Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

Cheer on this year’s Boston marathoners, remember the country’s early patriots, file your federal taxes April 15, and more fun (and not so fun) things to do this week.


Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff


Brad Flowers

“Samurai! Armor From the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection.”

April 14-15


Celebrating its 300th birthday in 2013, Lexington holds its annual Patriots Day Parade today starting at 2 p.m. Patriotic early risers can head to the town green Monday to catch the Lexington Minutemen’s reenactment of the Battle of Lexington, starting at 5:30 a.m. For more info on related activities,

April 14-August 4


Suits of armor for both humans and horses, elaborately embellished helmets, and warlord weaponry from 12th-through-19th-century Japan are all part of the Museum of Fine Arts’s new exhibition, “Samurai! Armor From the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection.”617-267-9300;

April 15



Here’s motivation for all you 2013 Boston Marathoners: 96.1 percent of last year’s runners finished the race, and 100 percent of wheelchair and handcycle competitors did. It all starts at 9 a.m. Monday in Hopkinton.

Ken Irons

Boston Comic Con.


Attention taxpayers: The Patriots Day holiday no longer means Massachusetts residents get an extra day to file federal income tax returns. This year, your federal return must be filed by Monday, along with the rest of the nation. State income tax returns are due Tuesday.

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As of April 2, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue had processed:

>Electronically filed returns 1,815,485

>Paper returns 227,704


>Refunds 1,569,986

April 20-21


Comic book fans descend on the Hynes Convention Center next weekend to meet the creators of Superman, X-Men, Hellboy, and others; catch a zombie movie marathon; buy comic books, toys, and posters; strut their stuff in a costume contest; and much more. Tickets to the sixth annual Boston Comic Con cost $25 per day or $40 for the weekend.

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