20 Great Things to Do This Week in and Around Boston

Monday, April 23

Fairy Garden Days at Roger Williams Park

Take a ride today and explore greenhouses and grounds where you’ll find fairy houses and villages abound at Fairy Garden Days at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. There’s also a Gnome Trail, scavenger hunt, fairy house crafting and more. General admission is $10 ($5 for children 3-12, seniors and military). Free for children under 3. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI.

Harpoon Brewery Tour

Take a guided tour of the Harpoon Brewery today and get 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.

Freedom Trail Pub Tour

Mix hidden history, craft beer and good times during Boston Crawling’s guided History Tour Pub Crawl. Visit historic pubs in the Faneuil Hall area of the Freedom trail while guides share stories of Revolutionary Boston. Tours offered daily at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $34.99 and must be purchased in advance. Meet at the Samuel Adams statues in front of Faneuil Hall .

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, April 24

Toddler Tuesday at LEGOLAND

It’s a space theme today for Toddler Tuesday at LEGOland Discovery Center. Toddler Tuesday takes place in the DUPLO Farm with special toddler activities and story time. This week celebrate the wonders of the galaxy at our Space Themed Toddler Tuesday. Tickets are $16 each and children aged 2 and under are free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. LEGOland Discovery Center, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville.

North End Pizza Tour

Love pizza? Then check out the North End Pizza Tour. Enjoy more than two hours of food, fun and history with a tour of Boston’s oldest neighborhood, while experiencing five Freedom Trail sites and enjoying some of Boston’s best pizza. Tickets are $39. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Meet your guide at the corner of Hanover Street and Cross Street.

“On Your Feet” at the Boston Opera House

Catch “On Your Feet” – the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan through April 29 at the Boston Opera House. Tickets start at $40. 7:30 p.m., Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

Trivia Tuesdays at Dorchester Brewing Company

On Tuesday nights, head on over to Dorchester Brewing Company for Trivia night by Stump! Test your knowledge and have some fun. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester. 

Wednesday, April 25

Artists for Humanity Open Studios

Artists for Humanity opens its doors to their studios on the last Wednesday of the month. Stop in, tour the studios and be inspired. 5-7 p.m., 100 W 2nd St., Boston.

Learson Peak at House of Blues

Learson Peak, a fixture in the Boston music community for more than a decade performs tonight at the Foundation Room at House of Blues Boston. Tonight’s performance features members from The Indobox, lespecial and guests. 7 p.m., House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., 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. Performances today at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Assembly Row, 355 Artisan Way, Somerville. 

Thursday, April 26

“Cooking with the Calamari Sisters”

Head to the Regent Theatre in Arlington tonight to catch a performance of “Cooking with the Calamari Sisters.” The show features two over the top, plus-size Italian sisters from Brooklyn who have star in their own fictional cable comedy show. Tickets start at $45. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington.

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston’s Free Thursday Night

Did you know the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston’ is free on Thursday nights? Free for all visitors from 5-9 p.m., The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston.

Boston College’s 20th Annual Arts Festival

Boston College’s 20th Annual Arts Festival kicks off today. Officially part of ArtWeek 2018, the annual festival brings Boston College and its surrounding communities together to celebrate the arts, as more than 1,00 student and faculty artists present music, theater, dance, poetry, film painting, sculpture and more. The festival runs Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28. Today Noon to 10 p.m., Boston College, Chestnut Hill.

Arlington Jazz Festival

This year’s Arlington Jazz Festival includes and expanded lineup of nearly two dozen artists performing throughout town April 26-29. Tonight catch Trish and the Eclectics from 8-8:30 p.m. and Deviated Septet from 8:30-11 p.m. at Common Ground Bar & Grill, 319 Broadway, Arlington.

Friday, April 27

Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival

Havard’s ARTS FIRST Festival kicked off Thursday and runs today through Saturday. Enjoy performances, exhibitions and art-making opportunities, as well as visual art, opera, dance styles from around the world, new music forms, comedy routines and more. 4-9 p.m. Various locations throughout Harvard University, Cambridge. 

John Craigie at The Red Room at Cafe 939

Catch singer-songwriter John Craigie perform tonight at Berklee’s all-ages venue The Red Room at Cafe 939. Tickets start at $15. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. The Red Room at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston.

Tavern Night at Boston Tea Party Ships

Enjoy a night of colonial merrymaking at Tavern Night at Boston Tea Party Ships. Join the Sons and Daughters of Library for some hospitality in 18th Century Boston. Grab a drink with prominent Bostonians of the day, while saving rustic fare, playing authentic games and more. Tickets are $49.50. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. performance starts at 8 p.m., Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St., Boston.

Arlington Jazz Festival

This year’s Arlington Jazz Festival includes and expanded lineup of nearly two dozen artists performing April 26-29. Tonight catch MOrningside Music Studio Jazz Combo from 7-7:30 p.m. and the Peter Cicco Group from 7:30-9 p.m. at Kickstand Cafe, 594 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington. Later it’s the Jesse Williams Group from 10 p.m. to midnight at Menotomy Grill, 25 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington.

17th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention

The Boston Tattoo Convention returns for its 17th year this weekend. The event features the best in local and international artists, along with vendors and unique stage acts. $25-60. 4 p.m. to midnight, Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston.

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