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the island creek oyster festival!

The weekend goes on and on and on.

GO (and SLURP)
The Island Creek Oyster Festival
What:
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.

PEDAL
Bikes at Night Tour
What:
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.

SHOP
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.

MUNCH
Global Street Food Sammies

What:
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).

LEARN
Take for $10
What:
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.

BUY
Local Eggs
What:
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 

LOCATIONS
1245 Cambridge St
@ Prospect St
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-868-3065
122 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116
617-267-4430
Urban AdvenTours
103 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
800-979-3370
Duxbury Beach Park
435 Gurnet Rd
Duxbury, MA 02332
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