Events

Things You Must Do in Boston This October

Published On 10/05/2015 Published On 10/05/2015
Bronwyn

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Oct 5 Mon

Oom-pah like a pro at Oktoberfest It’s Germany inside Bronwyn 24-7/365, but it's pulling out the big steins for its annual Oktoberfest party. For starters, it's imported every beer that will be available at Munich’s famed shindig, so you can enjoy Schneider Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse and Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest-Märzen without leaving Somerville. It will also have jazzed-up Bavarian fare like biersuppe (fried oyster and aged cheddar) and the decadent schnitzel sandwich with obatzda and smoked onions on a pretzel roll. Live German music and crazy games seal the deal. (P.S. don’t forget your lederhosen.)

Bronwyn

Oom-pah like a pro at Oktoberfest Bronwyn It’s Germany inside Bronwyn 24-7/365, but it's pulling out the big steins for its annual Oktoberfest party. For starters, it's imported every beer that will be available at Munich’s famed shindig, so you can enjoy Schneider Tap 4 Wiesen Edel-Weisse and Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest-Märzen without leaving Somerville. It will also have jazzed-up Bavarian fare like biersuppe (fried oyster and aged cheddar) and the decadent schnitzel sandwich with obatzda and smoked onions on a pretzel roll. Live German music and crazy games seal the deal. (P.S. don’t forget your lederhosen.)

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Oct 10 Sat

Enjoy a culinary cage match at the First Annual Brunch Battle Don't miss this rumble for Boston brunch supremacy at Gather’s First Annual Brunch Battle on Saturday, October 10th from noon-3pm. Multiple area restaurants (TBD) will duke it out with their signature brunch items, and you'll get to sample them all and vote for your favorite. Tito’s Handmade Vodka and La Marca Prosecco will also be there to “help” with Bloody Marys and mimosas, and all proceeds will benefit the local nonprofit Community Servings. (Also very helpful.)

Gather

Enjoy a culinary cage match at the First Annual Brunch Battle Gather Don't miss this rumble for Boston brunch supremacy at Gather’s First Annual Brunch Battle on Saturday, October 10th from noon-3pm. Multiple area restaurants (TBD) will duke it out with their signature brunch items, and you'll get to sample them all and vote for your favorite. Tito’s Handmade Vodka and La Marca Prosecco will also be there to “help” with Bloody Marys and mimosas, and all proceeds will benefit the local nonprofit Community Servings. (Also very helpful.)

Slumbrew

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Oct 11 Sun

Watch stand-up while you sip suds Top off your weekend with beers and laughs at Slumbrew’s recently launched Liquid Courage Comedy Club on select Sunday evenings (9-11pm). This stand-up showcase features six-plus local comedians with major street cred, including contestants from Last Comic Standing and winners of the Boston Comedy Festival. Tasty suds will be available (of course), as will charcuterie boards and the full dinner menu. Major bonus: the show is totally free. (But you should get there early as the room will fill up fast.)

Slumbrew Brewing Co.

Watch stand-up while you sip suds Slumbrew Brewing Co. Top off your weekend with beers and laughs at Slumbrew’s recently launched Liquid Courage Comedy Club on select Sunday evenings (9-11pm). This stand-up showcase features six-plus local comedians with major street cred, including contestants from Last Comic Standing and winners of the Boston Comedy Festival. Tasty suds will be available (of course), as will charcuterie boards and the full dinner menu. Major bonus: the show is totally free. (But you should get there early as the room will fill up fast.)

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Oct 12 Mon

Go on a foodie road trip to Cape Cod Restaurant Week From Falmouth to P-town, the Cape’s best restaurants will offer three- and four-course exhibition dinners for the low, low prices of $25, $30, and $35. More and more restaurants are joining up, and you can view the participating venues on this handy map. Good luck with the choosing.

Various locations

Go on a foodie road trip to Cape Cod Restaurant Week Various locations From Falmouth to P-town, the Cape’s best restaurants will offer three- and four-course exhibition dinners for the low, low prices of $25, $30, and $35. More and more restaurants are joining up, and you can view the participating venues on this handy map. Good luck with the choosing.

Melissa Ostrow

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Oct 14 Wed

Be the boss of hump day during Whiskey Wednesdays Barely a few months old, Boston Harbor Distillery is off to a great start as it introduces its new Whiskey Wednesdays (7-9pm). For a mere $25, the session includes tastings of Boston Harbor’s proprietary craft spirits and cocktails, as well as pairings with artisanal charcuterie, cheese, and chocolate from American Provisions. Pro tip: add the supplemental cigar pairing for $15 to get the full Ron Swanson effect. Score your tix here.

Boston Harbor Distillery

Be the boss of hump day during Whiskey Wednesdays Boston Harbor Distillery Barely a few months old, Boston Harbor Distillery is off to a great start as it introduces its new Whiskey Wednesdays (7-9pm). For a mere $25, the session includes tastings of Boston Harbor’s proprietary craft spirits and cocktails, as well as pairings with artisanal charcuterie, cheese, and chocolate from American Provisions. Pro tip: add the supplemental cigar pairing for $15 to get the full Ron Swanson effect. Score your tix here.

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Oct 17 Sat

Raise a glass (or three) in wine country You might think wine country is in Cali, but on Saturday, October 17th, it will be in Mendon at the always rockin’ Mendon Twin Drive-In (2-5pm). (Who knew?) Presented by Phantom Gourmet, this three-hour tasting party boasts 30+ vineyards, five different flavors of craft popcorn, live music courtesy of Southern City Band, and your very own keepsake glass. Go VIP (tickets here) and get in an hour before the crowds. (Also: additional food and beer selections will be available for purchase.)

Mendon Twin Drive-In

Raise a glass (or three) in wine country Mendon Twin Drive-In You might think wine country is in Cali, but on Saturday, October 17th, it will be in Mendon at the always rockin’ Mendon Twin Drive-In (2-5pm). (Who knew?) Presented by Phantom Gourmet, this three-hour tasting party boasts 30+ vineyards, five different flavors of craft popcorn, live music courtesy of Southern City Band, and your very own keepsake glass. Go VIP (tickets here) and get in an hour before the crowds. (Also: additional food and beer selections will be available for purchase.)

Flickr/Tim Sackton

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Oct 24 Sat

Stuff your brain and your belly during the Harvard Square Tasting Tour Learning never tasted so good, as Trademark Tours takes you on a trivia- and food-filled spin through Harvard Square from 3-5pm. Starting at Out of Town News, the tour stops for treats at local favorites like Cardullo’s, Grafton Street, Salt & Olive, Follow the Honey, Russell House Tavern, and PARK. Bonus: after the tour, the Grafton Group (Grafton Street, et al.) will offer participants a 10% food discount at any of its four restaurants.

Various locations (Harvard Square)

Stuff your brain and your belly during the Harvard Square Tasting Tour Various locations (Harvard Square) Learning never tasted so good, as Trademark Tours takes you on a trivia- and food-filled spin through Harvard Square from 3-5pm. Starting at Out of Town News, the tour stops for treats at local favorites like Cardullo’s, Grafton Street, Salt & Olive, Follow the Honey, Russell House Tavern, and PARK. Bonus: after the tour, the Grafton Group (Grafton Street, et al.) will offer participants a 10% food discount at any of its four restaurants.

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Oct 31 Sat

Get “strange and unusual” at the Beetlejuice Halloween Party From 8pm-1:45am, The Liberty Hotel will transform into the Deetz’s house for its Beetlejuice-themed Halloween blowout. Wear your best stripes and/or ghost sheets, and dance the night away to DJs and live performances while you partake in specialty cocktails. Different packages are available including GA, Table Reservations, Dinner in CLINK, and, for the ultimate luxury, an overnight in the hotel. Note: there is no entry after 11pm, so plan accordingly.

The Liberty Hotel (Beacon Hill)

Get “strange and unusual” at the Beetlejuice Halloween Party The Liberty Hotel (Beacon Hill) From 8pm-1:45am, The Liberty Hotel will transform into the Deetz’s house for its Beetlejuice-themed Halloween blowout. Wear your best stripes and/or ghost sheets, and dance the night away to DJs and live performances while you partake in specialty cocktails. Different packages are available including GA, Table Reservations, Dinner in CLINK, and, for the ultimate luxury, an overnight in the hotel. Note: there is no entry after 11pm, so plan accordingly.