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The Weekend Guide

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WATCH
Darling Niki
What:
Comedian Niki Luparelli and cover band The Gold Diggers marry everyone’s two loves — Prince and Madonna — in a one night-only burlesque performance celebrating the stars’ naughtiest hits.
Why: Express yourself in a raspberry beret.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square (617-496-8004). Tickets ($20-$30) at americanrepertorytheater.org.

CLICK
The Download
What:
Fitness apps, exercise videos, and healthy-living fodder that caught our eye.
Why: Short and sweaty workouts, an app that socializes your class schedule, and our very own gym playlist.
When: No time like the present.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

SIP
Hot Drinks at The Hawthorne
What:
Learn to fight the chill as Jackson Cannon and Nicole Lebedevitch teach the craft of traditional hot cocktails like mulled wine, hot toddies, cafe brulo, and buttered rum ($80).
Why: The “Bailey’s in your hot chocolate” shtick is getting old.
When: Tonight, 6-8 p.m.
Where: 500a Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square (617-532-9150). Register at bu.edu.

GAZE
Studio Sundays at
Tavern Road
What:
End the weekend on a cultural note by perusing cheeky, for-sale pieces from local illustrator Patt Kelley as the Fort Point restaurant kicks off a monthly pop-up gallery.
Why: Justifies Sunday-night drinking.
When: Sun., 4-7 p.m.
Where: 343 Congress St., Fort Point (617-790-0808). Admission is free; food and drink are a la carte.

MELD
Jewish/Asian New Year Pop-Up
What:
Shojo chef Jeremy Lee and Mark O’Leary (O Ya, JM Curley) fuse everyone’s two favorite cuisines with a menu of matzo ball ramen, pastrami rye bao, and Chinese five-spice kugel.
Why: Black sesame Manischewitz mochi must be tasted to be believed.
When: Sun., 5:30 & 8 p.m.
Where: Shojo, 9a Tyler St., Chinatown (617-423-7888). Tickets ($68) at eventbrite.com.

GET SEATED
Brunch at Ribelle
What:
Extend the dining excellence into daylight hours with truffle egg toast, potato ravioli with beef hash, and banana-bread pancakes with maple olive oil.
Why: Time to investigate some egg-friendly wines.
When: Every Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 1665 Beacon St., Washington Square (617-232-2322).

Photo: Hans Wendland / Courtesy of Oberon

LOCATIONS
1665 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445
617-232-2322
343 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
617-790-0808
9a Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111
617-423-7888
500a Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
617-532-9150
2 Arrow St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-8004
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