The Weekender: April 28-30

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Happy Friday! We hope you have a wonderful weekend in store. Here are a few fun ideas:

IFFBoston. Check out some fascinating new films at the Independent Film Festival Boston this weekend! The festival runs through May 3, and includes movies you may have heard of as well as a multitude of smaller films, both narrative and documentary. Our cousin, Doug Gordon, directed an inspiring short film on a boxer who is continuing to compete in honor of her brother. It is such an engrossing and emotional story! The set (Shorts A) also includes an amazing film about a modern-day wizard and a local activist who also teaches grownups how to ride bikes. Don’t miss this series, showing at 12:30pm on Sunday at the Somerville Theatre. You can buy tickets here, and see the full schedule on the festival website.

Sleeping Beauty on Stage. Tonight is the opening night for Boston Ballet’s interpretation of Sleeping Beauty . Running through May 27, the fairy tale features music by Tchaikovsky. Sounds like a magical night out! See more on the Boston Ballet website.

Taste of the North End. The North End is a such a great neighborhood for foodies, and tonight’s event brings together 40 restaurants and bakeries as well as local wine vendors. The event benefits area non-profits, including the Eliot School, St. John School, North End Against Drugs, North End Athletic Association, and North End Music and Performing Arts Center. Find out more here!

Art in Bloom! For anyone who loves both flowers and art, this is the weekend to visit the MFA. Flower arrangements will be interspersed throughout the collections, and there are lots of special events. Find out more here.

Japan Festival Boston. On Sunday, the Common will be filled with booths and stages for a celebration of everything Japan. Arts and crafts, games, food, and music — sounds like a lot of fun! See more details here.

Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like to see listed on The Weekender? To be considered, send us a note at info@thebostondaybook.com. Have a wonderful weekend!

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