Things to do for November 05, 2009

The Weekender

50-Cent Bowling, Three Days of Ale and Paul Giamatti's Wine

The weekend happens to have 50 cents right here.

Seminal Ale Party in Haverhill

Seminal Ale Party in Haverhill

Three days of cask ale goodness await as the New England Ale Exhibition kicks off tonight at the Tap in Haverhill. Every night will feature new freshly tapped ales, and tonight you'll want to look out for the Allagash Curieux, a Belgian monster with 11 percent alcohol, aged in bourbon barrels.

$10, 6:30-10pm, Nov 5, The Tap, 100 Washington St, 978-373-5409, suds here

Bowling and Pizza for 50 Cents

Bowling and Pizza for 50 Cents

To celebrate 50 years in business, Boston Bowl is turning back the clock to 1959 prices, meaning you can bowl, fill up on pizza and burgers and drink liters of soda, all for 50 cents a pop. Just try not to shake your hips too much on your follow-through, and watch the wisecracks about Dwight D. Eisenhower.

11am-7pm, Nov 7, Boston Bowl, 820 Morrissey Blvd, 617-825-3800

Cooking and Chords at Church Boston

Cooking and Chords at Church Boston

Top chefs from O Ya, Garden at the Cellar and Tremont 647 join forces Sunday for a one-night, all-you-can-eat tasting of their talents. And after 8pm, head next door to the club for some live music from local rockers. If you time it right, you may even make it home for Mad Men.

$50, 6-11pm, Nov 8, Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, 617-236-7600, tickets here

Toro Goes Lebanese on Us

Toro Goes Lebanese on Us

Toro brings the culinary muscle behind Mike's City Diner in-house Monday night, but instead of piles of Mike's eggs and golden hash to go with Toro's normal Spanish tapas (which actually could be awesome), you can expect an à la carte spread of traditional Lebanese fare, like lamb kabobs, hummus and falafels.

5:30-10pm, Nov 9, Toro, 1704 Washington St, 617-536-4300

Tangierino Turns Sideways

Tangierino Turns Sideways

Embrace your inner Paul Giamatti on Tuesday, as the founder of Santa Ynez Valley's Hitching Post restaurant (made famous in Sideways) makes a rare East Coast stop to host a four-course Moroccan dinner, bolstered by handpicked wines from his Santa Ynez Valley vineyard. This is your chance to find out what Virginia Madsen was like on set.

$60, 7pm, Nov 10, Tangierino, 83 Main St, RSVP at 617-242-6009 or email here

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