Le weekend, c’est magnifique.
Faire la Fete at M. Flynn
What: Our favorite sister design duo debuts a special occasion accessories boutique with a boudoir vibe.
Why: Inge Christopher handbags, Renée Rivera hair accessories, and M. Flynn’s new fine jewelry collection.
When: Opens Fri. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 40 Waltham St., South End (617-292-0079).
MEET ’N’ EAT
Elizabeth Bard Reading
What: The American expat and Lunch in Paris author reads from her food memoir before demonstrating her molten cake-baking prowess.
Why: Chocolate and wine, simply divine.
When: Sat., 2-4 p.m.
Where: The French Library Alliance Française of Boston, 53 Marlborough St., Back Bay. R.S.V.P. required to 617-912-0400. Tickets ($20) at the door.
Brunch at Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale
What: Pair new midday menu offerings (wild mushroom and gouda omelet, merguez sausage sandwich) with two pints of cask ale for $22.
Why: Forgive the opening pains and tear into a side of the house-made bacon.
When: Every Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 48 Temple Pl., Downtown Boston (617-426-0048).
SoWa Vintage Market Opening Weekend
What: Brooklyn flea market vets Stephanie Pernice and John Warren present a rotating crew of vendors hawking antique and midcentury furniture, art, clothing, and accessories.
Why: New indoor venue, thoughtfully displayed wares, free parking … Brimfield who?
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 460c Harrison Ave., South End. Parking at 540 Harrison Ave. For more info, e-mail email@example.com.
Cherry Bomb Bakery Opens
What: Colin Cunningham (Blue Ginger, EVOO) dives into the savory cupcake pool with flavors like double chocolate with chocolate-covered bacon, plus vegan offerings.
Why: Coffee drinks, free Wi-Fi, and hearty breakfast pastries like barbecue butter-topped corn bread with pulled pork.
When: Daily, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 379 Washington St., Brighton Center (617-202-5807).
Photo: Soonha Lee / Courtesy of Faire la Fete at M. Flynn