The Weekender: Boston Events - The Boston Day Book

Happy Friday! We hope you have a wonderful time over the next few days, and get a chance to relax with those you love, and have a little fun. Here are a few picks from us if you will be around town!

Happy Mother’s Day

We hope you have the chance to celebrate the special mothers in your life this weekend. We are always amazed by what a wild ride parenthood is, and it gives us a whole new appreciation for our own mother (thank you, mom!) A big part of it is giving up control of our time, bodies, and hearts… thinking this weekend about those trying to become mothers as well, and hope that this is the year that it happens for you if that’s what you want.

Handmaids on Stage

The classic dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale takes the stage as an opera, with performances on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon. The book is an enthralling, and horrifying, view of how authoritarian regimes can take control, and the TV show was a hit. This adaptation by the Boston Lyric Opera sounds fascinating. Tickets and more information on the BLO website.

Night Market

On Saturday night, City Hall Plaza transforms into a market inspired by the night markets in Asia, with lights, food, games, and entertainment. There will be music, carnival games, performances, a beer garden, and lots of food to sample (vendors listed here.) This sounds so fun and different! Tickets are available on eventbrite.

On the Lawn

The Lawn on D is open for the season, and is a fun spot to hang out, play some games, and sip a few drinks if you are in the area, starting at noon on Saturday and Sunday. This Saturday evening a one man band takes over the stage — how fun! More info here.

A Little Magic at the Boston Ballet

A Fairy Godmother will be making dreams come true at the Boston Ballet, with performances of Cinderella all weekend (and through June 5th). The ballet is choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton and set to music by Sergei Prokofiev, and features lavish sets and costumes. Escaping into a fairytale world for a few hours can be a wonderful change of pace!

Duckling Day

This Sunday the Friends of the Public Garden and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation department celebrates Mother’s Day with the annual Duckling Day event. This event is so adorable! Starting at 10am, music and entertainment for families will be available on the Common, including magic tricks, juggling, circus games, face painting, and goody bags. The parade to the Ducklings statue in the Public Garden is one of the cutest things ever, plus proceeds go to benefit the nonprofit Friends of the Public Garden. (Tickets are $35 per family in advance, and $40 day the of the event — register 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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