Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in, around Boston

The debut of late-night T service, two noteworthy design shows, a gardener gathering, and more.


  • Monday > March 24

  • With about three weeks left in the regular season, the Bruins face off against the Montreal Canadiens at the TD Garden tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. Can the B’s just say “Non!” again to their rivals from the north?

National Design Museum


  • Starting Friday > March 28

  • A quarter of a million people are employed in graphic design in the United States, and a new exhibition at the RISD Museum pays tribute to some of the standout work. Posters, magazines, book covers, branding campaigns, products, digital typography, film titles, and more created since 2000 are among the examples on display through August 3 as part of “Graphic Design: Now in Production.” Talks by curators and graphic designers accompany the show. 401-454-6500;

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe


  • Starting Friday > March 28

  • You really want to stay for last call, but your Charlie Card has a curfew you just can’t ignore. Starting Friday, that scenario becomes a thing of the past, when the MBTA gives late-night weekend service on subway trains and some bus lines a go in a one-year pilot program. Under the expanded hours, the last trains are expected to leave the heart of the city at around 2:30 a.m., with service ending at 3 a.m. Transportation officials hope the expanded hours on Fridays and Saturdays will boost the city’s night life and commerce. Riders will decide with their feet. Find schedules at


  • Saturday > March 29

  • Ready to swap your woolly mittens for gardening gloves? Brush up on your horticultural know-how at the Boston Natural Areas Network’s free Annual Gardeners Gathering at Northeastern University’s Egan Center and Shillman Hall starting at 11 a.m. Agriculturists will lead lectures, demos, and hands-on workshops on a host of topics, and the mayor will present the annual community garden awards. 617-542-7696;

Walter Silver


  • Starting Saturday > March 29

  • The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem feeds the current craze for mid-century modern everything with “California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way.” The show, open through July 6, includes more than 250 objects — from a 1949 Eames bookcase and a 1950 gold one-piece bathing suit to a metallic-blue 1964 Studebaker Avanti (pictured). 978-745-9500;

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