Event of the Week: Tomato Bash Assuming you've spent the Summer looking on in awe as people in other cities got the awesome chance to pelt each other with rotten tomatoes, sit in envy no longer. This Saturday at the Brockton Fairgrounds, thousands of non-edible tomatoes will become ammunition in Boston's most epic vegetable (no, fruit, right?) war ever, which kicks off with a "pouring of beer" and includes food trucks, live tunes, costume contests, and even a foam machine (!!). You are going to need googles… and a ticket. Get yours immediately
Freebie of the Week Head to the confusingly capped FroZenYo in Downtown Crossing for their grand opening on Friday between 2-4p, and you can a) watch Mayor Menino mumble something about small businesses, and b) get free frozen yogurt, which science says is healthy for you and makes you handsome. Check out all the flavors you'll be eating right here
Thursday, August 15th Back by popular demand, the Blue Room and Belly are again teaming up for their Blue Crab + Beer Fest, an all-you-can-eat (and drink!!!) lobster-bake-meets-crawfish-boil on the patio, complete with Maryland crabs, New England steamers, and freely poured suds from Narragansett, Pretty Things, and CBC. It all goes down Thursday at 630p, and you will most certainly need a (very limited) ticket to get in
Friday, August 16th It's been four long months since Boylston Street's Forum was damaged in the Boston Marathon bombing. Well, guess what? They're f*ck*ng back! And stronger than ever. With reconstruction finally complete, they're opening to the public Friday night with "a new look, new chef, and new menu". Show your support and go in for dinner
Saturday, August 17th Because someone somewhere thought it'd be pretty awesome to bring women's breasts together with their favorite cartoon characters, you now have the chance to watch live and in person: Animaniacs Burlesque, an original musical from the NYC crew at Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque that, they say, "may fulfill some of your weird grownup fantasies". Maybe. You won't know until you check it out
Don't let the judgmental stares and disapproving bellows coming from the giraffes in the Serengeti Crossing stop you from enjoying suds brewed by over 25 New England Breweries, this Saturday at Zoo New England's 4th Annual Brew at the Zoo tasting event. Score your spot
Sunday, August 18th Enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream from popular purveyors and home-makers alike at The Boston Ice Cream Takedown, going down Sunday at the Somerville Armory. For $15 you can "swim in a sea of limitless ice cream"
Monday, August 19th Yes, that rug really did tie the room together. Now spend your Monday night requoting the rest of your favorite lines from The Big Lebowski as you catch it again on the big screen at the Coolidge Corner Theater
Tuesday, August 20th In what's certain to be an insane night of food and film, the next installment of the Revere Hotel's Reel Chefs features Barry Maiden (Hungry Mother), Matthew Gaudet (West Bridge), and Steve "Nookie" Postal (of the forthcoming Commonwealth) whipping up a "theatrical three-course menu themed to the 1994 black comedy and neo-noir cult fave, Pulp Fiction". Don't miss this one
Wednesday, August 21st Can you think of a better way to celebrate Hump Day then getting your tiki on? We can't. Which is why you should hit Local 149's 2nd annual Tiki Week, which runs through Sunday and includes special Polynesian plates, live tunes, umbrella drinks, and a giant pig roast to bring it all to a close.