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30 Great Things Happening This Week in and Around Boston

It’s spring in Boston, despite the weather acting just a bit differently, but signs of the season are all over. The Lawn on D opens for the season this week, the annual Art in Bloom festival is happening at the MFA, plus there’s some wine tasting, first Friday fun and a whole lot more happening in the area. Check out our picks for the week:

Monday, April 29

Art in Bloom at the MFA

Celebrate the return of spring with the Museum of Fine Art’s annual Art in Bloom festival of arts and flowers. Enjoy art from across the MFA’s collection paired with magnificent floral interpretations. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.

Preschool Movies

Enjoy movies with your preschooler at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library. 10:30-11:30 a.m., 4246 Washington St., Roslindale.

Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

Cityside Free Comedy Monday Featuring Evan Williams

Enjoy free comedy every Monday night at Cityside Bar with some of the best stand-up comics working today, along with frequent, surprise guests. Come join in the fun to see comedians who have performed on Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more. Tonight it’s Evan Williams. There’s no cover charge, it’s 21 plus and it’s first come, first seated, with standing room available if sold out. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. It’s Cityside Bar, 1960 Beacon St., Brighton.

Tuesday, April 30

The Drinkeasy at Harpoon Brewery

Did you know you can join the folks at Harpoon Brewery for a private, after-hours event in their tasting room to be the first to try a pilot beer? That happens tonight. ENjoy samples and pints available for purchase of the pilot beer, along with 11 taps of beer and cider available for sampling and for purchase. 7-9 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

Trivia Tuesdays at Dorchester Brewing Company

On Tuesday nights, head on over to Dorchester Brewing Company for Trivia night by Stump! Test your knowledge and have some fun. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester. 

Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

Wednesday, May 1 

Pasta Making Workshop

Learn how to make pasta from scratch with Law of Pasta and this hands-on pasta making workshop led by Chef Avery. $56-$70. 6-8 p.m., The KITCHEN presented by the Trustees, The Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

The Big Apple Circus

The Circus is in town all through School Vacation Week. Catch the Big Apple Circus with performances all week long at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. Tickets start at $35. 7 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Thursday, May 2 

Opening Day at The Lawn on D

Come play in and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games at The Lawn on D opens for the season today. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

ICA Free Thursday Night

Did you know the Institute of Contemporary Art is free for all visitors every Thursday? It sure is. 5-9 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston. 

The Big Apple Circus

The Circus is in town all through School Vacation Week. Catch the Big Apple Circus with performances all week long at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. Tickets start at $35. Performances at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. 

Pinot in the City Boston

Enjoy some the world’s most exciting Pinot noirs with 60 wineries from Oregon’s Willamette Valley at the Pinot in the City tasting event hosted by the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. at The Castle at Park Plaza. Sip Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Riesling, sparkling wines and more showcasing the best that Oregon has to offer. Tickets ate $90-$130 and must be purchased in advance. 6:30-9 p.m., The Castle at Park Plaza, 130 Columbus Ave., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 

Friday, May 3

TGIF at The Lawn on D

Come play in and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games at The Lawn on D opens for the season today. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

The Big Apple Circus

The Circus is in town all through School Vacation Week. Catch the Big Apple Circus with performances all week long at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. Tickets start at $35. Performances at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. 

ICA First Friday: Spring Fling

Head on over to the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston’s First Friday event. Tonight dance away those winter blues and celebrate the start of spring with rosé wine spritzers, DJ Knife, flower crafts, ocean views, contemporary art and an insta-worthy floral installation by Maia Mattson. Free for members, $15 for non-members, 5-9 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston.

SoWa First Fridays

Meet artists, view exhibits and shop as more than 200 artists, galleries, shops and showrooms open their doors to the public tonight for an evening of art, culture and inspiration. 5-9 p.m., 450-460 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts First Fridays

Join the folks at the Museum of Fine Arts tonight and kick off the weekend with fine art, music, signature cocktails, tapas and more. Tickets are $25, seniors and students are $23 and free for members. 6-9:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Astronomy After Hours

Enjoy a free night full of astronomy themed fun. Hope for good weather and small telescopes will be available for a hands-on experience, plus visitors can view the evenings featured astronomical object through the 11” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope in the Museum’s Gilliland Observatory. 8:30 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston, Gilliland Observatory, 1 Science Park, Boston.

Saturday, May 4

Sci-Fi Food Weekend 2019

Head to the Boston Museum of Science this weekend for Sci-Fi Food Weekend This year’s theme is Grow Your Food IQ Weekend where you can discover connections between food and science, eet authors and experts in nutrition, food science and more. There will be something for the entire family. $25 for adults, $20 for children and $21 or seniors. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park, Boston.

North Shore Princess Expo

More than a dozen princes and princesses will be on hand at the North Shore Princess Expo today for an enchanting adventure. Enjoy a candy bar and coloring station, adult swag bags, child goody bags, story times, photos, a princess & me fashion show and more. Tickets are $5-$35. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 177 Lynnfield St., Lynn.

Princess Day at the Stone Zoo

Ten princesses will be on hand at Princess Day today at the Stone Zoo. And while you’re there enjoy arts and crafts and learn more about the zoo’s amazing animals from their zookeepers. Free with the price of admission. Stone Zoo, 140 Pond St., Stoneham. 

The Big Apple Circus

The Circus is in town all through School Vacation Week. Catch the Big Apple Circus with performances all week long at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. Tickets start at $35. Performances at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody.

Power Beer Fest

Mass Brewers Guild’s Power Beer Fest comes to the Castle at Park Plaza showcasing more than 60 local breweries under one roof. Tickets are $20-$60. There are two sessions to choose from 1-4:30 p.m. and 6-9:30 p.m. The Castle at Park Plaza, 130 Columbus Ave., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Sunday, May 5

The Big Apple Circus

The Circus is in town all through School Vacation Week. Catch the Big Apple Circus with performances all week long at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. Tickets start at $35. Performances at Noon and 4 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. 

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Pasta Making Workshop

Learn how to make pasta from scratch with Law of Pasta and this hands-on pasta making workshop led by Chef Avery. $56-$70. 4-6 p.m., The KITCHEN presented by the Trustees, The Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

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