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.
Take your mom out to one of these fabulous events for Mother's Day, the weekend of May 7 to 9.
- Fenway Park
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.
- Saturday 11:30 a.m.
- DCR Hatchshell
- Donations and fundraising
The annual event fundraising for the March of Dimes supporting healthy pregnancies.
- Saturday 10:30 a.m.
- Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
- Sunday 7 a.m.
- Townsfield Park, Dorchester
A walk to sponsor the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, the walk courses through more than three miles of Dorchester neighborhoods.
- Sunday 9:45 a.m.
- George Dilboy VFW Post
The annual Mother's Day event in honor of Somerville resident Mary O'Brien, supporting the cancer research of the Claudia Adams Barr Program.
- Friday 8 p.m.
- Symphony Hall
- $20 to $89
In celebration of its 125th year, the Pops kicks off its season with Grammy-winning Latin ensemble Ozomatli.
- Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.
- Cutler Majestic Theatre
- $40 to $65
Momix presents a multimedia experience of dance, music and imagery in its latest production.
- Saturday 8 p.m.
- Sanders Theatre
- $40 to $58
One of Broadway's leading men, Brian Stokes Mitchell has entertained audiences worldwide.
- Sunday 8 p.m.
- Robsham Theatre
- Sunday 7 p.m.
- Chevalier Theatre
- $18 to $25
The Glenn Miller Orchestra brings its world-famous big band experience to Medford.
- Friday 6 to 7:45 p.m.
- Symphony Hall
- $200 (includes performance)
- Saturday 6:30 p.m.
- Royal Nightclub
- Saturday 7 p.m.
- Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center
- $25 to $40
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
- Fridays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Summer Street at Washington Street, Boston
The weekly outdoors arts fair kicks off for the season Friday with dozens of local artists selling their works. (Through October 1)
- Saturday noon to 3 p.m.
- Blackstone's of Beacon Hill
- Sunday 10:30 a.m.
- Boston Common and Public Garden
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.
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This program aired on May 7, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.