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louis boston waterfront retail opens!

Louis Louis, oh baby.

EXULT
Louis Opens
What:
Debi Greenberg’s waterfront retail oasis, complete with name tweak, just debuted. (Salon Mario Russo and the second-floor restaurant will soon follow.)
Why: The decidedly different 25,000-square-foot aluminum and mahogany structure (wall graffiti!) houses the same found-nowhere-else brands (Balenciaga, Peter Pilotto, Brian Reyes) as well as the institution’s well-loved housewares and Music Bar.
When: Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 60 Northern Ave., Fan Pier (617-262-6100).

EAT
Earth Dinner 2010
What:
Ecominded eateries (Hungry Mother, Bistro Les Gras) cook sustainable menus to benefit Chefs Collaborative.
Why: Braised pork belly and blue Maine mussels ($60) at Stanhope Grille, humanely raised Vermont veal and Carlisle Farmstead cheese ($75) at Lumiere.
When: Thru Sun.
Where: For participating restaurants, go to chefscollaborative.org.

PLAN
B&G Oysters Second Annual Oyster Invitational

What: The bivalve bonanza returns with unlimited mollusks from Matunuck and Salt Pond, bite-size lobster rolls, and oyster-friendly wines and suds.
Why: New features include a silent auction, small plates from area restos (O Ya, Oleana), and Beer & Bivalves tutorials at Stir.
When: May 2. Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 550 Tremont St., South End (617-423-0550). Tickets ($65-$85) at 617-423-0550.

HOBNOB
A South End Design Moment at J.E.M.

What: Preview delicate, latticed porcelain vases and bowls ($175-$425) from South End ceramicist Isabelle Abramson while downing Peronis and owner Jane Miller’s heritage tea cocktails.
Why: Mingle with designers (including Peter Griglik from Jonathan Adler and Dennis Duffy) behind the upcoming Urban Showhouse.
When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.
Where: 470 Shawmut Ave. (617-391-0490). Admission is free.

SPRUCE
Hairraising Cut-a-Thon
What:
Newbury Street stylists get snippy with $40 cuts (walk-ins welcome) to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston.
Why: The John Frieda mobile salon (outside The Shops at Prudential) offers 30-minute styling sessions for a $25 donation.
When: Sun. Cuts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; mobile salon, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: For participating salons, go to hairraising4chb.org.

TEND
Earth Day Charles River Cleanup
What:
Unsoil 80 miles of river coastline with 3,500 other community-minded volunteers; all supplies are provided.
Why: Shore up your karma.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-noon.
Where: Info at 781-788-0007 ext. 303 or online at crwa.org.

photo gallery!
We’re down with the environment. Check out our galleries of ecofriendly bags, lingerie, home goods, and indie fashions for proof.

Photo: Courtesy of Louis

LOCATIONS
60 Northern Ave
@ Fan Pier
Boston, MA 02210
617-262-6100
470 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-391-0490
550 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
617-423-0550
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