27 Fun Weekend Picks

ape-awareness-day.jpgSo, uh, wow. This is not the weekend to say there's nothing to do in and around town! I triaged my e-mail this week (this e-mail system saves my sanity) and there were so many events that caught my eye, spanning things to do with your kids (e.g., learn about apes, enjoy a new children's cultural festival), for your kids (e.g., hit up the used clothing circuit, work on building family relationships), or without the kids if you can secure a babysitter this weekend (e.g., wine, jazz, Fela!). I hope you enjoy this colossal roundup of 27 picks. Have a glorious weekend my friends.
1. Score used French fashions for your petit ones. (Arlington)

2. Rock out with Billy Jonas. (Arlington)

3. Learn all about apes. (Boston)

4. Check out this first annual Children's Cultural Festival. (Boston)

5. Taste wine. (Boston)

6. Frolic at this Japan spring festival. (Boston)

7. Immerse yourself in Fela! (My high school friend Dave Smith is playing in this weekend's show!) (Boston)

8. Peruse art in bloom. (Boston)

9. Sink into jazz. (Boston)

10. Rock out with Mister G. (Brookline)

11. Celebrate the dulcimer. (Brookline)

12. Check out this arts festival at Harvard (Cambridge)

13. Learn from this sustainable seafood teach-in. (Cambridge)

14. Welcome George back to Harvard Square. (Cambridge)

15. Visit this arts festival at Boston College. (Chestnut Hill)

16. Score bargains at this monster family yard sale. (Jamaica Plain)

17. Pop in at this baby-tastic local book signing. (Jamaica Plain)

18. Browse open studios. (Medford)

19. Stroll around this community art festival. (Melrose)

20. Frolic among the daffodils. (Nantucket)

21. Enjoy a free farm open house. (Natick)

22. Celebrate literature. (Newburyport)

23. Learn how to build family relationships (Quincy)

24. Watch these sheep lighten up for the spring. (Waltham)

25. Enjoy an arts festival at Brandeis. (Waltham)

26. Score consignment bargains. (Woburn)

27. Work for wildlife. (Multiple locations)

Image credit: Franklin Park Zoo