Can you handle it?
Daniela Corte Pop-Up Store
What: The local designer hawks snake-print swimsuits, kaleidoscopic separates, and beautifully risque eveningwear from her spring/summer collection.
Why: Faux leather bondage bracelets ($95) and repurposed antique brooches ($225-$395).
When: Opening party tonight, 6-8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: School of Fashion Design, 136 Newbury St., Back Bay (617-536-9343). R.S.V.P. for party to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flock Sidewalk Sale
What: Browse lightweight clothes (tees, rompers, dresses) from Dolce Vita, Lauren Moffatt, and Lime and Dot — all at 50-75 percent off.
Why: Snag owner Danielle Kupsc’s handmade silk floral headbands ($15).
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 274 Shawmut Ave., South End (617-391-0222).
Red Lantern Opens
What: A glamorous, brick-and-Buddha-appointed cavern with an open wok station (Singapore street noodles, fried whole striped bass), full sushi program, wood-grilled steaks, and communal hot pot table.
Why: Commune with the Yang scorpion bowl (Stoli, triple sec, sour mix, cranberry juice).
When: Daily, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 39 Stanhope St., Back Bay (617-262-3900).
Local Beer and Cheese Sundays
What: Chef Peter McCarthy taps into his curds ’n’ barley expertise to pair area-produced brews (Rapscallion, Clown Shoes) with Massachusetts bries, blues, and semihards ($15).
Why: Beat the rind.
When: Sun., 2-8 p.m.
Where: Za, 350 3rd St., Kendall Square (617-452-9292).
Photo: Courtesy of Daniela Corte