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Gear up for Marathon Monday with these 4 Boston-area weekend events

Posted by Alex Pearlman  April 11, 2012 02:06 PM

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calendar with daily sheets.pngSo much to do, so little time -- and so many event listings and Facebook invites to comb through! Lucky for you, we here at TNGG Boston can also fill in as your social planners. Each week, we’ll feature a few weekend events we think you should check out.* If you know of an upcoming event that might appeal to our audience, email with the details.

*Note: TNGG is not receiving compensation of any kind to promote these events. We just think they sound like fun!

Thursday, April 12: Fenway Turns 100. Boston’s famous ballpark is celebrating its centennial this year, and Jerry Remy’s and PXT Money are throwing a birthday party of sorts the night before the Red Sox 2012-2013 season home opener. Free appetizers and a chance to meet Sox second baseman Nick Punto are involved. When and Where: 7 p.m. @ Jerry Remy’s (1265 Boylston St., Fenway).

Friday, April 13-Saturday, April 14: Boston Beer Summit. Seventy-seven breweries take over the Park Plaza Castle on Friday and Saturday for this celebration of some of the world’s best beer, which has been happening in Boston since 1999. Pick a session and come thirsty because you’ve got over 200 brews to sample before the event is over. When and Where: Friday, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday, 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. @ Park Plaza Castle (50 Arlington St., Back Bay).

Friday, April 13: Dodgeball First Fridays. The superstitious believe that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day, but how bad can a game of dodgeball get? (Don’t answer that; just remember to duck/jump/avoid the ball that’s flying towards you.) Join Social Boston Sports for their monthly, open-to-everyone two hours of ball-to-ball combat, followed by socializing at the nearby Joshua Tree. When and Where: 7:30 p.m. @ Together in Motion (1 Broadway, Arlington).

Friday, April 13: A Screening of Bully. Filmmaker Lee Hirsch’s documentary follows five bullied students throughout one school year and “offer[s] insight into the often-cruel world of children, as teachers, administrators, and parents struggle to find answers.” The film opens everywhere on Friday, but proceeds from this particular screening will benefit Schools for Children and its National Institute for Student-Centered Education. Author and educator Richard Weissbourd will speak after the film. When and Where: 6:45 p.m. @ Landmark Theatres Kendall Square Cinema (One Kendall Square).

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