Here's the Plan

the island creek oyster festival!

The weekend goes on and on and on.

GO (and SLURP)
The Island Creek Oyster Festival
Choose from more than 30,000 bivalves, plus local brews and bites from twenty high-profile chefs (Jody Adams, Chris Schlesinger) on a gorgeous barrier beach less than an hour south of the city.
Why: Green ideals abound (even the oyster shells are recycled); all proceeds go to The Island Creek Oysters Foundation to fight hunger.
When: Sat., 3-11 p.m.
Where: Duxbury Beach Park, 435 Gurnet Rd., Duxbury. Tickets ($50) online at islandcreekfoundation.org.

Bikes at Night Tour
Before shorter eves set in, join the Urban AdvenTours folks for a two-hour excursion around the harbor waterfront at dusk.
Why: Double back for a postcycle waterside repast at old-time institution Anthony’s Pier 4, which just revamped its mammoth, 570-bottle wine list.
When: Daily, 6 p.m.
Where: 103 Atlantic Ave., Waterfront. Info at 617-670-0637. Tickets ($35) at 800-979-3370 or online at zerve.com.

Under-$50 Finds

What: Swirl scoured its closet to bring you the best fashion under $50 from labels like Dallin Chase, Loomstate, Isabel Lu, and more.
Why: While you’re there, pop into the Gar-de sale for up to 60 percent off simple tunics, sheer tanks, and solid dresses.
When: You’ve got nothing to wear.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

Global Street Food Sammies

Bros Johnny and Kosta Diamontopoulos unveil a new menu celebrating the diversity of their cantina’s Inman Square hood; think croque monsieur, bahn mi, grilled-pork gyro, and chili-marinated steak torta.
Why: Time to decide ’wich is your favorite.
When: Starts Tues. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: All Star Sandwich Bar,1245 Cambridge St. (617-868-3065).

Take for $10
For the price of a Hamilton, sharpen some heretofore undiscovered skills, from invitation-making to belly dancing to perfect steak preparation.
Why: Education occasionally does come cheap.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m.; Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., Back Bay (617-267-4430). Register online at bcae.org.

Local Eggs
Buck your salmonella fears and suss out area sustainable purveyors such as Pete and Jen’s Backyard Birds, Allandale Farm, and Chip-In Farm.
Why: You’re a good egg.
When: The cage-free bird sings.
Where: Visit sites for pickup locations.

Photo: Swamibu / Flickr 

1245 Cambridge St
@ Prospect St
Cambridge, MA 02139
122 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
Urban AdvenTours
103 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Duxbury Beach Park
435 Gurnet Rd
Duxbury, MA 02332