Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you're enjoying this gorgeous Sunday! If you're looking for something fun to do this week, enjoy this roundup of event idea for Monday through Friday! Also, tomorrow I'm planning on a Facebook Live broadcast at 12:30 pm ET about protecting your creative work (and sanity). I hope you'll pop by!


August 7: Go Sea Kayaking on Spectacle Island (Boston)

August 7: Wear jammies and get cozy for Pajama Storytime (Boston)

August 7: Learn to unmix colors with Color Chromatography (Boston)

August 7: Watch Wall-E under the stars (Mattapan)

August 7: Bring dip nets and magnifiers on this Beach Ramble to search for swimming, flying, and burrowing wildlife on the sanctuary's beach at low tide (South Wellfleet)


August 8: King Kong comes to the Greenway (Boston)

August 8: Celebrate Iranian arts and culture at the Mary Baker Eddy Library’s One World program (Boston)

August 8: Claudia Eliaza performs Haitian jazz for kids (Boston)

August 8: Nature walks, beach exploration, storytelling, arts, and crafts await at Spectacle Island’s Kidleidoscope (Boston)

August 8: Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park welcomes Reggae Jamaican 55th (Boston)

August 8: Beat the heat with this free screening of Beauty and the Beast (Brockton)

August 8: Connect with the spirit of Polynesia during this colorful, costumed dance by Etnia Fusion, as one girl finds out how far the ocean goes and meets a Demigod along the way (Cambridge)

August 8: Art in the City explores the world of city design and public art through projects like paint chip cities and 3D cardboard city models (Dorchester)

August 8: Turn it Up is an interactive, high-energy musical production that explores how energy is created and empowers kids to care for the environment (Jamaica Plain)

August 8: Go on a Know Your Farmer scavenger hunt, win prizes, snag a temporary tattoo, and more when the Lexington Farmers’ Market celebrates National Farmers’ Market Week (Lexington)

August 8: Rock out with Ben Rudnick & Friends (Medford)

August 8-12: Design, build, and explore Fairyborough, a collaborative and evolving forest space of fairy houses, gnome homes, and sprite skyscrapers constructed completely out of natural materials and creativity (Acton)


August 9: This week’s free Hatch Shell orchestral offering features Anthems of the World (Boston)

August 9: Get creative with a free Kids’ Art workshop (Boston)

August 9: Find out what lies beneath the waves during Beach and Below’s guided beach exploration and touch tank activities (Boston)

August 9: Boston Public Schools’ rising kindergartners may attend this Countdown to Kindergarten Party (Boston)

August 9: Sleeping Lion performs a Concert in the Courtyard (Boston)

August 9: New England Aquarium Tidepools come to the library (Brighton)

August 9: Join Caravan Puppets for a Summer in the City program featuring stories like Make Way for Ducklings, The Three Little Pigs, and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Dorchester)

August 9: Marvel at Lolli Hoops’s mad hula hooping skills, then plant vegetables and take home a potted plant (Hingham)

August 9: Ben Rudnick and Friends perform at the Lowell Summer Music Series (Lowell)

August 9: Pirate Rachel Skullcap visits the Children’s Museum in Easton with a variety of themed puppet stories on Pirate Day (North Easton)

August 9: Take a picnic along and go Dancing in the Parks with 80’s tribute band Metro (Newtonville)

August 9: Sing! shows up on a big screen at Fallon Field (Roslindale)


August 10: Practice Yoga on the Farm - with Goats! (Bedford)

August 10: Enjoy batting cages, pitching stations, base-stealing contests, giant Jenga, and virtual reality at this Red Sox Showcase (Boston)

August 10: Harborwalk Sounds features MIXCLA, combining sounds from the mountains of Chile, the traditions of Japan, and the fires of Cuba for a truly unique Latin jazz experience (Boston)

August 10: Catch The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

August 10: Youth CITIES: Monthly Mini-Hacks brainstorming sessions foster creative, collaborative problem-solving (Cambridge)

August 10: See Shaun the Sheep at Mayor Walsh’s Movie Night on Town Field (Dorchester)

August 10: New England Aquarium Tidepools come to the library (Jamaica Plain)

August 10: Enjoy food, music, and kids’ activities at the Loring-Greenough House (Jamaica Plain)

August 10: Get groovy with colorful Tie Dye creations (North Easton)

August 10: Check out Jurassic Park under the stars (Somerville)

August 10: Watch Finding Dory at the beach (Weymouth)


August 11: The Boston Philharmonic performs free (Boston)

August 11: This week’s free Friday Flick at the Hatch Shell is The Lego Batman Movie (Boston)

August 11: It’s Friendship Day for story time at the Curious George Store (Cambridge)

August 11: New England Aquarium Lobsters come to the library (Dorchester)

August 11: Sleeping Beauty arrives for Storytime at the Paragon Carousel (Hull)

August 11: Catch the movie, Monster Trucks, under the stars (Newton)

August 11: Enjoy batting cages, pitching stations, base-stealing contests, giant Jenga, and virtual reality at this Red Sox Showcase (Worcester)

August 11: Take advantage of this week’s Free Fun Friday offerings (Various Locations)

August 11-12: Attend a performance of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! (Jamaica Plain)

August 11-13: Check out Boston GreenFest for activities, performances, food, art, exhibits, and more (Boston)

August 11-13: Boston Comic Con begins (Boston)

Featured photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash