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The Weekend Guide

hitchcock and handcuffs!

A masterful weekend of suspense.

PARTY
Hitchcock and Handcuffs
What:
Get your Tippi Hedren on at a pre’ween party tricked out with free tapas (garbanzos fritos, pot stickers), $1 PBRs, and a dance space that pays homage to The Birds.
Why: DJed tunes from the ’60s thru today.
When: Tonight, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Estragon, 700 Harrison Ave., at E. Brookline St., South End (617-266-0443).

SHOP
Simon Pearce
What:
The beloved Vermont-based home store upgrades to massive Back Bay digs with white oak floors, bay windows, and a comprehensive selection of handcrafted stemware, accent pottery, elegant glass lighting, and farm-style furniture.
Why: Stock up early on turkey table goods, then reboot at Pinkberry’s spankin’ new Newbury outpost down the street (opens tomorrow).
When: Opens Sat. Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 103 Newbury St. (617-450-8388).

DRINK
Fireside Chat: Absinthe
What:
Proprietor Jim Solomon cozies up hearthside to consider the just-legalized libation and its hallucinogenic influence on Paris creatives from Wilde to Baudelaire.
Why: Guests enjoy three Green Fairy brews (including one set aflame) with hearty accompaniments like steak bites with horseradish cream.
When: Sat., 3-4:15 p.m.
Where: The Fireplace, 1634 Beacon St., Washington Square (617-975-1900). Admission is $25.

WATCH
Halloween Horror Movie Marathon
What:
Fuel up on Red Bull for twelve straight hours of classic and cult flicks, from the grossly hysterical (Re-Animator) to the outright insane (Japanese cannibalistic fantasy-horror Hausu).
Why: Psychic readings, costume contests, and live burlesque keep the synapses firing.
When: Sat. & Sun., midnight-noon.
Where: The Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St. (617-734-2500). Tickets ($15-$20) online at coolidge.org.

EAT
Met Back Bay Opens
What:
Kathy Sidell unveils a brownstone-housed throwback with TV-adorned game room, contemporary American menu (chopped salads, tableside tartares), and a year-round heated patio.
Why: Head to the plush, oak-adorned Library bar for old-timey drinks like the Blinker (Michter’s rye, fresh grapefruit, and raspberry syrup) with chipped ice.
When: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 279 Dartmouth St. (617-267-0451).

Photo: Courtesy of Universal Pictures 

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LOCATIONS
Simon Pearce
103 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
617-450-8388
Met Back Bay
279 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
617-267-0451
700 Harrison Ave
@ E Brookline St
Boston, MA 02118
617-266-0443
The Fireplace
1634 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445
617-975-1900
290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
617-734-2501
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