Earlier this week, I was getting kind of bored of May. Summer is still a few weeks away, and Mother Nature is doing her best to remind us of that with the horrific storms yesterday (which are supposed to continue on Saturday, mind you). Anyway, I was feeling down, so I did what anyone would do — Google what happened on this day in history.

On May 10, 1869, the transcontinental railroad was completed, connecting the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads and making East to West travel more accessible for all! Luckily, now we have airplanes.

Have a good one, folks.

Friday

Taste of the North End – 7pm – DCR’s Steriti Memorial Rink – Get the best of Italy right here in Boston. The Taste of the North End features 30 popular North End restaurants, as well as libations from area wine vendors.

Pink Rocks and Rose – 5pm – 8pm – Laura Preshong Gallery – Come celebrate the women in your life at the Laura Preshong Gallery. Guests are invited to peruse a specially selected collection of jewelry by Laura and gallery artists, while sampling the season’s best rosé wines from BRIX Wine Shop. Proceeds go to benefit Dress for Success Boston.

Free SideCar Rides – All weekend – SideCar, the recently launched ridesharing app, is offering free rides all weekend, to incentivize people to use their product. For more info, click here.

Saturday

Mother’s Day at Central Bottle: Taste of Italy Demo – 11am – 2pm – Central Bottle – Central Bottle is hosting a Taste of Italy demo with Italian cooking school owner Maribel Agullo. In honor of Mother’s Day, the free tasting features the likes of Lambrusco, Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Prosciutto and Aceto Balsamico di Modena.

Best Ink Casting Call – 11am – 5pm – Sunset Grill & Tap – “Best Ink” is hosting an open casting call in Boston on Saturday, looking for skilled tattoo artists to star in the Oxygen reality show.

Ministry of Supply Sample Sale – 11am – 5pm –105 South Street – Enjoy 50 percent off Ministry of Supply gear, in which 10 percent of the sales will go to benefit the One Fund.

Boston Strong Pub Crawl 2013 – 1pm – 10pm – Starts at the Charlesmark Hotel – Keep breathing life back into Boylston Street with this pub crawl on Saturday. Buy a shirt for $20, in which 100 percent of the proceeds go to benefit The One Fund.

New England Revolution Bobblehead Night – 7:30pm – Gillette Stadium – This summer, the New England Revolution is hosting a series of player bobblehead nights featuring several star players. The first bobblehead in the 2013 series is midfielder Lee Nguyen, whose bubblehead will be given away at the Saturday game against the New York Red Bulls.

Revere Hotel 1-Year Anniversary with Susanne Bartsch – 10pm – Revere Hotel – Legendary party planner Susanne Bartsch will be at the Revere Hotel on Saturday night to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day! Shower your mom in these unique gifts, and stay tuned for a list of Mother’s Day Brunches in Boston.

Lilacs at the Arnold Arboretum – 10am – 4pm – Arnold Arboretum – Bet you didn’t know that the Arnold Arboretum is home to more than 380 lilac plants of 176 kinds. Well, now you know, and this weekend is your chance to celebrate. The party on Sunday will have live music, food vendors, family activities and more.