Brunch at The Gallows
What: The hashery’s newly unveiled rest-day menu includes the inimitable Sunrise Poutine (scrambled eggs, fries, gravy, cheese curds, Canadian bacon) and the Tongue Terror (gin, grapefruit, lime, cumin).
Why: Use the extra hour of morning light to savor memorable sides like lobster sausage and grapefruit brulée.
When: Every Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 1395 Washington St., South End (617-425-0200).
North Bennet Street School Open House
What: Ogle students and teachers as they delve into the lost arts of bookbinding, locksmithing, cabinetry, and violin making.
Why: Raise your gift-giving bar at the Gallery Store with marbled paper ($12-$20), long-stitch journals ($45), and jeweled stacking rings ($175).
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 39 N. Bennet St., North End (617-227-0155).
Pine Street Inn Knit-a-Thon
What: Calling all crafties. Construct a nine-by-nine-inch square (permission to go crazy with color and fabric choices), then incorporate your effort into a larger group blanket to be donated to someone in need.
Why: Nonstitchers can lend support via Knit-a-Thon founder Farley Sullivan’s sponsorship page.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Massachusetts State House Grand Staircase, corner of Beacon & Park Sts. Register online at knit-a-thon.org.
Gadgets and Gizmos for Techies
What: Our definitive holiday gift guide to the latest and greatest, including a 3-D camcorder, remote-operated lantern, wooden watch, and retro iPhone dock.
Why: Get your hands on hi-fi, lo-fi, and everything in between.
When: Before you crash.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
WATCH (and MUNCH)
Holiday Baking with Joanne Chang
What: The pastry prodigy works from her new cookbook, Flour, to whip up slobber-worthy winter confections like from-scratch Oreos and roasted pear and cranberry crostada.
Why: Wine and cheese add a little savory to your sweet.
When: Mon., 7-9 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington St., at Winchester St., Back Bay (617-267-4430). Tickets ($75) online at culinaryguild.org.
What: Fuel up on vegan morsels while sorting through new-to-you clothing and accessories; style doyennes from HubFashion will be on hand to offer guidance.
Why: All proceeds go to Somerville org YogaHope.
When: Sat., 2-4 p.m.
Where: Prana Restaurant, 292 Centre St., Newton Corner (617-527-7726). Drop off clothing donations beforehand at a Prana Power Yoga location. Suggested donation is $20.
Photo: foodiesathome.com / Flickr
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