The Weekend Guide

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A wing and a weekend.

Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art Opening Celebration
A night-into-day blowout for the MFA’s new annex includes evening cocktails, overnight festivities, morning yoga, and afternoon music.
Why: The Clock, Christian Marclay’s 24-hour video installation compiling thousands of split-second movie and TV clips.
When: Sat., 7 p.m.-Sun, 7 p.m.
Where: 465 Huntington Ave. (617-267-9300). Tickets ($50-$200) online at mfa.org; admission is free on Sun.

GO (and GORGE)
East Meets West
Left Coast kitchen warriors challenge our homegrown chefs (Joanne Chang, Tony Maws) to a three-day, lip-smacking showdown of wine, cooking demos, and sit-down banquets.
Why: Our regional pride is at stake.
When: Fri.-Sun.
Where: Arrows Restaurant, 41 Berwick Rd., Ogunquit, Maine (207-361-1100). Tickets ($35-$150) online at arrowsrestaurant.com and markandclarkrestaurants.com.

Take a Shot: a Digital Photography Symposium
Learn to point and click with panache during a daylong colloquium taught by lauded photojournalists and lifestyle shutterbugs.
Why: Spare Facebook friends the further indignities of crappy vacation shots.
When: Sat., 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Back Bay (617-267-4430). Register ($175) online at bcae.org.

Cowboy Barbecue
Join fellow cowpokes for an open-air, seasonal feast of charred heirloom tomato soup, grilled octopus, and Texas rib-eye slathered in chimichurri.
Why: If the Northwest wine pairings don’t seal the deal, the skillet-roasted French toast and Kahlua ice cream will.
When: Thurs.-Sat., 5:30 p.m.
Where: Apple Street Farm, 35 Apple St., Essex. Tickets ($175) at 617-262-3023.

Rumble on the River
Boaters from all sculls of life (military vets, Paralympians) go bow-to-bow for a free afternoon of racing. Think Head of the Charles without the masses.
Why: Six bands (Pimps of Joytime, Sea Monsters) perform tunes to row by.
When: Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Community Rowing, 20 Nonantum Rd., Brighton (617-779-8267).

Photo: Ellsworth Kelly, Blue Green Yellow Orange Red, 1968 / Courtesy of Museum of Fine Art, Boston

Arrows Restaurant
41 Berwick Rd
Ogunquit, ME 03907
35 Apple St
Essex, MA 01929
20 Nonantum Rd
Brighton, MA 02135
122 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115