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Your Boston Weekend, May 7--9

With so much going on in Boston every weekend, how does the culture lover choose, or even find, the best of what Beantown has to offer? Let wbur.org do some of the sleuthing for you.

Pink bats for Mother's Day in the Red Sox dugout. (AP)
Pink bats for Mother's Day in the Red Sox dugout. (AP)

Take your mom out to one of these fabulous events for Mother's Day, the weekend of May 7 to 9.

Mother's Day

Red Sox celebrate Mother's Day

Fans can take a leisurely stroll on the field on Sunday morning for the Mother's Day "Walk in the Park" before enjoying a game where players will show their support for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure "Going to Bat for a Breast Cancer Cure" initiative.


March for Babies

The annual event fundraising for the March of Dimes supporting healthy pregnancies.


Tribute to Mothers

A day of pampering for mom, music, giveaways and a walking tour of the Greenway supported by the Boston Ballet and the Boston Ballet Orchestra.


Mother's Day Walk for Peace

  • Sunday 7 a.m.
  • Townsfield Park, Dorchester
  • Fundraising

A walk to sponsor the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, the walk courses through more than three miles of Dorchester neighborhoods.


8th Annual M.O.M.'s 5K Run/Walk

The annual Mother's Day event in honor of Somerville resident Mary O'Brien, supporting the cancer research of the Claudia Adams Barr Program.

The Boston Pops play at the Hatch Shell. (AP)
The Boston Pops play at the Hatch Shell. (AP)

125th Anniversary of the Boston Pops Celebration

In celebration of its 125th year, the Pops kicks off its season with Grammy-winning Latin ensemble Ozomatli.


Botanica

Momix presents a multimedia experience of dance, music and imagery in its latest production.


Brian Stokes Mitchell. (AP)
Brian Stokes Mitchell. (AP)

Brian Stokes Mitchell

One of Broadway's leading men, Brian Stokes Mitchell has entertained audiences worldwide.


Mary Lou Williams Centennial

The Aaardvark Jazz Orchestra with special guest Geri Allen celebrates the music of jazz great Mary Lou Williams.


Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Glenn Miller Orchestra brings its world-famous big band experience to Medford.

Benefits

Joslin's 24th Evening at the Pops

Before Friday's performance of the Pops with Ozomatli, join the Joslin Diabetes Center for a preconcert reception.


Crescendo!

Special guest comedian Bruce Vilanch joins the Boston Gay Men's Chorus for their annual fundraiser.


Fire and Ice Ball

Firebeat Dancesport Studios presents a performance by professional ballroom dancers and then turns the theatre into a ballroom for everyone to dance.

Art and Literature

Arts Fridays

  • Fridays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Summer Street at Washington Street, Boston
  • Free

The weekly outdoors arts fair kicks off for the season Friday with dozens of local artists selling their works. (Through October 1)


Hank Phillippi Ryan (Lynn Wane)
Hank Phillippi Ryan (Lynn Wane)

Hank Phillippi Ryan Book Signing

Investigative reporter and mystery novelist Hank Phillippi Ryan signs copies of her new book, Drive Time.


Duckling Day Parade

Kids can retrace the steps of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard in the annual parade celebrating the classic children's book, "Make Way For Ducklings" (1942), dressed as one of their favorite characters.


Did you attend one of our recommended events last week? Have a suggestion for next week’s calendar? Leave us a comment or send your suggestion to glevy@wbur.org.

This program aired on May 7, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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