– Tuesday enjoy the foods of Germany and the beers that make them even better. Jacob Wirth’s new tasting menu begins. This menu is starting out with Potato Pancake, Cinnamon Sour Cream, Sour Roasted Apples, paired with Spaten Lager… mmm. PROST. (cheers).
– Wednesday I’m headed to Social Boston Sports Oktoberfest sponsored by Wachusett Brewing Company at Landsdowne. Hear the Thomas Park Band and watch or participate in the sausage eating contests. If you opt for the VIP “beer tent” then you get a complimentary Wachusett Oktoberfest paired with food between 7pm and 9pm.
– Thursday Soul singer and legend Al Green is at the House of Blues. I really want to see this as he is a big influence on The Heartsleeves and my music. Jesse Dee opens up for him.
– Friday I hope to see you 6pm on Boylston at the very special NomX3 with Gary Vaynerchuk. Yeah, it costs $25, but you get his brand new book Crush It — signed — for free and a glass of wine (plus noms). NomX3 stands for “Nom Nom Nom” — the sound you make when eating delicious food — and they webcast social media talk at a different lunch hotspot in the Boston area each week. Warming up the crowd is the live taping of Wingman TV, a lifestyle show about people, dating, and drinks.
– Saturday check out Great Scott at 8pm ($18 in advance, $22 at doors). This is a great time because you’ll hear two artists from the original early 90’s trio Digable Planets: Butterfly and Doodlebug perform hip hop along with songs from each of their current solo careers, with a three-piece band and a deejay.
– Sunday from 3pm to 6pm is the BSO Chamber Players. Hear some of the world’s top players play music by Schulhoff, Carter, and Brahms featuring Marc-André Hamelin on piano. If you’re under 40, the tickets are $20 for this and any other Boston Symphony Orchestra show.
– Monday will be majorly interesting for some as it features The Second Glass Crash Course: Sake-Beyond the Bomb at The Wine Gallery in Brookline 7pm. Hear about the history of the Rice Wine and start thinking about how to pair it with many other things than just sushi. I’m not a big Sake fan, but I might go in order to expand my mind.
Bonus! In honor of NomX3 on Friday, feed your mind with the funniest site on the Internet: Om Nom Nom Nom, featuring crude drawings on photos making various objects appear as monsters about to eat someone or something.