The cat’s out of the bag.
Tres Gatos Opens
What: The former Rhythm & Muse space transforms into a homey bookstore/tapas joint/music shop packed with CDs, vinyl, and contemporary and antique editions.
Why: Small-plate staples (patatas bravas), entree-size delicacies (grilled Vermont quail), and spot-on desserts (churros and hot chocolate).
When: Mon.-Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., noon-10 p.m.
Where: 470 Centre St., Jamaica Plain (617-477-4851).
Second Time Around’s Back to Basics Line
What: The city’s consignment institution unveils its first collection ($8-$12), a stockpile of well-priced tees, camisoles, crew necks, and leggings.
Why: The complementary jewelry line ($6-$50) includes vintage-inspired pendants, bracelets, and earrings.
When: You’re budgeted for a fashion pick-me-up.
Where: 176 Newbury St. (617-247-3504); 324 Newbury St. (617-236-2028); Atrium Mall, 300 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill (617-928-0100); 937 Great Plain Ave., Needham (781-444-5116).
What: Grab your for-keeps clay tureen and sample more than a dozen in-season creations whipped up by area foodies (think cream of watercress, garlic potato, and squid and monkfish stew).
Why: All proceeds go to Haley House soup kitchen.
When: Sun., 1-3 p.m. & 4-6 p.m.
Where: Haley House Bakery Cafe, 12 Dade St., Roxbury (617-445-0900). Tickets ($25) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Isabelle Abramson Pendant Lamps
What: The uber-talented South End ceramicist makes intricate white porcelain light pendants ($525-$850) that hang from three-foot-long decorative metal chains.
Why: They light up your life.
When: By appt.
Where: 450 Harrison Ave., at Paul Sullivan Way, ste. 411a (617-515-2319); online at isabelleabramson.com.
Epic Wine Abbondanza
What: Treat your fine taste buds to a best-of sampling ($10) of thirteen varietals from Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and California.
Why: You’re no wine spectator.
When: Tonight, 5-7 p.m.
Where: The Wine Bottega, 341 Hanover St., North End (617-227-6607).
Photo: Courtesy of Tres Gatos