Boston Event of the Week Break out your beer/freedom-stained Dale, Jr. tee for the 12th Annual Great American Party, a NASCAR-themed fundraiser for The Great American Foundation hosted at Ned Devine’s. On Sunday, from 11am-7pm, you can hear Garden legend Rene Rancourt sing the National Anthem, hoot and/or holler at the Daytona 500, rock out to Dalton and the Sheriffs, score some giveaways, bid on cool stuff during live auctions, and compete for Miss NASCAR/ Best Mustache (or both!). Race to get tix
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Friday, February 21st: Fight the cold weather blues with brown liquor as The Urban Grape (with an assist from Four Roses Distillery) launches their first private single barrel bourbon dubbed Urban Bourbon (see what they did there?). From 5-7pm (at UG's South End location), Master Distiller Jim Rutledge will be pouring tastes, signing bottles, and schooling you on this specially curated whiskey created by TJ Douglas (of Urban Grape and Four Roses).
Saturday, February 22nd: Join the Boston Ski & Sports Club for the Winter Warrior Pub Crawl starting at Kings (12:30pm). Enjoy drink specials and free samplings and apps as you and your crew charge your way through five Boylston Street bars. Tickets (with complimentary t-shirts) are $15 for members, $20 for "civilians", and $70 for a group of five.
Saturday, February 22nd: Rock Bottom Brewery hosts a free happy hour meet-and-greet (4-5:30pm) with your broken-hearted savior of the mid-grunge era: Big Head Todd and the Monsters. There will be a Q&A session, a few live acoustic tunes from their new album Black Beehive, and special giveaways. Bonus: Rock Bottom will be serving the"Black Beehive" cocktail -- a shot of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey in RB’s Specialty Dark Beer. If you’re lucky, you’ll wake up tomorrow "wearing only flowers."
Monday, February 24th: Test your grape geek skills at Belly Wine Bar with a mystery flight of three secret offerings (happening every Monday). If you guess all three, next week’s flight is free. Stick around for the late-night pasta party AGLIO e OLIO (10pm -close) for pasta with garlic and oil for $8/person.
Tuesday, February 25th: Beat Hotel launches their new Jazz Tribute Series, and they’re kicking it off properly with a salute to the legendary Miles Davis. From 8pm-12am, indie trumpeter Phil Grenadier will dispense soulful jams while you check out Beat Hotel’s comfort food menu (Apple and Bacon Stuffed Heritage Rack of Pork) and eclectic cocktail selections (Electric Sidecar with Clear Creek apple brandy, Fruit Lab orange organic liqueur, and sour mix). Don’t miss or you will feel "kind of blue"