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boston one-minute play festival!

Got a minute?

SEE
Boston One-Minute Play Festival
What:
More than 35 Boston and New England scribes stage 70 blink-and-you’ll-miss-them original productions, with proceeds going back to the local theater community.
Why: Get your 2012 culture quotient quickly.
When: Sat.-Mon., 8 p.m.
Where: Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Ave., Allston (617-353-5443). Tickets ($20) online at ovationtix.com.

SAMPLE
Craft Night
What:
Two of our favorite handmade entities – jewelry and craft beer – come together during a City Feed and Supply suds tasting where you can browse new works from local designer Adel Chefridi.
Why: Shopping buzzed isn’t always dangerous.
When: Today, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Fire Opal, 683 Centre St., Jamaica Plain (617-524-0262). Event is free.

RESERVE
Clio Retrospective Dinner
What:
Before the restaurant closes for renovation, indulge in an extravagant, nine-course repast celebrating Ken Oringer’s fifteen years of culinary nonconformity ($125).
Why: Explore menu items past (celery root mousseline), present (sea urchin and lobster cassolette), and future (venison cooked in espresso oil).
When: Jan. 9-14. Mon.-Thurs., 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: 370a Commonwealth Ave., Back Bay (617-536-7200). Call for reservations.

DRINK
Light Wines
What:
Ease back into imbibing with low-alcohol Italian reds and delicate whites, all chased by healthful bites like white bean and sage dip (plus a little paté for unrepentant hedonists).
Why: You’re safely removed from last Sunday’s, uh, migraine.
When: Today, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Central Bottle Wine + Provisions, 196 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square (617-225-0040). Event is free.

SHOP
Louis Biannual Sale
What:
Forgo the frugality vows and dive into piles of clothing, shoes, and bags from Roland Mouret, Brochu Walker, Balenciaga, and Jason Wu, all at half off.
Why: Austerity is so last year.
When: Sat.-Jan. 22. Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 60 Northern Ave., Fort Point (617-262-6100).

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LOCATIONS
Boston Playwrights' Theatre
949 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
617-353-5443
60 Northern Ave
@ Fan Pier
Boston, MA 02210
617-262-6100
196 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-225-0040
370 Commonwealth Ave
in the Eliot Hotel
Boston, MA 02215
617-536-7200
Fire Opal
683 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-524-0262
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