Wednesday, November 26
- Soul Touch @ Middlesex Lounge: You could spend tomorrow night mingling with all the kids from high school at your hometown Chili's — warning: you will feel old — or you could put off the drive home until Thanksgiving day and dance tomorrow night away at this Cambridge hotspot. The special pre-Thanksgiving Soul Touch features DJs Claude Money, Gray, Justin T, and Jantine B. According to the event's website, soul music "is good for you" — as opposed to the three tons of mashed potatoes and stuffing you'll be shoveling down your throat come Thursday. 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 29
- Free-For-All Saturday @ RISD Museum: By Saturday, you might just need a road trip to escape your inlaws, just saying. Admission to the RISD Museum is free on the last Saturday of each month — a $10 savings. Catch the stunning glasswork of Dale Chihuly and Beth Lipman before both exhibits are disassembled in early January. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
- "Black and Gold" book signing @ Brookline Booksmith: Got any Bruins diehards on your Christmas gift list? This might be the best present for them. Ever. Hockey writer Steve Babineau teamed up with Bruins shutterbug Rob Simpson on "Black and Gold: Four Decades of the Boston Bruins in Photographs," and the pair — along with hockey alumni Andy Brickley and Bob Beers — will sign the book this weekend at Brookline Booksmith. Game on. 3 p.m.
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