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The Weekend Guide

Any way you slice it.

PLAY
A4 Pizza Opens
What:
Area Four’s oven team turns the public into glutenous guinea pigs with a testing lab for its latest sustainable pies, served alongside charcuterie and mozzarella, ice cream-truck desserts (Hoodsies, Italian ice), and local drafts and barrel whiskey.
Why: You prefer your cherrystone clam-and-bacon pie while playing Atari 2600 beneath a deer head nicknamed Pistachio.
When: Daily, 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 445 Somerville Ave., Union Square (617-764-4190).

DOWNLOAD
All the News That’s Fit to Click
What:
Lit world picks, a trend-tracking app, and more.
Why: A DIY wedding site and Jon Hamm’s latest have us starry-eyed.
When: You want to get some.
Where: Your digital dreams.

SUPPORT
Forum Reopens
What:
The last business still shuttered by the Marathon bombing rises again with a flourish, debuting a changed interior and a locavore-focused menu of crab poppers, Maine lobster chowder, and bone marrow-encrusted filet.
Why: Everyone and their mother (including ours) will be there.
When: Reopens Fri. Daily, 5 p.m.-1 a.m. (Lunch and brunch hours are in the works.)
Where: 755 Boylston St., Back Bay (857-991-1831).

SEE
Massachusetts Independent Film Festival
What:
Regional, national, and international filmmakers unveil more than 30 shorts, full-lengths, and documentaries examining everything from tornado chasers to the grief of losing a pet.
Why: The new Rob Zombie might not be your bag, but the end-of-festival after-party at Park (Sat., 9 p.m.) definitely is.
When: Fri. & Sat. Schedule online.
Where: The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square (617-876-6837); Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq., Somerville (617-625-5700). Tickets ($10-$65) at eventbrite.com.

REFUEL
Happy Meal at
Drink
What:
The Fort Point sanctum unofficially enters the Restaurant Week fray with a late-night combo of its revered, off-menu double-patty burger, fries, and a distinctly grown-up old-fashioned ($26).
Why: Yep, you get a toy.
When: Sun.-Aug. 23, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Also Aug. 25-30.
Where: 348 Congress St. (617-695-1806).

GORGE
Blue Crab and Beer Fest
What:
It’s a smorgasbord of shells and suds as guests alternate between all-you-can-eat piles of the Maryland crustacean and bottomless pints of summer ales (Narragansett, Pretty Things, Cambridge Brewing Company).
Why: If you can bear it, save room for steamers, corn on the cob, and potatoes.
When: Today, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Blue Room, 1 Kendall Sq., Kendall Square (617-494-9034). Tickets ($72) at eventbrite.com.

Photo: Courtesy of A4 Pizza

LOCATIONS
445 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
617-764-4190
755 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
857-991-1831
1 Kendall Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-494-9034
40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-876-6837
348 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
617-695-1806
55 Davis Sq
Somerville, MA 02144
617-625-5700
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