What you should know for Friday & the Weekend!

Events for Friday, April 28th

6:00pm Taste of the North End at Steriti Rink, Commercial Street. The 24th Annual Taste of the North End will once again be at the Steriti Rink in the North End starting at 7pm. See www.totne.org for more information and tickets.

6:00pm Francesca Montillo – “The Lazy Italian.” Francesca Montillo is a native Italian and culinary instructor living in Boston, though she travels back to Italy on a regular basis. She is the founder and owner of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures, which offers culinary adventure weeks to Italy as well as private cooking classes and team building culinary events around Boston. I AM Books is located at 189 North Street.

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Notable news found elsewhere:

Troubled Canal Street watering hole could be reborn as Mexican restaurant

Nicholas Frattaroli, owner of Ward 8 is working to open Bodega Canal, a Mexican restaurant in the former location of Grand Canal. Nobody spoke against the request for the liquor license transfer for service until 1 a.m., noting that the area could use a full-service, “late-ish-night” restaurant, continue reading at UniversalHub.

As a precaution, police to shut Lansdowne Street on Red Sox game days

Lansdowne Street, the shadow beneath Fenway Park will now be closed to vehicle traffic during Red Sox games. The new plan is being carried out by Boston Police to avoid the kind of truck attacks that have been frequent in European cities. The Boston Globe has the full story on this safety precaution.

Plan your events with the Community Calendar

Saturday, April 29

9:00am Love Your Block (Boston Shines) at the Paul Revere Mall. Meet for tools and coffee! Boston Shines is now renamed Love Your Block. It is still Boston’s clean-up program in the spring, but it will now be part of a larger initiative promoting neighborhood revitalization. More information.

10:00am Fred Grandinetti – Drawing with FredSince 1983, Fred Grandinetti has written about Popeye in books, newspapers, magazines and web sites. He is the host/writer and producer of the award-winning family series Drawing With Fred. The program can be seen on various cable access television stations and celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017. I AM Books is located at 189 North Street, more information.

6:00pm Les Sampou Quartet – Live jazz. Boston-based Les Sampou Quartet will present an evocative set of American Songbook vocal favorites in the style of such legendaries as Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Krall, rollicking Blues from the early and mid-1900s, and also feature jazz instrumentals performed by the highly-talented musicians joining together for this very special show.

6:30pm Italian Home Gala at Marriott Long Wharf. Italian Home for Children’s Annual Gala! Italian Home for Children provides progressive and therapeutic programs to help children, adults and families with emotional, behavioral and educational special needs thrive in their communities. Tickets are $500 each, register online here.

Sunday, April 30

10:00am Primarie PD di Boston. Potranno votare tutti i cittadini italiani muniti di documento di identità italiano valido. I candidati alla carica di Segretario nazionale del Partito democratico sono: Matteo Renzi, Andrea Orlando e Michele Emiliano. I AM Books is located at 189 North Street.

From the Community: 

Greenway Open Market Announces Line-Up for 2017 Opening Weekend (5/6 & 5/7). New England Open Markets, today announces details of the 2017 Greenway Open Market, in partnership with the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Located in the Wharf Districts Parks of the Greenway, is a juried handmade arts and crafts market. Only the best of the region’s artisans and makers are accepted. More information.

Boston Harbor Now Announces Dining Options from New Partnership Between Chef Barbara Lynch and Boston Harbor CruisesAnnouncing Salt Water Inc., an exciting new partnership between acclaimed Chef Barbara Lynch and Boston Harbor Cruises (BHC), will enhance food and beverage offerings for Georges and Spectacle Islands, and the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Salt Water Inc. was chosen as the vendor for all public entities as part of a comprehensive, public RFP process, continue reading.

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