The dog days are (almost) over.
Tiki Week at Local 149
What: Avenge your friends’ braggy vacay photos with stay-put exotics like sea bass ceviche, tuna poke, and luau libations a la Dave’s Dr. Funk (absinthe, Jamaican rum, pomegranate syrup).
Why: Saturday’s wrap party includes half-off charcuterie and a raw bar 3-5 p.m.
When: Thru Sun. Thurs. & Fri., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 149 P St., South Boston (617-269-0900).
GIVE (and SHOP)
What: Two Harvard Law friends reinvent resale with an online boutique that lets you choose a charity to benefit from your high-end clothing donations.
Why: Others before you have donated Armani and Dior, and they’re up for grabs.
When: The closet demands a rethink.
Where: Available at fashionproject.com.
Brew at the Zoo
What: Indulge like your monkey brethren (they love their fermented fruit) as fifteen or so local breweries (Clown Shoes Beer, Blue Hills Brewery) sling their finest in the simian-thick Tropical Forest building.
Why: Buzz through seasonal outdoor displays like Zoorassic Park.
When: Sat., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Rd., Dorchester (617-541-5466). Tickets ($50) at zoonewengland.org.
Julia Child’s Birthday
What: A three-course Restaurant Week menu inspired by the late chef, who would have turned 100 yesterday. Classics include lemon sole, bavette steak, and oeufs en cocotte aux fines herbes ($15-$43).
Why: The piece(s) de resistance — walnut gateau and mousseline au chocolat.
When: Thru Aug. 31. Daily, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: UpStairs on the Square, 91 Winthrop St., Harvard Square (617-864-1933).
The Movement Festival
What: Tap that ass (off) during three days of citywide dance classes. Dip your toe in everything from flamenco and Irish step to hip-hop.
Why: Learn Michael Jackson moves from “Beat It” and “Thriller.”
Where: Times and locations at themovementfestival.com. Tickets (free-$25) at shop.themovementfestival.com.
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