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    We’re midway through summer and the fun is just ramping up. From concerts to outdoor movies, free Salsa dancing and more, check out our picks for the week ahead!

    Monday, July 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. Noon to 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Salsa in the Park Mondays

    Enjoy Salsa in the Park on Mondays all summer long rain or shine, thanks to MetaMovements in collaboration with BCYF’s Blackstone Community Center. 6-9 p.m., Blackstone Community Center Courtyard/Park, 50 West Brookline St., 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.

    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. 

    Cityside Free Comedy Monday Featuring Xazmin Garza

    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 Xazmin Garza! (SiriusXM). 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, July 16 

    Storytelling at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Head on over to Faneuil Hall Marketplace Tuesday in July and August for storytelling as our favorite professional storytellers perform free shows that are both kid-tested and parent-approved. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, South Market Street outside Wagamama.

    Boston Public Market at City Hall Plaza

    The Boston Public Market brings area vendors to Boston’s City Hall Plaza every Tuesday and Thursday all summer long. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. City Hall Plaza, Boston.

    Boston Calling Block Party on the Greenway

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

    Cornhole by Boston Social Sports

    Social Boston Sports brings weekly cornhole leagues to the Greenway Tuesdays and Thursdays all summer long as part of the 2019 Greenway Fitness Season. 5:45-7:45 p.m., The Greenway at Atlantic Avenue and India Street, Boston.

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Pop-Soul Tuesdays

    Tuesdays are all about pop and soul during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy the music of the Soul City Band for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, 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.

    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.

    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.

    Jennifer Lopez: It’s My Party Tour

    Jennifer Lopez is bringing the North American Leg of her It’s My Party Tour to the Boston area for one show only Tuesday, July 16. Tickets start at $37. 8 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield.

    Wednesday, July 17

    Collaborative Art

    Head over to this all-ages event to contribute to a new group making activity each week. 1-2 p.m., Faneuil, Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market building, 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.

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Rat Pack Wednesdays

    Wednesday’s are all about the Rat Pack during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy the music of Alex MacDougall for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Heart: Love Alive Tour

    The Heart: Love Alive Tour brings Heart, Sheryl Crow and Elle King to Mansfield’s Xfinity Center, Wednesday, July 17. Tickets start at $35. 7 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield.

    Billy Currington

    Billy Currington takes the stage Wednesday, July 17 at the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion. Tickets start at $29.50. 7:30 p.m., Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern 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. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Thursday, July 18

    Boston Public Market At City Hall Plaza

    The Boston Public Market brings area vendors to Boston’s City Hall Plaza every Tuesday and Thursday all summer long. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. City Hall Plaza, 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.

    Boston Calling Block Party on the Greenway

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

    Greenway Play Session

    Enjoy some free play in Chin Park complete with books, games and more. 5-7 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Chinatown Park, John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, Boston.

    Cornhole by Boston Social Sports

    Social Boston Sports brings weekly cornhole leagues to the Greenway Tuesdays and Thursdays all summer long as part of the 2019 Greenway Fitness Season. 5:45-7:45 p.m., The Greenway at Atlantic Avenue and India Street, Boston.

    Dirty Heads & 311

    Dirty Heads & 311, joined by The Interrupters, Dreamers and Bikini Trill, take the stage Thursday, July 18 at Mansfield’s Xfinity Center. Tickets start at $26. 5:45 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield. 

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Blues Thursdays

    Thursdays are all about the Blues during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy the music of the Eric Grant Band for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Rob Thomas: Chip Tooth Tour

    Rob Thomas brings his Chip Tooth Tour to the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion Thursday, July 18. Tickets start at $33. 7:30 p.m., Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern 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. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    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.

    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.

    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). 

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.