[Update: The JFK National Historic Site in Brookline, and a number of other local museums, are participating in . Sept. 28, 4:15 p.m.]
"Ritmos de Salud" Benefit Concert
When/where: 7 p.m. Saturday, at New England Conservatory of Music, at
30 Gainsborough St in Boston
Why: Help support Joslin Diabetes Center’s Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI) while enjoying some healthy beats by Alexander El Cantante and Grammy-nominated Gonzalo Grau. The event will also honor Chef LaLa and local culinarian Chef Jose Duarte, who have worked to raise awareness in the Latin community about diabetes.
How much: $150 for a VIP ticket
When/where: 8 p.m. on Saturday, at Brookline Academy of Dance
Why: Enjoy some swing music, as well as salsa, ballroom and two-step, all in an all-inclusive, LGBT-friendly, substance free environment. Just bring some comfy dancing shoes, whether you have experience and a dance partner, or neither. Dance lessons start at 8 p.m., the dance itself runs from 9 to 11 p.m.
How much: $12
Fourth Annual Fenway Park Bridal Festival
Fenway Park, starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Why: Have a wedding coming up, or know someone who does? Because Fenway Park will be a source of gift ideas, style inspirations and expert advice. They are also running a $20,000 Hearts On Fire Fenway Diamond Hunt--trivia and skills for Boston sports fans to pick up some cash and prizes.
How much: $15
The Brookline WAGATHON
When/where: Washington Square, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Why: Let's celebrate all things wagging: Bring your pups to Washington Square this weekend for fun, schmoozing and romping. A whole slew of pet-related events offered by a vast variety of Brookline businesses: pet-icures, Vincent van Dogh and ask-a-vet. See the event page for the whole list.
How much: $10 per pooch
Public Forums on Cutting the Military Budget
When/where: 7 p.m. on Sunday, at the First Unitarian Society in Newton,
Why: The first session of a three-part forum on what it would take, and what some of the benefits might be, of cutting the military budget. The first piece,"What Unnecessary Military Spending is Costing Our Communities" starts at 7 p.m. this weekend. Stop by to learn more.
How much: Free