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cabaret amanda palmer!

What good is sitting alone in your room?

SEE
Cabaret
What:
 Willkommen former Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer as the gender-bending emcee in ART’s artistic rendition of the pioneering musical, directed by local playwright Steven Bogart (also Palmer’s Lexington High drama coach).
Why: The gorgeous, interactive set places you inside the Kit Kat Klub.
When: Tues.-Oct. 29. Tues.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 & 10:30 p.m.
Where: Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square (617-495-2668). Tickets ($25-$55) at 617-547-8300 or online at americanrepertorytheater.org.

MUNCH
Deep-Fried Lobster Legs at
The Barking Crab
What:
Fort Point joint uses a new high-pressure contraption to suck the feeler meat out in one fell swoop before frizzling it up and sending it out with a lemon aioli dip — all for $14. 
Why: Drown your sorrows over summer’s demise in one of the 32-ounce Guppy Bowls — we’re partial to the Electric Lemonade with Absolut raz.
When: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
Where: 88 Sleeper St. (617-426-2722).

SHOP
Swimwear Sale
What:
Up to 55 percent off YumNY’s punchy suits — think patterned bandeau tops, ruffled bottoms in punchy colors, and more.
Why:
Even more snazzy styles from the likes of Brette Sandler, Sofia by Vix, and Zimmerman.
When:
You’re not ready for summer to be over.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

BUY
Frrry Collapse Bags
What:
Luxurious Amsterdam imports go from spacious, supple carryalls to two-dimensional storage dreams, thanks to strategic seaming ($545-$685).
Why: The sumptuous leather is sourced from a Dutch tannery celebrated for its environmental sensibilities.
When: You have the means, but not the room, for an investment piece.
Where: Matsu, 259 Newbury St., Back Bay (617-266-9707).

TRY
Stanhope Grille’s All-Local Dinner Menu
What:
Chef Raymond Southern creates daily specials based on the freshest ingredients he can find — think New England Tuscan kale soup, Vermont chicken liver terrine, and Hardwick grass-fed rib eye.
Why: He recently took a same-day delivery of locally caught striped bass and generated five dishes for the evening, including striped bass ceviche.
When: Daily, 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: The Back Bay Hotel, 350 Stuart St., Back Bay (617-266-7200).

WOW US
DailyCandy’s Start Small, Go Big Contest
What: In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we’re helping three brilliant small businesses take it to the next level.
Why: You could win $10,000, a trip to New York City, a write-up by DailyCandy editors, and a day at DailyCandy Academy, where you’ll hobnob and brainstorm with industry bigwigs.
When: Enter by 10 a.m. EST on Sept. 6.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com/startsmallgobig.

Photo: Courtesy of Kyle Cassidy / ART

LOCATIONS
Stanhope Grille
350 Stuart St
The Back Bay Hotel
Boston, MA 02116
617-532-3827
The Barking Crab
88 Sleeper St
Boston, MA 02210
617-426-2722
2 Arrow St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-8004
Matsu
264 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
617-266-9707
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