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Things to do for December 10, 2009
Reindeer Sweaters, Sexy Tchaikovsky and an MIT Chocolate Experiment
The weekend has debts no honest man can pay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.