The Weekend Guide

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The Salty Pig’s Board Games
Stop playing around with your wine-and-cheese pairings and learn which sangiovese goes with which pecorino during an edible homage to the Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany regions.
Why: You’re boycotting Monopoly since it got rid of the iron.
When: Sun., 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: 130 Dartmouth St., South End (617-536-6200). Tickets ($30) at eventbrite.com.

Blue Dragon Opens
Ming Tsai’s 80-seat Asian gastropub entices both the lunch and dinner crowds with six types of banh mi, plus sweet and sour pork ribs, panko fish and chips, and dim sum bites like dan dan noodles and mushroom and garlic-chive pot stickers.
Why: The Cookie — a deep-dish chocolate chip wonder topped with ice cream and soy caramel sauce.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 324 A St., Fort Point (617-338-8585).

Fashionably Late Valentine’s Day
Because your S.O. knocked it out of the park, return the favor by shopping for lacy underthings from Forty Winks before sealing the deal with an after-hours lingerie runway show.
Why: Fortune tellers sneak a peek into your romantic future.
When: Tonight, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St., Beacon Hill (617-224-4000). Event is free.

Raise the Roof Benefit
Take veggies (and your beer consumption) to new heights during a hoedown supporting Higher Ground Farm, the pending 55,000-square-foot rooftop garden atop Boston Design Center.
Why: Local bands Lake Street Dive, Kings, Kellen Zakula, and My Gay Banjo turn it into a winter barn stomper.
When: Sun., 7 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W. Newton St., South End (617-927-1737). Tickets ($30) at eventbrite.com.

Copy Cat Festival
The anti-dog lobby unites for an afternoon of feline-themed videos, stories, limericks, and slide shows, plus an appearance from a famous local tabby (who could it be?).
Why: Try not to claw at those in cat costumes.
When: Sun., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville (617-718-2191). Tickets ($5) at wepay.com.

Drync Launches
Slake your thirst with a locally created app that lets you instantly order your new favorite wine by scanning the bottle’s label.
Why: Put a cork in those draconian blue laws — a local retailer ships all the wines in-state.
When: You can’t stop at just one.
Where: Available on iTunes, free.

Photo: Maren Carso / Getty Images

324 A St
Boston, MA 02210
130 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
85 W Newton St
Boston, MA 02118
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
215 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114