Boston Weekend in Review: Saks Trunk Show; Museum Concerts and Schooner Sailing

There were so many things happening in Boston this weekend, but in case you missed some, here’s a roundup of some of the city’s most popular events:

Shopping: Saks Fifth Avenue’s location on Boylston Street in Boston wrapped up its Pomellato trunk show yesterday. Shoppers were able to get a sneak preview of the spring and pre-fall collections that included beautiful baubles of earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets.

Music: Moms and their families sold out the Sunday Concert Series at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum yesterday. The 1:30 p.m. concert featured Musicians from Marlboro who filled the museum with music from the violin, cello, bass, oboe and horns playing Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms.

The Museum of Fine Arts proved they aren’t merely about displaying one-of-a-kind works of art, but also showcasing musical talents by hosting impressive concerts. An Afternoon of Beethoven was held yesterday where classical music aficionados listened to members of the Handel and Haydn Society perform Beethoven’s piano trios and violin and cello sonatas.

The Boston Pops celebrated their opening night last week with Conductor Keith Lockhart and over weekend at Symphony Hall, they featured a fun event combining film with orchestra for a Singin’ in the Rain performance. The Gene Kelly movie played while the Boston Symphony Orchestra accompanied the film to a vivacious orchestral performance during the Saturday afternoon matinee and evening shows.

Sailing: On Saturday, Classic Sail Line officially started up for the season with a sunset sail around Boston Harbor aboard their 80-foot schooner, the Adirondack III. The all-wooden vessel offers sunset, full day and evening cruises as well as private charters now through October.

Top of the Hub
Top of the Hub

Photo Credit: Top of the Hub

Dining: One of the best ways to celebrate Mother’s Day was from high atop the sky at the Top of the Hub where moms were treated to a prix-fixe four-course brunch while a jazz ensemble played in the lounge. The restaurant where many engagement proposals have occurred has one of the best views of the city from the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower in Back Bay.

Theater: Dirty Dancing played yesterday at the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre-Citi Center on Boylston Street. The performance, which was based on the original classic movie where Patrick Swayze wooed Jennifer Grey with his dancing, music and romance, featured the popular hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”

Over at the Boston Opera House, the Boston Ballet performed the last show of Edge of Vision featuring the world premiere by Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo. The beautiful ballet performance, which started performances on April 30, combined Irish music with classical ballet and jigs.

Momix, a contemporary dance performance, was held all weekend long at the Cutler Majestic Theater. Beautiful, magical and whimsical movements were portrayed by Moses Pendleton. The show featured a unique look at the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water through impressive dancing.