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dia de los muertos brunch at toro!

Death in the (early) afternoon.

EAT
Día de los Muertos Brunch at
Toro
What:
Bloody up your Mary at the MIY bar, then graze on muy delicioso Mexican munchies like braised chicken chilaquiles, bass ceviche, and tacos (shrimp, carnitas, tripe).
Why: Digest while wandering through the costume-crazed SoWa Open Market of the Living Dead (its last weekend of the season).
When: Today, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 1704 Washington St., South End (617-536-4300).

GIVE
Greater Boston Food Bank Online Turkey Drive
What:
A mere $13 donation buys a twelve-to-fourteen-pound turkey for an in-need Massachusetts family; help the local org exceed its goal of 40,000 distributed birds.
Why: Earn your good-deed patch for the cost of a cocktail.
When: Thru Nov. 24.
Where: Online at gbfb.org.

SAVE
Adia Kibur Sale

What: Up to 55 percent off the designer’s statement-making baubles.
Why: The necklace with seven alternating rows of crystal rhinestones (reg. $129, now $89) turns any ensemble into a party.
When: Now.
Where: Online at swirl.com.

DRINK
Armchair Travel: Cru Beaujolais
What:
Take a virtual Euro vacay when you select one of the light-bodied vinos fashioned from handpicked gamay grapes.
Why: Pair your sips with specialties like rillettes de lapin, tête de veau, and garlic sausage.
When: Thru Wed. Sun. & Mon., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Tues. & Wed., 11 a.m.-midnight.
Where: The Butcher Shop, 552 Tremont St., South End (617-423-4800).

LEARN
Breakfast for Dinner with Joe Simone
What:
The talented Rhode Island chef whips up high-dining interpretations of a guilty midweek pleasure.
Why: Gratefully sample codfish Benedict, baked raisin French toast, and the frittata with mushrooms, leeks, and pancetta.
When: Mon., 6-8 p.m.
Where: BU Demo Room, 808 Commonwealth Ave. Tickets ($40) at 617-353-9852.

SEE
Free Radicals
What:
Cheeky Boston artist Betsyann Duval commemorates female progressives like Janis Joplin, Lillian Hellman, and Virginia Woolf through provocative, kaleidoscopic collage.
Why: Snag an early holiday gift for the in-family feminist.
When: Opens Wed. Opening reception Fri., 6-8:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave., South End (617-451-3605).

Photo: Hoveringdog / Flickr 

LOCATIONS
BU Demo Room
808 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02446
Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-451-3605
552 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
617-423-4800
1704 Washington St
bt W Springfield & Worcester Sts
Boston, MA 02118
617-536-4300
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