This week is special. Not only does it mark two big winter holidays, which have now combined for a beastly hybrid holiday, but Wednesday marks one of the biggest drinking nights of the year. If you’re not into that whole reuniting with high school friends thing, though, call up your new friends and invite them to one of these events.
Monday, Nov. 25 – Lighting of the Christopher Columbus Park Trellises
Mayor Menino, Parks Commissioner Pollack, and more will be at the 11th annual celebratory lighting of the trellises at Christopher Columbus Park. The event will feature entertainment from the North End Music and Performing Arts Center Children’s Choir and holiday refreshments (5:30 p.m., free, all ages).
Monday, Nov. 25 – Night of the Living Deadhead’s Final Night at Zuzu
Come celebrate the final night of Edison Tesla’s legendary garage rock residency “Night of the Living Deadhead,” with performances from Headband and Fedavees and Western Massachusetts psych-rock hero Bobb Trimble. The night will also mark the release of a new Trimble video for “Armour of the Shroud,” produced by locals Eye Design (10 p.m., free, 21+).
Monday, Nov. 25 – Bernhoft at The Sinclair
The Norwegian singer and multi-instrumentalist comes to Cambridge and is accompanied by Brooklyn’s Miracles of Modern Science, a band with a few local ties (9 p.m, $15, 18+).
Tuesday, Nov. 26 – Zuesday
Head to ZuZu in Cambridge this Tuesday for a queer dance party featuring award-winning DJ Leah V and BLK.Adonis on the tunes (10 p.m., $3, 21+).
Tuesday, Nov. 26 – Game Night
Playing living room games at bars is so hot right now, particularly on Tuesdays. Head to Game Night at Good Life (6-10 p.m. all ages, 10 p.m. 21+, free) or Game Over at Tommy Doyle’s in Cambridge (5 p.m., free, 18+) to enjoy board games, video games, and Magic card tournaments.
Tuesday, Nov. 26 – Blues Traveler at The Sinclair
The harmonica-riddled jam-rock studs return to Boston to play the hits and the ones you never knew you liked (9 p.m., $27, 18+).
Tuesday, Nov. 26 – Clinton Cerejo at Berklee Performance Center
The well-respected Indian multi-instrumentalists perform with the Indian Ensemble at Berklee (8:15 p.m., $12, all ages).
Wednesday, Nov. 27 – The Hornitz at Church
This horn ensemble and beatbox assault almost seems gimmicky, but don’t be fooled. The Hornitz brings the heat every show (with Boatyard Resin, Four on the Floor, and Tyler Allan; 8 p.m., $10, 21+).
Thursday, Nov. 28 – Turkey Trots
Earn that turkey dinner with light (or heavy) run on Thanksgiving morning. Most registration deadlines have passed, but some are still accepting runners. Boston.com has a list of all of the Thanksgiving day runs in the Boston area.
Thursday, Nov. 28 – Thanksgivukkah
It’s official. Seeing as how Thanksgiving and the second day of Hanukkah line up this year, Mayor Menino has officially declared Nov. 28 “Thanksgivukkah” in Boston. Enjoy the day with family and loved ones!