4.8 min readBy Published On: May 14th, 2015Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle0 Comments on Weekend Picks – May 15th

You’ve heard of sing for your supper – well, how about sing for your brunch? Papagayo’s wild popular Karaoke Brunch – every Sunday from 10am-3pm will let you do just that.  If you have the guts to get up and sing – you’ll get a free brunch entree.  Whether you sing or just listen, you’l enjoy traditional brunch fare, Mexican favorites, Bloody Mary’s and more!  283 Summer Street  call for reservations to sing/eat 617-423-1000.  

Raise your glass to summer! Harpoon will be celebrating the soon to be arriving summer with a fun-filled festival featuring music, beer and food.  During the festival, take a brewery tour, keg bowl for charity, and enjoy a wide variety of Harpoon’s delicious brews! This year, the festival will feature 3 food trucks, The Bacon Truck, The Dining Car ,and Captain Marden’s Cod Squad Food Truck, PLUS food from Lucky’s Lounge, the Sausage guy, and Harpoon Brewery pretzels, and more!   The event takes place on Friday, May 15th 5:30pm-11pm and Saturday, May 16th  from 1pm-7pm.  Tickets are $20 and you must be 21 plus. You can purchase tickets at the door and it’s cash only. 

Bob’s Your Uncle is going Back to Front this weekend with a special pop-up shop and warehouse sample sale.  Featuring Thomaspaul, Lotta Jansdotter, Russle Wright and a few other Front favorites, this special sale will take place during the Fort Point Spring Open Studios May 15th-17th.   For more information about Open Studios visit: http://www.fortpointarts.org/open-studios/

Take an adventure in art!  Pick up a map and explore the studios and warehouses that are home to painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, performance artists, printmakers, book artists, photographers, and more.. Meet and chat with artists in their studios and discover new works and treasured favorites.  See Fort Point’s art galleries and find public art installations throughout the neighborhood.   The fun happens May 15th: Friday Preview select studios open 4-7pm and May 16-17 Saturday and Sunday studios open 12-5pm.  This event is free to the public + free parking
Free parking thanks to Gillette/P&G:  in the parking lot at A Street and Binford Streets-please note this is a new parking location, across the street from the lot you may be used to using. Turn onto Binford Street from A Street towards the Channel, then turn left into the parking (look for signs)

Quick!  Cover Your Walls! You’ve been meaning to do something about those naked walls in your apartment, right? While sipping a glass of wine, peruse the work of 12 emerging photographers at 555 Gallery – 555 East Second Street – on Saturday, May 16th from 2pm-5pm. Peer into the flat files of 555 Gallery during their first annual “Personal Portfolio Walk.”  Meet the photographers, ask questions and purchase some art.  This is a series of events that will run Thursday evenings, May 21, 28, June 4, 11 from 6 – 8PM and Saturdays, May 16, 30, and June 6, from 2 – 5pm.   Wine and snacks will be served.  


It’s back!  After a crazy successful summer/winter 2014/2015, The Lawn on D will open for a new season and promises to be better than ever!  The opening weekend will begin on Friday, May 15th at 5pm with a warm welcome from Jim Rooney and kick off a night of dancing featuring the classic D Street Jukebox.  Guests will also enjoy a dance party celebrating the return of Swing Time with dancing lessons from MetaMovements and Hop to the Beat.  The tent, fully equipped with picnic tables and a beer and wine bar will be open all weekend featuring local food trucks and refreshments from the team at Lincoln Tavern. For a full schedule and for more information visit: http://www.lawnond.com

The Handlebar  Summer Share is back again by popular demand.  Enjoy unlimited classes of high energy cycling from June 1st – August 15th for  just $375 if you purchase by May 15th.  After May 15th it’s $400.  141 Dorchester Ave.  http://handlebarcycling.com

Family Fun:
On Sunday, May 17th from 12pm-3pm enjoy an afternoon of games, arts and crafts, bouncy houses, face painting, snow cones and more!  The Spring Carnival will take place at the Perry Schoolyard  – 745 East Seventh Street.   We also hear a DJ will be playing all your favorite tunes.  Stop by and show your support and have some good old fashioned family fun!  Tickets are $10 per person and $20 per family.  

Pick it up:
The cold and dark days of winter are a thing of the past.  If you’ve been up to M Street Park lately, you can see the “little gifts” left by dogs and owners turning a blind eye when no one was looking.  Let’s get the park warm weather ready! If you’re a dog owner and would like to lend a hand picking up after those owners who didn’t,  join the poop patrol on Saturday, May 23rd to help clean up the park. Although this group love the pooches, they’re encouraging owners to leave them home during this cleanup.  After a few hours of hard work, the group plans to go out for drinks to celebrate a job well done! We raise our glass to this group of good neighbors!   No need to RSVP, just show up anytime during the two hour window between 1pm-3pm.

Free Caffeine:
Free coffee and samples from the breakfast menu this weekend at Sullivan’s Castle Island.  Enjoy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Yippee!!