Happy Presidents’ Day, folks! Whether you have the day off or are sitting at your desk during the Monday grind, take a moment to honor our nation’s presidents (bonus points if you can name more than five of them). Then, start planning your week with these awesome events happening in the Hub. From a all-you-can-eat chili to ginger beer tastings to supporting local non-profits, it’s going to be a great week.


The Hawthorne Presents: A Cafe Sushi Pop-Up – 5:30pm & 9pm – The Hawthorne – The Hawthorne’s mixologists have invited Cafe Sushi into their lounge to create an expertly-paired sushi and cocktails dinner. Guests can choose from a four-course dinner at 5:30pm or a seven-course dinner at 9pm.

Spaghetti Western Mondays – 9pm – 1am – The Blue Room – Every week in February, The Blue Room in Kendall Square is hosting Spaghetti Western Mondays, in which guest mixologists from across the city will create whiskey drinks to go along with screenings of Sergio Leone classics. This week’s movie is “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly,” and drinks will be poured by Sam Treadway of backbar and Noon Inthasuwan of Moska.


Beers with John Katzman – 5:30pm – 7:30pm – KPMG (CIC, 15th Floor) – Join the New England Venture Capital Association for beers with John Katzman on Tuesday. Katzman has scaled three companies – The Princeton Review2U and Noodle – and will be on hand to talk with entrepreneurs about what he’s learned. Please note: This event is open to NEVCA members, entrepreneurs and sponsors only.

Opus Affair February – 6pm – 9pm – Stoddard’s – Every month, Opus Affair hosts a charitable event called the Punch Bowl Fund, in which you donate $5 for a glass of punch and a ballot to vote for one of three featured non-profits. This month,Sleeping Weazel, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and 35 Below at the Huntington Theatre Company will be competing to take the donations.

Anna’s Celebrity Burrito Roller Series – 6pm – 8pm – Anna’s Taqueria, Harvard Street – In this month’s installment of Anna’s Celebrity Burrito Roller Series, Jonathan Soroff from The Improper Bostonian will roll burritos for $10 each, with the total cost going to support the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation.

How to Get a Cash Rich Ally to Talent Scout Your Business to Funding Success – 6:30pm – 9:30pm – NERD Center – This installment of the Entretech Forum features a panel of “super networkers” who will give their advice and tell you their success stories of making VIP connections at the highest levels in order to gain the “attention of a person who can make your company fly.”

Endurance Fundraising, Beers & Burritos with SEAC + Eventbrite – 7pm – 8:30pm – South End Athletic Company – Are you a Boston Marathon charity runner and need some help planning your fundraising event? Join Eventbrite’s Sara Steele-Rogers to discuss how the platform can help you achieve your goals over beer and burritos.


Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer Tasting – 7pm – 9pm – Cornwall’s – The UK’s number one selling bottled beer, Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer, is celebrating its success in Boston on Wednesday. The tasting party at Cornwall’s will feature two cocktails made with Crabbie’s as well as Crabbie’s on ice.


4th Annual Boston Chili Cup – 6pm – Faneuil Hall – Warm up on Thursday as more than 20 local restaurants  cook up chili and compete to take home the title of the Chili Cup. There will be live music as well as all-you-can-eat chili and raffle prizes to benefit Community Work Services.

Babson Startup Happy Hour – 6:30pm – Babson alums making waves in the Hub are invited to attend a meetup with fellow Beavers to talk all things entrepreneurship and share a few drinks.