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The Weekend Guide

tres gatos bar!

The cat’s out of the bag.

EAT
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).

SHOP
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).

SLURP
Souper Bowl
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.

SPLURGE
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.

DRINK
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

LOCATIONS
470 Centre St
Boston, MA 02130
617-477-4851
Haley House Bakery Cafe
12 Dade St
Boston, MA 02119
617-445-0900
341 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113
617-227-6607
Second Time Around
176 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
617-247-3504
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