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The Weekend Guide

fondue in blue!

Pretend it’s still August.

LISTEN
Fondue in Blue
What:
Settle onto Georges Island’s grassy knoll (picnic blankets provided) for a multimedia mash-up of jazz, classical, and pop music.
Why: Pregame with a Narragansett beer tasting at Fort Warren.
When: Sat., 1-3:30 p.m.; concert, 2 p.m.
Where: Ferry meeting point, Long Wharf. Beer tasting tickets ($8-$20) at brownpapertickets.com. Concert is free.

STORE-HOP
Fashion’s Night Out
What: The epic evening returns with more than 50 in-city shops and salons pouring cocktails, slashing prices, rocking tunes, and keeping doors open late.
Why: The Pop Woman one-night-only boutique (158 Newbury St.) lures with indie clothing, accessories, and home decor.
When: Tonight, 6-11 p.m.
Where: Event locations and details at fnoboston.com.

SHOP
Crompton Collective
What:
Roving vintage maven Amy Lynn Chase debuts her first brick-and-mortar, a cavernous mall with 40 antiques and artisan vendors. It’s worth the drive.
Why: Saturday’s grand opening party coincides with Canalfest.
When: Wed., Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 138 Green St., Worcester (508-753-7303).

GRILL
M.F. Dulock Opens
What:
Meet your meat with sustainable butcher Michael Dulock’s pasture-raised beef, veal, pork, lamb, and goat sourced from small-scale local farmers.
Why: Spices and casings for the self-sausaging crowd.
When: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 201a Highland Ave., Somerville (617-666-1970).

SUPPORT
Friends for Haiti
What:
Slurp unlimited oysters during an intimate end-of-summer beach fundraiser to help train fish farmers in the island nation.
Why: Gin cocktails from Jackson Cannon (The Hawthorne) and small plates from area chefs.
When: Sat., 6:30-11 p.m.
Where: Duxbury Beach Park, 435 Gurnet Rd., Duxbury. Tickets ($250) at eventbrite.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Boston Harbor Island Alliance

LOCATIONS
Georges Island Ferry
Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
138 Green St
Worcester, MA 01604
508-753-7303
201a Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
617-666-1970
Duxbury Beach Park
435 Gurnet Rd
Duxbury, MA 02332
781-837-3112
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