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    Monday, May 7

    Open Lawn

    Spring is here! Come play at The Lawn on D – now open for the season. Enjoy the area, play a game, grab a swing and more. Open today 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    A Celebration of the Beatles

    Beatles fans you don’t want to miss this event.Live bands from UMass Boston will be performing Beatles’ covers an reinterpretations, as well as original songs inspired by the Fab Four. This is a free event. 7:30-9:30 p.m., UMass Boston Performing Arts, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston.

    Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

    Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

    Tuesday, May 8 

    BostonYPA After 5 Social

    After work head on over to the Boston Young Professionals Association’s After 5 Social, this month at the Back Bay Social Club. Enjoy complimentary appetizers while you mix and mingle. Tickets are $15 in advance (free for members). 6-8 p.m., Back Bay Social Club, 867 Boylston St., Boston.

    Harpoon X-Night

    Learn about the pilot beer of the night from the Harpoon brewer who brew it and give your feedback at tonight’s Harpoon X-Night. Each month Harpoons hosts these pilot beer events to celebrate them and see what you think. This month, Harpoon is hosting their friends from Blake Hill Preserves Kitchen. Blake Hill, located in Artisan Village in Windsor VT to sample their products for you. Tickets are $20. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    “The Sound of Music”

    A brand new production of the “The Sound of Music” arrives at the Boch Center Wang Theatre May 1-13. The beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family features the Tony, Grammy and Award-Winning Best Score. Tickets start at $35. 7 p.m., Boch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston.

    Wednesday, May 9 

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    The Ultimate Moms Night Out Mother’s Day Party 2018

    Moms, grab your pals and head out to the Ultimate Moms Night Out event. Mingle, unwind, eat some amazing food, drink some wine or mocktails, enjoy some pampering and more. Tickets are $25. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville.

    The Big Apple Circus

    Celebration its 40th year, the Big Apple Circus is at Assembly Row in Somerville throughout school vacation week. Tickets start at $19. 7 p.m., Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way, Somerville.

    “The Sound of Music”

    A brand new production of the “The Sound of Music” arrives at the Boch Center Wang Theatre May 1-13. The beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family features the Tony, Grammy and Award-Winning Best Score. Tickets start at $35. 7 p.m., Boch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston.

    Thursday, May 10

    Boston Calling Block Parties on the Greenway

    Enjoy bands, cocktails, games and more every Thursday night from 5-8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Dewey Square, Boston, Ma

    The Big Apple Circus

    Celebration its 40th year, the Big Apple Circus is at Assembly Row in Somerville throughout school vacation week. Tickets start at $19. 7 p.m., Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way, Somerville.

    Movies at The Lawn: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

    The Lawn on D plays host to a Steven Spielberg/John Williams movie series with this 1977 science fiction classic. 8 p.m., The Lawn on D. 420 D St., Boston.

    “The Sound of Music”

    A brand new production of the “The Sound of Music” arrives at the Boch Center Wang Theatre May 1-13. The beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family features the Tony, Grammy and Award-Winning Best Score. Tickets start at $35. 7 p.m., Boch Center Wang Theatre, 270 Tremont St., Boston.

    Friday, May 11

    Copley Square Farmers Market Opening

    The Copley Square Farmers Market opens for the season today. Tuesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The market is located along 139 St. James Ave., Dartmouth Street and Boylston Street, Boston.

    The Big Apple Circus

    Celebration its 40th year, the Big Apple Circus is at Assembly Row in Somerville throughout school vacation week. Tickets start at $19. 7 p.m., Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way, Somerville.

    “Stuart Little”

    Grab the family for a performance of “Stuart Little” tonight at the Wheelock Family Theatre. E.B. White’s classic tale follows Stuart, a mouse born into a New York family, and his many "larger than life" adventures. Tickets are $20-$38. 7:30 p.m., Wheelock Family Theatre, 180 Riverway, Boston.

    Samuel Adams 4th Annual ACBW Pig Roast

    If you’re serious about BBQ and Samuel Adams beer, you don’t want to miss the 4th Annual ACBW Pig Roast at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery. The event kicks off American Craft Beer Week and your ticket includes a full BBQ dinner (there is a vegetarian option available), two different bluegrass bands and six, 7 oz beer samples. Tickets are $30-$55. 6-9 p.m., Samuel Adams Boston Brewery, 30 Germania St., Boston.

    The 90's Boat Cruise

    Head out on Boston Harbor tonight for a 90’s themed boat cruise. Wear you’re most creative outfit from that decade and enjoy a night of dancing and more on the open water. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $20-$25. Boarding is at 6 p.m. sharp, boat leaves dock at 7 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m.. 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston.

    Saturday, May 12

    Celebrate Azize’s Third Birthday at the Franklin Park Zoo

    The youngest Franklin Park Zoo gorilla, Azize, turns 3 this month and everyone is invited to the party. Enjoy zookeeper chats, a visit with Curious George and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston.

    Back Bay and South End Chocolate Walking Tours

    Chocolate lovers, you are going to love this. Join Cocoa Beantown for a Saturday morning chocolate tour through Back Bay or an afternoon tour in the South End. Learn about the history of chocolate as it pertains to the city, while trying some yummy treats along the way. Tickets start at $50. Back Bay tour starts at 10:15 a.m. The South End tour starts at 2 p.m. 

    Boston Chocolate School Truffle Making Workshop

    This hands-on chocolate workshop teaches you everything you need to know to to make show-stopping truffles filled with anything from champagne cream to chocolate peanut butter. $85. Noon, Elephant & Castle Restaurant at 161 Devonshire St., Boston.

    “Stuart Little”

    Grab the family for a performance of “Stuart Little” tonight at the Wheelock Family Theatre. E.B. White’s classic tale follows Stuart, a mouse born into a New York family, and his many "larger than life" adventures. Tickets are $20-$38. 2 p.m., Wheelock Family Theatre, 180 Riverway, Boston.  

    Sunday, May 13

    Duckling Day Parade

    For more than three decades Duckling Day celebrates Robert McCloskey’s classic children’s book “Make Way for Ducklings.” Join more than 1,000 people who annually meet up and parade through Boston dressed like characters from the story. Registration fee is $35 per family in advance or $40 per family at the event. The parade begins on the Boston Common at the Parkman Bandstand and ends in the Public Garden near the famous Make Way for Ducklings sculpture. Registration starts at 10 a.m., parade starts at Noon.

    Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum

    Enjoy this annual daylong celebration of the lilac. The lilac collection at the Arnold Arboretum is among the premier collection of the plants in the U.S. Enjoy tours, family activities, picnicking and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston.