Life is too short not to splurge on events like the upcoming family night at Formoli’s. For one special weekday night, there will be a five-course dinner featuring pasta made by Vinny Lazzaretto of Lazzaretto Pasta Company. For those who’ve never been to this J Street restaurant before, you’re in for a real treat. Lazzaretto has offered up some of the best pasta in this region and has spent years perfecting and hand-crafting his delicious eats for both the Hook & Ladder and Grange restaurants. For $45 (kids are only $10) you won’t have to prepare a thing or do any dishes afterwards. Instead, you can prove to your significant other they really are the cat’s meow and you both can gorge to your stomach’s content. This night also offers something special for your little ones, who can indulge in ornament making, cookie decoration, and a screening of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies. You’re encouraged to make reservations in advance to avoid missing out, since this will probably sell out. For the vegetarians in your party, please let the folks know in advance so their chefs can accommodate any dietary restrictions. Visit Formolisbistro.com for more info and to reserve your spot.