And we feel fine.
End of the World Party
What: Scarf an apocalyptic taco (chorizo, short rib, pork cochinita, savoy cabbage slaw, baja crema) and sip the first (last?) of many margaritas before kissing the Mayan calendar goodbye.
Why: Make final amends in the confession box.
When: Fri., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: The Painted Burro, 219 Elm St., Davis Square (617-776-0005).
Holiday Meal Delivery Program at Community Servings
What: Either package or deliver a multicourse seasonal spread to infirm residents and their families.
Why: Feel good while doing good.
When: Fri. Packaging, 8-10 a.m.; deliveries, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Meet at 18 Marbury Terr., Jamaica Plain. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-522-7777 ext. 228.
Christmas Meat Pies at Park
What: Ahead of the hungry-relative onslaught, pause with a daily rotating savory delight stuffed with roasted goose and figs ($16).
Why: Your own goose is (over)cooked.
When: Fri.-Sun., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 59 JFK St., Harvard Square (617-491-9851).
What: The Boston-based start-up sources repairmen, painters, and other maintenance types so you don’t have to. Enter dates available and services needed; it sends out a well-reviewed expert.
Why: Your visiting nephew already did a number on your walls (give back those crayons, kid).
When: Before the NYE guests arrive.
Where: Available at handybook.com.
Staff Meal After Dark
What: The famed food truck slows down for a brick-and-mortar pop-up packed with exotic eats like lap cheong-stuffed lobster, beef-tongue burgers, and Peking pig’s head.
Why: Three words — beef marrow cromesquis.
When: Fri. & Sat., 6-11 p.m.
Where: District Lounge, 180 Lincoln St., Leather District. For reservations, email email@example.com.
Photo: Courtesy of The Painted Burro