Weekly Blueprint

Hello everyone, I hope you’re enjoying a great weekend! I have a quiet moment here and this upcoming week is going to be super crazy so I’m going to fire off the Weekly Blueprint early. Enjoy! Also, don’t forget to enter to win these amazing Boston Mamas 10th Birthday giveaways: $250 Wayfair gift card, a gift basket + gift card totaling $250 from Dancing Deer, and a $250 gift card to Simon Malls. And stay tuned for another great one this week!


July 11: Stories and Song in the Park with library staff (Cambridge)

July 11: There's a free concert by Maximalist Quartet at Regattabar (Cambridge)

July 11: Make wands at the Blue Bunny's Harry Potter Workshop (Dedham)

July 11: Get dressed up and go for a Wild Walk through the World's End Reservation (Hingham)

July 11: Hampstead Stage Company presents a free performance of The Wizard of Oz (Watertown)

July 11-15: BPL’s summer reading program brings sports-themed craft activities, ReadBoston Storymobile, All-Star Story Time and more (Boston)

July 11-15: Danae Greenfield performs at Brewer Plaza all week (Boston)


July 12: Enjoy taking apart everyday electronics and discover how they work (Acton)

July 12: During the Night Fliers program, use some tricks to get a glimpse into a secret nocturnal world (Belmont)

July 12: It's opening night of Mary Poppins at the North Shore Music Theatre (Beverly)

July 12: There's a mix of Latin rock and pop influenced by jazz when Daniela Aedo Santana performs a free concert on Summer Street (Boston)

July 12: Charlie Hope puts on a free concert at Titus Sparrow Park (Boston)

July 12: Take in a free On the MOVE! fitness class for kids (Boston)

July 12: World Premier Band performs a free concert at the Boston Harbor Hotel (Boston)

July 12: Enjoy storytelling by Nicolette Nordin Heavey (Boston)

July 12: In the morning, enjoy a Children's Playhouse featuring OrigiNation, in the evening stop in for an R&B concert by Athene Wilson & Friends (Boston)

July 12: Get together on The Green for a hands-on art project making sea creatures, aquariums, and fish bowls (Chestnut Hill)

July 12: Family Fun Movie Night includes a viewing of Minions, games for children, live music, face painting, popcorn and lemonade (Hingham)

July 12: Try landscape painting as a family, with painting stations overlooking the Great Marsh (Ipswich)

July 12: Enjoy a free concert with Karen K & The Jitterbugs at Wright's Pond (Medford)

July 12: A free Blanket and Basket Concert on the Beebe Estate Lawn, featuring Matt Heaton and the Outside Toys (Melrose)

July 12: Newton Community Pride presents a free Alaistair Moock concert (Newton)


July 13: The Love Dogs perform a free concert as part of the Payson Park Music Festival (Belmont)

July 13: Landmarks Orchestra themes their opening night Rhapsody in Green (Boston)

July 13: Progressive folk trio Honeysuckle performs a free concert at the Harvard Longwood Campus (Boston)

July 13: Justin Beech Band plays a free rat pack concert (Boston)

July 13: Come by Northeastern for free ice cream and music (Boston)

July 13: Check out the opening ceremony for the 2016 Outside The Box Festival (Boston)

July 13: The Lisa Thorson Quintet performs performs a free concert in Ramler Park (Boston)

July 13: Stop by an Open Air Art Studio for a free, fun project (Boston)

July 13: MIXCLA performs a free concert at the Boston Public Library (Boston)

July 13: The Quins perform a free alternative concert at Emerson Garden (Brookline)

July 13: Boston Hoop Troop presents hula hooping as you've never seen before -- and they give lessons (Easton)

July 13: Enjoy a free viewing of Grease when the sun goes down (Gloucester)

July 13: New England Light Opera presents songs and scenes from great musical theater shows (Hamilton)

July 13: Little Groove performs fun, educational music for children (Hingham)

July 13: Enjoy Story Hour at Weir River Farm (Hingham)

July 13: Create your own water telescope, then try them out by the tidepools (Ipswich)

July 13: Vanessa Trien & The Jumping Monkeys perform a free concert as part of the Lowell Summer Music Series (Lowell)

July 13-16: Bonnie Duncan presents Lollipops for Breakfast (Brookline)


July 14: A free jazz concert performed by the Harvard Alumni Jazz Band (Arlington)

July 14: Margot Fox & Friends perform a free, fun concert on the Robbins Library Lawn (Arlington)

July 14: It's Neighborhood Night at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, with free art, music, and family fun (Boston)

July 14: Take in a free On the MOVE! fitness class for kids (Boston)

July 14: Max Brandenburg performs a mix of catchy and heartfelt pop, jazz, and soul at Boston Public Market (Boston)

July 14: Enjoy a free concert at the Atlantic Wharf by Juan Mejia (Boston)

July 14: Swing Favorites in the Park: Eight to the Bar in Christopher Columbus Park (Boston)

July 14: noé and mar|co each perform a set at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston)

July 14: Solve some natural mysteries as part of the Trail Detectives Club (Boston)

July 14: Boston-based artist TASH performs a free concert at the Charlestown Navy Yard (Boston)

July 14: Take in a free blues concert by Toni Lynn Washington (Boston)

July 14: At the BNC, Early Explorers interact with the natural world through movement, games, stories and art (Boston)

July 14: Head to O'Day Park for a free performance by award-winning Afro-Latin music ensemble Mango Blue (Boston)

July 14: Sax player Samuel Batista performs a free concert at Charlesview (Brighton)

July 14: Parisian-born noé provides indie-electronic sounds and thought-provoking music in a free concert at Kendall Square (Cambridge)

July 14: Singer-songwriter Daniel Patiño performs a free concert at Kendall Plaza (Cambridge)

July 14: MIXCLA performs a free concert at Club Passim (Cambridge)

July 14: Bring a picnic and enjoy an acoustic concert by Low Key (Chestnut Hill)

July 14: Fall into the story of Snow White with the South Shore Music circus (Cohasset)

July 14: Tinker Bell visits the Children's Museum in Easton for music and games -- you can make a gnome home or fairy house (Easton)

July 14: Head to the Fruitlands Museum for a Wonderfully Warm-themed concert and take part in their annual picnic contest (Harvard)

July 14: Bring a picnic to the Crane Estate and enjoy music made famous by Elton John and Billy Joel (Ipswich)

July 14: George Saterial performs a free magic show (Lowell)

July 14: Join Peter Kilpatrick for a great evening of original guitar-driven pop rock on the lawn (Quincy)

July 14: Bring the family to enjoy free music, inflatables, popcorn and cotton candy, then stay for a viewing of The Goonies (Revere)

July 14: Sit back and listen to a free concert by Nicolas Emden at Baxter Riverfront Park Amphitheater (Somerville)

July 14: Guitarist and singer Jacob McCaslin performs a free concert at the Wakefield Library (Wakefield)

July 14: There's a free viewing of The Sandlot at the Lyman Estate, with musical entertainment by the Waltham High School show band (Waltham)

July 14: Chris & Meredith Thompson perform a free concert at Wright-Locke Farm (Winchester)

July 14: Head to the Ecotarium for a Nature Explore: LIVE performance, A Passion for Birds (Worcester)


July 15: Take advantage of Free Friday Night Fun at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

July 15: Enjoy a concert by the Glenn Miller Orchestra (Acton)

July 15: It's opening night of Beauty and the Beast, presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre (Beverly)

July 15: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute (Boston)

July 15: Enjoy a free movie movie, Letters to Juliet (Boston)

July 15: Progressive folk trio Honeysuckle performs a free concert at Sam Adams Park (Boston)

July 15: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Boston Athenaeum (Boston)

July 15: Head to the Hatch Shell for a free viewing of Cinderella (Boston)

July 15: Wepro puts on a free concert on the Greenway (Boston)

July 15: Visit the Museum of Science on Friday nights for their Astronomy After Hours program (Boston)

July 15: Take in a free concert by Vanessa Trien & The Jumping Monkeys (Belmont)

July 15: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum (Brookline)

July 15: Relax with a mix of Dominican rhythms and jazz during a free performance by Juidero (Cambridge)

July 15: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Fitchburg Art Museum (Fitchburg)

July 15: It’s Free Fun Friday at Danforth Art (Framingham)

July 15: An evening hike, firefly exploration, and s'mores (Ipswich)

July 15: At this Friday Farm Dinner, enjoy burgers and more (Ipswich)

July 15: The Rampage Trio performs classic rock, blues & boogie (Lexington)

July 15: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Cape Cod Children's Museum (Mashpee)

July 15: This Friday's Flick in the Field is Finding Nemo (Milton)

July 15: Get your groove on at the first day of ArtBeat 2016 with Latin Logic (Somerville)

July 15: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Spellman Museum (Weston)

July 15: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Edward Gorey House (Yarmouth)

July 15-17: It's all good with Pete the Cat, appearing this weekend at Edaville (Carver)