Oh hey, ONEin3ers! If you managed to survive the green-beer guzzling, clover-wearing, bar-hopping, whiskey-drinking fiasco that is St. Patrick’s Day in the city of Boston, you deserve at least five stars. Though your head may still be pounding, you’ve got to focus on the future: a glorious 60-degree weekend! So grab a couple of aspirin and get your butt in gear, cause with warm weather on the way, I suggest we start the weekend on Thursday!
When the clock strikes five, get out of the office and into the sunshine by hustling it over to Harvard Square. Noir is offering a delicious deal: purchase any $6 beverage and you can order up some super-cheap snacks from their 5-4-3-2-1-0 Menu, which starts with complimentary nuts and ends with flatbread for just $5. Once the countdown is complete, hop on the 66 Bus, just a short walk from Noir, and head over to Allston where a local band is bringing sexy back to Great Scott. The Timberfakes, covering the best in JT’s booty-moving hits, will open for Miss Fairchild and the cover is just $9.
Starting your weekend with a jolt has never been easier, with the kick-off of the North East Regional Barista Competition at Arts at The Armory in Somerville. Watch as these coffee-making connoisseurs create espresso-based concoctions in a fierce battle for a spot at the United States Barista Championship in April. Get your caffeine fix on Friday and Saturday from 12 pm – 4 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. If you’re brave enough, there are thrills to be had in JP. Let Matthew Battles dazzle you on a Walking Tour of Forest Hills Cemetery. Educational, exhilarating and down-right creepy, you’ll spend the afternoon covering everything from lamenting for the literary buried there to uncovering the craft behind the art of the crypts.
If your voracious visual appetite has yet to be quenched, The MIT Museum is serving up a stunning display of imagery on Sunday, from 10-5pm. Gaze upon the world’s largest collection of holograms in Holography: The Light Fantastic, where you’ll be simultaneously exposed to use of holograms in both science and art. After sating your ocular senses, it’s time to get back off the wagon with a hops-and-barley journey through Somerville and Cambridge on the New England Real Ale Exhibition Pub Crawl. With four bars totaling over 84 beers on tap, this sudsy stomp is guaranteed ensure you’ll end the weekend with a bang. And just incase the morning after isn’t so sweet, take a peek at Yelp’s recommendations for hangover cures in and around Boston. Cheers, my dears!