Giving it to you straight.
Mitchell John Salon Blowout & Go Out
What: Sip champagne, listen to dance music, and get a $25 blow-dry before hitting the town.
Why: Frizz ease, please.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: 67 Broad St., Downtown (617-951-0122).
Taste of Allston
What: Local restos including Sunset Grill & Tap, Grain & Salt, and Dawat serve up dishes to benefit Allston Village Main Streets.
Why: Live music and beer from Sam Adams and Presidente.
When: Sun., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Murr Center at the Harvard Athletic Complex, 65 N. Harvard St., Allston. Tickets online at allstonvillage.com.
Intimacy Annual Sale
What: Be the first to get up to 70 percent off designer brassieres, panties, swimsuits, and sleepwear. Make an appointment for one of the boutique’s talked-about complimentary bra fittings.
Why: Your cups runneth over.
When: Thru Aug. 1.
Where: Copley Place, 100 Huntington Ave. (617-277-7887).
Falafel Corner in Harvard Square
What: The teeny spot serves up baba ghanoush, tabouli, lentil soup, chicken shawarma, and tasty falafel for under $10.
Why: Make your belly dance.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-3 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 8½ Eliot St. (617-661-3433).
Sew What Clothing Swap-o-Rama-Rama
What: Unload clothes from the back of your closet and hunt for finds. Use the DIY sewing stations to alter new scores, or shop for handmade soaps and jewelry from artsy vendors.
Why: One gal’s trash is another gal’s treasure.
When: Sat., 3-7 p.m.
Where: Central Plaza, Union Square, Somerville.