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    25+ Great Ways to Have Fun This Weekend in and Around Boston

    The weekend is here and it’s going to be a hot one! So we made sure to add some great indoor events to our weekend guide to help you stay cool while having fun all weekend long.

    Friday, July 19

    Fun Free Fridays

    Highland Street Foundation’s Fun Free Fridays offers no-cost admission to some of the most treasured, cultural venues in the state. Today enjoy free admission to: the Boston Children’s Museum, Arnold Aboretum, Battleship Cove, Cape Cod Children’s Association, Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association, New England Historical Genealogical Society, Peabody Essex Museum, Sandwich Glass Museum, Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

    Game Day on the Greenway

    Join the Yasso Game On! Foundation for its second annual Game Day on the Greenway featuring a bungee run, QB toss, basketball, jump rope and free Yasso. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rowes Wharf Plaza (between Atlantic and High Street).

    TGIF at The Lawn on D

    Celebrate the end of the week at The Lawn on D. Play, enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games. Noon to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music from Wolfpack at 6 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    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 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Trillium Garden on the Greenway

    The Trillium Garden returns to the Greenway Wednesday through Sunday. Located at the corner of High Street and Atlantic Avenue, the Trillium Garden on the Greenway is Boston's first fully open-air Beer Garden, featuring draft beers by Trillium Brewing Co. and wine by Westport Rivers Winery. 2-10 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

    City Winery on The Greenway

    City Winery Boston and the Greenway Conservancy bring City Winery on The Greenway to Dewey Square this summer. This downtown open-air wine garden will feature wine by City Winery Boston, along with beer and cider from Harpoon Brewery. Head down today from 3:30-10 p.m., Dewey Square, Atlantic Ave, Boston.

    Citizens Bank Weekly Cornhole Tournament

    The weekly cornhole tournament, sponsored by Citizens Bank returns for summer.The first eight teams of two will compete for “Lawn Bucks.” All the fun starts at 6:45 p.m.. Sign up for free at the Citizens Bank kiosk starting at 6:30 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D 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 $45. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    The David Bowie Experience Planetarium Show

    Bowie fans, you don’t want to miss the David Bowie Experience Planetarium Show under the dome at Boston’s Museum of Science. This musical experience engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry and imagination set to the soundtrack of one of music’s greatest icons. For ages 18+. 7:30 p.m., The Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston.

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Movie Fridays “Jurassic Park”

    Friday is movie night during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy “Jurassic Park” on the big screen for your waterfront entertainment. The movie starts at dusk, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”

    Head down to the Pier @ Residence Inn Boston Harbor for a free family fun eve featuring the original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Seating will be available, but you can also bring your own chairs and blankets. There will be free popcorn and other refreshments will be available for purchase. 8-11 p.m., Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, 34-44 Charles River Ave. Boston. 

    Astronomy After Hours

    Enjoy a free night full of astronomy themed fun. Hope for good weather and small telescopes will be available for a hands-on experience, plus visitors can view the evenings featured astronomical object through the 11” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope in the Museum’s Gilliland Observatory. 8:30 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston, Gilliland Observatory, 1 Science Park, Boston.

    Saturday, July 20

    Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival 2019

    Celebrating it’s 26th anniversary, the Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival is the only Scottish Festival in Massachusetts, and the second largest in New England. Enjoy dancers, athletes, entertainment and more fun for the entire family. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Florene (Northampton). 

    JFK Library Space Fest

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing with a day full of activities for all ages with special visitors including former NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers. Visitors can also build and launch their own rockets and other make and take space activities. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston.

    Trillium Garden on the Greenway

    The Trillium Garden returns to the Greenway Wednesday through Sunday. Located at the corner of High Street and Atlantic Avenue, the Trillium Garden on the Greenway is Boston's first fully open-air Beer Garden, featuring draft beers by Trillium Brewing Co. and wine by Westport Rivers Winery. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

    Greenway Open Market

    The Greenway Open Market is back for another season featuring area artists, crafters and independent designers. Explore the parks, stroll tree-lined promenades, take in the city sights, soak up the sunshine, play in the Rings Fountain, grab a bite to eat at a food truck, and shop at this original Boston experience. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Rings Fountain, Milk Street, Boston.

    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. 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Southie Saturday

    Come play in and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games at The Lawn on D. Noon to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music from Hit Play from 6-10 p.m.The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    City Winery on The Greenway

    City Winery Boston and the Greenway Conservancy bring City Winery on The Greenway to Dewey Square this summer. This downtown open-air wine garden will feature wine by City Winery Boston, along with beer and cider from Harpoon Brewery. Head down today from 1-9 p.m., Dewey Square, Atlantic Ave, 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 $45. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Movies in the Park

    Grab a blanket, pack some snacks and enjoy free movies under the start at Assembly Row all summer long. Tonight it’s “Spiderman into the Spider Verse.” 7 p.m., Sylvester Baxter Park, Assembly Row, Somerville.

    The David Bowie Experience Planetarium Show

    Bowie fans, you don’t want to miss the David Bowie Experience Planetarium Show under the dome at Boston’s Museum of Science. This musical experience engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry and imagination set to the soundtrack of one of music’s greatest icons. For ages 18+. 7:30 p.m., The Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston.

    Sunday, July 21

    SoWa Open Market

    The award-winning SoWa Open Market is back for its 16th season. Stop by and enjoy Boston's largest celebration of local art, food and music. Celebrate opening day with Fiddlehead Brewing Company taking over the beer garden to pour some exclusive taproom only brews, live music by Elisa Smith and The Tiny Little Lies, the 15th annual SoWa Art Walk, plus Boston’s favorite food trucks and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., SoWa Boston, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston.

    City Winery on The Greenway

    City Winery Boston and the Greenway Conservancy bring City Winery on The Greenway to Dewey Square this summer. This downtown open-air wine garden will feature wine by City Winery Boston, along with beer and cider from Harpoon Brewery. Head down today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Dewey Square, Atlantic Ave, Boston.

    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. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Sunday Funday

    Come play in and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games during Sunday Funday at The Lawn on D. Noon to 11 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    Trillium Garden on the Greenway

    The Trillium Garden returns to the Greenway Wednesday through Sunday. Located at the corner of High Street and Atlantic Avenue, the Trillium Garden on the Greenway is Boston's first fully open-air Beer Garden, featuring draft beers by Trillium Brewing Co. and wine by Westport Rivers Winery. Noon to 6 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 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 $45. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

     "Weird Al” Yankovic The Strings Attached Tour 2019

    "Weird Al” Yankovic brings his The Strings Attached Tour to the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion Sunday, July 21. Tickets start at $30. 7:30 p.m., Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston.