Your Boston Weekend, April 30 — May 2

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 do some of the sleuthing for you.

American Lion, a Kentucky Derby contender, on April 30. (AP)
American Lion, a Kentucky Derby contender, on April 30. (AP)

May Day

May Day, the annual celebration of springtime, is this Saturday. Many events around town continue into Sunday. Here are a few:

136th Kentucky Derby

The 136th Kentucky Derby is this weekend, and Bostonians will be breaking out their best hats and sipping mint juleps in honor of the "best two minutes in sports."

A race spectator at Churchill Downs (AP)
A race spectator at Churchill Downs (AP)

Food and Drink

YUM: Taste of Immigrant City

Featuring samples from 13 immigrant-owned restaurants in Somerville, the Welcome Project-sponsored evening also includes music, dancing and locally-produced art.

Friends of the Malden Library Wine and Chocolate Tasting

Join the Malden Public Library for wine, food from local restaurants and a chocolate buffet, set in the library's art gallery.

Rue de Charles

The Beacon Hill Young Professionals will host and evening of fashion and fine wine, with all proceeds going to Christopher's Haven.

Mary Callanan and Kerry Dowling in "Great American Trailer Park Musical." (Mark Saperstein)
Mary Callanan and Kerry Dowling in "Great American Trailer Park Musical." (Mark Saperstein)

Opening: "Great American Trailer Park Musical"

A new girl comes to town in this Off Broadway smash musical presented by the Speakeasy Stage Company.

Opening: "Farragut North"

A probing look into the beast of American politics at the height of a presidential campaign, performed by the Zeigeist Stage Company.

Bettye LavVette (AP)
Bettye LavVette (AP)

Bettye Lavette

After nearly five decades of performances, Bettye Lavette is one of America's great soul voices.

Radius Ensemble

The Radius Ensemble plays Vivaldi's best known work, "The Four Seasons," in a free family concert.


Antiquarian Book Fair

Dealers of fine, old, rare and collectible books and other antique paper items will be on hand for the annual festival, sponsored by Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers.

George Lopez (AP)
George Lopez (AP)

George Lopez

Television personality and comedian George Lopez does stand-up at the Wang Center theatre.

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

This program aired on April 30, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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