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The Weekend Guide

children of invention!

No kidding.

SEE
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
What:
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.

WATCH
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.

PLAY
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).

TRY
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

LOCATIONS
J'Way Cafe
676 Centre St
Boston, MA 02130
617-983-3222
40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-876-6837
740 Legacy Pl
Dedham, MA 02026
781-407-9642
Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake
384 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
617-859-8555
Diablo Glass School
123 Terrace St
Boston, MA 02120
617-442-7444
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