Haute Weekend Roundup in Boston

In case you missed it, we have got you covered. Here’s a look back at some of the weekend’s best happenings in Boston along with a preview of some haute happenings this week.

On Friday night, music and film lovers were treated to a fun night at Symphony Hall where attendees were able to relive the magic of Steven Spielberg’s movie, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, playing on the silver screen while listening to John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score performed live by the Boston Pops.

Boston Symphony OrchestraPhoto Credit: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Chef Nick Dixon and his team at Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant kicked off the weekend right introducing a weekly crawfish boil. Every Thursday night, they are boiling up batches of crawfish steamed with Maine Beer and Old Bay served with new potatoes, sweet corn on the cob and smoked Andouille sausage. If you can’t wait for Sunday to enjoy brunch, head here Friday for their Brunch Test Kitchen (regular brunch menus available Saturday and Sunday). Pair up a pineapple picante or West Broadway bloody Mary with an order of spiced up wings, warm bacon and cheddar twists, a margherita pizza or a fried chicken sandwich to kick the weekend off right or opt for some whimsical dishes like Fruity Pebble pancakes or a grilled brunch pizza. Request a table by the windows that will surely be wide open this weekend with temps predicted to be near 80 for some fun al fresco dining.

The Revere Hotel Boston Common celebrated its grand reopening with a new look that gives a nod to our city’s history by incorporating the symbolism of Paul Revere’s midnight ride through the streets of downtown Boston. The $28 million transformation features a fully remodeled lobby area, rooftop pool and guest rooms along with custom artwork, including a wall-to-wall mural of the Boston Massacre, a life-size sculpture of Paul Revere’s horse created from recycled materials, and stained glass panels inspired by the Old North Church.

Revere Hotel Boston CommonPhoto Credit: Revere Hotel Boston Common

Dave Atell was in town at The Wilbur this weekend performing his hilarious standup routine to a full house.

Hammer Made opened its first Boston location at the Prudential Center. The men’s retailer offers detailed shirts, stylish ties, colorful socks, cuff links, sleek wallets and weeekend bags.

Num Pang Kitchen opened its first Boston location at the Prudential Center, marking the company’s first expansion outside of New York City. The restaurant features southeast Asian-inspired dishes like Num Pang (Cambodian for sandwich), served with cucumber, pickled carrots, cilantro and chili mayo and a variety of proteins like five-spice glazed pork belly pang with pickled Asian pear and coconut tiger shrimp; as well as bowls with a rice or super-grain (think farro, quinoa, brown rice) base, seasonal grilled vegetables, chili yogurt, chive lime vinaigrette and mains such as lemograss braised beef short rib and roasted chicken ‘chimi’. Num Pang Boston also debuted their specialty pork belly and Lob-stah Num Pang made with crispy pork belly mixed with lobster chunks, Thai basil-chili mayo, green apple slaw, plus cucumber, cilantro and pickled carrots.

Christina Hampton-Shoemate, mother of three, high school teacher, and marathon runner, was selected as the Red Sox honorary bat girl and honored at yesterday’s Red Sox game at Fenway Park. She was selected through a league-wide essay contest that recognizes fans who not only have been affected by breast cancer, but also demonstrated a commitment to battling the disease.

Haute Happenings This Week You Won’t Want to Miss:

Tonight, North Square Oyster opens in the North End offering a seafood focused menu, featuring a variety of oysters from local farms, including Wellfleet of Cape Cod and Duxbury’s Island Creek Oysters as well as favorites from the West Coast, like Hama Hama and Hog Island of California. For main events, look for sea urchin with Holland asparagus, wasabi, plum, chive blossom, and lily bulb; a brown butter lobster roll with chives and homemade vinegar chips; Scituate lobster pie and 30-day aged steak tips with rosemary fingerling potatoes, charred onion, ramps, and au jus.

Tomorrow night, some of Boston’s best chefs will be stepping into the kitchen at Mike’s City Diner for a fundraiser for the Donlin family of Jamaica Plain. Michael Donlin, 35, was killed in a motor vehicle accident on his way to work on April 3 leaving behind his wife, Marisa, and two young boys, Liam and Noah. The $500-per-seat six-course dinner begins at 7 p.m. and is being organized by chef Ken Oringer (Toro, Coppa, Little Donkey, Uni) hosted by Mike’s City Diner chef/owner Jay Hajj, who will be joined in the kitchen by Jamie Bissonnette (Toro, Coppa, Little Donkey), Tony Messina (Uni), Louis DiBiccari (Tavern Road), Tony Maws (Craigie on Main, Kirkland Tap & Trotter) and Bob Ambrose (Bella Bella Gourmet Foods).

On Thursday, head over to Club Monaco at the Shops at Prudential Center for a Men’s Essential Event. In partnership with Macallan whisky and Baxter of California, you will enjoy a personalized whisky tasting with Macallan, complimentary light grooming (haircuts, beard trims, etc.) by Baxter of California, and personal summer styling by Club Monaco.

If you are looking to head out for a night on the town Thursday, Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) is hosting a haute “Party for PYD” with emcee Karen Holmes Ward of WCVB Channel 5 Boston.  The party, which is being held at Ernst & Young, 200 Clarendon Street (23rd floor) will include hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, entertainment by young PYD program performers, and live jazz music by Berklee College of Music graduates Wayne Pearcy and Noé Socha. (Wayne and Noé are both blind and are accomplished musicians working in the field). Each year PYD’s programs support hundreds of youth with disabilities reach their personal, educational, and career goals through unique mentoring, creative arts, life skills development, and career-readiness programs.