Lady wrestlers, pig roasts, and more events this weekend

By: - Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 - 8:30am

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Just one more week of April showers left, so most of this weekend’s events are happening indoors. But then it’s all May flowers and sunshine from here on out! Or at least until the humidity kicks in and we get the occasional “summer shower” (that’s what I call it when you bump into a really sweaty guy on the T).

* The Salty Pig restaurant celebrates the opening of its outdoor patio by, what else, throwing an entire pig on the smoker for your eating and smelling pleasure. This is a very special pig roast, because they’ll be serving the pig that starred in “Babe: Pig in the City.” Just kidding! Somebody ate that pig years ago. 4.24. 4:30p. $15

* If you’re a grown-ass man and you still watch wrestling on TV, I personally feel that you need to evaluate your life choices. But if you’re watching hot lady wrestlers body slam each other at a rock club? Totally fine. The Boston League of Women Wrestlers (B.L.O.W.W.) celebrates a decade in the ring with their 10-year Anniversary Brawl, a special edition of their annual Blue Ball. Musical guests Slim Jim and the Mad Cows and Bent Knee round out the bill at T.T. the Bear’s. 4.24. 8:30p. $10-12

* Gangsta rap + bluegrass. It’s a match made in, OK, not heaven but some place where they match up random stuff and it works. You’re probably familiar with “hick hop” group Gangstagrass from their snappy, Emmy-nominated tune “Long Hard Times to Come” that accompanies the opening credits of the FX drama “Justified.” They’ll play Johnny D’s with standard, non-gangsta bluegrass group Damn Tall Buildings. 4.24. 8:30p. $10

* Don’t think Boston knows anything about art? How about a whole fahkin’ week of ahhht? Technically Art Week Boston lasts for 10 days, but when you’ve dedicated your life to art you don’t have time for calendars. Or money for calendars, those things are pricey unless you get them on markdown in December when they’re only good for a few weeks. Check out workshops with Keith Lockhart or the Boston Ballet, pose for a fashion shoot, see the I-93 underpass illuminated, and lots more4.25 to 5.4. Various times and prices

* ONEin3 brings together Bostonians between the ages of 20 and 34 to put their youthful physiques to good use, in this case helping to clean up Dudley Square parks. After their Boston Shines Day Serve & Sip event, volunteers will adjourn to a local watering hole to socialize and maybe do the other thing that youthful body is good for: processing alcohol. 4.26. 9:30a. FREE

* It’s dueling open studios weekend! Two open studios enter, one open studio leaves! Galleries and art spaces in Brookline and Cambridge will open their doors to the public, facing off for the right to take on top-seeded Somerville, who earned a first-round bye. 4.26 and 4.27. 12p. FREE

* What goes better with live comedy than beer? There’s a reason so many comedy clubs have a two-drink minimum, and it’s so the clubs can make money, but I’m sure the comedians don’t mind either. Laffenhaus at Laugh Boston pairs a performance by comedy troupe Improv Asylum with beers from 14 New England brewers. Try not to drink too much and blow right past the “everything is so funny!” stage into the “life is meaningless and I’ll be alone forever and ever and ever” stage. 4.26. 1p. $40

Autonomous robots fight each other behind bulletproof glass at the Middle East, in the grand finale of the Cambridge Science Festival. Why the bulletproof glass? Because Skynet could become self-aware any day now and we must remain vigilant. Although I for one welcome our new robot overlords. 4.27. 1p. FREE

* If finding the perfect Mother’s Day gift was easy, it would be called “your mom.” (Please don’t tell your mom that joke.) The Somerville Local First Local is for Lovers Market sets up shop at Brooklyn Boulders with tons of original gift ideas for the big day in two weeks. It’s nice to buy a local gift because it’ll balance out your inevitable Mother’s Day dinner at some soulless chain restaurant that lowers an entire beer-battered onion into a vat of oil and calls it a light appetizer. 4.27. 10a. FREE