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Everything Fun You Can Do in Boston This Weekend

Sip sake for a cause, break a sweat along the waterfront, and so much more.

Spring spring spring spring spring—yes, those glorious warming temps earlier this week have given us a serious case of spring fever. And while the weekend is looking like a bit of a mixed bag weather-wise, we’re determined to carry the good vibes straight through Sunday. One easy way to do that? Lace up your running shoes and set out on your first proper jog of the season. A sake-centric virtual happy hour also sounds pretty nice. And you absolutely have to visit the Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market, making its debut this Sunday. As always, explore all the patios that keep opening, the parks that keep beckoning, and all the nearby travel opportunities that await. Here is everything you must do in Boston this weekend.

Get to know sake at the Project Restore Us Fundraiser

Friday, April 23 - Saturday, April 24
Virtual
Ever hung out with a sake sommelier before? Now’s your chance, as Advanced Sake Sommelier Alyssa Mikiko DiPasquale joins forces with Pagu chef Tracy Chang for a night of remote drinking, eating, and learning. Pick up your goodie box on Friday (expect three seasonal sakes and three Pagu bar snacks) then settle in on Saturday for a virtual tasting and cooking demo to raise money for Project Restore Us, which works to bring culturally sensitive grocery boxes to Greater Boston families in need.
Cost: Tickets run $60 per tasting kit

Break a sweat with Waterfront Running Club: Southie

Sunday, April 25
Edward J. McCormack Bathhouse
Boston Harbor Now is not only determined to get you running, they’re determined to get you running waterside. The third installment in its new Waterfront Running Club takes a COVID-friendly running group for a 3-mile loop along the shores of Carson Beach and M Street Beach in South Boston--and even rewards you with bottled water and snacks afterwards. 
Cost: Free, but consider making a donation

Drop some cash at the Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market

Sunday, April 25
Seaport Common
Buy for yourself, buy for others, buy for all during an afternoon devoted to more than 30 Greater Boston Black-owned businesses selling houseplants, adult and children's  apparel, original art, and skincare products, all in the name of Black entrepreneurship. To boot, local DJ Knszwrth will even be performing a set onsite (remember live music?). You just have to book a 30-minute visit beforehand to keep everyone healthy and safe—and if you can’t get a spot this time around, take solace in the fact that the market will be popping up one Sunday a month through October. 
Cost: Free to attend

Check out your new favorite outdoor playground: Bambara’s Backyard

Friday, April 23 - Sunday, April 25
Bambara Cambridge
Because we all need more excuses to play outside, Bambara has taken over Hotel Marlowe’s courtyard to offer umbrellaed dining, backyard games like bocce and corn hole, live music on Friday and Saturday evenings, and soon-to-launch Sunday drag brunches benefiting BAGLY
Cost: No cover; Menu prices vary

Revisit the simple pleasures of life at the Cisco Brewers Seaport Beer Garden

Friday, April 23 - Sunday, April 25
Seaport
Just in time for the holiday weekend, our favorite seasonal beer garden has reopened. Pretend you’ve been transported to Nantucket while enjoying your favorite Cisco brew and chowing down on fare from Rexicana Surf Cantina, which dishes out Caribbean- and Central American-influenced cuisine
Cost: No cover; Menu prices vary

Book your tickets now for Art in Bloom

Friday, April 16 - Monday, April 19
Museum of Fine Arts
Nothing like a collection of gorgeous floral installations to break you out of your pandemic winter doldrums—even if it’s all virtual this year. From the comfort of your home, enjoy one-of-a-kind arrangements from 27 New England-area garden clubs via recorded walking tours. Then pick up a souvenir at the digital Art in Bloom Marketplace to keep the springtime vibes going clear into summer. 
Cost: Access runs $10 per recorded tour or $24 for all three

Roll up your sleeves for the Muddy River Cleanup

Friday, April 23 - Saturday, April 24
Back Bay Fens, Olmsted Park
The pandemic has been good for one thing: It’s turned a one-day affair into a weeklong cleanup. Social distancing = more trash picked up. The annual Earth Day cleanup aims to gather more than 3000 volunteers along the banks of the Charles River to pick up litter, remove invasive species, and help with park maintenance. 
Cost: Free

Start planning your victory garden at the City Natives Plant Sale

Friday, April 23 - Sunday, April 25
Virtual
You can grow your own food and support area community gardens in the process—56 of them, to be exact. Stock up now on seed packs, flowers, and all manner of vegetable plants, all in the name of eating local. 
Cost: Prices vary

Switch up your couch wine for outdoor spirits at the Bully Boy Distillers Cocktail Garden 

Friday, April 23 - Sunday, April 25
Bully Boy Distillers
The Boys are back and better than ever. These spirited hometown heroes—who are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, BTW—have reopened their divine, reservations-only cocktail garden complete with a new spring menu revamp (we have our eye on the Mai Tai), including a few in pitcher form. 
Cost: No cover; reservations can be made online 

Toast everyone’s all-time favorite food at Eataly’s Pizza Celebration

Friday, April 23 - Sunday, April 25
Eataly Boston
This is one party we can get behind. For the next month, Eataly is spotlighting the 30+ pizzas available throughout the store while also offering weekly pie specials onsite at La Pizza & La Pasta. Once you’ve had your fill, sign up for one of the remote pizza-making workshops happening every Saturday (there’s also an in-person demo each Wednesday). 
Cost: Prices vary

Support the arts remotely via ACCESS: Art 

Friday, April 23 - Sunday, April 25
Virtual
Need a break from the non-stop Zooming? Head over to Boston Center for the Arts’ website this weekend for a virtual exhibition featuring 10 artists exploring the concepts of access and audience. 
Cost: Free 

Get excited for National Poetry Month with the Cambridge Poetry Mashup

Saturday, April 24
Virtual
It’s time to celebrate Cambridge’s poetry scene over the next four Saturdays, with both (safe) in-person and virtual events spotlighting the artistry and diversity of the city’s poets, all curated by Toni Bee, poet populist emeritus of Cambridge. This weekend’s Poetry in the Garden event features headliners Porsha Olayiwola and Mary Buchinger. 
Cost: Free-but donate generously to their GoFundMe page

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