Crab Carnival: Boardwalk Bash
The revamped Seaport seafood shack throws itself a party to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester.
Back to basics: Admission includes drinks, hors d'oeuvres, bar games, and live music.
Tonight 6-9p. The Barking Crab, 88 Sleeper St., Seaport (617-426-2722). $35 here.
Nearby: Sam's; Empire; Tavern Road
Ales of Autumn: Sam Adams Oktoberfest
It's not officially Oktoberfest season until Sam Adams says so, in this case with lots of beer and music.
VIP: Friday's VIP opening reception includes four complimentary beers and a keepsake stein.
Sat 1-9p. Park Plaza Castle, 50 Park Ave., Bay Village (617-457-2281). $17.50-38.50 here.
Nearby: Davio's; Erbaluce; MJ O'Connor's
Local Laughs: Lamont Price
The rising Dorchester-born comic, writer, and "licensed bootyologist" takes the stage.
Taking aim: Price's comedy draws from the typical Boston obsessions with politics and Tom Brady.
Sat 8p. Nick's Comedy Stop, 100 Warrenton St., Downtown (617-248-1976). $20 here.
Nearby: Troquet; Gypsy Bar; The Tam
River Wild: Rumble on the River
Cap off your weekend with a Sunday afternoon of free music and rowing on the Charles.
Pour up: $10 gets you access to the beer garden and samples of Harpoon and other local beers.
Sun noon-6:30p. Harry Parker Boathouse, 20 Nonatum Rd., Brighton. Free-$10 here.
Nearby: Strip-T's; La Casa De Pedro; The Last Drop