Monkey see, monkey do.
What: Boston Herald restaurant critic Mat Schaffer’s first foray into playwriting turns up a dramatic story of fate.
Why: Simon didn’t say stay at home.
When: Thru Sept. 29.
Where: BCA Plaza Black Box, 527 Tremont St., South End. Tickets at 617-933-8600 or online at bostontheatrescene.com.
From Fenway to the Runway
What: Take a long lunch to watch the players’ wives model luxury looks and bid on a chance to play ball at Fenway Park.
Why: The money goes toward helping low-income New England families.
When: Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Natick Collection, 1245 Worcester St., Natick. For tickets, contact Gena Borson at 617-226-6440 or email@example.com.
The SoWa Open Market
What: Hit 110 artists, jewelers, crafters, and food makers in one fell swoop.
Why: This isn’t an open-ended question.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 540 Harrison Ave., South End (617-481-2257).
GO (and DRINK)
Foxwoods Food & Wine Festival
What: Local powerhouse chefs like Michael Schlow and Ming Tsai join wine geeks Joe Bastianich and Divas Uncorked for a weekend of sipping and supping.
Why: Eat, drink, and roll the dice.
When: Grand tastings, Sat. & Sun., 1-5 p.m.; seminars throughout the weekend.
Where: Foxwoods Resort and Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Ledyard, Conn. Tickets online at foxwoodsfoodandwine.com.
The Shiver Cocktail
What: Chez Henri bartender Robby Kraemer hand-carried a bottle of Douglas fir eau-de-vie back from Portland, Oregon, and he’s mixing it with Campari and grapefruit juice.
Why: You’re as cold as ice.
When: Somewhere in the world, it’s happy hour.
Where: 1 Shepard St., Cambridge (617-354-8980).