Where there’s a beer, there’s a way.
Beer Garden at Ducali Pizzeria
What: The town gets cooler during a three-day outdoor pop-up; sip Peroni, Moretti, and Cisco Sankaty Light while people-watching the St. Anthony’s Feast crowds.
Why: Simple munchies like lamb skewers and arancini.
When: Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.-midnight.
Where: Endicott St., at Causeway St., North End.
Dirty Dancing at Boston Harbor Hotel
What: Drown your dating sorrows in the I Carried a Watermelon (vodka, watermelon puree, lime juice, simple syrup) while lip-synching the words to your favorite VHS relic.
Why: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.
When: Fri., dusk.
Where: 70 Rowes Wharf, Waterfront (617-439-7000). Free.
Bubbles and Bivalves at Central Bottle Wine + Provisions
What: Prolong the endless summer with a dozen Island Creeks chased by ample flutes of Jean Vesselle champagne and Movia Puro Rosato, a sparkling Italian rosé.
Why: We repeat, bubbles and bivalves.
When: Tonight, 5-9 p.m.
Where: 196 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square (617-225-0040). Tickets ($48) at eventbrite.com.
What: Boston Ballet raises the barre with its new lecture/performance art series designed to make dance more accessible to the masses.
Why: The inaugural performance previews the troupe’s pending Helsinki trip.
When: Aug. 29 & 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Studio 7, 19 Clarendon St., South End. Tickets ($35) at 617-695-6955.
Swine and Swizzle Soiree
What: Barbara Lynch bids adieu to the season in inimitable style. Seasonal chutneys, pork belly slaw, a local tomato bar, sundae bar, and craft cocktails complement a dramatic pig roast.
Why: Proceeds go to Meet the Worms, her new community initiative to teach kids about nutrition and exercise.
When: Sat., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Harbor Hotel Provincetown, 698 Commercial St., Provincetown (855-447-8696). Tickets ($125) at 617-423-4200.
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