Event of the Week: The Spotted Tiger Finish the holiday weekend strong at The Hawthorne's family-style Chinese food and craft cocktail pop-up, where area chefs Tracy Chang (Guchi’s Midnight Ramen), Ran Duan (Sichuan Garden), and Becca Arnold (Tavern Road) will be pairing Asian vittles with "handcrafted tipples". It's going down on Monday night. There are two seatings. You'll most certainly need a ticket
Freebie of the Week: Salvatore's "Party on Us" Deal Looking for a place to throw an after-work shindig? Maybe hold your fantasy football draft? Well, if you can round up 15 friends, co-workers, league-mates, strangers off Washington St, etc., from 5-7p, Monday through Thursday, not only do you get the lounge at Salvatore's Theater District for free, but they'll throw in all the food too. Yes, two hours of gratis apps, so you don't blame your "accidentally" drafting Ben Coates in the fifth on an empty stomach. Just be sure to give 'em a heads up
Thursday, August 29th How's this for a random Thursday? 1) First, score free ice cream from the Good Humor truck between 11a-3p at the Public Garden, Faneuil Hall, and South Station. Check the twitter for exact times. 2) Then, head to the DOT and "celebrate the ocean" by taking down free samples at the Seafood Throwdown. 3) And finally, circle back to Southie and -- after giving your food adequate time to digest -- throw on a glow-in-the-dark tee for The Handle Bar's insane Glo-Cycle nightclub/black light cycling party with live DJ. Crazy, right?
Friday, August 30th After spending three hours sampling over 80 suds from 30 local brewers at the World Trade Center, get your edgy spoken word on at C. Square's Middle East, where at 1030p, they'll be hosting the group piece finals of the National Poetry Slam.
Saturday, August 31st To help ring in the new school year, Allston's Common Ground is rocking an all-you-can-eat breakfast (eggs, bacon, home fries) for $5.99 from 10a-2p.
If you enjoy both playing soccer and watching dudes beat the tar out of one another in the boxing ring, all for charity, then consider Saturday's Battle at the Bean right in your wheelhouse. It starts at 330p at McConnell Park. Grab all the deets here
Sunday, September 1st Spend Sunday afternoon taking down BBQ and chatting with Sox players whilst lounging, literally, in center field at Fenway, at the Red Sox's annual Picnic in the Park fundraiser. Kicks off an hour after the game. Get your ticket here
Assuming you like to celebrate the hardworking industriousness of America's laborers by wearing a grass skirt and knocking back Mai Tais and Cheeky Tiki buckets, then you should probably be at Howl at the Moon's Labor Day Luau, kicking off at 6p.
Tuesday, September 3rd Why deal with Restaurant Week crowds when -- for pretty much the same price -- you can get the chef to come to you? No, literally, to your house. It's all part of Kitchensurfing's two-week "Restaurant Week Comes to You" special, which you should check out right here
Wednesday, September 4th Through Friday, the Boston Center for Adult Education is offering a slew of "its best classes" -- from Craft Beer 101 to Belly Dancing for Beginners -- for only $10 each. So… go forth and learn how to dance provocatively.