The Weekender: Boston Events - The Boston Day Book

We are wishing you a wonderful Friday! This warm weather is so nice, in spite of a few clouds! Here are our picks for what to do over the next few days:

Boston Design Week

The 6th Annual Boston Design Week is happening now, with several free events over the weekend. Talks on the future of public transit, designing public spaces, and iPhone photography tips are just a few of the options. Take a look at the calendar and RSVP to save your spot if something catches your eye!

Dido and Aeneas at Jordan Hall

The Handel + Haydn Society presents the haunting Henry Purcell opera at beautiful Jordan Hall this Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. The music captures the beauty and tragedy of Dido, the Queen of Carthage, and her love for Trojan hero Aeneas. The singers in the main roles are critically-acclaimed, and it promises to be a wonderful performance. For those interested in the history behind the music, there will be a preconcert lecture starting one hour before each concert. See more and reserve tickets through the Handel + Haydn Society website.

A Distillery Tour

Short Path Distillery in Everett just started offering expanded weekend tours! We always love to get a view inside the process and learn something new. Tours are $15 a person and last 75 minutes, and each includes a complimentary cocktail, a guided tasting, and a look at the distilling and aging process and how new flavors are developed. (Natalie’s husband is a co-founder of Short Path.)

To Hip-Hop with Love from the Wondertwins

This weekend’s installment of the José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Dance Saturday series features the distinctive dance style of The Wondertwins, identical twins from Boston who started performing at family cookouts at the age of 6, and were part of a professional street dance crew at the age of 10! Find tickets here, and learn about the full series of Dance Saturday here.

ICA Playdate

This Saturday admission is free for families with kids under 12 at the ICA. Boston City Singers and guest musician Alastair Moock will perform, plus visitors are invited to participate in weaving experiments, collage making, and sketching. On view right now is the newly-opened exhibition on the sculpture of Huma Babha and The Visitors video installation by Ragnar Kjartansson (which I loved). More information here.

Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like to see listed on The Weekender? To be considered, send us a note at [email protected]. Have a wonderful weekend!

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