Artwalk, Gatsby, Samurai Saturday, Mother’s Day

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Need a mother’s day gift? Buy original art and crafts from the people who make it at this weekend’s Artwalk and open studios in Fort Point. 75 artists open their studios in Boston’s Fort Point, along with galleries, creative design shops, and outdoor public art installations. Pick up a map at any participating building and explore the studios of painters, jewelers, ceramicists, photographers, sculptors, textile artists, and more. Download a map with a list of special events here, or pick one when you get there at the outdoor information and welcome booth on the corner of Binford and A Streets.  The Artwalk will be happening Saturday and Sunday from noon to 12pm with FREE parking in the Central Parking Lot on Binford off of A Street. Studios are all located within a four-block area, a short walk from T and commuter rail at South Station in downtown Boston, and the Silver Line Courthouse stop. P.S. – During Art Walk, FPAC will be giving out artist-created flowers to visitors, free of charge. Visitors can pick up flowers at the information booth at A and Binford Streets while they last.

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The Great Gatsby comes out this weekend… ‘nuff said. LEO WE LOVE YOU!

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Guys, it’s time to give Samurai’s a moment. This weekend, forget about pirates and zombies- it’s all about the Samurai. Find out why they are so cool at the MFA’s Samurai Saturday series (free). There will be Samurai-themed films, art-making activities, performances, tours, bento boxes, and more!  Remember to bring your Husky ID for free admission.

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Sunday is Mother’s Day, don’t you forget it! Take Mom to tour Fenway for free and she can even get a free message at Sunday’s Sox game! The New England Aquarium is free on Mother’s Day with any full price ticket as well as free popcorn at an IMAX movie. The Kinsale Irish Pub and Restaurant (Government Center) is offering a free brunch or dinner for Mom with the purchase of an entrée. The Beehive and Gaslight are other great brunch and dinner options, followed by an après dinner walk to the North End for a cannoli! Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there, none of us would be here without you!

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