Boston Fashion Week
What: The yearly catwalk kicks off with an opening-night gala celebrating the creator of the original NYC event, Fern Mallis, followed by public runway shows, burlesque, design forums, and myriad retail and restaurant deals.
Why: The Fashion Truck Showcase at City Hall Plaza lets you raid six retail four-wheelers (Lola’s Urban Vintage, Artichoke, Sneakerbox) on your lunch hour.
When: Thru Oct. 6.
Where: Go to bostonfashionweek.com for details.
Beer Night at The Bristol Lounge Bar
What: Kick back with a high-end craft brew or a down-home can during the lounge’s new high/low suds series.
Why: Chase the good times with a big plate of off-menu fried clams ($23).
When: Tonight, 5-10:30 p.m.
Where: 200 Boylston St., Back Bay (617-351-2037).
Leaf Package at The Inn at Ocean’s Edge
What: Bypass the Vermont mobs for a two-day coastal Maine escape exclusive to DailyCandy readers ($369-$399); the deal includes daily breakfast and a $50 credit at Atlantica seafood restaurant in Camden.
Why: Get cozy by the outdoor fireplace beneath a canopy of changing leaves.
When: Thru Oct. 20.
Where: 20 Stonecoast Rd., Lincolnville (207-236-0945). Mention DailyCandy when booking.
Gourmet Tailgating Class
What: Master sausages and burgers before moving on to lamb lollipops, beer fondue, and classy cocktails easily assembled in a parking lot ($25).
Why: You’re the only one of your pigskin posse who also knows her way around a grill.
When: Tonight, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Back Bay (617-267-4430). Sign up at bcae.org.
Apple Cider Beignets at Treats on Washington
What: Our favorite neighborhood bakery offers frittered fall lovelies stuffed with local Cortland apples and served with caramel dipping sauce.
Why: Alternative seasonal snacks like pumpkin streusel muffins, salted caramel popcorn balls, and turtle cheesecake.
When: Thru Nov. 24. Sat., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 379 Washington St., Brighton (617-202-5837).
Photo: Courtesy of The Tent at Boston Fashion Week