May Events Guide: Spring Arrives in Boston!

It's May! We're a month closer to summer, a month closer to school ending. Warm weather has finally rolled in and New England trees and flowers are in bloom. With the spring air comes a whole new month of concerts, festivals, and celebrations. Here's a guide to what to do in Boston this month.

Although the first half may be over, the IFF is still going strong into early May. Check out the schedule for independent films, shorts, documentaries, and panels all over the city.

Hitchcock's masterpiece of a psychological thriller -- a perfect Mother's Day treat!

May 14-June 18: Reel Weird Brattle
The Brattle Theatre presents "a series of late shows that warp the Alice in Wonderland concept in new and interesting ways." Films shown include Nightmare on Elm Street, Daisies, and Repulsion.

Let's all go fly a kite...

May 15: Mayfair
Harvard Square's annual block party returns with musical performances, street art, jewelry/vintage clothing/art vendors, and food.

A mysteriously ambiguous celebration of Drake.

May 21: Earth Fest
This year's free music festival lineup include pop band Fitz & the Tantrums and Joywave. Also performing: whichever local band wins the Battle of the Bands contest.

May 21: Porchfest
Check out local bands at the annual festival celebrating an "underused public venue: The Porch."

The classic 1957 Audrey Hepburn film comes to Coolidge Corner.

May 27-29: Boston Calling
Need we say anything?

May 30: Spring Fever
Cambridge club The Middle East hosts an underage night of music with DJ sets and musical performances from Danny Diamonds, Chase Murphy, and Caye.

Every Saturday: Greenway Open Market
Shop for clothing, art, and other accessories on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Food trucks will be in attendance.

Two great South End markets selling food, clothes, arts and crafts, and whatever strange gizmos you may convince yourself you need.

The MFA's latest exhibit showcases fashion forward designers using unique materials. Admission is free for students on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays.

text: penelope mack
visual: marcio jose bastos silva
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