This week in Boston is going to be like none previous. If you live within Amtrak range you should maybe think real hard about ditching work this week. Or at least Friday. If you live here, you’re one of the luckiest kids on Earth.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30 : BEAT IT RUMMY
Yours truly joins the kids at JM Curley’s, Narragansett, and Sailor Jerry rum for a straight up fun Sunday night party with cocktails, beers, hollering, and pizza. Bartenders will compete in teams of two to create cocktails on the fly given inspirations of genre and time period, and I’ll be improvising music right alongside to keep their minds and arms in motion.
Last time I checked, rum, beer, pizza and loud fun music means dance party. Admission is free and the bar is otherwise closed, so bring a couple friends and come on down for a Sunday Funday like old times.
Details/RSVP on Facebook: Beat It Rummy
MONDAY OCTOBER 1 : RE-ELECT SENATOR JOHN
One of my favorite nights in town, Spin The Bottle, has asked me to return for the first time since opening the six-month old DJ series this spring. Since it’s election season, it’s time to Re-Elect Senator John.
I’ll be spinning music to sway your heart and mind, paired with a full platform of beverages to keep you informed on the issues of the day.
PLUS: Bring along a USB thumb drive and you can receive a government handout of your own – my fall 2011 mixtape magnum opus “the roar of invisible jets” – six 45-minute cassette sides in iTunes playlist format for your listening pleasure. Ask nicely and have disk space and I might even include recordings of the last night of WFNX.
Details/RSVP and the drink list is on Facebook: Re-Elect Senator John at Spin The Bottle
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3 : SPEED RACK BOSTON
The Boston Cocktail Summit is bringing some of nightlife’s most entertaining people to town for a series of events and seminars. If you want to get an early start on the fun, the party you seek is Speed Rack.
Fifteen lady bartenders compete in timed trials to see who can make drinks fastest and most accurately in a few short rounds of competition. $20 gets you in the door for tons of great drinks and delicious food from local restaurants including Trina’s Starlite Lounge. Best of all, the proceeds go directly to breast cancer research, education and prevention.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 4 : THE THING
The unofficial welcome bash for the Boston Cocktail Summit is at Locke-Ober this Thursday night at 9pm.
Seriously, this going to be an amazing party: an incredible roster of Boston’s most talented bartenders, a killer DJ, and gorgeous rooms filled with great people dressed up for drinks and dancing in one of the oldest private clubs in the city.
The full story is here: The Thing at Locke-Ober
Tickets are available via Eventbrite: tickets to The Thing
Honestly it’s going to be pretty incredible. #thething
THURSDAY-SATURDAY OCTOBER 4-6 : THE BOSTON COCKTAIL SUMMIT
All this Locke-Ober fun wouldn’t be happening without the Boston Cocktail Summit, happening all over the city this coming weekend. Check their site for a full lineup of events and seminars centered on cocktails and the culture surrounding them.
For those interested, check out a Google+ “Happy Hour Hangout” I did with Sean Frederick of Citizen Public House and Oyster bar. It’s a lo-fi cocktail cooking show sort of thing you’ll be seeing more of in the future.