Things to do for December 17, 2009

The Weekender

Chicken, Waffles, Shirt Deals and Santa's Flask

The weekend prefers drinking in a Santa costume.

Thursday
Grill 23's New Lunch Service
HIGH STEAKS

Grill 23's New Lunch Service

Something about cold weather calls for steak, and Grill 23 has you covered with a new holiday lunch service from now until the 23rd. Their regular steakhouse menu is available, but the new prix-fixe featuring Colorado Mountain Trout and Prime Beef Burgers should do well to replace your typical tuna on rye.

$35, weekdays 12-1:30pm, Grill 23, 161 Berkeley St, 617-542-2255, see the menu

Friday
25%-50% Off at Mr. Sid
YOU-TIME

25%-50% Off at Mr. Sid

Head to Mr. Sid's in Newton this weekend if you want to take advantage of the first days of their Platinum Sale, where you can land threads from their fall and winter stock at up to 50 percent off, like dress shirts from Brioni and Façonnable. Sadly, the savings don't extend to the in-house bar, which should be employed anyway.

Starts Dec 18, end date indefinite, Mr. Sid, 1211 Centre St, 617-969-4540

Pop-Up Art Naughtiness
TOKY-OH

Pop-Up Art Naughtiness

Because you can never have enough art in your life, there's a new pop-up display featuring risqué work recently seen at the Art Basel show in Miami. The exhibit can be viewed from now until February, so you've got plenty of time to catch half-naked Japanese women lying on one another. On second thought, go now.

Saturday
Santa-Palooza Descends on Boston
RED STORM

Santa-Palooza Descends on Boston

There's no reason why only one guy should get to don the red suit and trounce around the city this time of year. On Saturday, you can join a cavalcade of revelers ready to throw on their own Santa suit, pack a trusty flask (rules are rules) and embark on an epic Santa pub crawl. The journey starts at the Purple Shamrock and ends in Harvard Square…or whenever you feel you've reached optimal naughtiness.

1-10pm, Dec 19, begins at 1 Union St, 617-742-0131, route here

Sunday
A Southern-Fried Brunch Commences
SYRUP

A Southern-Fried Brunch Commences

Tupelo in Cambridge adds its uniquely Southern stamp to the weekend brunch ritual with a new syrup-drenched Sunday option, ensuring you have a place to go for Fried Chicken and Waffles and Biscuits and Gravy. Save time and prepare your after-brunch nap spot now.

11am-3pm, Sundays starting Dec 20, Tupelo, 1193 Cambridge St, 617-868-0004

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