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The Weekend Guide

the urban grape!

Two is (much) better than one.

STOCK UP
The Urban Grape South End Opens
What:
Double your oenophile pleasure at the suburban wineshop’s second location, a modern city respite (dig those demijohn chandeliers) shelving more than 800 bottles by weight and assessing customers’ palates by means of a high-tech tasting machine.
Why: Not a vino fan? Take comfort in more than 400 beers, 60 sakes, and an array of small-batch whiskeys.
When: Mon.-Wed., 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 303 Columbus Ave., South End (857-250-2509).

EAT (and PLAY)
Harvest Fest at The Butcher Shop
What:
Unlimited charcuterie and cheese, a sausage-making station, and a guess-the-grape wine corner.
Why: Grab an Ethel and do your best Lucy at the B&G Oyster grape stomp.
When: Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 552 Tremont St., South End. Tickets ($85) at 617-423-4800.

SWEAT
Hadu Classes at Boston Rock Gym
What:
Battle the leftover beer-and-barbecue bulge with a Russian fitness technique that borrows from yoga and Pilates and relies on fast-paced isometric moves for a strength and cardio workout.
Why: You’ve tired of equipment-heavy fitness trends.
When: Tues., Thurs. & Fri., 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-noon.
Where: 78g Olympia Ave., Woburn. To reserve a class ($20), call 781-935-7325.

REFRESH
Harvest Facial at Corbu Spa
What:
Harness the antioxidant powers of pumpkin, cranberry, and yam during a 60-minute treatment ($120) that employs organic skin products from Hungary.
Why: The blueberry repair mask is icing on the cake.
When: Sat.-Dec. 20. Mon.-Wed., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 5 Bennett St., Harvard Square (617-661-5772).

SAMPLE
Eat Boutique Fall Market
What:
More than twenty area purveyors (Fiore di Nonno, Cow and Crumb, Nutting Farm) join four local cookbook authors (Molly Birnbaum, Christine Chitnis) to extol the season’s bounty and offer copious snacks.
Why: Warm up with drinks from Bantam Cider and Mem Tea.
When: Sat., 1-5 p.m.
Where: Atlantic Wharf, 290 Congress St., under the white tent. R.S.V.P. at eatboutiquemarkets.com. Event is free.

Photo: Randy Scott / Courtesy of The Urban Grape

LOCATIONS
303 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02116
857-250-2509
Atlantic Wharf
290 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
78g Olympia Ave
Woburn, MA 01801
781-935-7325
5 Bennett St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-661-5772
552 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
617-423-4800
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