Three, two, one.
Area Four Dinner Service Begins
What: Michael Leviton and Michael Krupp (The Achilles Project/Persephone) roll out a flavor-over-flash menu of communal plates (halibut ceviche, porter-braised grass-fed short ribs) and oven-fired pizzas (clam and bacon) complemented by craft beers and $6-$9 glasses of wine.
Why: Return the next morn for an otherworldly almond croissant at the attached bakery and cafe.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 500 Technology Sq., Kendall Square (617-758-4444).
What: Set aside the sundresses for color-blocked skirts and jackets from rising Brooklyn designer Jennifer Chun and deconstructed tanks from Italian outfit Crossley.
Why: Flit upstairs to check out Sam’s summer lunch menu (roasted spring radishes, open-face oyster po’boy) from new chef Asia Mei.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 60 Northern Ave., Waterfront (617-262-6100).
Let’s Talk About Food Festival
What: Experts edify your agro bona fides via free cooking demos, edible display gardens, and a 600-foot communal table promoting digestive dialogues.
Why: Put your stomach where your mouth is at the Food Truck Food Court (Clover Food Lab, Grilled Cheese Nation, Go Fish).
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: DCR Cambridge Pkwy., along Charles River (adjacent to Museum of Science).
Berklee Music Fest
What: Rock out on Georges Island when up-and-comers Julia Easterlin, Foxtrot, and Green Line Inbound perform afternoon danceables.
Why: Digest the sounds with a fried-clam basket ($10-$16) from Summer Shack.
When: Sat., 4-7 p.m.
Where: Catch the ferry ($14) at Long Wharf North, 66 Long Wharf, Downtown. Event is free.
A Night in Lisbon
What: Fall for six undersung Portuguese wines (Defesa, Monte Velho) while savoring nibbles (cod croquettes, sardine pâté) inspired by the Gentle Land.
Why: Be further seduced by the serenades of fado singer Nathalie Pires.
When: Today, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Fourth Wall Project, 132 Brookline Ave., Kenmore Square. Tickets ($25) at secondglass.com.
Photo: Melissa Ostrow / Courtesy of Area Four