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Celebrate summer vacation at these 4 Boston-area weekend events

Posted by Alex Pearlman  May 2, 2012 01:39 PM

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today is calendar day.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, May 3-Sunday, May 13: Boston LGBT Film Festival. New England’s largest and longest-running LGBT media event “celebrates, displays, and distributes work by and for LGBT media makers,” including local, national, and international film, video, and other media, according to the festival website. This year, screenings will take place at the MFA, the ICA, Brattle Theatre, and Coolidge Corner Theatre. When and Where: Dates and times vary by showing. Check the full schedule for details.

Friday, May 4: Taste of the North End. If you’re one of those people who can walk into the North End having just eaten a full meal and, after getting get a whiff of all those delicious smells, be hungry mere minutes later, you don’t want to miss this event. Featuring food from 30 of the neighborhood’s restaurants and wine from local vendors, Taste of the North End raises money for local charities; this year’s beneficiary is North End Waterfront Health. When and Where: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. @ Steriti Memorial Rink (561 Commercial Rink, North End).

Saturday, May 5: Greenway Mobile Food Fest. When Occupy Boston began camping in Dewey Square last October, the Greenway had to cancel this event; thankfully, they rescheduled. Head down to Dewey Square Park and the Fort Point Channel Parks this Saturday, and you’ll find more than 20 of Boston’s best food trucks, local music, and plenty of other activities. We have only one piece of advice: Come hungry! When and Where: 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. @ Rose Kennedy Greenway, Summer Street through Pearl Street.

Sunday, May 6: David Sedaris. The best-selling author and NPR contributor comes to Boston for a one-night-only appearance. Whether you’ve read or listened to every one of his stories, essays, and audio recordings or just get a kick out of listening to “The Santaland Diaries” every Christmas, his self-deprecating humor and social critiques are sure to make you laugh. When and Where: 7 p.m. @ Symphony Hall (301 Mass Ave., Fenway).

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