Bob’s Burgers Thursdays @ Bella Luna
When Bob’s Burgers first aired, it kind of sucked. The writing wasn’t that good, and it strained for comparison with other animated shows like Family Guy. Thankfully it got better. A lot better. Local boy Eugene Mirman has taken the character Gene Belcher to another level, turning the only boy amongst the siblings into a focal point of kickass sarcasm. Come watch BB and sample a new burger each week with like-minded freaks.
Garden Mixology @ St. Rose Street Garden
Now that the trees are starting to bloom and the pollen is bringing us to our knees in swollen agony and nasal defeat, we might as well have a drink. Hell, we might as well have drinks outside and just embrace our changing landscape. In a garden maybe? No wait—how about this: We should bring in experts to teach us how to make new cocktails, do it all in a cool, local public garden, and invite distillers like AstraLuna to sponsor the night. We should limit it to just 25 friends, though. Keep it tight. What do you think?
St. Rose Street Garden. 36 St. Rose St., Jamaica Plain. 6pm/21+/$40. eventbrite.com
Azize’s First Birthday Party @ Franklin Park Zoo
You can cancel your plans for Saturday right now, because this little shit is celebrating a big day in the life of a gorilla, and you want to be there. No need to worry about a present; the zoo staff has gift-wrapped some goodies and party favors for all the gorillas, and you get to watch them party it up in true jungle style. The first 200 people through the gates also get a slice of the birthday cake. The little fucker is going to be so happy to see you!
Together 2016 @ The Sinclair
Founded in 2010, Together is a week-long music celebration that wraps technology and art into its core mission and celebration. What makes it unique is that it’s not a one-venue-trick pony or limited to just one style or genre. Sure, electronic music is the driving force, but influences are far and wide and the artists varied. Check out Floating Points (Live) to kick it off and hit the website for a complete lineup and schedule.
Tacos! @ Once
Everyone loves tacos, and Tuesdays have them cornered, so why the hell not have a Monday night taco party?! Doors kick open at 5 pm and the menu and selection changes every week, so there’s every reason to make this a regular event on your weekly calendar. They will serve until they can’t serve no more, but the bar stays open to 1 am and there’s plenty of local beers and mixed drinks to keep your ass parked for hours. They also have some sweet board games.
Once @ Cuisine en Locale. 156 Highland Ave., Somerville. 5pm/all ages/menu priced. cuisineenlocale.com
Black Madonna + DJ Minx @ Middlesex Lounge
Day two of Together Boston kicks in with a sick lineup at Middlesex with ladies’ night on the decks. A legend of Chicago house music, Black Madonna is a force on the floor and will leave you bleeding with happiness. Joined by DJ Minx and supported by Byoosik, the night will go deep into some serious fun. Show up early as the line will be long and starting early, but it’ll be worth the wait to find your space inside and get down.
Middlesex Lounge. 315 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. 8am/21+/$. togetherboston.com