We found the Emerald City.
Emerald Lounge Opens
What: A sparkling addition to our nightlife scene, the lustrous space offers a plethora of crevices, from an onyx bar to a two-tier patio for sitting, drinking, and people-watching.
Why: After-work bites (Italian spring rolls, oyster shooters) and a cocktail menu that includes the Rye’s Up (Bulleit rye, Carpano Antica, pineapple syrup, Fee Brothers black walnut bitters, marinated cherry).
When: Daily, 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Revere Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart St., Theatre District (617-457-2626).
Island Creek Oyster Farm Tour
What: Discover where the briny magic happens during a seed-to-harvest exploration of the region’s most beloved bivalve purveyor.
Why: The tour culminates in freshly shucked delicacies at sunset.
When: Daily, weather permitting.
Where: 457 Washington St., Duxbury. Reservations ($400 for four people) to 781-934-2028.
Hair Band Beer Brunch
What: Stage-dive into a three-course feast of mussels and cattail kimchi salad, maple-glazed pork belly, and rhubarb upside-down cake, to the indelicate strains of ’80s greats ($30).
Why: Each course comes with pairings from High and Mighty Beers.
When: Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Strip T’s, 93 School St., Watertown. Reservations to 617-923-4330.
T: an MBTA Musical
What: Quell (or fan) your fare-hike frustrations with a two-act comedy/melodrama that tunefully laments our public transport system.
Why: Cheeky songs such as “The Shuttle Bus Song (We Can’t Handle It).”
When: Fri., 10:30 p.m.
Where: Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square (617-496-8004). Tickets ($25) at ovationtix.com.
Farm to Post Tasting Series
What: Savor Snappy Lobster’s summer bounty (smoked mackerel, scallop ceviche, lobster schnitzel) during a three-course spread spotlighting local suppliers ($48).
Why: Go large with wine pairings ($65).
When: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.
Where: Post 390, 406 Stuart St., Back Bay (617-399-0015).
Photo: Courtesy of Emerald Lounge