It’s the weekend after the marathon, so I’ll forgive you if you need to take a breather and recover. But I still tracked down plenty of fun stuff for you to do. Hey, that Local Events Roundup Pulitzer isn’t going to hop up on my bookshelf all by itself. Also, I don’t own a bookshelf, and I’m not going to stop working hard until I get one.
Most cities’ marathons happen on the weekend, but our Marathon Monday didn’t become a thing just because locals love alliteration. It’s also Patriots’ Day, when we recognize the important offseason work put in by the coaches and players of the New England Patriots that doesn’t get much attention but — OK it’s actually the 240th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Celebrate this week with a benefit for the troops of today, comedy and film fests, and lots more.
The world descends on Boston for marathon weekend, and the city rises to the occasion with lots of options to keep you far away from annoying Midwestern tourists who walk really slow and don’t know how to ride escalators (stand on the right, Ohio!) Take your pick from art, dance, music, comedy, and theater — oh and science, because every course of study should require at least one token math or science class so it looks like you’re learning something practical.
For many children of the ’90s, Amy Jo Johnson – better known as Kimberly the original pink Power Ranger – was their first TV star crush.
While her days of beating up Putty Patrollers are long gone, Johnson has since traded in her morpher and pink spandex for more grown-up gigs and is now a budding writer and director. The Cape Cod native is set to kick off this weekend’s Boston International Film Festival with a screening of her short film Lines on Thursday night. More