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    40 Great Ways to Have Fun in and Around Boston This Week
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    It’s mid-May and the summer fun is starting to heat up in and around the city. This week brings you everything from HarpoonFest to the opening of the Boston Harbor islands ferry, the 5th Annual Revere Beach Kite Festival and a whole lot more. Check out our picks for the week ahead:

    Monday, May 13

    Preschool Movies

    Enjoy movies with your preschooler at the Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library. 10:30-11:30 a.m., 4246 Washington St., Roslindale.

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 500 Boylston 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. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., 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., Boston.

    Cityside Free Comedy Monday Featuring John Campenelli

    Enjoy free comedy every Monday night at Cityside Bar with some of the best stand-up comics working today, along with frequent, surprise guests. Come join in the fun to see comedians who have performed on Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more. Tonight it’s John Campenelli. There’s no cover charge, it’s 21 plus and it’s first come, first seated, with standing room available if sold out. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. It’s Cityside Bar, 1960 Beacon St., Brighton.

    Tuesday, May 14

    Spring Crafts in the Kids' Nook

    Bring the kiddos to the Boston Public Market to celebrate spring with spring crafts in the Kids’ Nook. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (while supplies last), Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover 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. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., 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.

    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.

    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. Performances today at 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Wednesday, May 15

    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 a.m. to 8 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 500 Boylston 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 3:30-10 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 $66. Performances today at 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Thursday, May 16

    2019 Annual Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill

    Stroll the streets of this historic Beacon HIll neighborhood and visit 10 spectacular private gardens with the Beacon HilL Garden Club’s 2019 Annual Tour of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill. Tickets are $50-$60. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 70 Charles Street - Information & Ticket Booth, corner of Charles and Mt. Vernon Streets, Beacon Hill, 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 a.m. to 11 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston.

    ICA Free Thursday Night

    Did you know the Institute of Contemporary Art is free for all visitors every Thursday? It sure is. 5-9 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, 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. Performances today at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Moby at the Brattle Theatre

    MOBY comes to the Brattle Theatre tonight to discuss the second volume of his memoir “Then It Fell Apart,” along with Washington Post National Arts REporter Geoff Edgers. You’ll also be treated to a some acoustic selections from Moby’s repertoire. 6 p.m., The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge.

    Friday, May 17

    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. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music from Swipe Right at 6 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston. 

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 500 Boylston 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. Performances today at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton 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 3:30-10 p.m., Dewey Square, Atlantic Ave, Boston.

    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.

    HarpoonFest 2019

    Head to Harpoon Brewery for the festival of the summer as HarpoonFest returns. Enjoy local bands, food trucks and more. 6:30-11 p.m. (doors close at 9:30 p.m.), Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern 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, May 18

    Park Opening and Free Ferry Day

    The ferry season to Georges or Spectacle Island begins today. Grab a free ferry ride today to celebrate the start of the 2019 ferry service to the islands. Long Wharf-North, Boston.

    Kids in the Kitchen: Savory and Sweet Dips

    Children ages 6-12 can explore and taste the food of the season at Boston Public Markets Kids in the Kitchen series. Today Chef Stephanie will teach you how to make savory and sweet dips for seasonal fruits and veggies. 10 a.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

    Be a Super Hero for Endangered Species

    Conservation heroes come meet MARVEL’s Black Panther and Spider-Man, and learn how you can be a Super Hero for endangered species during Franklin Park Zoo’s Party for the Planet. In honor of Endangered Species Day, come learn more about some fo the incredible animals at the Franklin Park Zoo. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes and snap a photo with Black Panther and Spider-Man. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, 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. 

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston. 

    Southie Saturday

    Come play in and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games at The Lawn on D. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music on the lawn from Felix Brown at 6 p.m.., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston. 

    2019 Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival

    The 8th Annual Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival is a family-friendly, community event celebrating both Japanese culture and spring. Enjoy music, dance, crafts, Japanese food and more. Noon to 4 p.m., Brookline High School, 115 Greenough St., Boston.

    HarpoonFest 2019

    Head to Harpoon Brewery for the festival of the summer as HarpoonFest returns. Enjoy local bands, food trucks and more. 1-7 p.m. (doors close at 5:30 p.m.), Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern 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 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 $66. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 

    Sunday, May 19

    Harpoon 5-Miler

    Lace up those sneakers for the Harpoon 5-Miler presented by Reebok. This is Harpoon's annual road race to benefit The Angel Fund for ALS Research. After the race celebrate with a post-race party packed with fresh Harpoon beer, a post-race meal, race swag and the largest Sunday afternoon dance party around. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston. 

    5th Annual Revere Beach Kite Festival

    Head down to Revere Beach today with the family for the 5th Annual Revere Beach Kite Festival. Kids can fly kites while enjoying live music, professional kite flyers, free kite decorating and more. Plus, the first 300 kiddos (12 and under) will receive a free kite. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Revere Beach, Revere.

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston. 

    2nd Annual BAKED Festival

    Join New England Open Markets for their 2nd Annual BAKED Festival, a first-of-its-kind dessert extravaganza featuring decadent baked goods from 40 of the area’s top pastry chefs, bakers, food trucks and bakeries from throughout New England. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, 95 Prospect St., Cambridge.

    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.

    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. Enjoy live music at 6 p.m with Wolfpack. 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 $66. Performances today at 2 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Pasta Making Workshop

    Learn how to make pasta from scratch with Law of Pasta and this hands-on pasta making workshop led by Chef Avery. $56-$70. 4-6 p.m., The KITCHEN presented by the Trustees, The Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.