Boston Weekender: Spring has sprung
March 21–23, 2014
The first day of spring is marked by an eventful weekend in Boston, including the unveiling of a long-lost historic comic, an annual anime convention, restaurant openings, and more. Celebrate the equinox by hanging up your scarf and heading out to one of these events—before it snows again.
Boston Design Week began its 10-day run Thursday. The inaugural showcase event features local and visiting artists at workshops, exhibits, tours, lectures and more. A full calendar of events can be found on their website.
The Boston Ballet’s production of Cinderella is closing its run at the Boston Opera House this weekend, so be sure to get tickets before the clock strikes midnight and your carriage turns into a pumpkin. Flashdance, the stage-musical version of the classic ‘80s dance film, is also concluding its stint at the Colonial Theatre this weekend.
A rare Superman comic featuring President Kennedy that has been missing for several decades was recently found through the joint efforts of DC Comics and the curators at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum. Per the dying wish of the comic’s artist, Al Plastino, it will be on display for the general public at the library starting this weekend.
Anime Boston, the city’s annual celebration of Japanese culture, is returning to the Hynes Convention Center for its fifth year. This three-day-long convention will feature artist galleries, cosplay photo shoots, karaoke, gaming, and much more.
Hungry? Opening this weekend are the long-awaited Wink and Nod, the craft cocktail speakeasy on Appleton Street; Pastoral, the new artisan pizza joint in Fort Point; and Blazing Paddles, the new addition to Fenway that boasts homestyle cuisine, gluten-free options, and "luxury" ping pong.