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The Weekend Guide

brazilian street party!

Take it to the streets.

DANCE
Brazilian Street Party
What:
Between raucous tunes from DJs Pajaritos and Roger Dee, ogle the arresting new 5,000-plus-square-foot Greenway mural from São Paulo artists Os Gemeos (The Twins’s self-portrait, pictured), one of two they’re producing on city buildings.
Why: Caipirinhas and Brazilian street food keep the party going.
When: Fri., 5-10 p.m.
Where: The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Waterfront (617-478-3100). Tickets ($15) at icaboston.org.

STOCK UP
Viras Summer Blazers
What:
Boutiquers Radhika Rana and Vivek Patel blaze a trail with their first original creation ($288), a linen staple in six multiseasonal colors like gold and mint green.
Why: All transitional pieces should be so cheery.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 107 Charles St., Beacon Hill (617-367-0305).

EAT
The Bearded Pig Opens
What:
Hit the trough for pulled pork and chicken, sliced brisket, and full- and half-rack ribs doused in one of four sauces (low-country mustard, Southern sweet).
Why: Sides both savory (baked beans) and sweet (banana pudding).
When: Sun.-Wed., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 445 Somerville Ave., Union Square (617-996-9080).

Corn and Tomato Festival at 80 Thoreau
What:
Chef Carolyn Johnson’s four-course menu ($39) highlights the late-season harvest via griddled johnnycakes with lobster, tomatoes, and tarragon, and pan-roasted local hake with charred cherry tomatoes, clams, and corn puree.
Why: Blueberries with verbena ice cream and caramel corn for dessert.
When: Thru Aug. 18. Mon.-Thurs., 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: 80 Thoreau St., Concord (978-318-0008).

SEE
Be a Good Little Widow
What:
Be a good cultural booster and support AIM Stage’s inaugural production, a serio-comedic look at a young bride’s attempt to navigate loss and the rest of her life.
Why: On Sunday, playwright Bekah Brunstetter discusses her work.
When: Thru Aug. 12. Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: The Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St., Davis Square (617-684-5335). Tickets ($20) at brownpapertickets.com.

Photo: Os Gemeos, Untitled, 2008. Courtesy of the Artists and ICA, Boston

LOCATIONS
445 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
617-996-9080
107 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
617-367-0305
80 Thoreau St
Concord, MA 01742
978-318-0008
100 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100
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