Happy April! Here are some ideas to spend the weekend without spending much (or any) money for the first weekend of April!

Boston National Poetry Month Festival: April 5-7, 2013 at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square. Enjoy this 13th Annual festival with poetry readings and celebrations! Free.

Jennifer Phelan Bootcamp: Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 9:15am at Faneuil Hall Upper Rotunda. Join bootcamp instructor Jennifer Phelan for a free Saturday morning workout. Free, but please bring your own mat.

Harvard Art Museum: Saturday, April 6, 2013. From 10am-12pm on Saturdays, Massachusetts residents can explore the museum for free with proper Mass ID.

Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Sunday, April 7, 2013. Mass residents can visit the Harvard Museum of Natural History and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology for free on Sundays from 9am-12pm with proof of residency.

Kid Price Saturday at Franklin Zoo: Saturday, April 6, 2013. Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $10 for admission.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday, April 6, 2013 & Sunday, April 7, 2013. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per person, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate.

Pasta for Pasta Food Drive at Panera Bread: Saturday & Sunday, April 6-7, 2013 from 11-2am. Stop by your participating Panera Bread and donate a box of Pasta to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank. Better yet, be one of the first 25 people to do so, and grab a mystery gift card (could win $2-$50) for your next Panera pasta purchase!  

Also, don’t forget to check out Goldstar Boston as they have two events with free tickets (just pay service fee) for this weekend: Rossini’s Comic Opera La Gazzetta From New England Conservatory and New Comedy Thinking of You from Boston Actors Theater (Free tickets selling out fast).

Also, Creed Bratton (Creed from The Office) is performing at the Wilbur on Saturday, April 6th for an evening of story and song. Tickets are $6 through Goldstar (plus service fee) compared to the $22.50 ticket price. Not too bad.

Have a great weekend whatever you decide to do!

(Please note that I am an affiliate with Goldstar, meaning I get thanked when you make a purchase through my link. Please read my disclosure policy here).

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