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The iBall: Keeping It Surreal
What: Get your Dalí on during a hypnotic evening of surrealism-inspired bites from Highland Kitchen and Foundry on Elm, distorting photo booths, and funk/street sounds by Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.
Why: Come dressed in your Dada best for the fashion contest.
When: Today, 7-11 p.m.
Where: Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville (617-718-2191). Tickets ($25) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Rosa Mexicano Opens
What: Satiate your south-of-the-border needs at the splashy waterfront cantina doling out tableside guac, Yucatecan-marinated red snapper, and seven taco wonders (roast lamb with pistachio-habanero puree, spiced organic chicken with plantains).
Why: Savor a frozen pomegranate margarita or one of 60 tequilas on the 130-seat harborside patio.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Lunch service starts May 16.
Where: 155 Seaport Blvd., Waterfront (617-476-6122).
Social Wines Opens
What: The expansive shop from Chris Schutte and John Libonati brings upscale imbibing to Southie in the form of small-vineyard wines, craft beers, and locally produced spirits from Bully Boy, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and GrandTen Distilling.
Why: Fancy tallboys from the likes of Brooklyn Brewery will have you rethinking your shotgun moratorium.
When: Mon., noon-9 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 52 W. Broadway, South Boston (617-268-2974).
MassArt Fashion Show: Reveal
What: The annual affair expands to allow all students their fifteen minutes for showing off formal gowns, sportswear, and heretical nontextile designs (hello, birch-bark dress).
Why: Your first chance to see Space 57, the new event room inside the so-sleek Revere Hotel. (Fun fact: MassArt students designed the Revere uniforms.)
When: Fri., 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Where: 200 Stuart St., Chinatown (617-482-1800). Tickets ($25) online at massartfashion.eventbrite.com.
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