6/14-6/23: Build a Playground, Pirate & Ren Faires, Civil War, Sand Sculpture, Airplane, & Optical Illusion Fests, & Outdoor Music + Film
06/14/10 by Johnny Monsarrat
It’s here! Summer outdoor movie time is upon us, starting with the Grease Sing-A-Long this Thursday. See it at the bottom of the blog. I track 31 outdoor summer movie series and 120 outdoor concert and theatre series, all for you. Do me a favor and please tell your friends about www.EVENTSinsider.com! And click to Subscribe to email, Facebook, or Twitter.
The Week in Weird
|Free movie: Jonah Hex||6/16||Boston Metro|
|I have free tickets to give away to Jonah Hex, the action film based on a little-known comic book hero. The film is at the Boston Common theater at 7pm, but plan to arrive by 6pm to get in. Email me at johnny@EVENTSinsider.com and tell me how you’ve been getting the word to your friends about the blog!
AMC Boston Common Theater, Boston, MA. more
|Help Us Build Our New Playground!||6/19||Boston Metro|
|The weird event of the week is helping Cambridge building a playground! Too many volunteer events involve ladling soup to strangers of unknown habit or picking up roadside trash. At this one, you get to play handyman with tools and build a tiny amusement park for kids! The Cambridge Community Center needs 200 volunteers, so please help them out. I’ve done this kind of thing myself and it’s incredibly fun and gives you a great sense of accomplishment at the end. 7:45am to 2:30pm.
5 Callender Street, Cambridge, MA. more
|Reading Town Day & Fireworks||6/19||North Shore|
|There’s nothing better than adding fireworks to your festival! Festival 11am-3pm, with road race, live music, performers. Then concert 7-9pm and fireworks! Rain date next day.
Birch Meadow Complex, Reading, MA.781-944-0575 or 781-944-9598. more
|New England Pirate Faire||6/19 – 6/27||North Shore|
|Ahoy mateys! I’ve been to this and it’s sort of a Pirate-themed Renaissance Faire, about 5% the size of King Richard’s Faire but highly reecommended. They have a dozen live actors portraying pirates and doing a play (in segments) that lasts all day, and an action-comedy show called: “Pirate Vs. Ninja”! There will be vendors of appropriately themed goods, with food and music. Sat & Sun only, 10am-5pm.
Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA. more
|Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival||6/12 – 6/20||Worcester|
|And this is your last chance to catch this renaissance festival near Worcester. 10am-6pm.
120 Northside Rd, Charlton, MA. more
|Civil War Reenactment||6/19 – 6/20||Worcester|
|Moving a bit closer to the future, there will be a civil war re-enactment near Worcester this weekend, complete with an encampment, hospital, cavalry, post office, chaplain tent, and tavern. 9am-late afternoon with battles Sat 1:30pm and Sun 1pm.
286 Mendon Street, Blackstone, MA. more
|Printing Arts Fair||6/20||Northern Mass|
|Also old-timey, learn about printing and bookbinding. (For those of you in high school, books are what people read before the Internet.) 10am-4pm.
The Museum of Printing, 800 Massachusetts Avenue, North Andover, MA. more
|Master Sand Sculpting Competition @ Hampton Beach||6/18 – 6/30||New Hampshire|
|Tons of sand arrives at Hampton Beach this Friday evening and then master sand sculptors go to work all week. Next weekend, *you* can take a lesson on sculpting!
Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH.603-926-8718. more
|Optical Illusion festival at the Peabody-Essex Museum||6/19||North Shore|
|If you haven’t seen the Peabody Essex museum, now’s the time. They’re opening a new exhibition on optical illusions and having a fesival to celebrate, and it comes with free ice cream!! Reserve in advance for the participatory stuff.
Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, MA. more
|Wings and Wheels Open House||6/19 – 6/20||Metro West|
|Did you know that there’s a world class airplane museum in New England? But they’re not open all the time! Go now while you can! 8am-4:30pm.
978-562-9182, Stow, MA. more
|German Car Day @ Larz Anderson Museum||6/20||Boston Metro|
|Or go to the world class automobile museum in Brookline for another of their car fests on the lawn.
15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA.617-522-6547. more
|MS Auto Rally & Scavenger Hunt||6/19||Metro West|
|This event puts you IN the car, as you drive around on a scavenger hunt raising money for charity.
Concord-Carlisle High School, Concord, MA. more
|Model Rocket Launch @ Sudbury||6/19||Metro West|
|Finally I have located a model rocket club where you can show up and watch the ‘fireworks’! Here’s one of their hobby shows.
Sudbury, MA. more
|Day of Portugal Parade||6/20||Boston Metro|
|The Portuguese “festival” is a loosely connected series of events from April to June. There really is a parade June 20th though! Starts at 2pm in Somerville and ends up with a block party in Cambridge.
Church, Cambridge St at Cardinal Medeiros Ave, Cambridge, MA. more
|Amesbury Block Party||6/23||North Shore|
|Amesbury’s having a block party, too. 5:30-7:30pm.
Upper Main Street by Library, Amesbury, MA.978-388-3178. more
|Strawberry Festival @ Smolak Farms||6/19 – 6/20||Northern Mass|
|While you’re in the area, pick your own berries, take a hay rides, or a balloon ride (9am-11am). They’ll have live music and the usual farm stuff like animals. Oh, and strawberries! Yum!!
315 South Bradford Street, North Andover, MA.978-682-6332. more
|Father’s Day All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast||6/20||Western Mass|
|I’ve no idea why I’m so tickled by a pancake celebration. But it takes place on a fairgrounds and could be a great kick-off to a day spent hiking and touring.
The Charlemont Fairgrounds, Charlemont, MA. more
|Fathers Day @ Roger Williams Park Zoo||6/20||Rhode Island|
|I’d rather go to the zoo! I haven’t been to a zoo in a while. This one has a fathers day BBQ, a “baby t-rex” display, and games.
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI.401-785-3510. more
|Fathers Day at Franklin Park Zoo, Stone Zoo||6/17 – 6/27||Boston Metro|
|But this one’s closer to home and free for dads. Radio Disney will be there hosting games and such. (Is that good?).
1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA.617-989-2000. more
|A Wild Affair @ Stone Zoo||6/19||North Shore|
|Also at the Stone Zoo is a food tasting event. Basically, you donate some money, pick which animal in the cages you want to eat, and they club it and cook it. Just kidding! The food’s from local restaurants. But they will have live animals and music. $45 in advance, $55 at the gate. Ages 21+.
149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA.781-438-5100. more
|Native American Pow-Wow and Prowse Farm Tour||6/19 – 6/20||Metro Boston|
|What better on Fathers Day than to visit the real founding fathers of America, the native americans? They’ll have storytelling, live music, dance, all on a farm turned public attraction. 2009: 11am-5pm. Just $3.
Prowse Farm, 5 Blue Hill River Road, Canton, MA.781-828-FARM or 508-292-7773. more
|Make Music Harvard Square||6/19||Boston Metro|
|In Cambridge, 150 musicians will play outdoors for your donations in 20 different locations in and around Harvard Square. It’s free, it’s outdoors. 1-10pm.
Harvard Square area, Cambridge, MA. more
|Joe’s Jazz and Blues Festival||6/19 – 6/27||Boston Metro|
|There’s also a music festival in Somerville! It starts with a free concert at Powderhouse Park (near 136 College Ave), June 19 from 12-8pm.
Davis Square, Somerville, MA. more
|Common Boston Kicks off with Chalk Art & Monochrome Party||6/17 – 6/27||Boston Metro|
|This architectural festival has a lots of free tours, and events like a chalk festival June 17, 11am-2pm at 241 A Street in Boston, and a monochrome party that’s free but you must RSVP for at 6pm June 17 at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter, 100 West 2nd street, South Boston.
Various, Boston, MA.617-244-3171. more
|Summer Solstice Revels at the Old Manse||6/21||Metro West|
|The summer solstice is here, and there are a few events to mark the day. My favorite would probably be the Old Manse, with live music followed by a sunset paddle. Bring a flashlight! 6:30pm.
Old Manse, 269 Monument Street, Concord, MA.978.369.3909. more
|Summer Solstice Parade @ Wichendon||6/19||Northern Mass|
|Continuing with the solstice, here’s a parade, road race, and solstice festival north of Worcester. 9am-3pm with road race at 8:30am.
Wichendon, MA. more
|World’s End Summer Solstice||6/21||South Shore|
|This one’s more for people who like to sit. It’s an outdoor concert and picnic. 6-8:30pm. $5.
World’s End, 250 Martin’s Lane, Hingham, MA.781.740.7233. more
|World’s End Rocks!||6/19||South Shore|
|Also at World’s End, you get to hike and go hunting for ancient volcanic rock. What more do you need? World’s End Rocks! 9-11am. Rain date next day. $5.
World’s End, 250 Martin’s Lane, Hingham, MA.781.740.6665. more
|Summer Solstice by Candlelight||6/18||Southern Mass|
|I really like nighttime outdoor summer events! You’ll make a candle lantern and go on a guided night hike. Free. 7-9pm.
Copicut Woods, Indian Town Road, Fall River, MA.508.636.4693. more
|Boston Harbor Parade of Lights||6/19||Boston Metro|
|You get to sit outdoors and watch brightly lit ships cruise around. It’s more fun than it sounds, especially if you’re drunk. 8:30-10pm.
Boston Harbor Waterfront, Boston, MA. more
|Outdoor party and fashion show @ New England Aquarium||6/17||Boston Metro|
|What do you think when you think the New England Aquarium? Fashion! They’re opening a new outdoor cafe and celebrating. Jenny Johnson, who is famous from NECN, will host. Free appetizers and drinks 5:30-6:30pm, and unspecified giveaways and live music all night long. I once went to a bridal show at the Aquarium and they gave away free cake. MmMmMM!! FREEE CAAAAAKE!!
New England Aquarium, Boston, MA.617.269.7171. more
|Martha’s Vineyard Harbor Festival||6/19||Southern Mass|
|Martha’s Vinyard also has a HAH-bah. There’s also a free music and arts fair on Martha’s Vinyard. Of course, all of Martha’s Vinyard is like that in the summer! 12-5pm. Rain date next day.
Martha’s Vinyard, MA. more
|Annual Arts Fest Beverly||6/19||North Shore|
|But if you can’t get to Martha’s Vinyard, this small street festival may suffice on the North Shore. Rain or shine.
Beverly, MA.978-922-8558. more
|South Shore Art Center’s Arts Festival||6/18 – 6/20||South Shore|
|Also another “juried” arts festival is on the South Shore, the North Shore’s nemesis. (Hint: Salem beats Plymouth, North Shore is winning.) They’ll have 80 artists and they ask you for $5 to attend an event that’s basically a market. Hmm. You do know I can walk into Wal-Mart any day for free?
Cohasset Town Common, Cohasset, MA. more
|This seems to be a series of street festivals, but I’m not really sure. They have a BBQ and some kind of poorly described “cleanup”. What is that, volunteering to pick up trash? Sorry, I’m busy building a playground!
Various, Somerville, MA. more
|Be Our Guest: Free Summer Evenings at the Concord Museum||6/16||Metro West|
|The Concord Museum is also free some evenings.
200 Lexington Road, Concord, MA.978-369-9763. more
|MFA Community Day (June)||6/20||Boston Metro|
|The MFA is free again, too. (Thanks!).
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. more
|Treasures of the Mineral Gallery & Birdology: From Hens to Hummingbirds–And One Big Living Dinosaur||6/17||Boston Metro|
|If you have to be indoors on a summer evening, my favorite place to suggest is the Harvard Museum of Natural History, which is doing a rock tour and lecture. That’s actual rocks, not rock music! 6:30pm. Free with admission.
26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA.617-495-3045. more
|Science Fiction Film Series @ Harvard Film Archive||6/18 – 6/28||Boston Metro|
|Also at Harvard, did you know that the Harvard Film Archive regularly shows free movies open to the public? On June 18 they’re showy cheesy sci-fi flicks Dark Star and Westworld. And check their calendar for more. Too bad it’s all indoors. I’m pretty sure they’re free. (They sometimes do and sometimes don’t make films free.).
Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA. more
|See New England Festival||6/19||Boston Metro|
|Warning! Commercial event posing as festival! However, it’s FREE and it’s all about great escapes in New England, so you might just learn something about fun or get a coupon for a great deal. They’ll have live music. 10am-5pm.
Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA. more
|Evening at the Kiln @ Old Sturbridge Village||6/19||Worcester|
|Now this is really seeing New England! Check out Old Sturbridge Village, the re-enactment museum from the 1840s. It’s my favorite and you don’t really need an excuse to go! This evening, they’ll load pottery into the giant kiln and you get to explore the place after dark. 7-9pm.
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA.508-347-3362. more
|EurekaFest||6/17 – 6/19||Boston Metro|
|I don’t really understand this festival, but it seems to involve inventors showing off their cool toys.
MIT, Cambridge, MA. more
|MIT Fleamarket. Cambridge, MA||6/20||Boston Metro|
|Also for geeks is this regular flea market, the 3rd Sunday of every month, for electronics.
MIT, Cambridge, MA. more
|@Party, Boston’s Demoscene party||6/18||Northern Mass|
|This one’s even geekier (or maybe just more poorly described). Note, this is not at Harvard University. There’s a town called Harvard, MA way out on Route 2 past Concord. They claim to be closed but I assume that’s for participants. It’s not like if you want to show up and just see something cool they’re going to turn you away, right?
Friendly Crossways Hostel and Retreat Center, Harvard, MA. more
|Hellenic Festival (Greek)||6/18 – 6/20||Boston Metro|
|Speaking of Eureka, here’s your monthly dose of Greek food and wonderful everything! I went last year and they let me (an adult) bounce on the moonbounce. AWESOME!!
Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 14 Magazine Street, Cambridge, MA. more
|Special Olympics – Summer Games||6/18 – 6/20||Boston Metro|
|I vounteered for this once, it was fun. On the campuses (campi?) of Harvard, MIT and Boston University.
Various, Cambridge, MA. more
|Free Snapple Drinks||6/15 – 6/17||Boston Metro|
|If you’re anywhere near the Pru on June 15 or June 17, they’ll be giving out full bottles of Snapple from 11:30am-1:30pm. I guess that’s exciting?
Boylston Plaza, Prudential Center, Boston, MA. more
|South End Garden Tour||6/19||Boston Metro|
|10am-4pm. An opportunity to see how the better half lives, and their gardens.
Library, 685 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. more
|East Bridgewater Festival||6/16 – 6/20||South Shore|
|Fiesta Show’s traveling carnivals continue, South..
East Bridgewater, MA. more
|Lions Club Town Fair @ Acton||6/23 – 6/27||Metro West|
Acton, MA. more
|St. Peter’s Fiesta Carnival||6/23 – 6/27||North Shore|
|… and North… Religious activities, music, food, sporting events, parade, culminating with the Blessing of the Fishing Fleet from the Boulevard (near Fishermen’s Memorial Statue).
Gloucester, MA. more
|Lawrence Semana Hispana||6/17 – 6/20||Lowell|
|… and more North….
Town Common, Lawrence, MA. more
|Nantucket Film Festival||6/17 – 6/20||Cape Cod|
|Why go to an arts festival if you could be outdoors? I’ll tel you why. Those attending this year’s festival include Zack Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, and many other celebrities!
|Provincetown International Film Festival||6/16 – 6/20||Cape Cod|
|Or maybe you’d rather go to P-Town and try to meet Kevin Smith! Although I’m against film festivals during warm weather, you’d never get me to Provincetown in January anyway, so sure, have it in June!
Provincetown, MA.508-487-3456. more
|Cape Cod “Quahog Day||6/21||Cape Cod|
|Did you know that Cape Cod has an official mascot? It’s Doug the Quahog. I’m pretty sure Doug is just a clamshell, possibly with a dead quahog inside. (That’s “KOH-hog” for you foreigners.) They’re doing a ceremony at 4pm and will have live music on the beach, followed by a quahog eating contest and lots of silly beachy New Englandy stuff.
Beach at Hemisphere Restaurant, 98 Town Neck Road, Sandwich, MA. more
|Boston Tango Festival||6/23 – 6/27||Boston Metro|
|Tango is the hardest of the dances to learn, but I called and they swore this festival is for beginners of all ages, even kids.
16 Bow St, 2FL, Somerville, MA. more
|Masterworks Chorale Summer Sings||6/15 – 8/3||Boston Metro|
|I think I’d rather join in participatory singing. This club has group sings all summer long of classical works.
Noble and Greenough School, Lawrence Auditorium, 10 Campus Drive, Dedham, MA.781-235-6210. more
|Quechee Balloon Festival & Crafts Fair||6/18 – 6/20||Vermont|
|You don’t always have to be afraid of Vermont. This festival, for example, is only a 2-hour ride away. Book your balloon ride early for discount.
Main Green, Route 4, Quechee, VT.800-295-5451. more
|Marching through Brandon: One Vermont Village and the War Against Slavery||6/19 – 6/20||Vermont|
|This is a Civil War re-enactment that last a whole weekend! It’s unfortunately about 3.5 hours from Boston.
The Brandon Inn, 20 Park Street, Brandon, VT. more
|Native American Encampment||6/19 – 6/20||Vermont|
|And this one’s even further away. Maybe you could make a weekend of it and see everything.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT.802-475-2022. more
|Wicker Man. Regional Burn||6/17 – 6/20||Pennsylvania|
|If you’re willing to road trip 8 hours, this is like Burning Man, but not in a Nevada desert. There’s *WATER* there!
Artemas, PA. more
|FREE Union Square Dance Performance||6/18 – 6/19||Boston Metro|
|There’s some feee public dance in Union Square, Somerville, by Zoé Dance, called High Rise at 8:20pm. There are two stages, an animal fetish, and a stalker. That’s all I could figure out from their press release. You try to read it! Hopefully it won’t involve anyone sitting in a chair with only their legs visible.
Union Square, Somerville, MA. more
|Evelyn & Evelyn Neville||6/19||Boston Metro|
|Just as strange but with a bigger production value, Amanda Palmer is somehow involved with a music show by conjoined twins which is presumably phony.
House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA. more
|The Lady with All the Answers||5/13 – 6/26||Boston Metro|
|Did you know that advice columnist Ann Landers helped get the National Cancer Act passed? Or that her competitive sister was Dear Abby? This one-woman act combines comedy and drama, and I’ve just seen it at the new theatre in Central Square. It’s moving and brilliant. You learn a lot and actress Do yourself a favor and actress Stephanie Clayman engages the audience with such questions as, How long have you been married? And How should toilet paper be hung? The real Ann Landers got thousands and thousands of letters and now it’s your turn to join in her poll on American life and advice. GO SEE IT NOW.
Central Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA. more
|A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Naked||6/2 – 6/19||Boston Metro|
|You’ve seen Shakespeare. You’ve seen it over and over again. So theatre companies go a little nuts trying to present new ideas, like having everyone dress up as Planet from the Apes and doing Shakespeare. Well.. This one has no apes. But they’re naked. The idea is that when the Fairies frolick in the woods, they REALLLLLLLY frolic and they want to show that.
Contemporary Theatre of Boston, BCA Plaza Theatre, Boston, MA. more
|Providence Improv Fest||6/23 – 6/27||Rhode Island|
|And there’s comedy comedy comedy! Comedy!! In Providence.
Various Locations, Providence, RI. more
|Outdoor Theatre, Music, & Events|
|Boston Metro: Payson Park Music Festival||Belmont, MA|
Payson Park, Belmont, MA.617-993-2760. more
|Boston Metro: Summer Music Series in Downtown Crossing / Down Socials||Boston, MA|
|Block parties 5-9pm.
Summer Street, Boston, MA. more
|Boston Metro: Titus Sparrow Park Summer Concert Series||Boston, MA|
Titus Sparrow Park, South End, Boston, MA.617-918-5289. more
|Boston Metro: Special Live Concerts @ Boston Harbor Hotel||Boston, MA|
|Outdoor music: Soul on Tuesdays, Oldies on Wednesdays, Blues on Thursdays, all 6-10pm.
Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA. more
|Boston Metro: Landmarks Orchestra or Oldies at the Shell||Boston, MA|
|2010: 7pm. Free. Every Wednesday.
Esplanade, Boston, MA. more
|Boston Metro: Berklee Lunch Sessions @ Prudential Center||Boston, MA|
Prudential Center, South Garden, Boston, MA. more
|Boston Metro: MFA Concerts in the Courtyard||Boston, MA|
|2010: Concerts at 7:30pm.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.617-369-3189. more
|Boston Metro: Gardner Museum Third Thursdays||Boston, MA|
|Nighttime event with live music, arts activities, poetry. 2010: 5:30-9:30pm.
280 The Fenway, Boston, MA.(617)566-1401. more
|Boston Metro: Longfellow Family Sundays Art in the Park||Cambridge, MA|
|Sometimes live music, sometimes poetry reading. Participatory painting, drawing. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Most events 1-3:30pm but see website.
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA.617-876-4491. more
|Boston Metro: Kendall Square Concert Series||Cambridge, MA|
|Sponsored by the Kendall Square Corporation. 2010: 12-1:30pm.
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA.617 577-7354. more
|Boston Metro: Summer Concert Series @ Dedham||Dedham, MA|
|Endicott Estate, Dedham, MA.781-329-9118. more|
|Boston Metro: Summer Music and Movies Series||Jamaica Plain, MA|
|Metro West: Acton NARA Park Concerts & Theatre||Acton, MA|
|Various times & events.
Nara Park, Acton, MA. more
|Metro West: Music at the Manse Concert Series||Concord, MA|
|2010: Concerts 2-4pm.
The Old Manse, 269 Monument Street, Concord, MA.978.369.3909. more
|Metro West: Concerts on the Common, Framingham||Framingham, MA|
|2010: Fridays 6:30pm.
Village Green at Framingham Center, Framingham, MA.508-532-5960 ask for “Building Services”.. more
|Metro West: Hudson’s Wood Park 2010 Summer Concert Series||Hudson, MA|
|2010: 6:30pm. Rain location: town hall.
Wood Park, Park St., Hudson, MA. more
|Metro West: Summer Concerts @ Wellesley||Wellesley, MA|
|2010: 7-8:30pm. Hot dog, drinks & snacks available.
Town Hall Green, Wellesley, MA.781-235-2370. more
|New Hampshire: Fireworks @ Hampton Beach||Hampton Beach, NH|
|Every Wednesday, plus holidays.
22 C Street, Hampton Beach, NH.603-926-8717. more
|New Hampshire: Summerfun Outdoor Concerts @ Nashua||Nashua, NH|
|Greeley Bandshell or Library Plaza. Fairy Tale Festival 7/17.
|North Shore: Gloucester Block Party||Gloucester, MA|
Main Street, from Pleasant to Washington, Gloucester, MA. more
|North Shore: Castle Hill Summer Picnic Concerts||Ipswich, MA|
|Dancing & music overlooking Crane Beach. Come at 6pm for swing dance lessons! Call ahead to order a picnic dinner basket.
Castle Hill, Ipswich, MA.978-356-4351 x4015. more
|North Shore: Theater in the Open @ Newburyport||Newburyport, MA|
|2010: Cinderella: A Pretty Princess Panto, June 5-27 @ 2pm. Family Hour. The Bald Soprano, Jul 17-Aug 8 @ 4pm. Some shows are free.
Maudslay State Park, Curzon Mill Rd., Newburyport, MA.978-465-2572. more
|Northern Mass: Sundown Concerts @ Fruitland Museums||Harvard, MA|
|Open for picnicking at 5pm. Concerts begin at 7:15pm.
102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA.978-456-3924. more
|Rhode Island: North Kingstown Concert Series||North Kingstown, RI|
|2010: Tues 7pm, Kids performances Thu 6:30pm.
Tues @ Wickford Town Dock, Thu @ Town Beach, North Kingstown, RI.(401) 294-3306. more
|South Shore: Summer Concert Series at Sunset Lake||Braintree, MA|
|2010: Tuesdays, 6-8pm. Free. Rain date one day later.
Sunset Lake’s Beachfront Gazebo Bandstand, Braintree, MA. more
|South Shore: Summer Concerts @ East Bridgewater||East Bridgewater, MA|
Town Common, East Bridgewater, MA. more
|Western Mass: Chandler’s Summer Concert Series and BBQ||Amherst, MA|
|Thursdays. 2010: 6-9pm.
Chandler’s Restaurant at the Yankee Candle Flagship Store, Amherst, MA. more
|Western Mass: Coop Concerts & More||Greenfield, MA|
|Greenfield Energy Park, Greenfield, MA.413-774-9949. more|
|Western Mass: Free Outdoor Bankside Festival||Lenox, MA|
|I really don’t understand this. Apparently their plays take place in a theatre, but are preceded by regular preview performances and lectures. So… it’s daily?
|Western Mass: Musical Moments In Amelia’s Garden||Westfield, MA|
|Free. Rain or shine.
Amelia Park Ice Arena, Westfield, MA. more
|Worcester: Sweet Summer Nights Music Series||Upton, MA|
|2010: 7-8:30pm and continues through the end of October. Rain or shine.
|Worcester: Jazz at Sunset @ EcoTarium||Worcester, MA|
|Gates open 5:30, concerts 6:30-8:30. Bring blankets or chairs.
222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA.508-929-2703. more
|Boston Metro: Arlington Movie or Astronomy Night||Arlington, MA|
|Robbins Farm Park, Arlington, MA. more|
|Boston Metro: Outdoor – Movies by Moonlight||Boston, MA|
|Outdoor films. Fridays. Free. Start at “dusk”. 2010: June 18 Driving Miss Daisy, June 25 T he Wizard of Oz, July 2 Moonstruck, July 9 T he Maltese Falcon, July 16 F ield of Dreams, July 23 A n Affair to Remember, July 30 S ome Like It Hot, August 6 A ll About Eve, August 13 T ootsie, August 20 A ll the President’s Men, August 27 T he Adventures of Robin Hood, September 3 Raiders of the Lost Ark.
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA.617.439.7000. more
|Boston Metro: WBZ Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell||Boston, MA|
|At “sundown” (about 8:30pm, come early and bring a picnic dinner) at the hatch shell on the Esplanade. 6/18: Grease Sing-A-Long, 7/9: The Wizard of Oz, 7/16: Star Trek, 7/23: Wild Things, 7/30: Cloudy With Meatballs, 8/6: Monsters vs. Aliens, 8/13: How to Train Your Dragon, 8/20: Princess and Frog, 8/27: Up.
Esplanade, Boston, MA.617-787-7200. more
|New Hampshire: Summerfun Outdoor Movies @ Nashua||Nashua, NH|
|7/9: Fantastic Fox, 7/16: Cloudy w/ Meatballs, 7/23: Chipmunks, 7/30: Wizard of Oz.
Various locations, Nashua, NH. more
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