So fun, it’s scary.
Patience, Persistence & Process
What: Wander underneath 1,800 ceiling-suspended leaves as part of a lofty new performance installation from Cambridge artist Christina Watka.
Why: Take a break with roasted candied walnuts and wine while jazzing out to saxophonists throughout the gallery.
When: Fri., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Voltage Coffee & Art, 295 Third St., Kendall Square (617-714-3974).
What: Fall down the rabbit hole into the W Boston’s subterranean den paying subtle homage to our departed Combat Zone (black concrete walls, sparkling floors, a glass-encased DJ den, and private reserved seating).
Why: Delve deep into Brit Charlotte Voisey’s mixology genius, including the Boston-inspired Irish Cobbler (muddled blackberries, Irish whiskey, sherry, lemon juice).
When: Opens Fri. Wed.-Sun., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 100 Stuart St., Theatre District (617-310-6742).
Revenge of the Nerds Halloween Party
What: Hitch up the flood pants and shake your rump to distinctly cool deejayed tunes from Flavorheard, Bob Diesel, and K.C. Hallett.
Why: Nerds are scary people, too.
When: Sat., 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Think Tank, 1a Kendall Sq. (617-500-3031). There’s a $5 cover after 10 p.m.
Día de los Muertos Brunch at Papagayo
What: Rise from the dead to gorge on beef empanadas, Rice Krispies-coated French toast, tableside ceviche, and made-to-order guacamole ($15).
Why: Start the day with a make-your-own Bloody Maria ($8).
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 283 Summer St., Fort Point (617-423-1000).
3LittleFigs Bakery and Espresso Bar
What: Kitchen empress Katie Rooney’s new brick-and-mortar outlet plates maple pecan scones, lemon poppy seed muffins, and avocado tea cakes alongside Gimme Coffee hot drinks.
Why: You want a bun in the oven.
When: Opens Sat. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 278b Highland Ave., Somerville (617-623-3447).
Photo: Eric Gulliver / Courtesy of Voltage Coffee and Art