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Foundry on Elm
What: Owners Ken Kelly and David Flanagan bring an American brasserie to Davis Square, complete with white Italian marble, raw bar offerings, and Sam Putnam’s tavern menu of poutine, spaetzle, and beef carbonnade. (The basement-level, fireplace-boasting saloon opens this winter.)
Why: Drink program includes Prohibition-era cocktails (Sazerac, Bee’s Knees), as well as 32 beers on tap and fifteen canned.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 255 Elm St. (617-628-9999).
Boldfacers Vintage Pop-Up Store
What: Amplify your fall toggery with throwback civvies during a one-night sale of antiquarian wares (home goods, too), sourced from local purveyors like Dame, Rescue, and Lady Luxe.
Why: Get the acquisition juices flowing with DJ tunes and drinks.
When: Tonight, 6-10 p.m.
Where: W Boston, 100 Stuart St., Theater District (617-261-8700).
First Annual Armenian Street Fair and Festival
What: Delve deeper into the Caucasus nation via local art exhibits, live folk music, and historical displays during a two-day fete of one of our city’s most vibrant communities.
Why: Strolling grub like beef and chicken kebabs ($13), watermelon and mint popsicles ($1), and lamejun ($3) — a.k.a. Armenian pizza.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: Armenian Cultural and Educational Center, 47 Nichols Ave., Watertown. Tickets ($10-$15) online at boston-kermesse.org.
Fashion’s Night Out
What: Free satellite celebration of NYC’s big night includes a denim fashion show (Hudson, Citizens of Humanity, et al) and a cheeky, drag queen-led tutorial on high-heel survival.
Why: Woodward at Ames’s “English Bill” Codman and Ryan McGrale from NYC’s Flatiron Lounge race to concoct the best original medley as part of the eve’s Cocktail War.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue, 800 Boylston St., Back Bay (617-262-8500). R.S.V.P. to 617-937-5383.
Local Roots Food and Music Festival
What: Commend neighbors’ environmental efforts with live tunes (Mark Santoro, Dylan Chace, DJ Marco Andre) and vittles from Redbones and Dave’s Fresh Pasta.
Why: All proceeds go to sustainable ag group Groundwork Somerville.
When: Sat., 5-10 p.m.
Where: Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., Union Square (617-666-2969). Tickets ($20) at the door.
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