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The Weekend Guide

howl-o-ween party!

Gone to the dogs.

HUMILIATE
Howl-o-ween Party
What:
Pull out Jabba the Mutt’s bumblebee getup and head to the Seaport for a dogfight costume contest, complete with homemade peanut butter treats for all participants.
Why: After losing to Yoda, placate your disappointment with fresh-pressed cider or a limited-edition pumpkin spice martini ($10).
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: Tamo Terrace, 1 Seaport Ln., Seaport (617-385-4315). Event is free.

PRIMP
Aesop
What:
The coveted Australian beauty line opens its third U.S. store, an 850-foot industrial-rustic respite filled with botanical skin, hair, and body care concoctions (sampling strongly encouraged).
Why: Nab elusive products like the unisex Marrakech perfume and minty-fresh dog shampoo.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 172 Newbury St., Back Bay.

EAT
BoMA Restaurant + Bar Opens
What:
Amid reclaimed wood beams and brick walls, savor gastropub grub like grilled swordfish, roasted monkfish, and chestnut ravioli.
Why: Small bites like duck-fat French fries, kale salad, and roasted clams tide you over until your second apple daiquiri.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 5:30-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5:30 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: 1415 Washington St., South End (617-536-2662).

READ
The Art Forger
What:
Struggling artist Claire Roth gets sucked into the infamous Gardner Museum heist — and the nefarious world of art forgery — in B.A. Shapiro’s Boston-based thriller.
Why: Those empty frames always draw you in.
When: You’re nostalgic for Gone Girl.
Where: At amazon.com, $14.

CAROUSE
Ultimate Tailgate Party
What:
Chefs from coveted spots (Clio, Menton, Myers + Chang) elevate classic parking-lot fare during a Lovin’ Spoonfuls benefit; stick around for lawn games, raffles, and beer tastings.
Why: Jamie Bissonnette’s bringing ramen-seasoned macaroni salad, and Will Gilson plans to grill oysters.
When: Sun., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Sam’s, 60 Northern Ave., on the lawn, Fort Point. Tickets ($100) at eventbrite.com.

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LOCATIONS
1415 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
617-536-2662
172 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
1 Seaport Ln
Boston, MA 02210
617-385-4315
60 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
617-295-0191
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