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    August is in full swing and so is the fun happening throughout Greater Boston. From the 152nd annual Marshfield Fair to the 109th Fisherman's Feast, movie nights, festivals, concerts and more, there are a ton of great ways to have fun for the entire family. Check out our picks for your week ahead:

    Monday, Aug. 12 

    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

    David Cook: Summer Sessions

    American Idol’s seventh season winner David Cook takes the stage tonight with opener Dylan Rockoff at City Winery. Doors open at 6 p.m., Show starts at 7:30 p.m. City Winery Boston, 80 Beverly 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 Doug Key

    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 Doug Key (MTV, VH1). 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, Aug. 13 

    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.

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

    Movie Night at Fenway: “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse”

    Enjoy movie night at Fenway Park tonight featuring “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse.” Movie night guests are also invited to walk the warming track from 6:45-7:45 p.m. weather permitting. Gates open at 6:45 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m. Fenway Park, 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. 

    “Glory” Screening on Boston Common

    Enjoy a special free screening of the Academy Award-winning film “Glory” on Boston Common under the starts tonight on the Parade Ground. 8-11 p.m., Boston Common, Boston. 

    Wednesday, Aug. 14 

    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. 

    Backstreet Boys at TD Garden

    The Backstreet Boys take the stage for one show only at the TD Garden for one show only tonight. Tickets start at $45. 8p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston.

    Thursday, Aug. 15 

    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.

    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 Fat City Band for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Revere Beach Movie Night

    Enjoy a movie on Revere Beach. Sponsored Xfinity, movie nights begin with music and entertainment at 6 p.m. Tonight it’s “Wreck-It-Ralph 2.” Sundown, Revere Beach, Boston.

    Beck and Cage the Elephant: The Night Running Tour

    Beck and Cage the Elephant bring The Night Running Tour to Mansfield’s Xfinity Center along with Spoon and Sunflower Bean. Tickets start at $29.50. 6 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield.

    109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast

    The 109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast kicks off tonight with the procession of La Madonna Del Soccorso to the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for the annual blessing of the fishing waters. The feast continues through the weekend and comes to a close with the famous Flight of the Angel. 6:30-10:30 p.m., 9 Lewis 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. 

    Shawn Mendes at TD Garden

    Grammy nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes is bringing his world tour “Shawn Mendes: The Tour” to Boston along with special guest Alessia Cara. Tickets start at $29.50. 7:30 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston.

    Friday, Aug. 16 

    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 John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, the Berkshire Theatre Group, the Cahoon Museum of American Art, Discovery Museums, Fruitlands Museum, the Fuller Craft Museum, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the Paragon Carousel, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and the USS Constitution Museum.

    The 152nd Annual Marshfield Fair

    The Marshfield Fair returns for its 152nd season through Aug. 25 with amusement rides, games, the annual 4-H competition, arts and crafts vendors, agricultural and horticultural events and more. Noon to 10 p.m., 140 Main St., Marshfield.

    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.

    109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast

    The 109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast kicks off tonight with the procession of La Madonna Del Soccorso to the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for the annual blessing of the fishing waters. The feast continues through the weekend and comes to a close with the famous Flight of the Angel. 9 Lewis 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.

    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 “Ghost”

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

    Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019

    Dierks Bentley is bringing his tour, Burning Man 2019, to Mansfield’s Xfinity Center tonight. Joining him are Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights. Tickets start at $34. 7 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield. 

    Shawn Mendes at TD Garden

    Grammy nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes is bringing his world tour “Shawn Mendes: The Tour” to Boston along with special guest Alessia Cara. Tickets start at $29.50. 7:30 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, 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. 17 

    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.

    The 152nd Annual Marshfield Fair

    The Marshfield Fair returns for its 152nd season through Aug. 25 with amusement rides, games, the annual 4-H competition, arts and crafts vendors, agricultural and horticultural events and more. Noon to 10 p.m., 140 Main St., Marshfield. 

    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.

    George Strait

    George Strait is coming to Gillette Stadium for one night only with special guest Blake Shelton, along with Cody Johnson and Caitlyn Smith. 5 p.m., Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Pl, Foxborough.

    109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast

    The 109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast kicks off tonight with the procession of La Madonna Del Soccorso to the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for the annual blessing of the fishing waters. The feast continues through the weekend and comes to a close with the famous Flight of the Angel. 9 Lewis St., Boston.

    Movies in the Park: “Captain Marvel”

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

    Train and the Goo Goo Dolls

    Catch Train, the Goo Goo Dolls and Allen Stone at the Xfinity Center tonight. Tickets start at $29.50. 7 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield.

    Movie in the Park: “The Greatest Showman”

    Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a “The Greatest Showman” during this free outdoor movie night at Billings Field in West Roxbury. 8-10 p.m., Billings Field, Lagrange St., West Roxbury.

    Sunday, Aug. 18

    Peach Day at Brooksby Farm

    Celebrate Peach Day at Brooksby Farm. Pick your own peaches, enjoy fare from the Vibe Food Truck and beverages from Essex County Brewing, along with peach ice cream, and other peach items for sampling, along with lawn games, hayrides, barn animals and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brooksby Farm, 54 Felton St., Peabody. 

    SoWa Open Market

    Stop by the award-winning SoWa Open Market 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.

    Cambridge Food Truck Festival

    Visit the second annual Cambridge Food Truck Festival today featuring more than 40 of the regin’s top food trucks, along with Notch Biergarten, 90 Plus Cellars Rose Truck and 60 local artists, designers and vintage dealers. Admission is $5 (children under 12 are free). 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 95 Prospect St., Central Square, 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.

    The 152nd Annual Marshfield Fair

    The Marshfield Fair returns for its 152nd season through Aug. 25 with amusement rides, games, the annual 4-H competition, arts and crafts vendors, agricultural and horticultural events and more. Noon to 10 p.m., 140 Main St., Marshfield.

    Fort Point Festival

    The Fort Point Festival returns this year featuring a beer garden, the Taste of Fort Point (15 restaurants offering samples of their food), our Artists Village, a children's activity garden, live outdoor music an more. Tickets are $5 for general entry and $10 day of event. Children under 10 and senior citizens are free. Noon to 5 p.m., 25 Channel Center 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. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Dumpling Festival

    Head over to Backlash Beer Co. this afternoon for its all-you-can-eat Dumpling Festival. Be sure to grab your tickets in advance. 4-7 p.m. Backlash Beer Co., 152 Hampden St., Boston.

    109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast

    The 109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast kicks off tonight with the procession of La Madonna Del Soccorso to the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for the annual blessing of the fishing waters. The feast continues through the weekend and comes to a close with the famous Flight of the Angel. 9 Lewis St., Boston.