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    50+ Great Things to Do This Week in and Around Boston
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    It’s the unofficial last week of summer and we hope you are planning on having some fun. Whether the kiddos are back to school for part of the week, or if they don’t go back until next week, don’t waste anytime squeezing in some more summer fun. Lucky for you there’s a ton of great things happening. Check out our picks for your week ahead:

    Monday, Aug. 26

    Dine Out Boston

    Grab some friends and head out to sample area restaurants for lunch or dinner at special prices Aug. 25-30 during Dine Out Boston (formerly known as Restaurant Week Boston). Find participating restaurants here.

    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 today 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. 

    Mayor Walsh Movie Night: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

    Enjoy a screening of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” as part of Mayor Walsh’s Movie Night Program. The movie starts at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.), 86 Boardman St., East Boston.

    Tuesday, Aug. 27 

    Storytelling at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Head on over to Faneuil Hall Marketplace Tuesdays 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.

    Dine Out Boston

    Grab some friends and head out to sample area restaurants for lunch or dinner at special prices Aug. 25-30 during Dine Out Boston (formerly known as Restaurant Week Boston). Find participating restaurants here

    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. 

    Knotfest Roadshow

    The Knotfest Roadshow featuring Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth is coming to the Xfinity Center tonight. Tickets start at $29.50. 5:30 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield. 

    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 Young Love & The Thrills 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.

    Wednesday, Aug. 28

    Dine Out Boston

    Grab some friends and head out to sample area restaurants for lunch or dinner at special prices Aug. 25-30 during Dine Out Boston (formerly known as Restaurant Week Boston). Find participating restaurants here.

    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 Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Thursday, Aug. 29 

    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.

    Dine Out Boston

    Grab some friends and head out to sample area restaurants for lunch or dinner at special prices Aug. 25-30 during Dine Out Boston (formerly known as Restaurant Week Boston). Find participating restaurants here.

    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.

    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 Sonya Rae Taylor for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals comes to the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, joined by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Jessy Wilson tonight. Tickets start at $29.50. 7 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.

    7th Annual Illuminate the Harbor Fireworks Celebration

    Join Boston Harbor Now for its annual end of summer Boston Harbor Fireworks along Boston Harbor. Suggested viewing areas include: Christopher Columbus Park in the North End, Piers Park in East Boston and Fan Pier in the Seaport District. Before the fireworks, enjoy live music in Christopher Columbus Park by Berklee College of Music band Lick Neon, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Boston. 

    Mayor Walsh Movie Night: “The LEGO Movie 2”

    Enjoy a screening of “The LEGO Movie 2” as part of Mayor Walsh’s Movie Night Program. The movie starts at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.), 150 Readville St., Hyde Park.

    Friday, Aug. 30

    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: Old Sturbridge Village, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Capron Park Zoo, EcoTarium, Griffin Museum of Photography, Hull Lifesaving Museum, Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, MASS MoCA, Museum of the First Corps of Cadets and the Osterville Historical Museum.

    35th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

    The Gloucester Schooner Festival returns for its 35th year Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Today enjoy day-long arrivals of participating vessels, followed by the mayor’s reception from 5-7 p.m. and the Gloucester Block Party from 6-10 p.m. downtown on Main Street.

    Dine Out Boston

    Grab some friends and head out to sample area restaurants for lunch or dinner at special prices Aug. 25-30 during Dine Out Boston (formerly known as Restaurant Week Boston). Find participating restaurants here.

    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., 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. 

    Boston Jazz Fest

    The Boston Jazz Fest returns for its ninth year with its free, ground-breaking festival featuring the most musically diverse array of jazz artists performing at Boston’s Waterfront. 5:30-9:30 p.m., South Boston Maritime Park, Boston.

    UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell and Astro & Shaggy 40th Anniversary Tour

    UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro & Shaggy 40th Anniversary Tour are coming to the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion tonight. 6:30 p.m., Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern 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. Enjoy live music from Swipe Right from 6-10 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 “Captain America: The First Avenger”

    Friday is movie night during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy “Captain America: The First Avenger” on the big screen for your waterfront entertainment. The movie starts at dusk, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, 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, Aug. 31

    Boston Jazz Fest

    The Boston Jazz Fest returns for its ninth year with its free, ground-breaking festival featuring the most musically diverse array of jazz artists performing at Boston’s Waterfront. Noon to 9:30 p.m., South Boston Maritime Park, Boston.

    Maritime Heritage Day

    Celebrate Gloucester Schooner Festival's Maritime Heritage Day today. Enjoy traditional crafters, engaging community organizations, expert seafood demonstrations, foot stomping music, schooner sails, and fun-filled family activities on Harbor Loop, along with local fare at their food tents. Schooners will be docked at Maritime Gloucester's Webster Pier with others throughout the city. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester.

    35th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks

    The Gloucester Schooner Festival’s Boat Parade of Lights featurings boats traveling on the Annisquam River through the drawbridge and into Gloucester Harbor before ending in Smith’s Cove. is here. All the fun starts at dusk. Following the parade enjoy fireworks over Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester.

    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.

    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 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 

    Zac Brown Band at Fenway

    The Zac Brown Band returns to Fenway for their record 10th and 11th appearance as part of the Plainridge Park Casino Fenway Concert Series tonight. Tickets start at $67.50. 6:30 p.m., Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston.

    Sunday, Sept. 1

    35th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

    The Gloucester Schooner Festival today features: the Parade of Sail from 10:30 a.m. to noon and the Mayor’s Race at 1 p.m., Gloucester.

    SoWa Open Market

    Stop by the award-winning SoWa Open Market and enjoy Boston's largest celebration of local art, food and music. 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. 

    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. 

    Zac Brown Band at Fenway

    The Zac Brown Band returns to Fenway for their record 10th and 11th appearance as part of the Plainridge Park Casino Fenway Concert Series tonight. Tickets start at $67.50. 6:30 p.m., Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston.

    Mary J. Blige & Nas

    Mary J. Blige and Nas are coming to Mansfield’s Xfinity Center tonight. Tickets start at $30. 8 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield.