No Pants Picnic: Chefs In Shorts
Boston's top chefs move their kitchens outside and show some leg at this summer-themed outdoor charity BBQ.
Locavore lineup: Eat your way through top chef creations from Abby Lane, Sterling's, Cinquecento, and Flour.
Fri 7-9:30p. Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Ln, Seaport (617-385-4000). $70 here.
Nearby: The Barking Crab; No Name Restaurant; Harpoon Brewery Beer Hall
Stars Over Somverille: Starlab Fest
With two stages of live local bands, messy BBQ, and an outdoor flea market, this is what a block party should look like.
The recipe: Kick back with a couple cold $2 Narragansett tall boys and check out rising stars Mean Creek.
Sat noon-9p. Starlab Recording Co., 32 Prospect St., Union Square. $10 suggested donation.
Nearby: Backbar; The Independent; Prescint
Stock Up: Supply Good Pop-Up Shop
This weekend-long pop-up features top clothing and lifestyle brands to make heads turn from Boston to New York.
Pop-up plan: Get a last minute Father's Day gift from Ball & Buck or Marc Jacobs in between bites of lobster rolls.
Fri 4-8p & Sat-Sun 11a-6p. 144 Newbury St., Back Bay. Free.
Nearby: Lolita; Met Bar; Thai Basil
The Arts, Unpacked: Outside the Box Festival
This nine-day music and arts festival is throwing out-of-the-box performances and activities throughout the city.
Box sets: Weekend highlights include an Ella Fitzgerald tribute jazz show and East LA's own Los Lobos.
Sat-Fri. Free. Locations and full schedule here.