The Red Sox have ended, and whether that’s good or bad news to you, everybody can agree that it’s time to move on to the next thing. This weekend, that could mean checking out display after display of limited-edition sneakers, gorging yourself on craft beer and seasonal food, or tuning your screens onto the Celtics or Bruins. Whatever you choose, here’s to hoping the weekend comes soon, amiright?
Movies: To avoid leading you down the wrong path, if you haven’t seen “12 Years A Slave” or “Gravity” yet, those should probably be your priorities if you’re looking to see a picture show this weekend. For a good local special, beer nuts should be sure to check out the premiere of “Beer Hunter” at Regent Theatre. J.R. Richards directs this documentary on British writer, journalist, and craft beer specialist Michael Jackson, and you can be one of the first to see it this Thursday in Arlington.
Other movies opening this week: The only thing hotter than making movies based on comic books is making sequels to movies based on comic books. It’s for this reason that we are presented with “Thor: The Dark World” this Friday. Brian Percival of “Downton Abbey” fame directs WWII film “The Book Thief” featuring Sophie Nelisse and Geoffrey Rush, Saoirse Ronan stars in “How I Live Now,” and Lance Armstrong hits the big screen in documentary form for “The Armstrong Lie.”
TV: Unless you’re big into “Raising Hope” which premieres a new season on Friday, your best bet is to switch gears from the Red Sox to a different Boston sport. The Celtics take on the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City on Friday night, and then travel to Miami to take on the defending champion Heat on Saturday. The Bruins play the Florida Panthers on Thursday and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, both at home. The Patriots have this Sunday off, but The New England Revolution are currently in the playoffs and could potentially play on Saturday for the Eastern Conference Championship.
Nov. 7: Goose Island Beer-B-Que
Join Goose Island Brewing Company, a collection of Boston’s top chefs, and Wild Ophelia chocolatiers for a night of top notch suds and heart grub. Seven tasty brews to select from complement food from eight different hot spots around town. Tickets include all food and beer, and and a portion of the proceeds will benefit NRDC’s Brewers For Clean Water (The Exchange Center at the Boston Fish Pier; 6 p.m., $75, 21+).
Nov. 8: The Resolution Project’s Fall Social
A non-profit designed to assist young leaders and entrepreneurs, The Resolution Project is hosting a seasonal mixer to help benefit their cause. Join the folks behind the project and learn more about how they partner with and help provide resources to young minds with great ideas. Oh, and there’s an open bar (Society on High; 8 p.m., $40).
Nov. 9: Sneaker Pimps
Head to the Villa Victoria Art Center and experience the largest touring sneaker, hip-hop, and lifestyle exhibition in the world. The event features over 1,500 pairs of limited edition sneakers, skateboard, and street basketball demonstrations, along with musical performances (1 p.m., $15, all ages).
Nov. 10: Harpoon Helps Grateful Harvest Beer Dinner
Join Harpoon Brewery for a Thanksgiving-style dinner prepared by award-winning barbecue chef Chris Hart. Of course, the meal will be supported by the prime local libations of Harpoon, and 100 percent of ticket sales will go to the Greater Boston Food Bank (Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall; 6 p.m., $75, 21+).
Nov. 10-11: Thirst Boston
Annual beverage exhibition Thirst Boston will be hosting a gathering of drink tycoons ranging from local brewers to coffee-enthusiasts. Panels, workshops, and other events will take place on Sunday and Monday at Hotel Commonwealth and surrounding venues. Whether you’re a seasoned snob or a beverage noob, all are welcome to join in the festivities and discussion ($295 for weekend pass).