Things to do for December 10, 2009

The Weekender

Reindeer Sweaters, Sexy Tchaikovsky and an MIT Chocolate Experiment

The weekend has debts no honest man can pay.

Thursday
2 New Perks
PERKS

2 New Perks

This week's Perks bring you exclusive sales with 40 percent off modern dress shirts from Jeremy Argyle and 30 percent off shoes from Moreschi of Italy, giving you an inside line to those Tuscan loafers Grandma's had her eye on.

Tchaikovsky Gets Frisky
RISQUE

Tchaikovsky Gets Frisky

If you feel like there's no spice to the Boston Ballet's version of The Nutcracker, the Somerville Theatre has you covered. The first seasonal performance of The Slutcracker begins tonight, an NC-17, scene-by-scene reimagining of the classic ballet featuring Hula-hoops, spanking, pasties and pleather. Just like Tchaikovsky probably intended.

Where Cake and Wine Meet
SWEET AND FLOUR

Where Cake and Wine Meet

Should you be sufficiently revved up from Somerville, swing through Cambridge to cool down at Upstairs on the Square for the last night of their cake-and-dessert-wines flight. For just 20 bucks, you can pair four different sweet dessert wines with a shifting selection of cakes, like their decadent chocolate layer with peppermint ice cream.

Friday
Your Kind of Art
HIGH-BRA

Your Kind of Art

Appreciating the pinup girls of the '40s and '50s has sadly fallen out of vogue. Local photographer Chris Engles looks to change all that with his homage exhibition that opens tomorrow, featuring modern ladies shot in mid-century style. Talk price if you like what you see, or grab the appropriately pinnable 2010 calendar.

Suffering for Your Party
SWEATERIFIC

Suffering for Your Party

Ugly sweaters have a way of emerging this time of year as a joke (unless you're not in on it), and Friday at the Tennis & Racquet Club is no different. Join like-minded ugly-sweater partiers for an open bar (beer, wine, champagne, cocktails) and a DJ, and bask in the glorious sea of Cosby knits around you.

$54, 9pm-1am, Dec 11, T&R Club, 939 Boylston St, 617-536-4630, tickets here

Saturday
A Guerrilla Chocolate Shop
BOLD FLAVORS

A Guerrilla Chocolate Shop

You've been eating sensibly since Thanksgiving. Fall off the wagon Saturday at this pop-up chocolate shop hosted by Boldfacers, where you can grab smashed almond bark in dark chocolate from the likes of Flour Bakery and Sportello, while the vaunted MIT Chocolate Lab will be conducting live chocolate experiments for the good of humanity.

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