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The Weekend Guide

dim sum red lantern!

Sum it up.

EAT
Dim Sum at
Red Lantern
What:
The noodle-and-sushi nighttime enclave debuts a weekly dumpling fest of lobster rangoon, beef siu mai, duck buns, and General Tso’s chicken gyoza.
Why: Boneless spareribs go down better with a scorpion bowl chaser.
When: Every Sun., 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 39 Stanhope St., Back Bay (617-262-3900).

SHOP
A Very Davis Valentine’s
What:
Indie neighbors Whats-Nü, The Boston Shaker, and Nellie’s Wildflowers prep for love day with discounts and pretension-free suggestions for outfits, flowers, and libations.
Why: Sample savory-sweet concoctions (maple bacon, chocolate chipotle) from soon-to-debut Union Square Donuts.
When: Tonight, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 67-72 Holland St., Davis Square.

DRINK
Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall Opens
What:
Grab your rowdiest posse and nab a bench in the 300-person hall to group-sample twenty rotating drafts — just no swinging on the Goth chandeliers afterward.
Why: Fill up on house-baked pretzels then head home with a growler of your favorite pour.
When: Mon.-Wed., 2-9 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., noon-11 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-9 p.m.
Where: 306 Northern Ave., Seaport (617-456-2322).

INDULGE
Purefections Pop-Up
What:
The Quincy chocolatier sets up a one-day shop to dole out its greatest hits, including lager tartaruga (Belgian chocolate, caramel, beer-soaked pecans), brownie pops, and chocolate-dipped Oreos with heart prints.
Why: Samples of P2C2, its insanely scrumptious bark of chocolate, caramel, peanut, and potato.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 526 Tremont St., South End.

SNUGGLE
The Third Piece Trunk Show
What:
Because that 60-degree day was an anomaly, secure your final batch of cold-weather comfort wear, including fingerless gloves, slouchy hats, and limited-edition hooded infinity scarves.
Why: Let wine aid your decision.
When: Today, 4-8 p.m.
Where: The Bar Method, 234 Clarendon St., Back Bay (617-236-4455).

STAY OUT
The Industry Thing
What:
Party like the restaurant crowd during a dive bar-like hangout with ’Gansetts, Soul Fire barbecue, and country metal from Slim Jim & The Mad Cows.
Why: Would that all late-night canoodling benefited Lovin’ Spoonfuls.
When: Fri., 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W. Newton St., South End (617-927-1737). Tickets ($75) at eventbrite.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Big Night Entertainment Group 

LOCATIONS
306 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
617-456-2322
Whats-Nu
67 Holland St
Somerville, MA 02144
617-661-2031
Nellie's Wildflowers
72 Holland St
Somerville, MA 02144
617-625-9453
Purefections Pop-Up
526 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
234 Clarendon St
Boston, MA 02116
617-236-4455
Red Lantern
39 Stanhope St
Boston, MA 02116
617-262-3900
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
85 W Newton St
Boston, MA 02118
617-927-1737
69 Holland St
Somerville, MA 02144
617-718-2999
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