The Weekend Guide

women's equality day celebration!

Raise a fist (and a drink).

Women’s Equality Day Celebration
Fete the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment (90 years ago today!) with the progressive dames of LUPEC and patriotic cocktails ($7) like the Lucy Stone and Lydia Taft, made with Bols Genever and St-Germain.
Why: Indulgent bar snacks like mac ’n’ cheese, truffle fries, and hot wings.
When: Tonight, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Franklin Southie, 152 Dorchester Ave., South Boston (617-269-1003).

South End Sidewalk Sale
More than a dozen hallowed boutiques (Flock, Turtle, Posh, Diseño Bos) spill out onto the streets, offering discounts of up to 75 percent on end-of-season clothes and housewares.
Why: Rumors of 90 percent markdowns at Lekker abound.
When: Fri.-Sun.
Where: Find participating retailers online at southendbusiness.com.

K-9 & Cocktails
Fetch Fifi her own broth-based elixirs (Beeftini, Tail Wagger), plus Polkadog Bakery treats, dished out on The Beehive’s 80-seat patio.
Why: Owners needn’t whine — there will be plenty of special snacks and drinks for the two-legged set.
When: Sun., 3-5 p.m.
Where: 541 Tremont St., South End. Reservations (recommended) to 617-423-0069.

Skoah Boston Opens
Lawyer-turned-skin care entrepreneur Peter Dziedzic unveils the first U.S. outpost of the Vancouver-based spatique, which specializes in potent facial treatments tailored to the particulars of your mug (special requests — e.g., more massage — are happily accepted).
Why: If the crazy-chic Canadian cabin interior doesn’t entice you, try the Summer Sizzler ($70), a hydrating facial, plus foot treatment, available thru Sept. 5.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 641a Tremont St., South End (857-350-4930).

BBQ and Wine, an End-of-Summer Feast
Formaggio Kitchen cookout king Eric Meyer reveals the secrets behind some of his much-loved outdoor eats (pulled pork, beef brisket, baked beans), while wine counterpart Adam Centamore offers ideal meat/vino pairings.
Why: You need to get your Labor Day grill skills in order.
When: Sun., 5:30 p.m.
Where: 244 Huron Ave., Cambridge (617-354-4750). Tickets ($35) online at formaggiokitchen.com.

Photo: George Eastman House / Flickr

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Skoah Boston
641a Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
Franklin Southie
152 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02127
541 Tremont St
@ Hanson St
Boston, MA 02116
244 Huron Ave
@ Appleton St
Cambridge, MA 02138