The Weekend Guide

beachcombing series from quercus design!

The sands of time.

Beachcombing Series from Quercus Design

What: Maine photographer Jennifer Booher scours New England beaches for natural relics — shells, sea glass, driftwood — and then arranges them in arresting designs ($10-$300).
Why: You might not have a beach house, but you may have one of these.
When: The ocean calls.
Where: Online at etsy.com.

The Salty Pig Opens
Sidle up to the trough for an all-savory menu of pork and garlic meatballs, butcher’s steak, and spicy sausage pizza, plus copious charcuterie and stinky cheese.
Why: Guzzle on both the high-end (Pimm’s Cup, pisco sour) and the low (Miller High Life in a can).
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 130 Dartmouth St., South End (617-536-6200).

Urban Beekeeping
What: South End apiarist Noah Wilson-Rich gives a honey of a tutorial on building and maintaining buzz-worthy home hives ($60).
Why: Bee progressive.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Back Bay (617-267-4430). Register online at bcae.org.

Decades at
What: Met Back Bay transforms its exclusive lounge into a throwback speakeasy slinging potent giggle water and anachronistic nibbles such as shaved ham and Velveeta on biscuits.
Why: Sip an Uncle Sam (brandy, gin, dry vermouth, lemon juice) while enjoying a Great Gatsby screening.
When: Ongoing. Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 281 Dartmouth St. (617-267-0451). Call for reservations.

Cycle Kids Tour de France Party
Wheel over for a crepes and champagne shindig to toast the finis of the 21-day race; all proceeds support the local urban bike org.
Why: Get there early to snag awesome, cold-pressed iced coffee.
When: Sun., 7-9 p.m.
Where: Ride Studio Cafe, 1720 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington Center (339-970-0187). Email aingersoll@cyclekids.org for tickets ($40).

Photo: Courtesy of Jennifer Booher

279 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
1720 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA 02421
130 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
122 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116