Support the news

Your Boston Weekend, May 14 — 16

This article is more than 9 years old.

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.

People take part in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston in 2003. (AP)
People take part in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston in 2003. (AP)

Summer vacation is just around the corner and all of Boston is bursting to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Pick one of the outdoor — or indoor — events for the weekend of May 14 to 16.

Walk for Your Health and Theirs

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

  • Saturday and Sunday
  • Starts and ends at UMass Boston
  • $65, plus fundraising

For the eighth year, thousands of survivors and supporters gather in Boston for the two-day walk dedicated to raising funds for research and awareness of breast cancer.

Kidney Walk

The National Kidney Foundation sponsors this annual two-mile walk to raise funds for kidney disease research and support screenings, education and advocacy.

Route for Kids 5K Run/Walk

Horizons for Homeless Children's walk welcomes all ages to join the walk to support homeless children and their families.


Opening: "Johnny Baseball"

The American Repertory Theatre opens a new musical about the Red Sox, blending fact and fiction in a story of America's pastime.

Prelude to a Kiss (T. Charles Erickson)
Prelude to a Kiss (T. Charles Erickson)

Opening: "Prelude to a Kiss"

  • Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m.
  • BU Theatre
  • $20 to $82.50

A new musical from Craig Lucas about a whirlwind romance and the nature of commitment.

Emerging America Festival

The ART, the Huntington Theatre Company, and the Institute of Contemporary Art present a festival of new American voices. See WBUR's complete coverage for more.


Cantata Singers: Heinrich Schütz

The Cantata Singers complete a season dedicated to Heinrich Schütz, with a performance of the composer's Opus ultimum (Schwanengesang).

Back Bay Chorale: Bach's "B Minor Mass"

The Back Bay Chorale presents the monumental choral work by Bach, which he never intended to be performed as a single piece.

On Stage

"City Spotlights"

Cultural, arts and performing groups from Boston neighborhoods portray the unique identities of their neighborhoods through dance, song, theater and multimedia.

Closing: "Balanchine"

  • Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Opera House
  • $25 to $135

The Boston Ballet performs three seminal works of George Balanchine's choreography.


Opening Reception: "Social Affects"

A selection of arts on loan from the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies is at the Mills Gallery through June 12.

Food... and Food for Thought

Taste of the North End

Samples from more than 30 North End restaurants will be available for tasting, to benefit the North End Community Health Center.

Ed Bullins in 1975/ (AP)
Ed Bullins in 1975/ (AP)

Ed Bullins's "The Hungered One"

Poet and playwrite Ed Bullins will be reading from "The Hungered One."

Elizabeth Bard's "Lunch in Paris"

Elizabeth Bard reads from her memoir, "Lunch in Paris," and does a baking demonstration.

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 May 14, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

+Join the discussion

Support the news