The New New at SoWa Open Market
What: More than twenty NYC-based artists arrive in Beantown to sell their handmade wares (jewelry, clothes, journals).
Why: It’s new new to you.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 540 Harrison Ave., South End.
Boston Restaurant Week
What: Head to one (or two) of the more than 200 restos offering three-course lunches (Eastern Standard, Mooo) and three-course dinners (Stella, BanQ) under $35.
Why: Bang for your buck.
When: Sun.-Aug. 14 & 16-21. Select options open Aug. 15 for dinner.
Where: Participating spots at bostonusa.com.
Butcher Series at The Butcher Shop
What: Experts teach you to cut, season, and cook prime cuts of veal. Stick around for samples and Q&A.
Why: Meet your meat.
When: Sat., 2 & 3 p.m.
Where: 552 Tremont St., South End (617-423-4800).
Stoked: the Rise and Fall of Gator
What: Documentary about the advent of skateboarding in the totally awesome ’80s.
Why: Carve out the time.
When: Sat. & Sun., 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave. Tickets online at icaboston.org.
Abby Park Opens
What: Dig into lobster medallion salad, seared coho salmon, or a double-cut pork chop at the fancy spot serving local produce and New England seafood.
Why: Fresh catch.
When: Daily, 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 550 Adams St., Milton (617-696-8700).