The Weekender: Boston Events - The Boston Day Book

Happy Friday! There are so many fun things going on in the city this weekend, and the flowers are still so stunning. We hope you have a wonderful few days! Here are our picks for the weekend:

Spring Celebrations

Saturday is the last day of Passover, and if you celebrate we hope you enjoy the holiday with family or friends. And if the Easter Bunny visited you last week, that you enjoy the last of those chocolate treats!

Art in Bloom at the MFA

The Museum of Fine Arts’ annual festival of fine art and flowers is back this weekend. Floral interpretations are paired with pieces from the museum’s collections, and demonstrations, tours, and special markets create a unique way to enjoy the MFA. See more on the weekend’s events here.

Future of Childcare

The city is bringing together individuals from a variety of sectors to discuss the high cost of childcare on Saturday at WeWork in Boston. The schedule of this free event looks fascinating, and includes a live art performance, lunch from Whole Heart Provisions, and childcare through CozyKin. Take a look at the schedule and register here.

Poetry and Art in the South End

This Saturday afternoon, the Bromfield Gallery is hosting a poetry reading in the gallery at 2pm. This weekend is also the last chance to see the solo exhibitions by Leslie Cohen, Vivian Pratt, and Larry Volk.

Lovepop and Iron Man

This Saturday from 11am-4pm, local brand Lovepop cards is celebrating their new Iron Man card with an event and a visit from someone dressed as Iron Man at their Faneuil Hall booth — very exciting for little fans. The Lovepop cards are just so unique and cool — they are like paper sculpture!

Free Family Day at Davis Museum in Wellesley

This Saturday the Davis Museum in hosting a free Family Day, which includes entry to the exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey. The day will include hands-on art making activities, a treasure hunt in the galleries, story time, and exhibition tours. The special events run from 11am to 3pm, and admission is free and open to the public.

Handel and Haydn Society presents Nigra Sum Sed Formosa: I am Black But Beautiful

As a part of ArtWeek, the Handel and Haydn Society presents a free community concert this Saturday at 3pm at Roxbury Community College. A pre-concert lecture at 2pm will contextualize the works chosen, music from black composers across the past three centuries. While admission is free, reservations are requested — RSVP here.

Celtic Harpist Maeve Gilchrist

The Revels FRINGE concert series continues with Celtic harpist Maeve Gilchrist. This Saturday evening concert in Watertown is inspired by the Edna St. Vincent poem, The Ballad of the Harp Weaver. Tickets are $25, and can be bought through the Revels website.

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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