June 11-19, 2012: More Summer than Anyone Could Possibly Hug

This Week in ReviewJohnny Monsarrat

I’m going to start writing about the local entrepreneur scene, this week featuring three different groups for socializing, networking, and learning about business. Make sure to scroll all the way down to get my list of 400 outdoor concert series, outdoor movies, and outdoor theatre! (This week it’s 55, but the summer is just getting started. You’ll see it balloon in August.) I list more outdoor performance than anyone else, by a factor of ten.

I hope you are having an awesome week. Now get out there and do something fun!


A Chorus Line – tix giveaway

Reagle Music Theatre 617 Lexington St Waltham, MA

A Chorus Line - tix giveaway at Boston Events INSIDER

The worst job interview? Auditioning for a musical. I’ve got 4 tickets to give away for the 6/15 show of A Chorus Line. I loved the movie — the show is bound to be great!

Wings and Wheels Open House

978-562-9182 Stow, MA

Wings and Wheels Open House at Boston Events INSIDER

Did you know there’s a world class airplane museum in New England? But they’re not open all the time. So go now while you can! They’ll have a car show too where you can see Michael Andretti’s 1995 Lola/Ford XB race winning car. You can even spend $200 and take a flight! 2012: 8:30am-4:30pm.

NASA Centennial Challenge

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 100 Institute Road Worcester, MA

NASA Centennial Challenge at Boston Events INSIDER

Hey, robots! Instead of fighting, how about exploring Mars? Teams from all over the US flock to Worcester to get their robots to autonomously traverse terrain and take rock samples. Neato!

Reading Town Day and Fireworks

Birch Meadow Complex Reading, MA
Remote control race cars and laser tag , martial arts demos are featured here. Small town festivals can be great fun, epsecially when they have fireworks!

Musical Chairs World Championship

Amesbury Sports Park Amesbury, MA

Musical Chairs World Championship at Boston Events INSIDER

Thousands of people will play musical chairs, but there can only be one King or Queen, who will win $10,000! 9am-2pm.

Mayflower II Day

Plymouth Harbor Plymouth, MA

Mayflower II Day at Boston Events INSIDER

There’s a reproduction of the original ship that the Pilgrims arrived on in 1620, and they’re celebrating with costumed re-enactors. What a great way to learn about history? 9am-5pm.

Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival

Ye Olde Commons 120 Northside Rd Charlton, MA

Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival at Boston Events INSIDER

What is a renaissance faire? You get to see hundreds of people in medieval costuming (or renaissance, whatever, once you start pretending that the old timey days were romantic instead of crushing, who cares about the accuracy of your clothing) and see acts of music, dance, and theatre. Rain or shine. They’ll have some an all-day performance that (like a TV show) occurrs in espisodes with a single storyline. Sounds very creative! 10am-5pm.

Civil War Encampment on Puddle Dock

Strawbery Banke Museum 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH

Civil War Encampment on Puddle Dock at Boston Events INSIDER

This re-enactment features an entire encampment of Civil War soldiers, and it’s a great way to interactively learn about history by chatting with them and seeing their weapons demonstration. It all takes place at one of New England’s very few re-enactment museums, Strawbery Banke, which illustrates the life of settlers around 1900. And it’s quite close to Boston.

Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival

Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114 Cumberland, RI

Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival at Boston Events INSIDER

It’th the Thummer Tholthith! That’s what you’d say if you had a lisp. And also weren’t very good with calendars, since the Summer Solstice is actually June 20. Here’s some outdoor music, and see a TON of other shows by scrolling way to the bottom. I list 270 outdoor summer music series!

Quincy Flag Day Parade & Fireworks

Pageant Field Quincy, MA

Quincy Flag Day Parade & Fireworks at Boston Events INSIDER

I have no idea what Flag Day is, but I like parades, and I love fireworks! The parade starts at Coddington Street in Quincy and goes down Hancock Street to Pageant Field. Parade 7pm then a fly-over and live music and fireworks at 9:15pm over Blacks Creek.

This week’s top items are below, or see the complete Boston Events Insider.


And a lot more this week at Boston Events Insider, the most popular events blog in New England, including:

Dedham Flag Day Parade
Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show
German Car Day at Larz Anderson Museum
Starburst – Fireworks
Boston Bacon Takedown
Battle of Bunker Hill Patriotic Exercises
Fifer’s Day parade
Gilbert Stuart re-enactment
Hanover Day w/ Fireworks
Orange Crate Derby
Make Music Harvard Square
Common Boston festival
Chalk One Up for CommonBoston
Boston Tea Party Chest Parade
Printing Arts Fair
Boston Harbor Islands Free Ferry Day
Martha’s Vineyard Harbor Festival
My new mobile app for high tech events
Get Johnny’s 2012 New England Guide
128 Innovation Capital Group Piranha Pond
Mass Innovation Nights
The CFO Roundtable
Revere Beach Summer Fest
Chelsea River Revel
Waltham Riverfest
Bluegrass Festival
Midsummer Night Revels: A Summer Solstice Soiree
Summer Solstice Celebration
In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey
Clark YMCA Summer Solstice Celebration
Summer Solstice by Candlelight
Duck Race on the Charles River
Play in the Park at DeCordova
Discover Mount Auburn: The Civil War
BBQ at The Fort
Lowell African Festival
Evening at the Kiln
Music and Art Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village
Father’s Day Meet at the Pioneer Valley Live Steamers
River Day Festival and Wingzilla
Midsummer Faerie Festival
Sunday Fun in the Park
Special Olympics – Summer Games
The Dark Side of Boston – Walking Tour
Back of Beacon Hill Walk
South End Garden Tour
Taste of Cambridge
Parker Posey at the Boston Premiere of “The Love Guide”
Arlington Feast of the East
Strawberry Shortcake Festival
Franklin Park Zoo Butterfly Landing Red Sox Kid Nation Day
Lawrence Semana Hispana Carnival
Rhythm and Spirit Weekend
Annual Arts Fest Beverly
South Shore Art Center’s Arts Festival
Provincetown International Film Festival
Red Dog Dock Dogs
Converse presents: “Passing the Mic”
Anthony Rapp: Without You
Molly Frances Watson Memorial HandBell Concert
Providence Improv Fest
Fairfield County Irish Festival
International Festival of Arts and Ideas
Clive Cussler – The Clemens Lecture
French and Indian War Encampment
Southern Maine Pride Parade and Festival
Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars & Antique Aeroplane Show
Quechee Balloon Festival and Crafts Fair
Vermont History Expo
Blacksmith Hammer-In
Wicker Man. Regional Burn
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