Go whole hog.
Boston Bacon Takedown
What: Pig out as twenty local home chefs compete to create the most outrageous bacon-coctions (bacon taffy, bacon ice cream, bacon tacos, anyone?).
Why: Cheap beer keeps your salt-assaulted palate cleansed.
When: Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville (617-718-2191). Tickets ($15) at brownpapertickets.com.
Belgian Design Event at Lekker Home
What: Creative principles from overseas outfits Marie’s Corner and Central Station introduce, respectively, their sleek upholstered collection and reclaimed-teak tables and chairs.
Why: Bubbles and vino from Urban Wine Project make it easier to loosen the purse strings.
When: Today, 6-9 p.m.
Where: 1317 Washington St., South End (617-542-6464). R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Cross Massachusetts
What: Area restos Bella Luna, Bondir, Dante, and Nebo donate proceeds from their most popular dishes to help victims of the Western Mass tornadoes.
Why: An altruistic excuse to double-order Myers + Chang’s divine pork and chive dumplings ($11).
When: Thru Sun.
Where: Details online at bostonredcross.org.
Between the Sheets Trunk Show
What: Sift through tissue-thin robes, nautical-themed baby dolls, colorful lounge shorts, and comfy camis ($72-$165).
Why: Designer Layla L’obatti debuts lingerie from Specimens of Seduction, her new luxe capsule collection.
When: Sat., 1-5 pm.
Where: Forty Winks, 56 JFK St., Harvard Square (617-492-9100).
Quand la Musique Est Bonne
What: Belt your coeur out while covering upbeat Francophile ditties from Serge Gainsbourg, Edith Piaf, and Dalida during a ballroom karaoke party.
Why: Bon courage derived from multiple glasses of Chateau Peynaud Bordeaux.
When: Today, 6-8 p.m.
Where: French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough St., Back Bay (617-912-0400). Event is $10.