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Brunch Fundraiser for The Blue Room; Pizza Nights at Bakeries

Plus, the Science and Cooking lecture series returns to Harvard.

Meg Jones Wall for Eater

KENDALL SQUARE — Commonwealth's weekly "Marky Mark and the Funky Brunch" will be a fundraising effort this Sunday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Commonwealth owner Steve "Nookie" Postal is teaming up with chefs from other nearby spots (Catalyst, Puritan & Co., Cafe ArtScience, State Park, and West Bridge, along with Stephanie Cmar from Fairsted Kitchen in Brookline) to throw a blowout brunch in support of the staff of The Blue Room, currently out of work because of a fire. Tickets to the brunch are $30 for adults and $15 for children, and the meal includes seven items served family-style, with a choice of coffee or juice. All funds raised will support The Blue Room staff. Reservations recommended; call 617-945-7030. [Official Source]

JAMAICA PLAIN / SOMERVILLE — The Blue Frog Bakery is bringing back its popular Friday night pizza menu from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. weekly. Phone orders are recommended (617-983-3764 or 617-983-3765), and the offerings include four cheese; roasted mushroom, red onion, and arugula; morcilla, manchego, and roasted corn; fennel salami; and more. Prices range from $11-$14. In other bakeries-serving-pizza news, Forge Baking Co. in Somerville has hosted a few pizza nights recently (dubbed SLICE). Keep an eye on the bakery's Facebook page for announcements of future events. [FB]

HARVARD SQUARE — The Science and Cooking public lecture series began its sixth season at Harvard on Labor Day. The Monday night series continues through early December with lectures by big-name chefs from around the world, including Josep Roca of El Celler de Can Roca, Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio of Volt and Ink, and more. The talks are free and typically fill up quickly, so line up early for a guaranteed seat. [Official Site]

Harvard Science Center

1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Forge Baking Company

626 Somerville Avenue, , MA 02143 (617) 764-5365 Visit Website

Commonwealth (Cambridge)

11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142 (617) 945-7030 Visit Website

Blue Frog Bakery

3 Green Street, , MA 02130 (617) 983-3764