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Saturday, February 11
- Celebrate Rihanna’s Super Bowl show in style. Mexican-leaning Back Bay restaurant Citrus and Salt is hosting a Rihanna-themed drag brunch celebrating the superstar’s Super Bowl halftime show this weekend. There will be two showtimes at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $35 apiece and are available here. 142 Berkeley Street
- Spread love — and shop ‘til you drop — with Black Owned Bos. in Fenway. Need to do some last-minute Valentine’s Day shopping? Black Owned Bos. is bringing ten local vendors to Time Out Market in Fenway for a one-day shopping and eating extravaganza on Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the specialty cocktail sales will go towards Boston’s Black Hospitality Coalition. Reserve a free ticket and check out the full list of vendors here. 401 Park Drive
Sunday, February 12
- Burn photos of your ex at brunch. Horses Thieves Tavern in Dedham is hosting its first annual Valentine’s Day-themed brunch this weekend. It’s called “Galentines Brunch + Bubbles + Burning Your Ex’s Photo” and participants can do just that — bring a photo of your ex to brunch and they’ll collect them in a basket and burn them in the restaurant’s fireplace. The festivities start at 11:30 a.m. 585 High Street
- Snag a special Super Bowl feast. Regardless of whether or not you’re tuning into the Game, a bunch of restaurants around town are offering fun Super Bowl food packages to jazz up any Sunday night spread. A couple of favorites: The hot chicken experts at Hot Chix are selling party packs of chicken sandwiches, wings, and their fan-favorite sides in bulk; Smoke Shop BBQ is running a four-flavor wing special at $18 per dozen; and Boston icon Slade’s has its famous fried chicken ready to go for takeout or dine in and enjoy live music throughout the afternoon.