Weekend Roundup in Boston and Other Haute Happenings

Not only is today Patriots Day, but it is also better known here in Boston as Marathon Monday, a day to celebrate the running of the 121st Boston Marathon, the country’s most challenging race. If you are attending the race, keep an eye out because you never know who you will see. (Country musician Dierks Bentley has already been spotted in town to cheer his wife on).

Boston MarathonPhoto Credit: Boston Athletic Association

A Look at Some Haute Weekend Happenings:

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King & I was in town this weekend at the Opera House. The production is running now through April 23.

The King and IPhoto Credit: Broadway in Boston

The Boston International Film Festival also got underway this weekend with a red carpet event held at the AMC/Loews Theaters. The black tie affair screened THE LOST CITY OF Z. You can still catch a few films today as the festival wraps up with four screenings held at the Broadway Picture Entertainment Studio and AMC/Loews on Tremont Street.

The Swan Boats made their way back to the Public Garden this weekend. Now through September, you can jump a ride on the pedal-driven boats and take a leisurely tour of America’s first public botanical garden.

Swan BoatsPhoto Credit: Swan Boats

You know it’s almost summer in Boston when the cruises start launching in the harbor. On Friday night, Northern Lights hosted a 1.5-hour jazz cruise aboard a 1920s style New England yacht passing by historic sites like Fort Independence, Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution, and the Marriot Custom House Tower.

Northern LightsPhoto Credit: Boston Sailing

On Saturday, Patriots Julian Edelman was at the PUMA store in Somerville to debut the new JE11 IGNITE Limitless. The IGNITE Limitless is a new take on running, fusing highly technical running features with the design mentality and attitude of modern streetwear. This version is customized with the JE11 tag along the side of the sole and the back loop.

Julian EdelmanPhoto Credit: Puma

The Ruby Room at the Onyx hosted local photographers James Berkeley, Saili Kline, Kiana Gibson, and Evan Beauvais as part of the Following Boston initiative, these artists embody the burgeoning local talent of this city’s residents. Following Boston started as a documentary series, progressed to an Instagram photo hub, and is currently evolving into a city experience with their live shows.

Following BostonPhoto Credit: Following Boston

Haute Event This Week:

Tuesday night, there will be a movie screening of Grey Lady at Legacy Place (Coach Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday will be attending the Dedham premiere as well as the movie’s director and actor John Shea).The movie, featuring Eric Dane, Natalie Zea and Amy Madigan, is a suspenseful romantic thriller that tells the tale of Boston homicide detective James Doyle whose partner is killed in an ambush. Her dying words provide him with a clue that sends him to the remote island of Nantucket for his hunt for the killer. Ticket proceeds benefit Journey Forward, a nonprofit that aids those with paralysis through an intense exercise-based program. An after-party is being held at Kings Bowl Dedham, which will include appearances from the cast and celebrity guests.

Grey LadyPhoto Credit: Grey Lady Movie