Things to do for May 09, 2013

The Weekender

Cupcakes, Samurai Moves and Fried-Dough Pizza

The weekend is all the rage these days.

Thursday
Three Hours of Fireside Cake-ing
YOU CAN EAT CAKE

Three Hours of Fireside Cake-ing

There are afternoons when only cake will do. For those moments, hit the new pop-up cake shop in the Mandarin’s fireside lounge for cupcake-sized portions of cakes (Boston Cream Cupcake, Salted Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake). They’re crafted by the hotel’s pastry chef, who handles all the wedding cakes for the Mandarin’s posh weddings. Engagements not required.

Fried-Dough Pizza. From a Truck.
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Fried-Dough Pizza. From a Truck.

We heard you love mobile carbs. Enter the Pasta Pot, the new truck dishing out mac and cheese with marinara meatballs using imported Italian pasta in rounded-bottom containers (read: easy to carry and eat), and even fried-dough pizza topped with steamed veggies. Tip: schedule a snooze back at the office.

Saturday
Ministry of Supply’s First Sample Sale
SUPPLY CLOSET

Ministry of Supply’s First Sample Sale

If you need a new shirt for brunch with Mom on Sunday, head to the Ministry of Supply showroom in the Leather District, where you’ll land up to 50% off their high-tech, sweat-resistant, Boston-born threads in their first-ever sample sale. 10% of the proceeds go to the One Fund Boston. Clothes and charity. Nice work.

Watching a Swordmaster Do His Thing
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Watching a Swordmaster Do His Thing

Samurai alert: there’s a free, three-hour MFA demonstration from a Kenjutsu (Japanese swordsmanship) master on Saturday. He’ll be performing highly choreographed stances, positions and expert sword handling with real weapons. After, you can go check out the new Samurai! exhibit in the grand gallery. Turns out, Tom Cruise wasn’t the last samurai.

May 11, noon-3pm, no cost, Druker Family Pavilion (Room 159) at the MFA, 465 Huntington Ave, 617-267-9300

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