Things to do for December 03, 2009

The Weekender

Brazilians, Free Fro-Yo and a 54-Proof Beer

The weekend is all about the weekend this weekend.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

Nothing works out holiday stress like a spa visit, so we're giving you another shot at Perk-priced deep tissue massages from Exhale Spa. Remember to say thank you…again.

Exploring Gisele's National Pride
BRAZIL

Exploring Gisele's National Pride

If your exposure to Brazilian culture is limited to admiring Tom Brady's better half, head to the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers tonight. Brazilian cooks are whipping up traditional finger foods like shrimp turnovers and codfish balls, and you'll be washing them down with fresh caipirinhas. Which are like the Gisele of rum spritzers.

$20, 6:30-9:30pm, Dec 3, MAPS, 1046 Cambridge St, 617-864-7600, tickets here

Friday
Caviar Flight at Mare
FANCY-SCHMANSY

Caviar Flight at Mare

Mare is hosting a caviar tasting on Friday, where you can explore the luxurious ocean treats of China, Washington and California. The salty aphrodisiac will be served atop blinis (polenta crepes), which when rolled up with the caviar are like the Russian equivalent of cannoli.

$39, cash bar, 5-11pm, Dec 4, Mare, 135 Richmond St, RSVP at 617-723-6273

Saturday
Taza Opens Its Doors, Wonka-Style
SNOZBERRIES

Taza Opens Its Doors, Wonka-Style

If you learned nothing else from Willy Wonka, it's that the chocolate-factory open house is a rare occurrence. This Saturday, Taza Chocolate in Somerville invites you inside its hallowed halls for a day to see where the magic happens. There'll be hot chocolate on hand and 10 percent off web orders. And maybe an oompa-loompa or two.

No cost, 10am-6pm, Dec 5, Taza Chocolate, 561 Windsor St, RSVP at 617-623-0804

Free Frozen Yogurt for You
FRO-YO

Free Frozen Yogurt for You

Fro-yo purveyors Red Mango have opened their first Boston location and are celebrating on Saturday by dishing out free one-topping cups to one and all. Plus, Rumor nightclub's resident DJ will be spinning tunes, because nothing says frozen yogurt like cross-faded beats.

1-6pm, Dec 5, Red Mango, 334 Mass Ave (at Huntington), 857-366-4116

Tuesday
Cheese and 54-Proof Beer
YES

Cheese and 54-Proof Beer

Beer and cheese. God's proof he loves us. And on Tuesday, one of the brewmasters from Sam Adams (that bearded bald guy from the commercials) will be hosting a beer pairing, featuring everything from Sam Light with a mild Gouda cheese, to the 27% monster Sam Adams Utopia, served with some extra-sweet French vanilla ice cream.

$20, 7-8:30pm, Dec 8, Blanchards, 418 LaGrange St, 617-327-1400, tickets here

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