Cupcake Tea at The Ritz-Carlton
What: Be fancy, sip some brew, and nibble on minicupcakes at the hotel’s new afternoon soiree.
Why: Sugar high at high tea.
When: Thru Aug. 29. Every Sat., 1-4 p.m. (last seating at 3 p.m.).
Where: 10 Avery St. Reservations required to 617-574-7176.
Faneuil Hall Street Performer Festival
What: Magicians, jugglers, break-dancers, musicians, and other sidewalk acts strut their stuff throughout the Marketplace.
Why: Take these shows on the road.
When: Sat.-Mon., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 75 State St. (617-523-1300).
Get Away This Summer
What: Our just-launched Summer Trippin’ has everything you need to plan a trip, find deals, and have a better time sticking around Beantown.
Why: Vacate the premises.
When: The lazy, hazy days between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com/travel.
MFA Open House
What: The museum opens its doors (and waives admission fees) to nonmembers looking for a culturally memorable Memorial Day.
Why: Films, art activities, and performances for free.
When: Mon., 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Where: 465 Huntington Ave. (617-267-9300).
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets Memorial Day Sale
What: Sharpen your elbows and shop for serious discounts from Kate Spade, Ferragamo, and J. Crew among many (many) others.
Why: You fight for what’s right.
When: Fri., Sat. & Mon., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1 Premium Outlets Blvd., Wrentham (508-384-0600).