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Pop-Up Ice Cream Shoppe
What: Douglas Quint of NYC’s Big Gay Ice Cream Truck travels up the coast to dish his popular soft-serve concoctions (check out the Bea Arthur) with fancy toppings like sea salt and olive oil.
Why: Exclusive-to-us treats like the banana, cocoa, and granola sundae.
When: Fri., 1 p.m. until it’s gone.
Where: Adrian’s Restaurant, 535 Rte. 6, North Truro (508-487-4360).
JP Music Fest
What: The hood launches its inaugural jam collective, with 21 homegrown bands (Brief Awakening, Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, Mr. Sister) tripping the light fantastic on two outdoor stages.
Why: Pregame with the festival’s mixtape.
When: Sat., 1-7 p.m.
Where: Pinebank Baseball Field, Jamaicaway, at Perkins St. Event is free.
What: Decor8 blogger (and former New Hampshire resident) Holly Becker returns from Germany to unveil her first book ($35), a collection of stunning yet accessible room photos and clever how-tos.
Why: Your home decor has taken one too many pages from the Ikea catalog.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Anthropologie, 799 Boylston St., Back Bay (617-262-0545). R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermont Vineyard and Winery Open House Weekend
What: Snake north to savor tours and tastings at 24 vino-producing venues; don’t skip the state’s surprisingly enticing ice wines, made from frosted grapes.
Why: Cheese plates and wood-fired pizza keep you upright.
When: Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Map and locations online at vermontgrapeandwinecouncil.com. Event is free.
What: Buds Diane Lima and Nancy Hamilton mix dips, dressings, and marinades both savory (spicy veggie) and sweet (orange-mango) using seasonal and local elements.
Why: Mark your calendar for Burst cranberry sauce (available in Oct.), made with butter, shallots, and organic chicken broth.
When: Every Tues., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Copley Square Farmers Market, Boylston St., at Dartmouth St., Back Bay.
Photo: Donnie Tsang / Courtesy of Big Gay Ice Cream