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What to do this weekend, Nov. 11-13

Posted by Nicole Cammorata  November 10, 2011 12:46 PM

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Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See Nicole Cammorata and June Wulff's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend. Now get out and go to it!

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[Bootlegger's Prohibition Bash in JP, Judah Friedlander in Somerville, Buddy Guy at the Wilbur]


FRIDAY

BOOTLEGGER'S PROHIBITION BASH: Bella Luna Restaurant and the Milky Way Lounge are celebrating 18 years in business with a Prohibition-themed birthday party. The event will feature live music by 17-piece, all-female big band The Mood Swings Orchestra and Prohibition-style drinks (sidecar anyone?). Period style dress is strongly encouraged. Nov. 11, 10 p.m., Cover: $10, 21+ Bella Luna. 617-524-3740, www.milkywayjp.com

L.E.D. AND ATMOSPHERE: This ongoing residency happens every Friday night at Think Tank in Kendall Square. Starting at 7 p.m., it's the laid back lounge vibe of L.E.D. -- which stands for Listen. Eat. Drink. -- with DJ Naem. Then at 10 p.m., DJ K.C. Hallett spins deep house beats. Nov. 11, 7 p.m. for DJ Naem, 10 p.m. for DJ K.C. Hallet. Cover: $5 after 10 p.m. 21+ Think Tank. 617-500-3031, www.thinktankcambridge.com

TIME TRAVELERS COSTUME BALL: Here's a chance to wear that Halloween costume again. Celebrate 11/11/11 and travel back and forth through time with music, drag performers, yuks, and a dance party. Nov. 11 from 8-11 p.m. $15 cover. 18+. Machine, 1254 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-1950. www.machine-boston.com

WHAT A GUY: In the early years, Buddy Guy chugged a concoction of Dr. Tichenor"s antiseptic and wine to help him with stage fright, but the Grammy-winning blues guitarist and vocalist is over that fear. 7 p.m. $39.50-$65. The Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.thewilbur.com


SATURDAY

ALL ABOARD: Move over gentlemen, it's all about the ladies on the Roxbury Women's History Tour, with members of the Boston Women's Heritage Trail as your guides on a trolley tour of historic sites. Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. $20. Trolley pick-up locations are Hotel 140 (140 Clarendon St., Boston at 9:30 a.m.) and Roxbury Heritage State Park/DCR (183 Roxbury St., Roxbury at 9:50 a.m.). 617-585-5600. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/198844

FILM AND FOUND METALS: Film critic Roger Ebert has said that the Alloy Orchestra is a "reminder that silent films are never silent, anyway. They just didn't talk." The Boston-based trio performs to the sci-fi film, "Metropolis," with 25 minutes of lost footage that hasn't been seen since the film?s 1928 premiere. Expect the peculiar instruments of hubcaps, truck springs, and other found metals. 8 p.m. $25. Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. 617-876-4275. www.worldmusic.org

HE ROCKS: When this "30 Rock" cast member does his stand-up routine, he is billed as "The World Champion" who is a great athlete, gets tons of chicks, and is a role model to children. Get some tips from The World Champion Judah Friedlander. 10 p.m. $25. Davis Square Theater, 255 Elm St., Boston. 860-712-5093 www.bostoncomedyfest.com


SUNDAY

GAY BEER CLUB: This ongoing Sunday night event at the Cambridge Brewing Company is geared for boys who like boys who like beers. Sample seasonal brews like Valley Ghoul, a Scotch ale made with pumpkin and heather flowers. With an 8.5 percent ABV, it's sure to take the edge off Sunday night. Nov. 13, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., no cover, 21+ Cambridge Brewing Company. 617-494-1994, www.gaybeerclub.com

AFRICAN SUNDAYS: A rotating list of guest DJs take over two floors of the club, playing African music from all over the continent, as well has hip-hop, dancehall, R&B, and more. This Sunday, catch DJ Charlie B, who's from Sierra Leone, DJ Kobe, from Nigeria, and headlining act DJ Kid Afrik, who hails from Cameroon but has local roots -- he studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Nov. 13, 9 p.m., Cover: $15, 21+ Felt. 617-350-5555, www.feltboston.com

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