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Better than a side of bacon

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Brunch can’t get any better — right? Well, surprise! It can. We’ve complied some of our favorite upcoming brunch events that provide a ‘lil something more than just poached eggs and champagne cocktails.

E-Som Market at La Brasa
The monthly makers and munchies market is returning to La Brasa on March 5 with more than 15 artisans and indie vendors sales their wares — like Haitian hot sauce from The Craic and Blonde and unique seasoning blends from all over the world by Curio Spice Co. — curated by local gift box purveyors, Boston & Bale, taking over the East Somerville space. The kitchen will also be slinging a special brunch menu featuring moyetes (think: bean-y Mexican bruschetta) and chicken wings with mole. This time around, Ipswich’s Privateer Rum sponsors and will be serving samples and cocktails from behind the bar.
March 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
La Brasa, 124 Broadway, Somerville,
RSVP on Facebook.

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Hip Hop Brunch at Alden and Harlow
Chef Michael Scelfo is consulting the hip hop charts for a rap-inspired brunch on March 6 at Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square. On the menu: N.W.A. Nutella waffles, Rollin’ in my 64 beef tongue chilaquiles and a hemp seed crepe “blunt” called Fantastic Voyage. DJ Ryan Brown will also be on hand to spin the day’s soundtrack. Cocktails, like a classed up Gin and Juice(with grapefruit and honey) and Ambitionz Az a Ridah, featuring Strawberry-Banana Colt 45, will also be served.
March 6, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Alden & Harlow, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge,

Opera on Tap at The Burren
Nurse your hangover with some live opera this Sunday in The Burren’s back room in Davis. Opera on Tap, a non-profit that fosters live performances by students of opera, will present Puccini and Pancakes for their last show of the season. The show titled “Missed Connections and other Anti-Valentines Day Songs” (slightly late, but we’ll take it) and will feature live opera inspired by the Craigslist missed connections section.
Feb. 28, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Burren, 247 Elm Street, Somerville, RSVP on

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