Weekend Roundup

Hello all, I hope you are having a wonderful week! I'm super busy but having an amazing time at the Mom 2.0 Summit so I'll get right to it. Enjoy this roundup of 21 weekend events, lovingly curated for your consideration!

1. Boston Pops perform the full score to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial while the movie plays above at Symphony Hall (Boston)

2. Moms enjoy free zoo admission for Mother’s Day (Boston, Stoneham)

3. The Boston Public Schools team up with MassLEAP to present a showcase of the city’s most powerful youth voices at My Pen. My Word. My Future. (Boston)

4. Attend the family-friendly ballet Never, Neverland (Boston)

5. Take part in the Duckling Day Parade on the Common, rain or shine (Boston)

6. This month’s Family Design Day @ BSA Space is all about treehouses (Boston)

7.  The youngest of Franklin Park Zoo’s gorilla troop, Azize, turns 2 -- watch the gorillas get enrichment treats, sign a birthday card, and be one of the first 200 visitors who get to enjoy a bit of birthday cake(Boston)

8. Puppet Showplace Theater performs I Spy Butterfly (Brookline)

9. Support local artists at Cambridge Open Studios (Cambridge)

10. Have a Magical Mother’s Day at Edaville (Carver)

11. Russian nesting dolls, also known as Matryoshka, represent mother and family -- the MA-MAtryoshka Festival offers a unique way to honor Mother’s Day with dancing, costumes, music, crafts, food, face painting, and more (Clinton)

12. The Children’s Craft Market of Hingham features handmade crafts by children and for children (Hingham)

13. Celebrate Mother’s Day at Appleton Farms with a Beatrix Potter adventure -- families can visit Mr. McGregor’s garden, Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s kitchen, Jemima Puddle Duck’s net, and Hunca Munca’s doll house, then enjoy refreshments and make a potted lettuce garden as a gift for Mom (Hamilton, Ipswich)

14. Enjoy the river of color, music, and fun during the Wake Up the Earth Parade and Festival (Jamaica Plain, Roxbury)

15. Pack a picnic to celebrate Mother’s Day with Lilac Sunday at the Arboretum -- but be sure to take note that events have been rescheduled for Saturday due to the weather (Jamaica Plain)

16. Feast on a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch followed by a walk in the woods (Milton)

17. Celebrate Mom at this Mother’s Day Brunch Picnic and Lilac Festival (North Andover)

18. MakerSpace explores the theme of Flowers (North Easton)

19. Listen to live music of almost every kind during PorchFest (Somerville)

20. Take a Mother’s Day Tea at Gore Place (Waltham)

21. Check out the Watch City Steampunk Festival (Waltham)