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Fat Tuesday is here, so break out your beads (don't tell anyone what you did to get them) NOLA-style at these Mardi Gras shindigs: The Beehive (FREE with live brass band music, a la carte Cajun dishes, a celebratory hurricane cocktail, and complimentary beads from 5pm-2am); The Hawthorne ($75/person with some proceeds benefitting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training, live N’awlins jazz, horns, beads, and traditional Big Easy drinks and eats – live crawfish! – from 8pm-12:30am); and Tryst ($35/person with a three-course prix fixe menu and authentic cocktails from 5-10pm).
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Friday, February 28th: Dust off that old guitar (or accordion) as Dot 2 Dot Café hosts an open mic night to promote the Boston School of Music Arts. Starting at 6pm, nosh on D2D’s made-from-scratch menu (like garlic shrimp and pasta, ham and sweet corn chowder, and brioche bread pudding) and then get ready to rock/ embarrass yourself at 7pm. Reserve your spot by calling 617.436.2368.
Saturday, March 1st: At 7:30pm join the Rock On Foundation at Church of Boston for The Nightcap: a charity/sports/music/arts/comedy event to end all charity/sports/music/arts/comedy events. For a mere $12, you can battle local celebrities in a Connect Four tournament (FINALLY!!); enjoy live performances from DJ Mac Machine (of Big Digits), Gregg Gethard and Aaron Herzog (of The Holding Court Podcast), Shaun Bedgood, Hari Kondabolu, and DJ VID KID; sample Grillo’s Pickles and Train Gum; and (of course) support community artistic and athletic initiatives.
Sunday, March 2nd: Looking for non-grouch-style Oscar partying? Back Bay Harry’s fete ($60/person) from 6-11pm benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston and includes nominee-themed cocktails, passed apps (deviled eggs with caviar), photo ops, prizes, and desserts. Canary Square’s FREE gala (starting at 7pm) features complimentary champagne and passed hors d'oeuvres (foie gras torchon!), a best dressed/movie costume contest, and Oscar ballot prizes.
Wednesday, March 5th: Jump start the St. Patty’s Day festivities at Church’s “A Taste of Ireland” dinner co-hosted by Jim Beam (6:30pm). Sip and savor the Big Ginger Cocktail with 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, and then settle into the five-course pot-o-gold including lobster ravioli paired with Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey, whiskey-braised short ribs alongside Maker’s Mark, and warm bread pudding complemented by Knob Creek Smoked Maple. It's $50 per person, check out Church’s website for reservations.