Do the two-step.
What: Dedicated veggie supporter Scot Fitzsimmons unveils a haute vegan hoof shop stocked with desirous-to-all footwear and accessories from Olsenhaus, Bourgeois Boheme, and Mat & Nat.
Why: Proof that ethical kicks can preclude Birks.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1771 Massachusetts Ave., Porter Square (617-354-1771).
Eat Your Heart Out
What: Fourteen local culinarians dole out musically inspired edibles (Gnocch’ Gnocch’ Gnocchin’ on Heaven’s Door, anyone?) to tunes from local acts like Magic Magic and You Can Be a Wesley at the rock ’n’ roll ’n’ food benefit.
Why: Proceeds go to nonprofits Zumix and Future Chefs, using music and cooking, respectively, to reach local youth.
When: Sun., 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: The Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square (617-562-8800). Tickets ($35) online at ticketmaster.com.
DECK THE HALLS
Holiday Decorations That Jingle Your Bell
What: Spruce up your digs with a made-to-order garland, snowflake mobile, 3-D paper mistletoe ball, or Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
Why: No one likes a Grinch.
When: Before the first snowfall.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Voltage Coffee and Art
What: Former roaming barista Lucy Valena lays down roots in Kendall Square, serving the same unmatched espresso delights (caramel and salt latte) in a cheery space adorned with rotating local artwork.
Why: Simple-pleasure snacks like tea sandwiches, toast with cinnamon and sugar, and preschool fave ants on a log.
When: Opening gala, Sat., 6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 295 3rd St. (617-714-3974).
Honey Ginger Warm Oil Pedicure at MiniLuxe
What: Prep your weathered piggies for winter hibernation with a cushy treatment ($45) that includes an extended moisturizing massage with ambrosial candle wax.
Why: Get a guilt-free holiday fix with Illume’s seasonal eggnog latte candle ($16-$28), now available at the salon.
When: Back Bay, Mon. & Tues., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Lexington, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 296 Newbury St., Back Bay (857-362-7444); 1718 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington (339-970-2322).
What: The Coda folks debut a welcoming JP joint with comfy-cool furnishings (check out the recycled bottle chairs) and finely executed comfort fare, like seasoned cheddar cheese fries, Guinness beef barley stew, and deep-fried Twinkies.
Why: More than fifteen wines by the glass and winsome cocktails like the Womanhattan (basil bourbon, raspberry vodka, sweet vermouth, and bitters).
When: Opens Mon. Daily, 3 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 435 S. Huntington Ave. (617-524-2500).
Photo: Courtesy of Sudo Shoes
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