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The Weekend Guide

massart fashion!

The mother lode.

SEE
Voltage 2011
What:
MassArt film and fashion talents debut a high-concept style flick (graveyards and talons!) before segueing into a live runway show and dessert reception.
Why: Collaboration is the best accessory.
When: Sat., 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Power Station, 540 Harrison Ave., South End. Tickets ($25) at 617-879-7676.

MAKE
Beyond the Bar: Bonbon Demonstration
What:
Pull the curtain back on chocolatier Elaine Hsieh’s sweet genius as she divulges the genesis of a more perfect truffle ($40).
Why: Blind taste testing lets neophytes sharpen their palates.
When: Today, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: EHChocolatier, 561 Windsor St., Somerville (617-284-6096). Register at info@ehchocolatier.com.

ALIGHT
To Nantucket
What:
Vacay ahead of the masses: DailyCandy readers get 25 percent off rooms at White Elephant and The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin thru May 31.
Why: At check-in, you’ll receive a $25-$50 dinner credit for Brant Point Grill plus two $25 credits for White Elephant Spa.
When: It’s time to get back to ACK. (Blackout dates: May 19-21 & 27-29.)
Where: Reserve online at whiteelephanthotel.com or thecottagesnantucket.com and enter promotion code DC for the discount.

LISTEN
Thayer Street Outdoor Concert Series
What:
Bebop over to SoWa for alfresco tunes courtesy of JazzBoston as the neighborhood unveils its latest cultural benefaction.
Why: You have a sax to grind.
When: Thru Oct. First Sat. of every month, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Thayer St., at Harrison Ave.

TRY
Meadhall
What:
The industrial Kendall Square watering hole pours more than 100 drafts (our rec: the Taza Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout), each with its own insignia glass; free sampling encouraged.
Why: Elegant comfort fare (steamed Maine mussels, Niman Ranch braised lamb shoulder) to top off your brew.
When: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 4 Cambridge Ctr. (617-714-3879).

Photo: Courtesy of MassArt

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LOCATIONS
Meadhall
4 Cambridge Ctr
Cambridge, MA 02142
617-714-3879
The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin
24 Old South Wharf
Nantucket, MA 02554
508-325-1499
The Power Station
540 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Thayer Street Outdoor Concert Series
Thayer St
@ Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
EHChocolatier
561 Windsor St
Somerville, MA 02143
617-284-6096
White Elephant
50 Easton St
Nantucket, MA 02554
508-228-2500
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