The Weekend Guide

children of invention!

No kidding.

Children of Invention
What: Filmmaker Tze Chun’s timely, award-winning drama about two Boston-area children forced to fend after their mother gets taken in by a Ponzi scheme.
Why: Art imitates life.
When: Fri.-Mar. 4.
Where: Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Harvard Square (617-876-6837).

Alexander McQueen Puma Trunk Show
Preview the spring 2010 sportswear collection from the late designer over tea and light noshes.
Why: Om Gal Rebecca Pacheco leads a supplementary Yoga for Runners workshop.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Stil Studio, 740 Legacy Pl., Dedham (781-407-9642). Call to reserve workshop spot.

Wine and Cheese Tasting + Glass Blowing Demonstration

What: City artisans complement your cab and crudites with fiery displays of craftsmanship.
Why: You’re a glass act.
When: Sat., 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Diablo Glass School, 123 Terrace St., Roxbury Crossing (617-442-7444). Call for a reservation.

Wii Olympics

What: Go for the gold — gold tequila, that is — while virtually competing in snowboarding, moguls, and the half-pipe (after fueling up on free apps like spicy Apolo Ohno albondigas and Bode Miller beer cheese nachos).
Why: A portion of the $10 cover goes to Special Olympics Massachusetts.
When: Thurs., 6 p.m.
Where: Rattlesnake Bar & Grill, 384 Boylston St., Back Bay (617-859-8555).

J’Way Cafe

What: The new weekend-only restaurant dishes delish, no-frills Southern fare like jambalaya, pulled pork sandwiches, and sweet potato pie.
Why: ’Tis a gift to eat simple.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: In Jamaicaway Books & Gifts, 676 Centre St., Jamaica Plain (617-983-3204).

Photo: Will Serber / Courtesy of Syncopated Films

J'Way Cafe
676 Centre St
Boston, MA 02130
40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
740 Legacy Pl
Dedham, MA 02026
Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake
384 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
Diablo Glass School
123 Terrace St
Boston, MA 02120