Christine Koh

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Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday, everyone -- I hope you're having an awesome weekend! We enjoyed both expected and unexpected visitors from California Friday to Saturday and now my entire body hurts after gardening for the last 5 hours! I can't believe such a tiny yard can result in so much work, but I guess that's what happens when you don't pull weeds all summer! ANYWAY, I have a quiet moment now, so here's the Weekly Blueprint a bit early, for your planning enjoyment!

August 3: Free jazz concert on Spectacle Island with Brian Plautz (Boston)

August 3: The Okee Dokee Brothers perform in the Regatta Bar's Kids' Series (Cambridge)

August 3: Learn about the life of a Lego Master Model Builder and learn Lego tips and tricks (Lowell)

August 4: Maura Mendoza plays toe-tapping Latin American music at this free concert (Arlington)

August 4: Rolie Polie Guacamole has a fun free outdoor concert for kids of all ages (Boston)

August 4: Free tennis lessons for children, equipment provided (Boston)

August 4: Free jazz concert by the Caio Afuine Quartet before tonight’s performance of King Lear (Boston)

August 4: A free concert on the Harborwalk with Stacey Peasley (Boston)

August 4: Enjoy a free showing of the classic movie, E.T., under the stars (Boston)

August 4: Free outdoor concert featuring The Little Red Wagon (Cambridge)

August 4: It's Kids' Fitness Day at the Street -- come join them for free fun activities (Chestnut Hill)

August 4: Celebrate summer nights with ice cream and bats (Natick)

August 4: The Wump Mucket puppets come to the library (Winchester)

August 5: Payson Park Music Festival presents a sunset concert featuring The John Baboian Ensemble (Belmont)

August 5: The Nicolás Castañeda Group performs at the Rose Kennedy Greenway (Boston)

August 5: Free concert in the courtyard with The Wiles (Boston)

August 5: Patty Larkin performs in the courtyard at the MFA (Boston)

August 5: Free jazz concert by the Robbie Pate Trio before tonight’s performance of King Lear (Boston)

August 5: Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents a free concert, Italian Night, at the Hatch Shell (Boston)

August 5: Explore a salt marsh, net some fish, and walk to an island treasure hunt (Gloucester)

August 5: Admission is free at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln)

August 5: Learn all about dragonflies and damselflies on an adventure journey (Lincoln)

August 5: Free art, snacks, yo-yo show, and trolley park rides (Lowell)

August 6: Free jazz concert by Duo Doce before tonight’s performance of King Lear (Boston)

August 6: A free concert in Copley featuring Matt & Kim (Boston)

August 6: An Alice in Wonderland themed free Neighborhood Night at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston)

August 6: Author G. Johnson visits the Franklin Park Zoo for readings and a Q&A session (Boston)

August 6: Free outdoor concert featuring ECBA Movie Night (Cambridge)

August 6: Black Marmot performs in the final concert of the season at the Fruitlands Museum (Harvard)

August 6: Beantown Swing Orchestra performs at Castle Hill (Ipswich)

August 6: Free art, snacks, Robin Hood performance, and trolley park rides (Lowell)

August 6 - 16: Reagle Music Theatre presents Wonderful Town (Waltham)

August 7: Free Friday Night Fun at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

August 7 - 9: Madonna Della Cava Feast in the North End (Boston)

August 7: Hands on exploration of reptiles and a special reptile craft (Boston)

August 7: Lunchtime concert on the lawn, featuring Nella (Boston)

August 7: Free Fun Friday at the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park (Boston)

August 7: Free Fun Friday at the Greenway Carousel (Boston)

August 7: A free outdoor screening of Big Hero 6 at the Milk Bottle (Boston)

August 7: Free concert in the courtyard with the Kevin Harris Project (Boston)

August 7: Free Fun Friday at the Old State House (Boston)

August 7: Take in a free viewing of The Big Sleep (Boston)

August 7: Enjoy a free outdoor viewing of The Wizard of Oz (Boston)

August 7: Take in a free viewing of Cinderella at the Hatch Shell (Boston)

August 7: A free viewing of Finding Nemo in Jamaica Plain (Boston)

August 7: Free jazz concert by the Isaac Levien Trio before tonight’s performance of King Lear (Boston)

August 7: A free astronomy after hours event on the roof of the Museum of Science (Boston)

August 7: Free Fun Friday at the Concord Museum (Concord)

August 7: The Children’s Museum in Easton hosts an evening exclusively for families with children on the autism spectrum (Easton)

August 7: Free Fun Friday at the Hancock Shaker Village (Hancock)

August 7: Relax with an outdoor concert with Ben Rudnick (Lexington)

August 7: Rockport stays open late each first Friday night (Rockport)

August 7: Free Fun Friday at the Springfield Museums (Springfield)

August 7: Paddle down the Ipswich River and learn about owls (Topsfield)

August 7: Free Fun Friday at the Worcester Historical Museum (Worcester)

Image credit: Hancock Shaker Village


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