Wednesday, October 15
- Kung Fu Kitchen @ Pho Republique: Feeling kicky? Head to Pho Republique Wednesday for a night of free dim sum, creative, thematic cocktails (a "Saigon Kick," anyone?), a lion dance performance, and kung fu demos. Mmm, dim sum. Bored with your date? There'll be classic kung fu movies playing on screens around the restaurant. RSVP to email@example.com. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
- Country Music Series @ The Beehive: Go country with the second installment of the Country Music Series at the South End hotspot Beehive. (The poster for the event lists Knob Creek, Baker's, Booker's, and Basil Hayden's bourbons as sponsors, so you know it's legit.) The Sacred Shakers and The Coachmen are both on the bill, courtesy of Boston-based indie roots-and-honky-tonk record label Cow Island. Flannel shirts and cowboy boots optional. 8:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 18:
- Fitchburg Forge-In Blacksmith Festival @ Riverfront Park: Talk about a heated competition. See blacksmiths and metal workers compete against each other in various events Saturday at Fitchburg's Riverfront Park. Someone's going to get burned. Can you smoke out the competition? Can't stand the heat? (OK, I'm done.) Also on tap at the fest: a pumpkin carving competition, live music, artists and crafts vendors, and more. 10 a.m.-dusk.
[Something tells me the moves at Kung Fu Kitchen at Pho Republique will be a little more advanced / Credit: DreamWorks Animation LLC, Patrick Ecclesine]
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
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