The Weekend Guide

shopping weekend guide boston!
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Get local, yokel.

STROLL
Shop Local, Dine Local
What:
More than 40 South End retailers offer 15-20 percent off gifty merch; neighborhood eateries warm buyers with special deals.
Why: Walk it off.
When: Tonight, 4-8 p.m.
Where: Free parking at 500 & 540 Harrison Ave.

BID
826 Boston’s Art Auction
What:
Pounce on original, locally produced works inspired by youth-penned bedtime stories; proceeds benefit Roxbury’s nonprofit writing center.
Why: When words collide.
When: Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Robert Klein Gallery, 38 Newbury St., Back Bay (617-442-5400)

SHOP
Patch NYC Sample Sale
What:
The South End showroom offers past-season home accessories at 50-75 percent off.
Why: Earn your shopping patch.
When: Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 46 Waltham St., ste. 202, South End (917-292-2640). Cash only.

Tra Tutti Couture Consignment Sale
What:
Stock up on holiday-appropriate faves from Marc Jacobs, Nanette Lepore, and DVF.
Why: Enter yummycandy at checkout for 25 percent off.
When: Thru Dec. 18
Where: Online at tratutti.com

EAT
Chocolate Workshop
What:
Master chocolatiers instruct in the art of the truffle. You’ll get your own batch of delectables (and a buzz from the free bubbly).
Why: Enter dailycandy while registering to get $22 off the workshop price (reg. $88) and a free gift.
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: Elephant & Castle, 161 Devonshire St., Back Bay (781-780-3858). Register online at tasteofchocolate.com

Photo: Nationaal Archief / Flickr

LOCATIONS
Elephant & Castle
161 Devonshire St
Boston, MA 02110
781-780-3858
Robert Klein Gallery
38 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
617-442-5400
46 Waltham St
Courtyard at 46 Waltham St
Boston, MA 02118
617-426-0592
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