What Bostonians need to know this week

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What to know this week:

Warm weather here we come: The week begins a bit chilly on Monday, with temperatures likely to stay in the 50s, but things should quickly warm up later in the week. Greater Boston could even see some summer-like temperatures, with highs forecast to reach the 80s on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Clink, clink! The warmer weather means beer gardens will begin popping up around the city this spring, including four opening in May.  

The Celtics advance: The Celtics won Game 7 of the first round of the NBA playoffs Saturday, advancing to the conference semifinals where they’ll face the Philadelphia 76ers Monday at 8 p.m. The Bruins flew past the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Saturday, with a score of 6-2. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Monday at 7 p.m.


Al Horford celebrates during the first quarter against the Bucks. The Celtics won Game 7 and advanced to play the 76ers.

What you missed over the weekend:

The Pats draft a QB: The New England Patriots were busy on the final day of the 2018 NFL Draft. The team started out by trading down for picks—twice. They later selected a couple of linebackers, a wide receiver, a tight end, a defensive back, and LSU quarterback Danny Etling.

Baker’s on the ballot, but he’s not the only one: Governor Charlie Baker officially received the Republican party’s endorsement for re-election at the state’s GOP convention Saturday. However, fringe candidate Scott Lively, who the Southern Poverty Law Center calls a “veteran of the anti-gay movement,” a man who wrote a Holocaust revisionist book saying that the Nazi party was made up of gay men, also got enough delegate votes to land a spot on the ballot. The GOP primary will be September 4. Meanwhile, many Republican delegates at the convention expressed deep support for President Trump.

‘Trump is so broke…’: At Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, comedian Michelle Wolf gave a blunt, raunchy speech that had the audience laughing—and gasping. President Trump did not attend for the second year in a row, but that didn’t stop the jokes from flying his way. Instead, Trump held a rally in Michigan.

What’s happening in Boston:

It’s open (market) season: The Greenway Open Market officially launches next weekend, May 5 and 6, featuring more than 80 local, independent designers and artists. On Saturday, May 5, shoppers can also enjoy the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Spring Food Truck Festival.


Wig Out! It’s the opening week of “Wig Out!” at American Repertory Theater, which was written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Oscar-winning co-writer of “Moonlight.” The popular musical has an R&B soundtrack and explores drag queen and drag ball culture.

“Wig Out!” at American Repertory Theatre plays its opening week.

Say ‘hi’ to HAIM: The sisters of the band, HAIM, come to town this week, playing a show at Agganis Arena on Thursday. Soul and R&B artist, Lizzo, is slated to open the show.   

This week’s Red Sox schedule:

Monday, April 30: 7:10 p.m. versus the Kansas City Royals on NESN

Tuesday, May 1: 7:10 p.m. versus the Kansas City Royals on NESN

Wednesday, May 2: 1:05 p.m. versus the Kansas City Royals on NESN

Thursday, May 3: 8:05 p.m. at the Texas Rangers on NESN

Friday, May 4: 8:05 p.m. at the Texas Rangers on NESN

Saturday, May 5: 8:05 p.m. at the Texas Rangers on NESN

Sunday, May 6: 3:05 p.m. at the Texas Rangers on NESN

This week’s Bruins schedule:

Monday, April 30: 7 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Lightning on NBC Sports

Wednesday, May 2: 7 p.m. versus the Tampa Bay Lightning on NBC Sports

Friday, May 4: 7 p.m. versus the Tampa Bay Lightning on NBC Sports


Sunday, May 6: TBD, versus the Tampa Bay Lightning on NBC Sports (if needed)

This week’s Celtics schedule:

Monday, April 30: 8 p.m. versus the Philadelphia 76ers on TNT

Thursday, May 3: 8:30 p.m. versus the Philadelphia 76ers on TNT

Saturday, May 5: TBD, at the Philadelphia 76ers on TNT

This week’s Revolution schedule:

Saturday, May 5: 1 p.m. at the Montreal Impact