The best thing since sliced bread.
What: Sample and judge nine Dagwoods conceived by ordinary Joes and Janes; the winner’s sammie gets a place on the Bleacher Bar menu for the 2011 baseball season.
Why: Proceeds go to Theo Epstein’s Foundation to Be Named Later, which supports area nonprofits aiding local kids.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.
Where: 82a Landsdowne St., Fenway (617-262-2424). Tickets ($15) at the door. Cash only.
Savin Bar and Kitchen
What: The former CF Donovan’s space is reborn as a sleek, light-filled neighborhood respite serving raw bar bites, small plates (fried goat cheese, duck prosciutto), and entrees like bacon-wrapped kurobuta pork loin.
Why: Cocktails made from locally sourced spirits and late-afternoon snacks (pork belly cracklins’, skillet mac ’n’ cheese).
When: Opens Mon. Daily, 3 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 112 Savin Hill Ave., Dorchester (617-288-7500).
Violet Skin Boutique Spring Event
What: Baby your winter-addled epidermis with a la carte specials like the exfoliating cherry blossom facial ($45), plus 20 percent off all products.
Why: Browse new Swarovski baubles while uncovering the skin-boosting benefits of chocolate and violets.
When: Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 257 Newbury St., Back Bay (617-262-7546). R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kostick Glass Jewelry
What: Massachusetts native Etta Kostick puts her glassblowing heritage to use fashioning kaleidoscopic earrings, bracelets, and necklaces ($30-$150).
Why: You have a heart of glass.
When: Sun. & Tues., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed., 12:30-7 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 12:30-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Sedurre, 28½ Prince St., North End (617-720-4400).
You’re on the Menu at Tryst
What: Submit a recipe or dish remembrance to chef/owner Paul Turano, and on the last Tuesday of the month, he’ll create a spread based entirely on the best submissions.
Why: A chance to retaste that one-of-a-kind pot-au-feu from your Paris honeymoon.
When: E-mail entries to email@example.com now. Dinner, Mar. 29, 5-10 p.m.
Where: 689 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington. Reservations (recommended) to 781-641-2227.
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