3.7 min readBy Published On: May 7th, 2013Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks

May 18th

Plan a picnic at Rose Kennedy Greenway!   Stop by one of the Greenway food trucks to pick up some good eats and tasty treats.  To see which trucks will be there visit http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/visit/food/park/ and follow @hellogreenway for special appearances and updates.  Grab a blanket and sit in the sun! Enjoy the public art and there’s free WIFI too. 


St. Patrick’s Day may have come and gone but you can keep in the spirit at the Fourth Annual South Boston Pub Crawl to support  the Great Boston Fire Pipes and Drums.  The route is as follows: meet at L Street Tavern, march up to the Quencher Tavern, swagger to Tom English’s Cottage, and then weave your way back down to Touchie’s Shamrock Pub.  After that, you are on your own.  This event takes place on Saturday, May 18th at 7pm Insider’s Tip: Never miss an opportunity to see cute guys in kilt!

Fort Point Theatre Channel presents a workshop production of The Land, a new play by Jessica Litwak, a U.S. playwright, with Amir al-Azraki, an Iraqi playwright. A short discussion follows each performance. The story for The Land merges the fantastic and the realistic as it moves across time and geography and traverses the worlds of the living and the dead. It is a tragic-comedy about two soldiers, one from Iraq and one from the U.S. Although both have been killed, they come to see the horror and humor of their lives while a gravedigger poet buries them.  Shows are Friday, May 17 the at 8 pm and Saturday, May 18th  at 7 pm & 9 pm
10 Channel Center Street, Fort Point, Boston?FREE Admission (donations accepted)

Show our neighbors in Dot some love and attend Hometown Comfort as Dorchester honors the victims and first responders of the Marathon bombings.  Enjoy family fun from 12pm-4pm including hot dogs, fried dough, ice cream, cake, amusements, games, music, hands on art, raffles and prizes.  Suggested donation is $25 per family.  From 6pm-9pm it’s grown ups only and $75 per person.  All proceeds benefit the One Fund.  For tickets call 617-825-2846 or go to smams.org

Head to Franklin Park and celebrate spring at the Annual Boston Kite and Bike Festival.  This fun-filled event will take place at Franklin Park on Saturday, May 18th from 11am04pm. Kites will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own. Boston Bikes will have free bike to “rent” and helmets for all size riders. There will be interactive games, face painting, vendors’ booths, and snacks. (Rain date, Sun., May 19, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.). This event is free and for all ages. Shattuck Picnic Grove
Franklin Park

The South Boston Arts Association and local poets Dorothy Morris and Susan Mahan will present a community Poetry Reading, Saturday, May 18th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the South Boston Library. The Poetry Reading is open to adults and high school students.  Attendees are invited to read 1-3 poems (5 minutes per person) or a short prose piece of their own or of a favorite author.  The event is free and refreshments are served.

The SoWo Open Market kicked off another new season.   Get some fresh air, mix and mingle among rows and rows of artisans and vendors, enjoy lunch at one of the food trucks and shop till you drop.  With an ever-changing group of vendors, you never know what treasure you might discover at SoWa Sundays! ?Here’s what you will find:
    –    art
    –    vintage
    –    furniture
    –    indie clothing designers
    –    ceramics
    –    glass
    –    photography
    –    jewelry
    –    handbags
    –    food trucks
    –    bakers
    –    farmers market
    –    flowers
?SoWa Open Market happens every Sunday through October from 10am-4pm.
460 Harrison Ave.?For more information: http://www.sowaopenmarket.com/???