Weekly Blueprint

Hi everyone, I hope you're enjoying the weekend! Just an FYI, I'm going to skip my Facebook Live tomorrow given that it's the holiday and will see you back there next week. Meanwhile, if you're looking for something to do this week, check out this roundup of ideas for Monday through Friday!


October 9: The MFA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a day of free admission for everyone, live performances, and art-making activities (Boston)

October 9: Opening Our Doors includes 80+ art, music, and cultural happenings for free in the Fenway (Boston)

October 9: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum offers Abundant Voices, a free day of family fun including music, making, games, and dance (Boston)

October 9: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with dance, music, and storytelling (Boston)

October 9: Check out ICA Free Admission Day (Boston)

October 9: Experience self-guided theatre tours, have a conversation with the managing director, take part in a playwriting workshop and production demonstration, plus enjoy live performances at Huntington Theatre Company’s Open House (Boston)

October 9: It’s time for the annual Columbus Park Fall Festival (Boston)

October 9: Crabgrass Puppet Theatre presents The Three Little Pigs Build a Better House (Brookline)

October 9: Take part in Archaeology Discovery Day with a hands-on mock dig and an exploration of Early American artifacts (Norwell)

October 9: Today is the last day of this year’s Topsfield Fair, the country’s oldest agricultural fair, featuring games, rides, and traditional fun like a giant pumpkin weigh-off, monster trucks, and more (Topsfield)

October 9: Take on this Sukkot Design Challenge (Watertown)

October 9-12: The Princess and the Frog returns to the big screen (Various Locations)


October 10: On Crafty Tuesday, make and take home a treasure (Boston)

October 10: Join the Kids’ Art Club (Dorchester)

October 10: Spend A Morning in the Sukkah with books, crafts, and a light snack (Natick)

October 10: Adventure into the woods to collect acorns, pine cones, lichen, bark, and moss, and use them to build Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes (Newburyport)


October 11: Children ages 3-8 can celebrate National Fossil Day by learning how fossils form, making imprints of natural objects, and seeing real fossils up close (Boston)

October 11: Spend An Afternoon in the Sukkah with books, crafts, and a light snack (Framingham)

October 11: Create Lanterns for the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade with Spontaneous Celebrations (Jamaica Plain)

October 11: Take a Stroller Tour through Art and Legends of the Ancient World at the Davis Museum (Wellesley)


October 12: Grind the grain, knead the dough, and while the bread rises and bakes, visit a hen and reenact the story of the Little Red Hen (Lincoln)

October 12: Stories, nature games, crafts, walks outside, and animal residents await during Nature Time at the Trailside Museum (Milton)

October 12: Crawl, leap, and fly over to The Children’s Museum in Easton to explore Wonders of the Animal Kingdom (North Easton)

October 12: Create Veggie Art by printing, painting, and playing with fruits and veggies (Sharon)

October 12-14: The Concord Youth Theatre Teen Company performs The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Concord)


October 13: Lesley Ellis kicks off their Family Playdate series with Matt Heaton and the Outside Toys (Arlington)

October 13: Enjoy Egg Day at the Curious George Store (Cambridge)

October 13: Harvest pommes de terre in the garden and make french fries on French Fryday (Lincoln)

October 13: Uncover the Wonders of the Wind during Friday Night Science (North Easton)

October 13: Bring a teddy bear along for this Teddy Bear Picnic (West Roxbury)

October 13-19: Brave returns to the big screen (Various Locations)