We Love Weekends – November 30 – December 2

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December? When did that happen. Here’s where to find our authors this weekend.

Drea: The fun started yesterday when I celebrated my best friend’s birthday party at King’s for karaoke. Tonight features an adventurous game of Champers & Shackles where I am zip tied to my man friend until we each finish a bottle of wine before heading to T.T the Bears to see Spirit Family Reunion. I’m hoping I can convince Alex L. to go on a midnight ramen pursuit after but we’ll see. From there, the plans fall apart until I teach a swimming lesson on Sunday. I’m thinking the pop-up Taza hot chocolate shop at Revere Hotel is a must, though, especially since proceeds going to the Home for Little Wanderers.

Alex: My weekend started last night when I attended the Movember Gala with Dave followed by Karokee at Kings.  Friday afternoon my students have their final presentations.  I will be heading out with some fellow professors to The Mission for drinks and dinner after.  Saturday during the day my roommates and I will be finishing up decorating the apartment for the holidays, followed by an Ugly Sweater Party at a friend’s apartment.  Most likely we will head over to The Publick House to end the night.  Sunday will be spent grading…ugh…

Maloney: Tomorrow night, I’m celebrating my roommate’s acceptance to Northwestern’s Medical School by getting some pizza and beer at Newtowne. If you get a pitcher of beer, a (decent bar) pizza is only $4 more! Sunday I normally head over to the same bar to watch the Bears. Maybe I should expand my horizons and go to another bar/restaurant to watch football. Any suggestions? Aside from that, I’ll just be doing laundry and grocery shopping. I know, its party central over here.

Alex L: I’ll be bringing a Duke date function to life tonight by introducing my Boston made friends (including Drea) to Champagne and Shackles. The rule of the game is that you cannot be unshackled from your partner until you’ve each finished a bottle of champagne. As I mistakenly told my parents freshman year of college when they insulted me by assuming that I hadn’t heard of Grey Goose, “Don’t underestimate the value of a Duke education”. So, once I’m done educating friends, we will head to a show in Central Sq. Saturday I will likely be a bear all day, which is one of the reasons why I love living in Boston. Sunday will be a lazy day as well, except for Girls on the Run practice and some apartment Christmas decorating.

Dave: I’m – gasp – crossing the river tonight to meet up with some friends at Mead Hall. That’s one I actually don’t mind adventuring over to Cambridge for, to be fair. Saturday will be a long run, some cleaning and then the dream that is Jerry York, BC hockey and a rivalry tilt with the puppies down the Green Line. Sir Jerry has a chance to tie and break the record for all time wins in NCAA hockey this weekend, so, sorry if I’m gushing. I have to sadly pack away the tailgate supplies for the season on Sunday, so it’ll just be football and day dreaming next year’s menus.

Dibble: I’m keeping this weekend fairly low key since I’ll be jetting off to San Diego next weekend! Tonight I’m planning to grab some post-work drinks before making my way home across the river. Tomorrow, I’ll be back on campus playing tour guide/recruiter for a family friend who’s interested in Northeastern and I am so excited I get to eat dining hall food! Also planning to check out Posto for dinner. (Not sure how I still have never been despite living down the street for more than two years.) Hopefully I’ll burn some of that food off on Sunday while running the Yule Fest 5K in Harvard Square, but the post-run drinks will surely reverse that effort pretty quickly.

Collette: This weekend will be a slow one for me, both deliberately and because I don’t think I’ll be able to move all that well after this morning’s November Project workout on Summit Ave. I’ve got loose plans to get a Christmas Tree, which means I might also need to finally give in and buy a vacuum. I’m a real grown-up and it’s nowhere near as exciting as I was told it’d be.

Gretchen: After seeing Tanlines Wednesday at the Paradise and Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker last night, I am on a mission to get my culture fill. Headed to the MFA after work to FINALLY see the Mario Testino exhibit, In Your Face. I have tentative plans to buy a Christmas tree, but first I have to take down the pumpkin lights in my kitchen. I am also hoping to get my skates out of the closet and head to the Frog Pond–after the tree lighting at the Common, things are getting quite festive.