ACQUIRE’S TRANSITION LEADS TO LOW-COST ACQUISITIONS
North End home goods shop Acquire will close its doors on May 25 as it transitions to a full-time interior design firm. Starting Thursday, all items, including display pieces, are marked down 50-75 percent. The selection includes tasteful vintage and modern furniture, home accessories, artwork, and jewelry. Acquire is at 61 Salem St., Boston, 857-362-7380. www.acquireboutique.com
BUY ART FOR $5 (OR MORE) AT SPRING SIDEWALK SALE
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston hosts its yearly Spring Sidewalk Sale Friday and Saturday. Hundreds of pieces by students including ceramics, photography, paintings, jewelry, and scree prints will sell for prices starting at around $5. Proceeds directly benefit the artists. The sale happens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days along Museum Road, between the school and the Museum of Fine Arts. If it rains, the sale moves indoors at the school (230 The Fenway, Boston). www.smfa.edu/sidewalk-sale
TREATS AND PRIZES AT JAMES JOSEPH SALON
James Joseph Salon is offering an extra enticement to book a haircut or service this Saturday. All four locations will serve cupcakes and prizes including gift cards and product samples; plus, anyone booked for an appointment that day will be entered in a drawing to win a black-and-white family portrait by renowned photographer Cheryl Richards (a $1,000 value including sitting, a print, and a digital version). You can also enter the drawing by tagging #jjmothersday on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Find James Joseph Salon locations at www.jamesjosephsalon.com.
DIGITAL DEMONSTRATION AT HUNT’S PHOTO & VIDEO
Hunt’s Photo & Video hosts its annual digital demonstration and sale this weekend. All eight locations will have discounts on most cameras, lenses, printers, and camera accessories Friday through Sunday; the Melrose flagship store will also have demonstrations from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and others and free seminars Friday and Saturday. (See the seminar list and register at www.wbhunt.com/seminars.) Trade in an old cellphone for a discount on a still or video camera; phones will be donated to the nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers. Hunt’s flagship store is at 100 Main St., Melrose, 781-662-8822. Find other store locations at www.huntsphotoandvideo.com.
A DAY AT THE ZOO FOR MOM — FOR FREE
Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will give moms free admission all day on Sunday. (Franklin Park admission prices are normally $14.95-$17.95 for adults and $11.95 for kids ages 2-12; Stone Zoo prices are $7.95-$8.95 for adults and $6.95 for kids ages 2-12.) Both zoos are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Franklin Park Zoo is at One Franklin Park Road, Boston, 617-541-5466; Stone Zoo is at 149 Pond St., Stoneham, 781-438-5100. www.zoonewengland.org
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