New England Sand Sculpting Festival
What: Watch as more than 300 tons of sand are molded into massive beachside sculptures during this annual competition.
Why: Bright, sandy day.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Revere Beach, Revere Beach Blvd., Revere.
Bina on the Common Opens
What: Stop by the downtown resto’s new Downtown Crossing outpost and pick up yogurt, granola, or coffee to start your day, or swing by for lunch and try a grilled portobello burger or homemade tortellini salad.
Why: Perfect picnic pick-up place.
When: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Boston Common, at Tremont & Boylston Sts.
Fillet-a-Fish Class at Catch Restaurant
What: Discover how to clean and successfully slice up a whole fish (from your fave farmers’ market). After your hard work, enjoy some wine and nibbles.
Why: Scale it back.
When: Sat., 11:30 a.m.
Where: 34 Church St., Winchester. Reservations at 781-729-1040.
ArtBeat Festival Davis Square
What: Stroll Somerville and check out two stages of live music, 80 crafty vendors, and dance performances in the Somerville Theatre.
Why: You’ve got the beat.
When: Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Elm & Holland Sts.
Fit in Clouds Fold-Up Flats
What: Toss these bendy ballets into your purse for end-of-the-night relief. The skimmers come in gold, black, and hot pink and fold up into a teeny pouch.
Why: The dogs are barking.
When: You’re feeling flat.
Where: Passport, 43 Brattle St., Harvard Square (617-576-0900).