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The Weekend Guide

the painted burro!

After seeing Hunger Games, of course.

EAT
The Painted Burro Opens
What:
The Pizzeria Posto folks’ new Mexican joint serves ceviche del mar (scallops, redfish), zucchini and plantain enchiladas, Oaxaca cheese grits, and ten kinds of taco (octopus, skirt steak, chicken livers).
Why: Ballena beers and tequila flights enjoyed under Day of the Dead murals from local artist Raul Gonzalez.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 5:30-11 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 219 Elm St., Davis Square (617-776-0005).

Gem Opens
What:
The supper club from Big Night Entertainment Group (Red Lantern, The Estate) rocks a sexy boudoir vibe while dishing American brasserie fare (roasted sea bass, mac and cheese au gratin) in the reservation-only dining room.
Why: A truly outrageous martini menu includes the decadent Gemvara (Grey Goose La Poire, Grand Marnier, fresh lemon, Moët Imperial).
When: Opens Sat. Mon.-Sat., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 42 Province St., Downtown Crossing (617-482-1213).

PREEN
Mad Men Return Viewing Party
What:
Celebrate with the ones you love — fellow Draper devotees — at a throwback shindig complete with cocktail classics (Tom Collins, mai tai), oysters Rockefeller, and servers dressed in retro garb.
Why: Big-screen premiere watching and prizes for va-va-voomiest Joan ensembles.
When: Sun., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Scollay Square, 21 Beacon St., Beacon Hill (617-742-4900). Tickets ($30) online at eventbrite.com.

BOOST
Forty Winks Bra Party
What: Toss your sad-sack boulder holders and learn proper ta-ta support at a gathering of fellow intimates devotees.
Why: Keep this close to your chest, but rumors suggest shopping discounts and bubbly.
When: Fri., 4-8 p.m.
Where: 56 JFK St., Harvard Square (617-492-9100). R.S.V.P. to info@shopfortywinks.com. Event is free.

SEE
Pig: a Restaurant
What:
Feast on a skewering of the Boston restaurant scene (SoSoSoWa eatery, anyone?) written by former Grub Street Boston scribe Leila Cohan-Miccio.
Why: It’s a real roast.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Central Square (617-576-1253). Tickets ($12) online at eventbrite.com.

Photo: Courtesy of The Painted Burro

LOCATIONS
Gem Restaurant & Lounge
42 Province St
Boston, MA 02108
617-482-1213
Scollay Square
21 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
617-742-4900
219 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
617-776-0005
Forty Winks
56 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-9100
ImprovBoston
40 Prospect St
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-576-1253
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