The Weekend Playbook: Lobster bakes, new biergartens, and meatball cook-offs

Event of the WeekIf you like preppy duds, sailing clubs, and lobstah, you'll definitely want to check out the Pier Madness Lobster Bake happening tonight (June 27th) at the Charlestown Navy Yard, where you can rock out to the band Legit! and nosh on some crustaceans to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Don't forget to steam your seersucker shorts suit, pop your collar, and order a Mt. Gay Rum FIGAWI hat off eBay: prizes will be awarded for the best "prep" attire. Get more info here

Friday, June 28thImprov comedy and musicals come together in one strong package at ImprovBoston's B.U.M.P. (Boston's Unscripted Musical Project), in which players perform a musical with original songs, all based on a single suggestion from the audience (Menino! Carlos Quintana! Allston?). Shows run every Friday, starting June 28th, through August 2nd; you can get your tix here

Saturday, June 29thA celebration of spicy foods, hot sauce, and dudes who hang out in the basement at Clerys on Saturday night free-flowing rum, the first-ever Boston Jerkfest is going down on Saturday afternoon in the South End. Gorge on jerk chicken, listen to live reggae, and take down unlimited craft beer & Caribbean cocktails… you'll just need a ticket first

Film-making crew The Non-Fiction Cartel is throwing a dance party fundraiser at the Union Warehouse featuring an open bar with local suds from the likes of Backlash and Notch. They'll also be showing video footage submitted by attendees, which could include you, as long as you don't send in that embarrassing Vine selfie you took last night in Clerys. Tix are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and you can get yours here right now

Sexy "urban steak bistro" Boston Chops has launched a Saturday & Sunday brunch; the "cheeky menu" will employ classic brunch eats made with unusual cuts (shank & tongue hash, huevos rancheros with machaca beef cheeks) and many, many meat puns

Sunday, June 30thDo your meatballs always impress your dinner guests? Do you just enjoy housing pounds of beef in the shape of small orbs? Do you like eating things named after movies involving Summer camp? Then don't miss Sunday's Meatball Takedown at the Armory, where you can compete in a cook-off with other ballers, or simply stuff your face and pass judgment on which one you liked best. Find more deets here, then get that ticket. Your mouth will thank you

Monday, July 1stSouth End mainstay Union Bar and Grille switches things up with its new Beer & Burger Mondays, where Chef Steven Morlino will serve up a different burger paired with a craft beer each week

OngoingComfy tee/hoodie purveyor Regan Smith Clark is holding their pre-Summer sale where you'll get 50% off literally EVERYTHING, so you can stock up on enough man-tanks to last you through Labor Day

If you haven't yet visited Bronwyn, the new Bavarian resto from T.W. Food's Tim Wiechmann, you're going to want to head over to Union Square stat: they just opened their sick patio biergarten

New OpeningsItalian eatery Nebo has moved from the North End into its new digs on the Waterfront; just-opened The Proprietors Bar & Table (from the team behind American Seasons) celebrates Nantucket flavors and locally sourced ingredients inside a stately old home; and DC's farm-to-table salad chain Sweetgreen opened its first Boston outpost in Back Bay yesterday, so get your green on at 659 Boylston St

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