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The Weekend Guide

muscadet seafood and oysters!

Time to shell out.

SLURP
Muscadet, Shuck Yeah
What:
Wade over to a seaworthy shindig of Loire Valley whites, Blue Island oysters, and lobster rolls from the incomparable Woodman’s.
Why: Pregame the summer.
When: Sat., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W. Newton St., South End (617-927-1737). Info at 800-430-1553. Tickets ($25) online at secondglass.com.

SHOP
Shakeh Designs Trunk Show
What:
Brookline resident Eva Sevian Sklaver unveils her latest collection of hammered-gold accessories, inlaid with both traditional and uncommon stones.
Why: Tonight’s private shopping event includes prosecco and exclusive pieces.
When: Today, 6-9 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Good, 88 Charles St., Beacon Hill. R.S.V.P. (required) to 617-722-9200 or info@shopatgood.com.

KICK BACK
Tico’s Patio Opens
What:
The 60-seat, hedge-hidden refuge has a massive fireplace surrounded by comfy lounge seating (stake your claim on the rocking chair) and intimate cocktail tables.
Why: The rare in-city courtyard doesn’t require food orders.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (Weather permitting.)
Where: 222 Berkeley St., Back Bay (617-351-0400).

SCAVENGE
Spring Cleaning Sale at
Smolak Farms
What:
Flex your flea market muscle during a two-day alfresco sell-off of planters, tablecloths, place mats, and other indoor/outdoor bric-a-brac.
Why: Head to nearby Wine Connextion on Sat. for a spring tasting of more than 50 warm weather sips.
When: Sat. & Sun., 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 315 S. Bradford St., North Andover (978-682-6332).

COMMISSION
Of the Fountain Luggage Tags
What:
Pimp out your weekender trappings with personalized leather IDs hand-pressed by Quincy-based designer Brandy Murphy.
Why: She’s also created birthday wishes, wedding favors, and customized love notes.
When: Your L.L.Bean duffle needs distinguishing. (Allow fourteen days for custom orders.)
Where: Online at etsy.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Second Glass

LOCATIONS
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
85 W Newton St
Boston, MA 02118
617-927-1737
222 Berkeley St
bt Boylston St & St James Ave
Boston, MA 02116
617-351-0400
Smolak Farms
315 S Bradford St
@ Dale St
North Andover, MA 01845
978-682-6332
133 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
617-722-9200
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