Steel & Rye Opens
What: In a cavernous converted warehouse, Chris Parsons (Parsons Table) serves sausage-stuffed quail, lobster and kale gnocchi, and a classic sirloin with salt-roasted potatoes and smoked mushrooms.
Why: Funky snacks (pickled quail eggs, fried green olives) tempered by throwback cocktails (Gin Fizz, French 75).
When: Sun.-Thurs., 4:30-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 4:30 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 95 Eliot St., Milton (617-690-2787).
Unitard: New and Abused
What: Through sketch, dance, and song, the bawdy NYC trio tackles the everyday absurdities of Real Housewives, artisanal cheese, and political pundits.
Why: You need to let off postelection steam.
When: Fri. & Sun., 8 p.m.
Where: Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Harvard Square (617-547-8300). Tickets ($25) at americanrepertorytheater.org.
Oficio Fall Art Reception and Birthday Bash
What: Peruse the creative output of local artists Debra Corbett, Wendy Shapiro, and Robert Strati while sipping a St-Germain cocktail in honor of the work space’s first anniversary.
Why: Delicacies from Georgetown Cupcakes — and no line.
When: Tonight, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 30 Newbury St., Back Bay (857-239-9843). R.S.V.P. at eventbrite.com. Event is free.
Hostess with the Mostest Workshop
What: Up your holiday game with master classes in baking and cocktail making, plus a festive decorating seminar taught by Elements of Style blogger Erin Gates.
Why: It’s also your last getaway chance before the madness descends.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: The White Barn Inn, 37 Beach Ave., Kennebunkport (207-967-2321). Rates start at $760 for two (includes overnight accommodation and breakfast).
Photo: Courtesy of Steel & Rye