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Saturday, January 28
Scottish destination the Haven is wrapping up its week of Robert Burns festivities with a party on Saturday night. There will be Scottish music, poetry readings, drams of whiskey and samplings from Bruichladdich’s distillery, hailing from the isle of Islay in Scotland. Tickets are $35 apiece and the event starts at 9:30 p.m. 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain
Shop Small MA and Super Bien have put together a Super Mercado at the Charles River Speedway, where local vendors from all around town are setting up shop on Saturday afternoon. Free tickets are available here, and the festivities run from noon until 5 p.m. (Note: This will be an ongoing event, and Shop Small MA is looking for vendors for future markets.) Garage B at the Speedway, 525 Western Avenue, Brighton
Go check out the new indoor raw bar at Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury, and tack on a tour of the oyster farm’s hatchery while you’re there. The 90-minute tour includes an educative look at what it takes to spawn baby oysters before they are moved out to Duxbury Bay, and a peek into the team’s caviar packing room. The $75 tickets include oyster and caviar tastings, and there’s an optional wine pairing add-on. 403 Washington Street, Duxbury
Sunday, January 29
The nonprofit Chinatown Main Street is hosting its annual Lunar New Year festivities from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. There will be a Lion’s Dance Parade, calligraphy demonstrations, and plenty of arts and crafts opportunities for kids to join in on the fun. Afterward, head to one of Chinatown’s top restaurants for a bite to eat, or order a feast off of a special Lunar New Year’s menu at one of many participating restaurants around Boston. 2 Boylston Street, Chinatown
Freshly minted James Beard Award semifinalist Derrick Teh is running another edition of his Malaysian pop-up Sekali on Sunday at Lamplighter’s brewery in Cambridge, from 4:30 p.m. until sold out. The menu this time around includes roti johns made with curried pulled pork and a curry laksa aioli, wagyu beef dumplings with a beef tendon curry sauce, and pandan nian gao, a celebratory New Year’s cake. 284 Broadway, Cambridge
Colton Coburn-Wood, currently the head chef at playful Mexican restaurant Cósmica in the South End, is cooking up dishes for his solo side project, Taqueria No Mames, at Revival Cafe and Kitchen on Sunday. Head to the coffee shop to try mushroom tacos with celery root mole, cider carnitas, and more from 5 to 8 p.m. 197 Elm Street, Somerville
Friday, January 13
Slade’s Bar and Grill: This one is more of a music-with-food-and-drink event: Roxbury soul food icon Slade’s is hosting R&B singer and songwriter Lisa Bello for a performance on Friday night starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17.50 apiece ahead of time or $20 at the door. Come hungry, and be sure to grab some of those famous chicken wings.
Saturday, January 14
High Street Place: Downtown Boston food hall High Street Place is hosting a night of winter-themed festivities from 4 to 11 p.m. Specials include cheese and chocolate fondue pots from Pennypacker’s, shot skis and other on-theme drinks from Daiquiris & Daisies, mulled wine and boozy cocoa from Gracenote Coffee, and screenings of films from ski and snowboard filmmaker Warren Miller. Tickets are $10 apiece (or $30 to $35 if you preorder the fondue) and include entry into a snowboard, skis, and gear giveaway.
Sunday, January 15
Shy Bird: If you have Canal District ice skating plans for Sunday, add hot chocolate to the itinerary. Cozy neighborhood favorite Shy Bird is offering hot chocolate for skaters at its Kendall Square location from 12 to 7 p.m. The hot chocolate is free for kids, while a boozy version is available for purchase for adults.
Monday, January 16
Offsuit: Cap off the long weekend with a visit to Leather District cocktail bar Offsuit, which is kicking off an ongoing Boston bar event series with Mijenta Tequila via a late-night cocktail party on Monday. Offsuit’s Ryan Polhemus, Spoke Wine Bar’s Katie Weismann, and Birds of Paradise’s Will Isaza have put together a list of six tequila-themed cocktails that they’ll be slinging throughout the night. Walk-ins only; black-and-white attire encouraged.