Boston Weekend Planner: November 1-3By Scott Kearnan
November 1, 2013
Friday-Saturday: Escape the office early today to hit the Fall Beer Fest at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama (539 Tremont Street). Over the course of three sessions (3-4:30 PM, 5-7:30 PM and 8-10:30 PM), you can grab a "passport" and stamp your way through a tasting of over 80 beer varieties reflecting regions across the country. (Tickets range from $39 to $79, and are available here.) Feeling more inclined to sip something red, white or rosé? Four sessions of the Fall Wine Festival will fill the BCA with bottles from around the world on Saturday, November 2: 12-2 PM, 2:30-4:30 PM, 5-7:30 PM and 8-10:30 PM. (There will be sake and sushi stations too.) Tickets are $59 and $79, available here.
Saturday: Not ready to let Halloween RIP? Grab the final seats available for Saturday's Muertos III: A Day of the Dead Fiesta, hosted by gourmet locavore biz Cuisine en Locale at their new Somerville HQ. The 7:30-11 PM party will offer a night of farm-to-table "MassMex" cuisine, including Taza chocolate chicken mole, tomatillo Stillman pork verde, custom-made corn ice cream from Toscanini’s and more. There will also be beer tastings from Somerville's Slumbrew, cocktails from boutique bartending service Booze Époque, and entertainment by party band Mariachi Mexico Lindo and "SteamCrunk" act Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys. Tickets are $35-$50 here.
Sunday: If you're not in the mood for Mexican, take heart. There's one other chance to give your costume a final strut. On Sunday from 7 PM to 1 AM, Tavern Road will host its amusingly dubbed "First Annual 362 Days Until Halloween Lamb Roast." The name says it all: pony up $25 at the door, wear a costume (or not) and hit the Fort Point favorite for a feast of lamb dishes and sides.