Weekly Blueprint

Wow you guys, Laurel and Violet start school on Tuesday! Just a heads up, I’m going to take this and next week off from my Monday Facebook Live so I can soak up the last moments of summer and transition in to the new school year with the kids. Meanwhile, here’s a roundup of fun event ideas for your week!


August 28: Pets shows up on a big screen at East Boston Stadium (Allston)

August 28: Go Sea Kayaking on Spectacle Island (Boston)

August 28: Look for diamondback terrapins during this Turtle Prowl (South Wellfleet)


August 29: Catch Moana under the stars (Boston)

August 29: Nature walks, beach exploration, storytelling, arts, and crafts await at Spectacle Island’s Kidleidoscope (Boston)

August 29: Get ready for soccer season with local pros at the Revolution and Santander Kids Soccer Clinic (Boston)

August 29: Learn about lobsters (Dorchester)

August 29: Wear red to this Tomato Fest & Back to School Celebration with tomato samplings from local farmers, tomato recipes, back-to-school kids’ crafts, family activities, photo fun, and more (Lexington)

August 29-September 2: Celebrate the return of the giant pile of dirt with mud pies, mud paintings, mud this, and mud that at the Discovery Museums’ Dirtopia (Acton)


August 30: Find out what lies beneath the waves during Beach and Below’s guided beach exploration and touch tank activities (Boston)

August 30: Amber Olivia Kiner performs a free soul and R&B Concert in the Boston Public Library Courtyard (Boston)

August 30: Enjoy an Evening at the Beaver Ponds (Lenox)


August 31: Watch La La Land under the stars (Boston)

August 31: Harborwalk Sounds features Jessie Leith Munro and her powerful blend of pop-influenced rock and soul with just a dash of ’90s R&B faves (Boston)

August 31: The Angry Bird Movie shows up on a big screen (Boston)

August 31: Kick off Labor Day weekend with fireworks (Boston)

August 31: Solve a mystery with the Trail Detectives’ Club (Boston)

August 31: Enjoy food trucks, music, and kids’ activities at the Loring-Greenough House (Jamaica Plain)


September 1: It’s First Friday Nights free at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

September 1: Musicals and Masterpieces at Faneuil Hall features a screening of The Princess Bride (Boston)

September 1: Relax on swings, play a game, and take in Dashina’s world music performance at Lunch Break on D (Boston)

September 1-3: Club Passim’s campfire.festival combines the traditional campfire feel of music in the round, audience participation, and more with the development and featuring of new local talent (Cambridge)

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