You don't have to head all the way to the land of the rising sun to experience samurai style in Boston
Everyone knows flowy dresses and fruity cocktails beat out clunky boots and itchy wool sweaters. So with the spring season officially in action, Boston’s best cultural institutions are officially out in full force. Whether you’d rather slap on a tutu or carry 10-foot samurai swords, Beantown is bursting with springtime sights for everyone in your party.
Museum of Fine Arts’ Samurai Exhibit
It turns out you don’t have to go all the way to the Land of the Rising Sun to get a taste of samurai style. Head to the Museum of Fine Arts to catch the US debut of “Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier Mueller Collection,” one of the finest holdings of samurai armor in the world. See the elaborate helmets, armor, and warfare accoutrements, some of which dates back to the 12th century. If you’re looking to make a family event out of it, every Saturday in May the MFA holds Samurai Saturdays, a combination of the exhibition and events for kids and adults who are kids at heart. For more info and tickets, head over to the Museum of Fine Arts website.
Boston Ballet’s Coppelia
If sugarplums dance in your head year-round, expand your ballet palette with a Boston Ballet performance. Come May 16, the uber-talented BB crew will perform Coppelia at the Boston Opera House. Choreographed by the legendary George Balanchine and Alexandra Danilova, the comic ballet about an inventor named Dr. Coppelius is sure to be a crowd pleasure. It runs through May 26. More info and tickets can be found on the Boston Ballet website.