Weekly Blueprint

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you’re having a great weekend and staying cool in the heat. It sounds weird but this weekend is the first weekend that truly has felt like summer, thanks to a long pool stretch + late night gathering with friends yesterday. So nice! Meanwhile, I’m launching the Weekly Blueprint early for your planning pleasure – enjoy!


July 25: It's American Girl night at Fenway! (Boston)

July 25: BPL’s summer reading program brings all-star story time, conversations with the New England Aquarium, maker events, and the storymobile (Boston)

July 25: Stories and Song in the Park with library staff (Cambridge)

July 25:  Get ready to dance and sing along at the Cambridge Public Library (Cambridge)

July 25: Make a field guide based on the plants and animals of Crane Beach (Ipswich)

July 25: Take in Circus Smirkus at Gore Place (Waltham)

July 25-29: Zahili Gonzalez Zamora performs all week at Brewer Plaza (Boston)


July 26: Baby Wiggle puts on a free concert at Titus Sparrow Park (Boston)

July 26: Pack a lunch and enjoy a Children’s Playhouse featuring OrigiNation (Boston)

July 26: Pulse of Boston performs a free pop-soul concert (Boston)

July 26: Ben Higginbotham puts on a free concert at the Prudential Center (Boston)

July 26: Take in a free On the MOVE! fitness class for kids (Boston)

July 26: Chosen performs a free concert at Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park (Boston)

July 26: Andrea Lovett is this week's storyteller at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

July 26: Dear June, a rock 'n' roll band from Boston, performs a free concert on Summer Street (Boston)

July 26: Wheelock Family Theatre Story Troupers present a special program at the library (Cambridge)

July 26: Enjoy Kid-Friendly Fun with Green City Growers at The Street (Chestnut Hill)

July 26: Get hands on training in CPR, fingerprinting, and more during this Safety First event (Dedham)

July 26: Cinderella is this week's choice for Family Movie Night, with games, music, and face painting (Hingham)

July 26: Search for creatures as you meander through the winding waterways that lead to Fox Creek during Marsh Madness (Ipswich)

July 26: Rolie Polie Guacamole performs a free concert at the library (Littleton)

July 26: Hear a free concert with Ethan Rossiter and the Jamberries at Wright's Pond (Medford)

July 26: Bring a picnic and enjoy a free Jeff Jam concert on the lawn of the library (Melrose)

July 26: Newton Community Pride presents a free Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys concert (Newton)

July 26: There's a free drive-in movie, with Inside Out showing at the Arsenal (Watertown)

July 26: Hear the music of a vibrant country music band while you enjoy a picnic on the lawn of the Fogg Library (Weymouth)

July 26-29: Develop Fairyborough, and design, build, and explore a mysterious forest environment of fairy houses, gnome homes, and sprite skyscrapers (Acton)


July 27: Enjoy a free outdoor concert by the Belmont Community Summer Band (Belmont)

July 27: Boston Landmarks Orchestra's free concert is themed Verdi & Valkyries (Boston)

July 27: Stop by the Open Air Art Studio at Faneuil Hall and try a fun project (Boston)

July 27: Award-winning pop group Amy & the Engine performs at the Harvard Longwood Campus (Boston)

July 27: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band performs a free concert at the Boston Harbor Hotel (Boston)

July 27: Azerbaijani bassist Shirhan Agabeyli performs in the courtyard at the Boston Public Library (Boston)

July 27: Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys perform a free concert in Emerson Garden (Brookline)

July 27: Boudreau Mike the Bubble Man puts on an exciting show (Cambridge)

July 27: Rolie Polie Guacamole's tour continues (Framingham)

July 27: There's a free viewing of Minions as part of the Harborwalk Summer Series (Gloucester)

July 27: New England Light Opera performs jazz standards and torch songs (Hamilton)

July 27: Zak Morgan performs during Wacky Wednesday's family concert at the South Shore Conservatory (Hingham)

July 27: Play in the Park at deCordova Sculpture Park, collaborating to create large-scale structures (Lincoln)

July 27: Women In World Jazz brings music for perfect for dancing at this free concert in the park (Newton)

July 27: Head to Baxter Park for a free Rock-A-Baby concert (Somerville)

July 27: Get up close and care for the goats of Chestnut Hill Farm (Southborough)

July 27-30: Word Play uses clowning and puppetry to teach audiences about the alphabet (Brookline)


July 28: Meet Curious George at Buttons & Bows (Acton)

July 28: Enjoy Neighborhood Night at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, with free art, music, and family fun (Boston)

July 28: There's a free concert at Christopher Columbus Park with Traditional Irish Quartet: The Ivy Leaf (Boston)

July 28: Jeff Pitchell performs a free blues concert (Boston)

July 28: Colombian artist Diego Herrera performs a concert at Atlantic Wharf (Boston)

July 28: Take in a free On the MOVE! fitness class for kids (Boston)

July 28: Dear June performs a rock concert on Summer Street (Boston)

July 28: At Boston Public Market, hear Bebe Kim perform a free concert (Boston)

July 28: With their catchy power-pop tunes about inner and outer space, The Dingo Babies concert at the Charlestown Navy Yard is not one to miss (Boston)

July 28: MIXCLA holds a free concert at Brewer Plaza (Boston)

July 28: South American duet Sudacas performs at Dewey Square (Boston)

July 28: Clave and Blues bring authentic Cuban sound mixed with contemporary influences to the Mission Hill Playground (Boston)

July 28: Selah Poitier appears at the ICA for a free concert (Boston)

July 28: Azerbaijani bassist Shirhan Agabeyli performs at Charlesview (Brighton)

July 28: Bahamian bassist and singer Selah Poitier performs a free concert in Kendall Square (Cambridge)

July 28: Four-piece powerhouse Bron Don puts on a free performance in Kendall Plaza (Cambridge)

July 28: Arabic-inspired band the Aliya Cycon Project performs a free concert at Club Passim (Cambridge)

July 28: South Shore Music Circus performs Alice In Wonderland (Cohasset)

July 28: Stargaze at the Ames Estate and get a peek at the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower (Easton)

July 28: This summer concert at the Fruitlands Museum features a Summer Retrospective (Harvard)

July 28: Vanessa Trien & the Jumping Monkeys are part of the fun and games at Derby Street (Hingham)

July 28: Soul Rebel Project performs a reggae concert at the Crane Estate (Ipswich)

July 28: Paul Agnew with the John Capavella Quintet presents the Great American Songbook during this free concert on the lawn (Quincy)

July 28: Enjoy Family Movie Night at Revere Beach with a free viewing of Avengers: Age of Ultron (Revere)

July 28: Head to Assembly Row for a free performance by Daniel Patiño (Somerville)

July 28: Belgian harpist and singer Pia Salvia performs a concert at the Wakefield Library (Wakefield)

July 28: Enjoy an outdoor viewing of Casablanca at the Lyman Estate (Waltham)

July 28: Participate in an art walk, hands-on art projects, and garden tours during Evening at Elm Bank: Arts on the Green (Wellesley)

July 28: See Grammy-nominated artist Gustafer Yellowgold in concert (Weymouth)

July 28: Hank Wonder Trio performs a free concert as part of Wright-Locke Farm's Family Farm Night (Winchester)


July 29: It's a Free Friday Night at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

July 29: There's an outdoor concert by Tusk - The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band (Acton)

July 29: A free viewing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, popcorn included (Arlington)

July 29: There's a free concert by Super Cool Beans as part of the Payson Park Music Festival (Belmont)

July 29: It’s Free Fun Friday at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum (Boston)

July 29: A lunchtime concert by Brazilian guitarist Eduardo Mercuri at The Lawn on D (Boston)

July 29: Visit the Museum of Science for their Astronomy After Hours program (Boston)

July 29: Rock and roll band Dear June performs a free concert in Sam Adams Park (Boston)

July 29: Enjoy a free viewing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Hatch Shell (Boston)

July 29: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Commonwealth Museum (Boston)

July 29: This week's free movie at the Boston Harbor Hotel is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Boston)

July 29: Ecuadorian singer-songwriter Ceci Juno and vocal- and piano-based band Seven to Five perform on the Greenway (Boston)

July 29: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (Boston)

July 29: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Boylston)

July 29: Enjoy a movie, take a trivia challenge, and celebrate Harry Potter's birthday (Cambridge)

July 29: Mexican acoustic and electric bass player Mauricio Morales performs a free concert at Regattabar (Cambridge)

July 29: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Battleship Cove (Fall River)

July 29: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Marine Museum at Fall River (Fall River)

July 29: Howie Newman & Jackie Damsky perform a free acoustic folk-rock concert (Lexington)

July 29: Relish the music, crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art, and children's activities at the Lowell Folk Festival (Lowell)

July 29: There's a fun Harry Potter Celebration with a sorting hat, potions class, and more (Melrose)

July 29: See Monsters, Inc. at Governor Hutchinson's Field (Milton)

July 29: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Nantucket Whaling Museum (Nantucket)

July 29: Discover secret gardens at the Stevens-Coolidge Place and stay for an outdoor viewing of The Secret Garden (North Andover)

July 29: It’s Free Fun Friday at the Sandwich Glass Museum (Sandwich)

July 29-31: The Puerto Rican Festival runs through this weekend (Boston)