Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Including an open house (free sails!) at the Boston Sailing Center.

Open House at the Boston Sailing Center

The weather is getting warmer, and that means it’s time to start getting ready for sailing season. This Saturday, the Boston Sailing Center is open to everyone who shares their love for all things aquatic, offering free sailing trips to showcase beautiful views of Boston. The BSC will also offer discounts on sailing courses and memberships, and their staff will be around to answer any questions you have about their programs.

Free, Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, 1-5 p.m., Boston Sailing Center, 54 Lewis Wharf, Boston, 617-227-4198,

Shop and Nibble in the North End

Spend this Sunday strolling through Boston’s beautiful North End as 16 local shops and restaurants offer samples of their tasty treats. You’ll be able to meet and get to know the owners of your favorite local businesses, as shops like Cocoanuts, Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe, Twilight & The Wine Bottega, and more participate in the event.

Free, Sunday, April 27, 12-5 p.m. North End, 67 Salem St., Boston, 617 -742-0848,

ArtWeek Boston

Much like Boston Design Week, the goal of ArtWeek Boston is to make the culture and creativity of the city accessible to all Boston residents. Beginning Friday, ArtWeek events will take place all around the Boston area with prices ranging from $50 to free, offering you experiences that span practically every artistic interest from music to food to hair styling and welding. Check out some of our recommendations.

Prices and locations vary, Friday, April 25, through Sunday, May 4,

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum Scavenger Hunt

If you’re bored of curling up with your favorite Megan Abbott novel, why not experience a real (sort of) murder mystery? Someone’s been killing off museum staffers at the Museum of Science, and they need your help to crack the secret code, solve the mystery, and stop the killings. Teams of three are recommended, so sign up with your sharpest, most inquisitive friends.

$32, Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m., Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, 877-946-4868,

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Many Americans want to be on a healthier diet, but it can be difficult, especially when the price of organic food is so steep. So come to the Grove Hall branch of the Boston Public Library to learn how to make healthy and budget-friendly choices when it comes to your food. The lecture is open to people of all ages, and is sure to inspire you to make a change.

Free, Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., Grove Hall Branch Library, 41 Geneva Ave., Boston, 617-536-5400,