Keep on truckin’.
First Annual Food Truck Festival
What: Discover the city’s surprisingly extensive mobile dining scene at a one-day aggregate of fifteen chuck wagons, slinging everything from ribs to falafel to mac ’n’ cheese.
Why: The chance to support flood-ravaged Taza Chocolate by grabbing a couple of Mexicano discs (we vote guajillo chili flavored) off its pedal-powered Chococycle.
When: Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: SoWa Produce Market, 500 Harrison Ave., South End.
Complimentary Yoga at Franklin Park Zoo
What: Om Gal Rebecca Pacheco settles in beside the zebras, ostriches, and wildebeests to lead three all-level, 45-minute classes focused on animal poses like pigeon, crow, eagle, and camel (executed, natch, with the help of lion’s breath).
Why: Free outdoor exercise + nostalgic zoo visit = the ideal late-summer hooky plan.
When: Wed., 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.
Where: 1 Franklin Park Rd., next to Serengeti Crossing, Dorchester (617-541-5466). Zoo admission is $14. Take your own mat and towel.
What: The final clearance sale is quickly becoming famous for its to-die-for breaks on already discounted merch.
Why: Sandals, swimwear, and sunglasses to help you finish summer strong.
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Legal Raw Pop-Up Opens
What: Order quintessential Yankee fare (lobster rolls, hot dogs, crab dip, chowder) from the chalkboard menu at the outdoor concession, located a clamshell’s throw from Louis.
Why: Three-for-$5 raw bar selections (oysters, littlenecks, and shrimp cocktail), plus draught beers and sunny-season cocktails, like the John Daly (sweet tea vodka and lemonade).
When: Thru mid-Sept. Daily, 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 28 Northern Ave., on the HarborWalk, Fan Pier.
Brix by Night Does Cocktails
What: Legendary, elusive bar back Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli (Craigie on Main) mixes five cooling St-Germain medleys ($35).
Why: We’re dying to sip the just re-released vintage violet liqueur Crème Yvette.
When: Thurs., 7-9 p.m.
Where: Brix on Broad, 105 Broad St., Financial District. Reservations (required) to 617-542-2749 ext. 2.
Photo: Courtesy of Boston Food Truck Festival