Boston Event of the Week Sip some drinks and help the animals at Cocktails and Love Tales, a benefit for Franklin Park and Stone Zoos at the House of Blues (6-10pm) in the swanky Foundation Room. You better believe there'll be a talk on critter courtship (!) in addition to small bites (pun most certainly intended), cocktails, complimentary wine, and dance music courtesy of DJ Kevin Cusson of C-Zone Entertainment. Get yourself some tickets, you animal
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Thursday, February 6th: Start the weekend early brewing beer and sampling spirits at Hopsters (Newton) starting at 5pm. Reserve a spot to make your own case of Barrel Aged Imperial Stout ($200), and/or stop by at 7pm to hang with Boston’s own craft distillery Bully Boy as they lead a (FREE!) tasting and discussion of their wares. Continue Reading
Friday, February 7th: The Somerville Theatre hosts the 39th Annual Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, kicking things off at 8:30pm and running for the next 10 days ('til 2/17 at 12pm). The lineup includes tons of screenings, Q&As with filmmakers, and more surprises than you can fit in the TARDIS. Don’t miss the 24hr ‘thon with Flash Gordon leading the charge. Teleport yourself there
Saturday, February 8th: Get your learn on in the best way possible with the Eastern Standard crew as they present "Standard" Education, a day of food/bev classes, tastings, and demos on subjects ranging from Cheese as Dessert (yes, please) to The Study of Scotch (also, yes). There are six 50-minute classes (from 11am to 5:20pm), $40 per class or $200 for all of them. Sign up here
Sunday, February 9th: Continue your brain binge as Island Creek Oyster Bar launches their new quarterly event series, Merroir & Terroir 2.0, exploring classic vs. next-generation oyster farming and wine making. Starting at 2pm, Island Creek Oyster's President Chris Sherman and ICOB’s General Manager Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli will lead the discussion as guests try a variety of oyster species paired with different wines. Call 617.532.5300 to reserve your $55 ticket.
Monday, February 10th: Fight back against Monday with a belly-busting brunch at The Living Room from 11am-3pm. Start things off with buffalo chicken dumplings before moving over to chicken and waffles and a Bloody Mary or Margarita Mimosa. Then take the afternoon off.