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The Weekend Guide

forum opens!

Bastille, our beating hearts.

EAT
Forum Opens
What:
The Noche crew raises the dining bar with a two-story, white leather-banquetted playroom dishing raw bar bites and reimagined American food (beef Wellington with foie gras and wild mushrooms).
Why: After-work elixirs like Summer in Chelsea (mango vodka, pineapple, rose water, jalapeno) and Charlemagne (gin, agave nectar, fresh lime, egg white).
When: Daily, 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 755 Boylston St., Back Bay (857-991-1831).

DECORATE
Stitch on Two Opens
What:
Co-opt the impeccable style of interior designer Kate Maloney via her brick-and-mortar outlet for eclectic furnishings, lighting, rugs, and ephemera.
Why: The green velvet telephone bench ($350), antique tin pendant lamp ($165), and Indian soup ladles ($30).
When: Grand opening today, 5-8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 875 Main St., 2nd flr., Central Square (617-547-1550).

SHELL OUT
Friday Date Night Lobster Dinner
What:
Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier crack open their new Maine Classics cookbook for a four-course meal ($35) with three crustaceous dishes, including lobster and avocado parfait and lobster green curry.
Why: Impeccable wine pairings ($60) butter things up.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Summer Winter, 1 Mall Rd., Burlington. Reservations to 781-221-6643.

BROWSE
Yuna Yang Trunk Show
What:
Forgo the yin in favor of jeweled chiffon dresses, color-blocked suits, and swinging sweater coats from the rising New York designer.
Why: Your capris are wearing thin.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Studio Five Showroom, 560 Harrison Ave., ste. 408, South End (617-426-1806). R.S.V.P. to explore@5spr.com.

WATCH
Vintage Base Ball Tournament
What:
Revisit the era of ballers, stingers, and strikers when players dress in Civil War-era uniforms and recreate a match employing 1860s rules (underhand pitching!).
Why: The still-unsatiated can check out Let’s Play Ball, a new photo exhibit at Panopticon Gallery.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Tournament, Fort Warren, Georges Island. Catch ferry ($15) at Long Wharf; admission is free. Exhibit, 502c Commonwealth Ave. (617-267-8929).

Photo: Courtesy of Forum

LOCATIONS
Summer Winter
1 Mall Rd
@ Burlington Mall
Burlington, MA 01803
781-221-6643
755 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
857-991-1831
Stitch on Two
875 Main St
2nd flr
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-547-1550
1 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
617-227-4321
560 Harrison Ave
std 408
Boston, MA 02118
617-426-1806
Panopticon Gallery
502 Commonwealth Ave
in Hotel Commonwealth
Boston, MA 02215
617-267-8929
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