names like Barbary Coast, French 75 or the classic old-fashioned to help you numb your hump day, Prohibition-style.

Password required, get it at 617-532-9100; 9pm, Sept 23, ES, 528 Commonwealth Ave

Beat the Pro at FELT

Beat the Pro at FELT

Like Tom Cruise, Paul Newman and Bobby Brady, you've always wondered how you'd fair against a world-class pool shark—and now's your chance. FELT launches "Beat the Pro Wednesdays," featuring a pro billiards player to test your mettle in one-on-one competition. So chalk up and we're sure we'll see you on ESPN2 in no time.

No cost, Wednesdays 6-8pm starting Sept 23, FELT, 533 Washington St, 617-350-5555

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