Lizz Winstead @ The Coolidge
Monday, July 18 7pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline, 02446
The Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts presents Lizz Winstead, Co-Creator of The Daily Show and Co-Founder of Air America Radio, who will use comedy to tell the story of Planet Parenthood’s role in her life. See Examples of Lizz’s Stand-Up Comedy or Get Tickets
Oscar Andrew Hammerstein III to Discuss Life on Broadway
Monday, July 18
The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox 02140
Oscar Hammerstein III will be at The Mount to discuss the personal and professional lives of five generations of his legendary family and present his memoir, The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family. The lecture is part of the 2011 Lecture Series at The Mount and will be followed by a tea and book signing. More Info
4th Annual BOOMTOWN Festival
Monday, July 18- Thursday, July 21
Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., East Cambridge 02141
The annual BOOMTOWN Festival is a community celebration of the arts featuring live music, dance performances, visual arts and activities for kids. The second part of the festival will span from July 18th through July 21st and will include many scheduled activities for both adults and children, including outdoor concerts, walking tours, dance workshops and more. All events are free and open to the public. The second half of the festival will occur from July 18-21. See Full Schedule
Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park
Tuesday, July 19 11am & 6pm
Franklin Park, Playstead, “Valley Gates” section of park
The Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park Summer Series program features free concerts at 6pm every Tuesday night and special entertainment for kids earlier in the day at 11am. The July 19th evening performance will feature We Jazz Up with Frank Wilkins, Tim Ingles & friends. The kid-friendly performance earlier in the day will feature Marcus Santos’ Grooversity drummers. See Full Summer Schedule
Boston Harbor Cruise Sing #1
Tuesday, July 19 6:30pm
Rowes Wharf, Boston
Revels Music Director, George Emlen and Musician/Songleader, David Coffin, will lead a night of sing-a-longs while the boat cruises around the Boston Harbor at sunset. Guests should plan on bringing a picnic for dinner; alcoholic beverages will be available on board. Get tickets early; this event is expected to sell out.
Free Movie: Toy Story 3
Wednesday, July 20 7pm
Glacken Field, 691 Huron Ave., Cambridge
The July 20thScreen on the Green event will feature Toy Story 3 on a large outdoor screen, with live music, jugglers, clowns and more family friendly entertainment to precede the movie. In case of rain, this event will take place at the Russell Youth Center.
Columbian Flag Raising Ceremony
Wednesday, July 20 12pm
City Hall Plaza, Boston
The City of Boston presents a Columbian Flag Raising Ceremony to take place at City Hall Plaza at Noon on July 20th. For more details, call 617-635-3911.
Swingin’ in Mother’s Rest: Free Concert
Wednesday, July 20 6pm
Back Bay Fens, Boston
The Berklee College of Music and the Fenway Civic Association present a free jazz concert in the Back Bay Fens with the music group Women of the World.
Author Talk & Reception w/ Justin Martin
Wednesday, July 20 5:30pm-7:30pm
The Courtyard Restaurant, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Boston 02116
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy presents an author talk, book signing, and reception with Author, Justin Martin, in celebration of his new biography Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be offered. Register to Attend
Governor Deval Patrick @ Suffolk University
Wednesday, July 20 6pm
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University, 55 Temple St., Boston 02114
Governor Patrick Deval will be at the C. Walsh Theatre at Suffolk University to present his book A Reason to Believe, in an interview and book signing.
Oldies Night: Concert in Oak Square
Thursday, July 21 7pm
Oak Square, Brighton
Brighton Main Streets and Boston Parks and Recreation Department present a free concert in Brighton’s Oak Square, featuring Dynamic Sound, cover band, singing classic oldies tunes.
Free Movie: Despicable Me
Friday, July 22 6pm
DCR Memorial Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade
WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will present a free screening of Despicable Me at the Hatch Shell, as part of the 26th Annual Free Friday Flicks Summer Movie Series. Family friendly activities such as games, prize giveaways and free food samples will precede film.
Free Fun Friday @ Franklin Park Zoo
Friday, July 22 10am-5pm
Franklin Park Zoo, 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston 02121
Franklin Park Zoo will be free and open to the public all day on July 22nd as part of the Free Fun Fridays program by the Highland Street Foundation.
Free Admission to The Sports Museum
Friday, July 22
TD Garden 100 Legends Way, Boston 02114
The Sports Museum at TD Garden in Boston will be free and open to the public on July 22nd as part of the Free Fun Fridays program by Highland Street Foundation.
Free Movie: Hanna
Friday and Saturday, July 22 & 23 8pm
MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave., 26-100, Cambridge
The MIT Lecture Series Committee presents a free screening of Hanna, as part of the free summer films program. The program offers free movies throughout the summer and is funded by the UA Finance Board.
Shrekfest: Free Movie Night
Saturday, July 23 @ 8pm
Nira Rock, 18 Nira Ave., Jamaica Plain
Friends of Nira Rock presents Shrekfest, a free movie night featuring back to back screenings of Shrek 3 and Shrek 4 and complimentary ice cream from JP Licks. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for July 24th.
ArtROX! Summer Art Show
Saturday, July 23 11am-6pm
Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave., Roxbury, 02121
The ArtROX! Summer exhibition and show will feature a marketplace of artwork in a variety of mediums created by local artists.
Free Concert: Eddie Money
Saturday, July 23 7m
Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston
Eddie Money will perform live in concert at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell, as part of the 103.3 WODS Free Summer Concert Series. Marty Balin, founding member of Jefferson Airplane, will join Eddie Money on stage.
Puerto Rican Festival
Friday, July 23- Sunday, July 25
Franklin Park, Playstead, Dorchester
The Franklin Park Puerto Rican Festival will take place from July 23rd through July 25th at the Playstead in the park. Last year’s event featured carnival rides, live music and a parade. Check here for updates and info on the 2011 festival.
Free Movie: Fly Away Home
Sunday, July 24 7pm
Jamaica Pond Sugarbowl, Jamaica Plain
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy presents a free screening of the family friendly movie, Fly Away Home, as part of the Summer Sundays in the Park series.
Picnic in the Park with the Red Sox
Sunday, July 24 1 hour after the game
Fenway Park, Boston
The Picnic in the Park special event fundraiser will take place one hour after the 1:35pm Mariners vs. Red Sox game and will feature a 40-minute autograph session with players, BBQ dinner on Fenway’s outfield, entertainment, goodie bags and a live auction of player-donated items. More Info and Tickets