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ART ON THE AVENUE – Gallery & Open Studio, 1037 Nantasket Ave., Hull. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Sun. Paintings, photos, books, drawings, furniture, jewelry by Lenore Schneider, Brooks Kelly, Theo Page, Ellie Hayes, Julie Schmitt Sullivan, Bill Smyth. 781-925-5619,

ART COMPLEX MUSEUM – 189 Alden St., Duxbury. Through Aug. 17, Complex Conversations: Joan Paley and Alice Means. Through Sept. 7, Rooted in Tradition: Art Quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Through September. Rotations: H. Gen Kozuru Through fall, sculptures by George McGoff. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. 781-934-6634,

ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND TOUR – Hull Artists Studio Connection, 1037 Nantasket Ave., Hull. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 12-13, visit nineteen artist’s studios and 35 artists at Studio at the Beach, 217 Nantasket Ave. Free. 781-925-1996, 781-925-5619.

DICKINSON ART GALLERY – 1132 Main St., Weymouth. Through July 15, George Murray, featured artist. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; noon-5:30 p.m. Sun. 781-331-3384,

DUXBURY ART ASSOCIATION – Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St., Duxbury. Aug. 7-10, 91st Annual Midsummer Art Show. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., some weekends. 781-934-2731 Ext. 4,

EMERGING PASTEL ARTISTS – Sotheby's International Realty, 1 Main St., Cohasset. Through July 30, work by Marion Atkinson, Lauren Bass, Barbara Chaisson, Carol Golemme, Luella Harlos, Rosemary Kennedy, Judith Keller, Patricia L. Laliberte, Corliss Primavera, Susan Rogers, Maureen D. Spinale, Polly Ulichny. 781-383-8835.

HINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY – 66 Leavitt St., Hingham. Clemens Gallery: Through July 10, The Golden State: California, photographs by Jean Donohue and James J. Foley. Dolphin Gallery: Through July 31, Landscape Becoming, work by Morgan Russell. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. 781-741-1405,

MASSACHUSETTS AUDUBON VISUAL ARTS CENTER – 963 Washington St., Canton. Through Sept. 21, Underwater photography of Brian Skerry. $4 adults, $3 seniors/children, free to Mass Audubon members. 1-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. 781-821-8853,

NORTH RIVER ARTS SOCIETY – G.A.R. Hall, 157 Old Main St., Marshfield. Through July 13, Cloth is our Canvas, original art quilts by members of The Coastal Quilt Artists. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon, Mon.-Fri.; noon-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 781-837-8091,

OCEANSIDE 17 STUDIO AND GALLERY –17 Rockland St., Hull. At Home in My Life: New Paintings by Franny Andahazy. Artwork by Nancy Colella, Jeanne MacFarland, Ros Farbush, Page Railsback, Conny Hatch and Kate Ryan. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.; 1-4 p.m. Sun. 781-773-1563.

PALMER GALLERY – South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham. Through July 31, work by Jack Foley. Aug. 1-Oct. 31, John Arapoff. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-noon Sat. 781-749-7565, Ext. 10,

PLYMOUTH CENTER FOR THE ARTS –11 North St., Plymouth. Through July 11, oil paintings by Gil Carvalho and six of his advanced students. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun. 508-746-7222

PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY –35 Ripley Road, Cohasset. Through Aug. 31, artwork by Patricia Isaac. Sept. 1-Oct. 31, work by Valerie Forte Vitali. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Tues., Thurs.; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Wed., Fri.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 781-383-1348,

SOUTH SHORE ART CENTER – 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset. July 18-Sept. 7, Blue Ribbon Members’ Show. Through July 13, Interludes: Visiting Artists Josette Urso, Peter Schroth, Rose Pellicano, Catherine Kehoe, Kim Bernard, Ron Pokrasso. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun. 781-383-2787,

1640 SPARROW HOUSE MUSEUM AND POTTERY GALLERY – 42 Summer St., Plymouth. Through Aug. 31, paintings and photographs by Stephen Eames. American hand made jewelry, glass, wood, pottery. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Closed Wednesday. Gallery admission free; house museum $2 adults, $1 children. 508-747-1240,

STUDIO AT THE BEACH – Hull Artists Studio Connection, 217 Nantasket Ave., Hull. Paintings, jewelry, pottery, floral arrangements. Hours: 1- 8 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 781-925-1996,

VINE HALL GALLERY – South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell. Through Aug. 23, Beyond the Garden Gate, annual juried art show. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 781-659-2559,


ADAMS GALLERY –Suffolk University, 120 Tremont St., Boston. Through July 21, A Changing World: New England in the Photographs of Verner Reed, 1950-1972. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 617-573-8508.

BOSTON ATHENAEUM – Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery, 101/2 Beacon St., Boston. Through Aug. 22, Always Delightfully Cool, Summer Vacations in Northern New England. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 617-227-0270,

BROMFIELD GALLERY – 450 Harrison Ave., Boston. Through July 26 in Gallery I, The Amplication of Nature, sculpture by Keri Straka. Gallery II, Rara Avis, work by Laurie Alpert, Adria Arch, Debra Giller, Kathy A. Halamka, Vivian Pratt. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. 617-451-3605,

ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM – 280 The Fenway, Boston. Through Sept. 28, Luisa Rabbia: Travels with Isabella. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students, free for children 18 and younger. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. 617-566-1401,

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART – 100 Northern Ave., Boston. Through Sept. 7, Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future. July 30-Oct. 26, Momentum 11: Nicholas Hlobo. Through July 13, Momentum 10: Ranjani Shettar. Street Level: Mark Bradford, William Cordova, Robin Rhode. More Than the Sum of Their Parts. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Wed., Sat.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. $12, $10 seniors/students, free for children 17 and younger; free 5-9 p.m. Thursday. 617-478-3110,

L’ATTITUDE GALLERY – 18 Newbury St., Boston. Through July 6, Arc and Angles, work by Robert Cipriani and Rob Lorenson. July 10-Sept. 2, Patrick Pierce and Yolanda Adra: Bold Sculptures in Metal and Glass Fused Glass. Sept. 2-Oct. 15, E-vase-ive. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. 617-927-4400,

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS – 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Through Dec. 7, Winslow Homer: American Scenes. Through Sept. 22, Preserving History, Making History: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Through Jan. 5, Great Company: Portraits by European Masters. Through July 27, Antonio López García. El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Phillip III. Through July 20, Rockwell and the Shinjin: Celebrating Baseball and the Red Sox, installation. Through Aug. 3, Sumo, Japan’s Big Sport. Through Sept. 14, Zang Daqian: Painter, Collector, Forger. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission good for 2 visits in 10 days, excluding Gund gallery : $17 adults, $15, seniors; free for children 1-17 ($8.50 during school hours); free for children younger than 7. Wed. after 4 p.m., admission by voluntary contribution. Information, 617-267-9300,

NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY – 654 Beacon St., Boston. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 617-437-1868. Collection. $9, $7 students/seniors, $6 children 3-18. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; free Sundays 9 a.m.-noon. 617-495-2269,

PEABODY MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ETHNOLOGY – 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge. Through Dec. 31, Fragile Memories, Images of Archaeology and Community at Copan, 1891-1900. Through Aug. 31, Remix: Indigenous Identities in the 21st Century. Through spring, From Nation to Nation: Examining Lewis and Clark’s Indian Collection. $9, $7 students/seniors, $6 children 3-18. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; free Sundays 9 a.m.-noon. 617-495-2269,

SOCIETY OF ARTS AND CRAFTS – 175 Newbury St., Boston. Through July 27, Political Craft. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. 617-266-1810,


BURNS LIBRARY – Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill. Through August, Fighting Irishmen: Celebrating Celtic Prizefighters 1820 to Present. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or by appointment. 617-552-3282,

CAHOON MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART – 4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. Through July 20, The Past as Present, Vintage Photographs of Samuel Chamberlain. July 22-Sept. 7, At Home in America: 19th Century Genre Painting. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. $4. 508-428-7581,

CAPE COD MUSEUM OF ART – Route 6A Dennis. Through July 6, Pam Pindell: Close to Home. Through July 27, Sam Feinstein (1915-2003): A Retrospective. Through July 20, Cape Cod Plein Air Painters: Painting the Changing Light. Through Aug. 10, Four Painters: On Common Ground. Through July 27, Cammie Watson: Shelter. July 12-Sept. 7, Elizabeth Pratt: Approaches to Watercolor. July 12-Aug. 24, Elisabeth Pearl: Sideshow by the Sea. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 2-5 p.m. Sat. 508-385-4477, Ext. 12

CLARK ART INSTITUTE – 225 South St., Williamstown. Through Aug. 17, Pictorial Vision: American and European Photography. Through April 20, drawings by Claude Lorrain. Through July 6, Framing Colonial Albany. $12.50 JThrough Oct. 31; free for children 18 and younger. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Daily July-Aug. 413-458-2303,

CUSHING-MARTIN GALLERY – Stonehill College, Easton. Through Sept. 3, Drawings from the Ames True Temper collection and new work by Heather Hobler. Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 508-565-1755.

DeCORDOVA MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE PARK – 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln. Through Aug. 17, DeCordova Annual Exhibit. Sept. 14, Moving Through New England. $9 adults, $6 seniors, students, children 6-12. 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. 781-259-8355,

FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM – 455 Oak St., Brockton. Through July 20, Marjorie Durko Puryear: Between the Lines. Folded Light, Folded Shadow: Paper Relief’s of Yuko Nishimura. Through Sept. 14, The Machinery of Heaven: Glass Sculpture by Steven Easton. Sculpture Transformed: The Work of Marjorie Schick. Arboreal Anatomy: Sculpture by Wendy Wahl. Through Nov. 9, Gina Kamentsky: Mechanical Confections. $8 adults, $5 seniors/students, free for children 18 and younger. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 508-588-6000,

GRIFFIN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY – 67 Shore Road, Winchester. Main Gallery: Through Aug. 31, 14th Juried Exhibition. Atelier Gallery: Laurie Lambrecht, Lake Trees. David Bookbider, Flower Mandalas. Griffin Gallery: Joan Johnson High School Exhibition. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri.; noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $5, $2 seniors, members, children 12 and younger. Free to all on Thurs. 781-729-1158,

MASSACHUSETTS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MASS MoCA) – 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. Through Dec. 31, Anselm Kiefer: Paintings and Sculpture. Through spring, Spencer Finch: What Time is it on the Sun? Ongoing: Christina Kubisch: Clocktower Project. Ron Kuivila: Visitations. Bruce Odland & Sam Auinger: Harmonic Bridge. Walter Fändrich: Music for a Quarry. Natalie Jeremijenko: Tree Logic. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays. $9, $3 children 6-16. 413-662-2111,

McMULLEN MUSEUM OF ART – Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Devlin Hall, Chestnut Hill. Through August, Fighting Irishmen: Celebrating Celtic Prizefighters 1820 to Present. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sun. 617-552-8587,

NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM – 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford. Ongoing: Inviting Response: Celebrating Our First Decade. $3, $2 students/seniors, free admission for children 16 and younger with adult. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; noon-7 p.m. Thurs.; free admission 5-9 p.m. on second Thursday of each month. 508-961-3072,

PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM – East India Square, Salem. Through une 7, 2009, Polar Attractions. Through Sept. 14, Wedded Bliss: The Marriage of Art and Ceremony. Through Feb. 1, 2009, Body Politics, Maori Tattoo Today. Through Jan. 25, Stage Idols, Japanese Kabuki Theater. Ongoing: Of Gods and Mortals, Traditional Art from India. Intersections, Native American Art in a New Light. Ongoing: All of My Life: Contemporary Works by Native American Artists. Exposing the Source: The Paintings of Nalini Malani. Perfect Imbalance, Exploring Chinese Aesthetics. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. $13 adults, $11 seniors, $9 students, free for children 16 years and younger. 978-744-9500,

REVOLVING MUSEUM – 22 Shattuck St., Lowell. Through Dec. 31, Toys and Games: More Than Amusement. Free admission. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sun. 1-978-937-2787,

ROSE ART MUSEUM – Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham. Through July 27, Alexis Rockman: The Weight of Air. The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation. Paper Trail II: Passing Through Clouds.

WORCESTER ART MUSEUM – 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. Aug. 30-Nov. 30, Sepia Memories: Nineteenth Century Photographs. Through Aug. 3, Inky Tributaries: Contemporary Chinese Prints. Through Sept. 21, Two Chinas: Chen Quilin and Yun-Fei Ji. Through Oct. 31, Wall at WAM: Alexander Ross. Through Oct. 26, Heavenly and Earthly Delights: The Essence of Nature in Brush and Ink. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. $8 adults, $6 students/seniors, under 17 free. Free on Sat. mornings. 508-799-4406,


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EVENINGS UNDER THE STARS – South Shore Conservatory, 1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham. 7 p.m. July 12, ESU Festival Orchestra Pops, $15-$25. 7 p.m. July 18, Red, White & Blue on the Green, $45. July 19, Ball in the House, $15-$25. July 26, Die Fledermaus, Opera by the Bay, $15-$25. Aug. 2, Livingston Taylor. 781-749-7565 Ext. 51,

– Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield. 781-834-5535,

LANDMARKS NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT – Adams National Historical Park, Beale Estate, 181 Adams St., Quincy. 6:30 p.m. July 24, John Adams: The Voice Heart ‘Round the World. Free.


LANDMARKS FESTIVAL – Landmarks Orchestra, DCR Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston. 7 p.m. July 9, Copland and the New World. July 16, Green Masterpieces. July 23, Gershwin and Gospel. July 30, The Rite of Spring. Aug. 6, Opera Highlights. Aug. 13, Inspired Classics. Aug. 20, Action and Adventure with Longwood Symphony Orchestra. Aug. 27, Symphonic Dancing. Sept. 3, Red Sox and Apple Pie. Sept. 10, Verdi, Requiem. Free.


BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT TANGLEWOOD – 7 p.m. July 3-4, James Taylor - Sold Out. 8:30 p.m. July 5, Opening Night at Tanglewood: Berlioz. 2:30 p.m. July 6, Berlioz. 8 p.m. July 7, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra: Mozart, Debussy and Strauss. 8:30 p.m. July 8, Boston Pops: Sondheim A Little Night Music. 8 p.m. July 10, Imogen Cooper, pianist: All-Schubert Program. 8:30 p.m. July 11, All-Beethoven Program. 8:30 p.m. July 12, Mahler. 2:30 p.m. July 13, Haydn, Bach, Mozart, and Schubert . 8 p.m. July 13, Barbara Cook, vocalist. July 17, Emerson String Quartet: All-Brahms Program. 8:30 p.m. July 18, Harbison and Mahler. July 19, Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, and Copland. 2:30 p.m. July 20, Schumann and Mendelssohn. 8 p.m. July 20-24, Festival of Contemporary Music, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra: All-Carter Program. 8:30 p.m. July 25, All-Brahms Program. July 26, Boston Pops: Film Night at Tanglewood. 2:30 p.m. July 27, Orchestra of St. Lukes: Tower, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven. 7 p.m. July 31, Chanticleer: Chen Yi, Sametz, Stucky, and Ligeti. Aug. 1, Ravel, Chausson, Saint-Saëns and Mussorgsky. Aug. 2, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin. 2:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Albeniz, Lalo and Rachmaninoff. Yo-Yo Ma, cellist. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Tanglewood On Parade. Aug. 8-9, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10, All-Mozart Program. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10-11, Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Fellows and Orchestra: Weill. 8 p.m. Aug, 14, Kronos String Quartet. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Berlioz and Saint-Saëns. Aug. 16, Glinka, Khachaturian and Prokofiev. 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Ravel, Bruch and Rimsky-Korsakov. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra: Brian Stokes Mitchell. 8 p.m. Aug. 21, Beaux Arts Trio: All-Schubert Program. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22-23, All-Beethoven Program. 2:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Beethoven Symphony No. 9. Aug. 29-31, Tanglewood Jazz Festival. $16-$105. 1-888-266-1200,


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COMEDY NIGHT –Courtney’s, 915 Ocean St., Marhsfield. 8 p.m. July 4, Steve Sweeney, Tommy Dunham, Alicia Love, Sue Burton, Greg Murphy, $25. 781-834-1910.


BEANTOWN COMEDY VAULT – Remington’s, 124 Boylston St., Boston. July 3, Greg Howell. July 4-5, Dick Doherty. July 6, Martin Montana, open mic night 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $15; Thurs. $12; Sun, $10. 617-482-0110.

COMEDY STUDIO – Hong Kong Restaurant, 1238 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd floor, Cambridge. July 3, The Micah/Myq Club with Rick Canavan, Maria Ciampa, Sam Jackson, Erin Judge, Mike del Ilano, Ashwin Bhandiwad, Wes Hazard. July 4, Birth of the Homeland. July 5, Graig Murphy, Jon Rineman, Doug Chagnon, Preach, Brian Moote, Erin Judge, Alex The Jester. July 6, Renata Tutko, Tim Dillon, Ahmend Bharoocha, DJ Reason, Shaun Bedgood, Jennifer Kruszewski, Shereen, Andy Ofiesh, Alex Chase, PJ Brown. $10 Fri.-Sat.; $8 Sun. 617-661-6507,

THE IMPROV ASYLUM – 216 Hanover St., Boston. 8 p.m. Thurs.; 8 and 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; midnight Sat., MBTA-hole. $20. 617-263-6887 or


South Shore

NEW ENGLAND SINGLES DANCES – Abington VFW, 30 Central St., Abington. 8 p.m. July 4, 18, $10. 617-325-4900,

SINGLES EXECUTIVE CLUB DANCE – Radisson Hotel, 929 Hingham St., Route 228, Rockland. July 11, 7:30 p.m. free dance lesson. $12. 35+. 781-446-0234,


JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL – 358 George Carter Road, Becket. July 3-6, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. July 2-6, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. July 9-13, Hofesh Shechter Company. July 10-13, Natural Dance Theatre and Ko & Edge Company. July 16-20, Ballet Boyz. July 17-20, Teatro di Piazza o d'Occasione. July 23-27, Alonzo King's Lines Ballet. July 24-27, Conny Janssen Danst. July 30-Aug. 3, Mimulus. July 31-Aug. 3, David Michalek's Slow Dancing. $58-$10. 413-243-9919 Ext. 37,


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WEYMOUTH MOVIE SERIES – Ralph Talbot Amphitheatre, 75 Middle St., Weymouth. 8 p.m. Aug. 7, Curious George. Aug. 14, Shrek the Third. Aug. 21, Open Season.


BOSTON FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL – Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. July 10-27, more than 20 films from France. $10 , $8 matinees; $120 festival pass. 617-369-3306,

HARVARD FILM ARCHIVE, Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge. $8, $6 students/seniors per film. 617-495-4700,

MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT – Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf, Boston. Dusk, July 4, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). July 11, Witness for the Prosecution (1957). July 18, Some Like It Hot (1959). July 25, 2008, Harold and Maude (1971). Aug. 1, Planet of the Apes (1968). Aug.8, Rio Bravo (1959). Aug. 15, Rebecca (1940). Aug. 22, The Apartment (1960). Aug. 29, The Hustler (1961). Free.

MUGAR OMNI THEATER – Museum of Science, Science Park, Boston. Dinosaurs Alive. Mummies. Sea Monsters. $9 adults; $8 seniors; $7 children. Call for times. 617-723-2500,

SIMONS IMAX THEATER – New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston. U2-3D. Whales. Lions 3D: Roar of the Kalahari. Deep Sea 3D. Sharks 3D (IMAX 3D) $12.95, $10. 95 children and seniors. $9.95 adults, $7.95 seniors, children ages 3-11. Call for times. 617-973-5200,

WBZ FREE FRIDAY FLICKS – DCR Hatch Shell, Charles River Espanade, Boston. Sunset, July 11, 18, 29.


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DAY OUT WITH THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE –Edaville USA, 7 EDA Avenue, Carver. July 18-20, HIT Favorites Fun Festival with Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Barney. 508-866-8190,

SOUTH SHORE CONSERVATORY – 1 Conservatory Drive, Duxbury. Sunday Mornings are for Kids series. 10 a.m. July 13, Are You My (Instrument) Family? July 27, Peter & the Wolf and Friends. $5-$28. 781-749-7565,

WINSLOW HOUSE CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS – 634 Careswell St., Marshfield. 5:30 p.m. July 3, annual Twilight Concert, bring your family, friends, and a picnic supper. 10 a.m. July 20, Big Ryan Storytelling for children, $5. July 27, Teddy Bear Picnic, $10. 781-837-5753,

SOUTH SHORE MUSIC CIRCUS KIDS SHOWS – 130 Sohier St., Cohasset. 10:30 a.m. July 10, Russian American Circus, $14.50. July 17, Snow White, $8. July 24, Jack and the Beanstalk, $8. July 31, Cinderella, $8. Aug. 7, Rapunzel, $8. Aug. 14, Cinderella, Too, $8. Aug. 21, Rumplestiltskin, $8. Aug. 28, Hansel and Gretel, $8. 617/931-2000,,


5W!TS – 186 Brookline Ave., Boston. Daily, Tomb, 40-minute interactive adventure experience set in a pharaoh’s tomb in an archaeological dig site in ancient Egypt. Elements of theme parks, museum exhibits, haunted houses, and video games create a real-life experience. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Wed.-Thurs.; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Admission: Weekend, $20 adults, $16 children; weekdays $16 adults, $14 children. Not recommended for kids under 9 years old. 617-375-WITS (9487),

BOSTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM – 300 Congress St., Boston. Exhibits: Airplay. Arthur & Friends. Art Studio. Berenstain Bears. Boats Afloat. Boston Black. The Common. Construction Zone. The Gallery. Global Gallery. Japanese House. Johnny's Workbench. Kid Power. KidStage. New Balance Climb. PlaySpace. The Recycle Shop. Science Playground. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Thurs.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.. Admission: $1, 5-9 p.m. Fridays. All other times: $10, adults; $8, ages 2-15 and seniors; $2, age 1 and free under age 1. 617-426-6500,

FRANKLIN PARK ZOO – Columbia Road and Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester. Exhibits: Tiger Tales, Snakes, Franklin Farm, Giraffe Savannah, Kalahari Kingdom, Butterfly Landing, Tropical Forest, Australian Outback Trail, Serengeti Crossing, Butterfly Landing, Bird’s World. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., holidays. $11 adults, $9.50 seniors; $6 children 2-12, free admission for children under 2. Half price admission on the first Sat. of the month, 10 a.m.- noon. 617-442-2002,


BUTTONWOOD PARK ZOO – Route 140, New Bedford. Monarch butterfly caterpillars on exhibit in the Wildlife Education Center. Animals and exhibits, including elephants, bison, mountain lions, bears, eagles, seals, otters, farm animals, train rides and pony rides. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 508-991-6178,

CAPE COD MELODY TENT KIDS SHOWS – 130 Sohier St., Cohasset. 10:30 a.m. July 9, Russian American Circus, $14.50. July 16, Snow White, $8. July 23, Jack and the Beanstalk, $8. July 30, Cinderella, $8. Aug. 6, Rapunzel, $8. Aug. 13, Cinderella, Too, $8. Aug. 20, Rumplestiltskin, $8. Aug. 27, Hansel and Gretel, $8. 617/931-2000,,

CAPE COD CENTER FOR THE ARTS THEATRE FOR CHILDREN – Cape Playhouse, Route 6A, Dennis. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. July 10, Rockin’ Teddy Bears by Bill Shontz. July 11, Fee, Fie, Foe, Fun! July 17, Fly By Night Comedy Jugglers. $8-$9 per show. 508-385-3911, 877-385-3911.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM – 9 Sullivan Ave., Easton. Climb the Firepole, Ring the Bell; Roar with the Dinosaurs; Act it out at The Performance Center; Cabin 'n Camp exhibit; Haul in the day’s catch aboard the Old Fishing Boat; Listen to your heartbeat in The Kidsclinic. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $6. 508-230-3789,

ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO – 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. Through Sept. 1, Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom. Ongoing exhibits: Dinosaurs: Hollywood Style. Plains of Africa. Marco Polo Trail. Madagascar. North America. South America. Australia. $12, $8 seniors, $6 children 3-12, free for children under 3. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 401-785-3510,


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ABIGAIL ADAMS BIRTHPLACE – 180 Norton St., Weymouth. House tours 1-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun., or by appointment, July 4-Sept. 1. $5, $1 children 11 and younger. 781-335-4205.

1749 COURTHOUSE MUSEUM – 4 Town Square, Plymouth. Tour America’s oldest wooden courthouse in Plymouth’s historical district. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Free. 508-830-4075.

ADAMS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK – 1250 Hancock St., Quincy. Guided, full-park tours, including the birthplaces and the Old House, depart daily. Tours last approximately 2 hours. Visitor center hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 adults, free for children 16 and younger. 617-770-1175,

BLUE HILLS TRAILSIDE MUSEUM – 1904 Canton Ave., Milton. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. Nature Center: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Trails open daily, dawn to dusk. $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 3-15. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. 617-333-0690,

CAPTAIN FORBES HOUSE MUSEUM – 215 Adams St., Milton. Exhibits: 18th and 19th century furnishings, art, and objects from the early China trade, Lincoln memorabilia, replica Lincoln Log Cabin. House tours: 1-4 p.m. Sun., Tues.-Thurs. Closed in August. $8 adults, $5 students/teachers/seniors, free for children 11 and younger with paid adult admission. 617-696-1815,

CAPTAIN SAMUEL ROBBINS 1820 MUSEUM HOUSE – 188 Main St., Avon. 7:30-8:30 July 11, candlelight tour of the house. 2-4 p.m. July 13, open house tour. Admission by voluntary donation. 508-583- 7616.

JENNEY GRIST MILL – 6 Spring Lane, Plymouth. Tours on the half-hour of America’s first grist mill, built on the site of the original 1636 mill. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Tuesdays. Admission: $6, $4 children 5-17; free for children 4 and younger. 508-747-4544,

HULL LIFESAVING MUSEUM – 1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull. Exhibits: They Had to Go Out: Shipwrecks and Lifesaving in Boston Harbor. Ongoing exhibits: Keeping a Weather Eye, Shipwrecks and Lifesaving in Boston Harbor. Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station. Orientation Room, history of organized lifesaving; Keeper’s Room, the life and deeds of America’s Greatest Lifesaver, Joshua James; Boat Room, lifesavers’ apparatus, including the massive surfboat Nantasket, a rigged Beach Cart, working Breeches Buoy; Edward Rowe Snow Room features lighthouse models, exhibits about Boston Harbor, the museum’s rare book collection, video library, and research room; Children’s Navigation Loft; Observation Cupola. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Admission: $5, $3 seniors, free for children 18 and younger. 781-925-5433,

OLD ORDINARY – 21 Lincoln St., Hingham. Exhibit: ‘‘Quilts – More Than Just Needlework,’’ 20 quilts from the society's collection, dating from the 1700s. A 17th-century tavern built in 1688 with collection of 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century furnishings, tools and local artifacts. Hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. through Sept. 1. $3, $1 children. 781-749-0013,

OLD SHIP FIRST PARISH CHURCH – 107 Main St., Hingham. 1-4 p.m. Sun.-Fri., guided tours of the oldest structure in continuous ecclesiastical use in the country. 781-749-1767.

PILGRIM HALL MUSEUM – 75 Court St., Plymouth. July-December, Treasures of the Collection: 18th century. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children 5-17; $16 per family. 508-746-1620,

PLIMOTH PLANTATION – 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth. 11 a.m. July 3, 17, 31; 3 p.m. July 10 and 24, one-hour shallop cruise, $30. 6 p.m. July 16, Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers, $15, $12 children. Through Nov. 30, Flight Path, coastal water bird life by nature photographer Jim Fenton. Living history museum featuring 1627 English village, Wampanoag Homesite. crafts center, Nye Barn. Exhibits: Provisioning a Ship. Wampanoag Customs. Memory, Myth and Meaning. Regular admission: $22 adult, Plantation and Mayflower II, $20 Plantation only, $8 Mayflower II only; $14 children, Plantation and Mayflower II, $12 Plantation only, $6 Mayflower II only. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through November. 508-746-1622,

PLYMOUTH CORDAGE MUSEUM – 10 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth. Exhibits tell the story of the immigration of workers from Germany, Portugal and Italy and their impact on the growth of North Plymouth. Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Free admission. 508-746-7707,

SCITUATE MOSSING MUSEUM – 301 Driftway, Scituate. Exhibits: History of Irish Mossing; replica of sea-captain’s parlor of late 1800s; famous shipwrecks. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Sundays year round; Sat.-Sun. in July and August. 781-545-1083.

SOUTH SHORE NATURAL SCIENCE CENTER – 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell. Outdoor walking trails; EcoZone, an interactive live animal exhibits with fish, turtles, and bullfrog; critter corner; feed the animals and meet an animal. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. $5, $3 children/seniors. 781-659-2559,

SPARROW HOUSE MUSEUM – 42 Summer St., Plymouth. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Admission to museum: $2, $1 children. Gallery admission is free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. 508-747-1240,

UNITED STATES NAVAL SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM, USS SALEM – 739 Washington St., Quincy. Tours of the world’s only preserved Heavy Cruiser. Exhibits: U.S. Navy Cruiser Sailors Memorial Room, USS Salem Memorial Room, USS Newport News Memorial Room. U.S. Navy Seals exhibit. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $5, $4 seniors, children ages 4-12. 617-479-7900,

ISAAC WINSLOW HOUSE – Webster at Careswell streets, Marshfield. Open through Columbus Day. Visiting hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun., guided tours. $3, $1 children. 781-837-5753,


CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD VISITOR CENTER – Bunker Hill Pavilion, Constitution Road, Charlestown. Ongoing exhibits: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, Whites of Their Eyes - Multimedia presentation on the Battle of Bunker Hill. $4, $3 seniors, $2 children. USS Constitution winter hours: 10 a.m.-3:50 p.m. Thurs -Sun. Tours every 30 minutes ending at 3:30 p.m. USS Constitution Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, free admission. 617-242-5601,

COMMONWEALTH MUSEUM OF MASSACHUSETTS HISTORY – 220 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester. Exhibits: Main Gallery, Archaeology of the Central Artery Project: Highway to the Past. Lobby Exhibit, John Adams: Atlas of American Independence. Free admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. second and fourth Saturday of each month. Closed holidays. 617-825-3613,

DORCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 195 Boston St., Dorchester. Guided tours of three house museums: William Clapp House (1806); Capt. Lemuel Clap House (ca. 1767); James Blake House (ca. 1648). By appointment. Free, donations welcome. 617-265-7802,

MARY BAKER EDDY LIBRARY – 200 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Through Dec. 31, Private Carriage, Public Journey, Mary Baker Eddy’s carriages. Exhibits: Verse-maker: Poetry and Mary Baker Eddy. Sensational Press: Radical Response examines the influence of The Christian Science Monitor. The Mapparium. Historic Bible Collection. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sun. $6, $4 seniors/students, $4 ages 6 through 17. 617-450-7000,

HARVARD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY – 26 Oxford St., Cambridge. Exhibits: Through Feb. 8, Looking at Leaves: Photographs by Amanda Means. Through Jan. 4, Sea Creatures in Glass; Through August, Nests and Eggs. Ongoing: Arthropods: Creatures that Rule; Blaschka Glass Flowers, dinosaurs, meteorites, hundreds of animals, more. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free to Massachusetts residents, Sundays 9 a.m.-noon. $9, $7 seniors/students, $6 children ages 3-18, free under 3. 617-495-3045.

JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM – Columbia Point, Dorchester. Library Forums: Through fall 2008, Shaping Up America: JFK, Sports and the Call to Physical Fitness. Jacqueline Kennedy Entertains: The Art of the White House Dinner. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors/students, $7 children 13-17, free for children 11 and younger. 617-929-4571,

LONGFELLOW NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE – Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St., Cambridge. Free. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wed.-Sun. House tour schedule through Sept. 30: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.; 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. $3, free for children 15 and younger. 617-876-4491,

M.I.T. MUSEUM – 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. Exhibits: Robots & Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence. Flashes Of Inspiration: The Work of Harold Edgerton. Holography: The Light Fantastic. Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson. Mind and Hand: The Making of MIT Scientists and Engineers. Learning Lab: The Cell. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $5, $2 youth under 18, seniors/students; free for children 4 and younger. Free the third Sunday of each month. 617-253-4444,

MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY – 46 Joy St., Boston. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 617-725-0022. 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Mon.-Sat., free guided tours of the Black Heritage Trail. Meet at Boston African American National Historic Site, Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, Beacon Street, Boston. 617-742-5415,

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE – Science Park, Boston. Baseball as America, Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. presents over 500 artifacts to tell baseball’s story. Double Exposure: Photographing Global Climate Change. Temporary exhibit, CSI: The Experience. Permanent exhibits: Making Models. The Computing Revolution. A Bird’s World. Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mesozoic. WeatherWise, others. Planetarium shows: Far Far Away: The Worlds of Star Wars. Into the Unknown: Exploring the Deepest Mysteries of the Universe. The Sky Tonight. Laser Shows: Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon. Laser Beatles. Laser U2. Laser Magic. Laser Zeppelin. Friday Night Stargazing: 8:30-10 p.m., weather permitting. Exhibit halls summer hours through Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Thurs.; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri. Admission: exhibit halls, $17 adults, $15 seniors, $14 children 3-11. Omni Theater, Planetarium, $9 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children 3-11. 617-723-2500,

OLD SOUTH MEETING HOUSE – 310 Washington St., Boston. Middays at the Meeting House Series: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through March 31. Hours: 9:30-5 p.m. daily. $5 adults, $4 students/seniors, $1 children 6-18. 617-482-6439,

OLD STATE HOUSE – State and Washington streets, Boston. Exhibits: The Old State House: A Hands On History. Our Favorite Things. The Boston Massacre: A Sound and Light Show. From Colony to Commonwealth. Treasures from The Bostonian Society's Collections. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $3 adults, $2.50 students/seniors, $1 children. Members, Boston school children and Boston seniors, free. 617-720-1713,

PAUL REVERE HOUSE – 19 North Square, Boston. Exhibits: The Paul Revere House: A Home in Five Centuries. Paul Revere and Prelude to Revolution: The Massacre, Tea Party and Midnight Ride. Admission: $3 adults, $2.50 students/seniors, $1 children 5-17. 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. daily. Closed Mondays in January, February, March and on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day. 617-523-2338,


LARZ ANDERSON AUTO MUSEUM – 15 Newton St., Brookline. Exhibit: Through April, Passion, Design, Performance: The Art of Italian Style, rare examples of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia. Lawn Events: July 12, Micro Mini Car Day. July 20, Extinct Autos & Bicycle Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. $10, $5 for seniors and students 6-16; free for children 6 and younger. 617-522-6547 Ext. 14,

CONCORD MUSEUM – Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike, Concord. Ongoing: Why Concord? A Main Street Point of View. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. $14 adults, $10 seniors/students, $6 children. 978-369-9763,

EDWARD GOREY MUSEUM – 8 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouthport. Through Dec. 21, Edward Gorey’s Children’s Books, original pen and ink, watercolor, and preliminary pencil illustrations for Gorey’s children’s books and for other children’s authors Peter Neumeyer, Florence Parry Heide, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, T.S. Eliot, others. $5, $3 students/seniors, $2 children 6-12. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun.

HIGGINS ARMORY MUSEUM – 100 Barber Ave., Worcester. Through Oct. 15, From Anvil to Microscope: Modern metallography and the ancient secrets of metalcraft. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., Noon- 4 p.m. Sun. $7.75 adults, $7 seniors, $6.75 children 6-16. 508-853-6015,

NATIONAL HERITAGE MUSEUM – 33 Marrett Road, Lexington. Through Feb. 11, Keepers of Tradition: Art and Folk Heritage in Massachusetts. Through Sept. 1, Remember Me: Highlights from the National Heritage Museum. Ongoing: The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts: Celebrating 275 Years of Brotherhood. Sowing the Seeds of Liberty: Lexington and the American Revolution. Free admission. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. 781-861-6559,

NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM – 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford. Exhibits: Needle/Work - Art, Craft, and Industry in a Port City. From New Bedford We Set Sail. From the Deep: The Sperm Whale, Bone by Bone. Navigating the World: Tools of the Trade. Industry and Nature Collide: Photographs of Modern Shore Whaling Stations. Dutch Whaling in the Golden Age. British Paintings and Scrimshaw. New Bedford Art Glass. Kobo, blue whale skeleton. The Lagoda, half-scale model of a whaling bark. Portraits of a Port: New Bedford Navigates the World. The Forecastle. $10, $9 students/seniors, $6 children 6-14. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 508-997-0046,

NORWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Fred Holland Day House, 93 Day St., Norwood. 1-4 p.m. Sundays, house tours, Memorial Day through Veterans Day. $4.781-762-9197,

OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE – 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. Stagecoach rides around the village common, $5 with museum admission. Exhibits: Busy Hands and Useful Hours: Samplers and Embroidered Textiles. Draw the Bow: Musical Instruments in Early New England. On the Move: Vehicles of the Early 1800s. $20 adults, $18 seniors, $6 youths 3-17, free for children 2 and younger. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sun. 508-347-3362,

SANDWICH GLASS MUSEUM – 129 Main St., Sandwich. Ongoing exhibits: Color and Chemistry. Levine Lighting Gallery. Multi-Media Theater. Glass-blowing demonstrations. 9:30-5:30 p.m. through Dec. 31. $5, $1. 25 children 6-14. 508-888-0251,


South Shore

ANTIQUARIAN SUMMER FAIR –Hedge House, 126 Water St., Plymouth. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 23, old-fashioned New England fair, held under a big tent on the lawn overlooking Plymouth harbor. 508-746-0012,

ARTS IN THE PARK FAMILY DAY – Randolph Community Arts Council, North and Pleasant street, Randolph. Noon-4:3- p.m. Aug. 24, music, family entertainment, raffles, refreshments, arts and crafts.

GRANITE RAILWAY QUARRY TO WHARF TOUR – Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Quincy Historical Society, 8 Adams St., Quincy. 9 a.m. July 13, 31/2 guided tour through Granite Railway archeological sites in Milton and Quincy. $10 donation, reservations advised. 617-822-4046, Mass Bay RRE, PO Box 870231, Milton 02187.

MARSHFIELD FAIR – Marshfield Fairgrounds, Route 3A, Marshfield. Aug. 15-24, 4H shows, arts, crafts, major agricultural exhibits, midway, carnivals, wild west show, oldies night, auto thrill shows, demolition derbies, two motor cross shows, animal displays, birds of prey, more. 781-834-6629.

PILGRIM BREAKFAST – Plymouth Antiquarian Society, Harlow Old Fort House, 119 Sandwich St., Plymouth. 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 6, costumed servers dish out fishcakes, baked beans, cornbread, strolling singers share songs, riddles, and 17th century cheer. Proceeds benefit the preservation of the 1677 Harlow House. $10.


2008 LIFE IS GOOD FESTIVAL – Boston Common, Boston. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19, live music, food, games and activities for adults and children. Free.

BOSTON HARBORFEST – Various locations along the waterfront and in downtown Boston. Through July 6, chowderfest, historical re-enactments, walking tours, sunset harbor cruises, concerts on City Hall Plaza. Many free events. 617-227-1528,

DISCOVERING JUSTICE – Moakley Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston. 1 p.m. Thursdays, Through Aug. 28, free 1-hour tours introduce visitors to the unique architecture of the building. Bring 2 forms of identification including 1 photo I.D. 617-748-9641,

REVELS BOSTON HARBOR CRUISE & SING – Rowes Wharf, Boston. 7 p.m. July 16, sing traditional maritime songs led by musician David Coffin. Bring picnic supper for asail around our historic harbor. $30. 617-972-8300,

SWAN BOATS – Boston Public Garden, Charles and Boylston streets, Boston. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 1. $2.75, $2 seniors, $1.25 children 2 to 15. 617-522-1966,

UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS – Northeastern University, Columbus Parking Lot, Melnea Cass Boulevard and Columbus Avenue, Boston. 7:30 p.m. July 3; noon, 3 and 6 p.m. July 4; noon, 4:30 and 8 p.m. July 5; 2 and 5:30 p.m. July 6. $16.50-$30. 617/508-931-2000,

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - THE LIVE EXPERIENCE –TD Banknorth Garden, Causeway Street, Boston. July 16-20, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, fifteen robotic dinosaurs. $30-$80. 617/508-931-2000,


WATERFIRE – On the banks of the rivers in Providence, R.I. multimedia fire installation by artist Barnaby Evans.


South Shore

AUDITION – North River Theater, 513 River St., Norwell. 7 p.m. July 7, casting 3 women and 2 men for production of "Sinners." 781-335-4295,

GREASE – Cohasset Summer Drama Workshop, Cohasset High School, 143 Pond St., Cohasset. 10 a.m. July 18; 7:30 p.m. July 18-19; 2 p.m. July 20. $12. 617-697-2115.

LOVE LETTERS – Hat Trick Theatre of Plymouth, Kendall Hall, First Parish Church, Town Square, Plymouth. 8 p.m. July 11-12, 18-19; 4 p.m. July 13 and 20. $15. 508 747 6856.

SUMMER CABARET CONCERTS ON THE BEACH – JM Producitons Presents, Inn at Bay Pointe, 64 Washington Court, Quincy. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. July 10 and 15, with Jesse Nager, Quiana Smith, Rebecca Kasper, Danny Calvert, Maurice Murphy, Tara Siesener, $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 617-786-7469,

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – Priscilla Beach Theatre, Rocky Hill Road, Manomet. 10:30 a.m. July 5-6. $12. 508-224-4888,

YOU CAN’T STOP THE BEAT – Camp Broadway, North Quincy High School, 316 Hancock St., Quincy. 7:30 p.m. July 18, to benefit VH1 Save the Music. $20. 617-786-7469,


AS YOU LIKE IT – Commonwealth Shakespeare Co., Shakespeare on the Common, Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common, Tremont Street, Boston. July 18-Aug. 8 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 7 p.m. Sun. Free.

BLUE MAN GROUP – Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 8 p.m. Wed.-Thurs.; 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 4 p.m. Sat.; 2 and 5 p.m. Sun. $46 -$56. Ticketmaster 617/508-931-2787,

LOOK BACK IN ANGER – Orfeo Group, The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., Boston. 8 p.m. Through July 6, Thurs.-Mon. Free. 617-747-4460,

ONE LOVE: A REGGAE CABARET – Stuart Street Playhouse, Radisson Hotel, 200 Stuart St., Park Square, Boston. 8 p.m. July 11; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. July 12, musical narrative about the evolution of reggae through the eyes of a young woman. $37.50. 800-447-7400,

QED: AN EVENING WITH RICHARD FEYNMAN – Underground Railway Theater, Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. July 24-Aug. 3. $25, $15 seniors/students.

THE SEAGULL – Publick Theatre, Christian Herter Park, Soldiers Field Road, Brighton. July 3-Sept. 7, $27-$32. 617-454-1444,

SHEAR MADNESS – Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 8 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 6 and 9 p.m. Sat.; 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. $40. 617-426-5225,

WHEN IT’S HOT, IT’S COLE – American Repertory Theatre, Zero Arrow Theater, Arrow Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Through July 20. $15-$52. 617-547-8300,


ACCORDING TO TIP – New Repetory Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. Through July 13, with Ken Howard. $30-$50. 617-923-8487,

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL – Shakespeare and Co., 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Through Aug. 31. $15-$60. 413-637-3353,

ANNIE – Reagle Players, Robinson Theater, 617 Lexington St., Waltham. July 10-19, with Sally Struthers. $35-$49. 781.891.5600,

BYE BYE BIRDIE – North Shore Music Theater, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. July 15-Aug. 3. $40-$77. 978-232-7200,

CAPE PLAYHOUSE – 820 Main St., Rte. 6A, Dennis. Through July 5, Marc Salem’s Mind Games. July 7-19, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine. July 21-Aug. 2, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Aug. 4-16, Leader of the Pack. Aug. 18-30, Born Yesterday. Sept. 1-13, The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith. 8 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; matinees Wed., Thurs., Sat. $25-$50. 1-877-385-3911,

CAPE REP THEATRE – Route 6A, Brewster. Through July 12, Red Herring. July 13-20, The Knight of the Burning Pestle. July 24-Aug. 23, Ragtime. $15-$28. 508-896-1888,

North Shore Music Theater, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Wed., Sat.-Sun. $40-$77. 1-978-232-7200,

THE LADIES MAN – Shakespeare and Co., 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Through Aug. 31. $15-$60. 413-637-3353,

STEEL MAGNOLIAS – Starcreations Theater, Tilden Arts Studio Theatre, Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable. July 19 and 26. $12. 508-747-1234,

SWEENEY TODD-THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET – Orpheum Theater, 1 School St., Foxboro. 7:30 p.m. July 17-19; 2 p.m. July 20. $22, $17 students/seniors. 800-838-3006,

WELLFLEET HARBOR ACTORS THEATER – 2357 State Highway Rte. 6, Wellfleet. Julie Harris Stage: Through July 12, What the Butler Saw. June 29-Aug. 31, Triumph of Love. July 17-Aug. 9, The Pillowman. Aug. 14-Sept. 6, Fabuloso. Sept. 11-Oct. 4, The George Place. On the Harbor Stage: Through June 29, Ride. July 2-27, Short Stack. July 30-Aug. 24, The Mistakes Madeline Made. Aug. 7-Sept. 21, Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Children’s theater: July 7-Aug. 28, Fool of the World and the Flying Ship. $29-$32. 508-349-9428,


South Shore

THE BEACHCOMBER – 797 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy. July 4, DJ Larry Links, no cover. July 5, Stopswitch, Geezers Deluxe, Dark Horse, $5. July 11, The Andwutz, Pawnshop Diamonds, Northern Pike, $7. July 12, Back Seat Lover, $8. July 18, The Ramblin Souls, The Dogmancits, Mark Culter, $6. July 19, Age Against the Machine, Angry Chair, $7. July 25, 16th Graders, Sad B**tard Goes Pop, $5. July 26, Dick and Jane, $6. 617-479-8989,

BRITISH BEER COMPANY – 15 Columbia Road, Pembroke. July 4, Apex Groove. July 5, 3rd Left. July 11, Six Foot Sunday. July 12, Jon Frattasio & Friends. July 18, Double Take. July 19, Mr. Band. July 25, Too Fast Zero. July 26, Mother Focus Party Band. No cover. 781-829-6999.

GREEN HARBOR ROOTS & BLUES FESTIVAL – Marshfield Fair, Route 3A, Marshfield. Aug. 24, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Candye Kane, Roger Ceresi & the Loaded All Staz, Rampage Trio, Lonsome Jukebox, Cindy Daley Band, $10. 781-834-2948,

MARSHFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL –Cruise on The New Boston, Rowes Wharf, Boston, docking at Spectacle Island. Noon, July 26, Roger Ceresi & the Loaded All Starz, Basic Black, Rampage Trio. 781-834-2948,

NORTH RIVER BLUES FESTIVAL – Marshfield Fair, Route 3A, Marshfield. Aug. 17, Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout featuring Rick Estrin, Kenny Neal and Rusty Zinn; Coco Montoya; Toni Lynn Washington; Basic Black; Mission of Blues; George Griztbach Band. $10. 781-834-2948,

PLYMOUTH HARBOR FOLK FESTIVAL – Pilgrim Memorial Park, Water and Leyden streets, Plymouth. Noon-7 p.m. July 12-13, with Melanie, John Pousette-Dart, Digney Fignus, Greg Greenway, Crossroads Bluegrass Band, Tall Heights, Kerri Powers, Rachel Parsons, others.

PLYMOUTH MUSICIANS’ UNION CONCERTS – Pilgrim Memorial Park, Plymouth. 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28. 781-585-6870.

RADISSON HOTEL PUB –180 Water St., Plymouth. 8:30 p.m. July 4-5, Max DiFaz. July 11-12, The Sharp Cats. July 18-19, Double Trouble. July 25-26, Chuck Palmer’s Electric Dream. No cover. 508-591-5036.

RIVER RUN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Pilgrim Memorial Park, Water and Leyden streets, Plymouth. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 27, lineup includes Soul City, Dale and the Duds, 2 Chix & a Drum, James Montgomery Blues Band, CTA, Roomful of Blues, Entrain, Commander Cody and the East Coast Airmen, others. Free.

RUN OF THE MILL TAVERN – 6 Spring St. Plymouth. 8:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Irish Sessuin every Saturday. No cover. 508-830-1262.

SOUTH SHORE MUSIC CIRCUS – 130 Sohier St., Cohasset. July 5, John McDermott. July 10, Russian American Circus. July 11, Brad Garrett. 10 a.m. July 17, Snow White. 7 p.m. Gov’t Mule. July 18, Frank Caliendo. July 19, Linda Eder & Steve Tyrell. July 23, Michael McDonald. July 24, Jack and the Beanstalk. July 25, ABBA the Tour. July 28, WWE Summer Slam. July 31, Cinderella. $25-$90. 617/931-2000,,

SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE GAZEBO –Randolph Community Arts Council, North and Pleasant street, Randolph. 7-8 p.m. July 8, Sgt. Dan ClarkThe Singing State Trooper with Mary Colarusso. July 15 Bak –ta- Bak. July 22 LUV’N’ Country. July 29, Mission of Blues. Aug.5 Java Jive. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Party of 9. Aug. 19, Slo Burn.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Milton Recreation Dept., Baron Hugo Gazebo, Town Green, Canton Avenue, Milton. 6:30-8 p.m. July 8, Part Time Lovers. July 15, Erin’s Melody. July 17, ``Mixed Emotions'' teen performing group of Riverside Theatre. July 22, Black Velvet Band. July 29, Paul Agnew and the John Capavella Quartet. Aug. 5, All Star Jazz Band. Aug. 12, Curragh’s Fancy. Aug. 19, Ken Lodge and the Baron Hugo Orchestra. Free. 617-898-4940.

SUNSET LAKE CONCERT SERIES – Sunset Lake, Braintree. 6 p.m. July 8, Ronnie Lewis and the Expedition. July 15, The Nowhere Men. July 22, The O’Reilly’s. July 29, Heritage House Blues Band. Aug. 5, Cailte Kelley Band. Aug. 12, True West. 781-794-8903.

VINE WINE BAR – 18 Main St. Extension, Plymouth. July 4, Mark Darling. July 5, The Resonators. July 6, Molly Jewell. July 11, Nobrega Duo. July 12, Mark Darling. 508-830-1942,

WEYMOUTH CONCERT SERIES – Ralph Talbot Amphitheatre, 75 Middle St., Weymouth. 6:30 p.m. July 10. Johnny the K. July 17, T-Bone. July 24, Toe Jam. July 31, Wayne from Maine.


BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION – 290 Northern Ave., Boston. July 8, Feist. July 12, Donna Summer. July 19, Mark Knopfler . July 23, An Evening with Yes. July 25, An Evening with Crosby, Stills & Nash. July 26, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Umphrey's McGee. July 30, Sheryl Crow. Aug. 4, Jethro Tull. Aug. 6, Return to Forever featuring Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Al Di Meola, Lenny White with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Aug. 7, Poison with Dokken and Sebastian Bach. Aug. 20, Regeneration Tour featuring The Human League, Belinda Carlisle with ABC, A Flock of Seagulls & Naked Eyes. Sept. 7, Ryan Adams and The Cardinals. $25-$149.50. 617/931-2000,

BLUES BARGE – Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf, Atlantic Avenue, Boston. 6-10 p.m. July 3, Toni Lynn Washington. July 10, Bruce Marshall Band. July 17, Rick Russell & the Cadillac Horns. July 24, Racky Thomas Band. July 31, Jeff Pitchell. Aug. 7, James Montgomery. Aug. 14, Toni Lynn Washington. Aug. 21, Chris Stovall Brown with Madeleine Hall. Aug. 28, Jeff Pitchell. Free.

CELINE DION – TD Banknorth Garden, Causeway Street, Boston. Aug. 12-13, $50-$185. 617/931-2000,

THE EAGLES – TD Banknorth Garden – Causeway Street, Boston. July 28 and 30, $50-$185. 617/931-2000,

HARBORWALK SOUNDS –Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston. Concert series featuring musicians from Berklee College of Music. 6-8:30 p.m. July 3, Jelena Bracika. July 10, The Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars. July 17, Juan Chavez. July 24, Tantanakuy. July 31, Sol Melodiq. Aug. 7, Zach Hillyard Band. Aug. 14, Cole DeGenova. Aug. 21, Pat Carroll. Aug. 28, Berklee Monterey Quartet. Sept. 11, Katie Thiroux. Sept. 4, Manami Morita. Free. 617-478-3100,

GEORGE MICHAEL – TD Banknorth Garden – Causeway Street, Boston. July 27, $50-$185. 617/931-2000,

OLDIES 103.3 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – DCR Hatch Shell, Charles River, Boston. 7 p.m. July 12, The Guess Who, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. July 26, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Cowsills. Aug. 16, KC & The Sunshine Band. Free.

REGATTABAR – Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge. 7:30 and 10 p.m. July 11, Jon Hendricks & Company featuring LHR Redux, $25. 7:30 and 10 p.m. July 18-19, $25-$28. July 25, Jay Geils, Gerry Beaudoin and the Kings of Strings, $22, $25. 617-661-5099,

ROCK AND BLUES CONCERT CRUISE –Boston Harbor Cruise terminal, Long Wharf, Boston. 6 and 10 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 6 and 10 p.m. $27. 1-866-468-7619,

ROCK ON! CONCERT CRUISES –Mass Bay Lines, 50 Rowes Wharf, Boston. 7:15-11 p.m. July 11, Playin’ Dead Ship of Fools III. July 25, Split Infinity. July 25, The Indobox. Aug. 1, Appetite for Destruction, Guns N Roses Tribute. Aug. 7, Lettuce. Aug. 8, Lucero, Justin Townes Earle, Glossary. Aug. 15, Electric Six and Tragedy, Bee Gees tribute. Aug. 22, Backseat Lover. Aug. 29, Spiritual Rez. Rain or shine, 21+ with ID. 1-866-468-7619.,

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND – Gillette Stadium , Foxboro. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2, $47.50-$97.50. 617/931-2000,

SUMMER SOUL CONCERTS – Boston Harbor Hotel, Rowes Wharf, Atlantic Avenue, Boston. 6-10 p.m. July 8, Soul Sound Revue. July 15, Groove Authority. July 22, Ray Greene and Innervisions. July 29, Soul City. Aug. 5, World Premier Band. Aug.12, Soul Sound Revue. Aug. 19, Ray Greene & Innervisions. Aug. 26, World Premier Band. Free.

TITO PUENTE LATIN MUSIC SERIES – Center for Latino Arts, O’Day Park, 85 West Newton St., Boston. 7-9 p.m. July 10, Gregorio Uribe. July 17, Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars. July 24, Manolo Mairena. July 31, Eguie Castrillo & His Orchestra. Free. 617-927-1739,

WODS OLDIES CONCERT – DCR Hatch Shell, Charles River Espanade, Boston. July 12, The Guess Who, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. July 26, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Cowsills. Aug. 16, KC & the Sunshine Band. Free.


CHRIS BOTTI – North Shore Music Theater, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. 7:30 p.m. July 3. $42, $50. 978-232-7200,

CAPE COD MELODY TENT –21 West Main St., Hyannis. July 3, Rain-The Beatles Experience. July 5, Boz Scaggs. July 6, John McDermott. July 8, Plain White T’s. July 9, Russian American Circus. July 10-11, moe. July 12, Brad Garrett. July 13, Ani DiFranco. July 16, Snow White. July 16, Indigo Girls. July 19, Frank Caliendo. July 20, Linda Eder & Steve Tyrell. July 23, Jack and the Beanstalk. July 24, ABBA the Tour. July 25, Michael McDonald. July 26-27, Bill Cosby. July 27, WWE Summer Slam. July 30, Cinderella. July 31, B.B. King. Aug. 1, Carlos Mencia. Aug. 2, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi. Aug. 6, Rapunzel. Aug. 8, Kenny Rogers. Aug. 9, Hootie and the Blowfish. Aug. 13, Cinderella, Too. Aug. 13, Jeff Dunham. Aug. 14, Saw Doctors. Aug. 15, K.C. & the Sunshine Band. Aug. 17, Tony Bennett. Aug. 20, Rumplestiltskin. Aug. 21, Brian Regan. Aug. 22, Sugarland. Aug. 23, Gretchen Wilson. Aug. 24, The Beach Boys. Aug. 26, Huey Lewis & The News. Aug. 27, Hansel and Gretel. Aug. 29, Vince Gill. Aug. 39, Artie Lange. Aug. 31, A Prarie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. $25-$107.75. 617/931-2000,

COMCAST CENTER – (formerly Tweeter Center), 885 South Main St., Mansfield. July 12, John Mayer with Colbie Caillat and Brett Dennen. July 16, Projekt Revolution Tour featuring Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, The Bravery, Ashes Divide. July 18, 311 with Snoop Dogg and Fiction Plane. July 19, Steve Miller Band with Joe Cocker. July 22, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Hinder. July 23, Vans Warped Tour. July 26, Rock the Bells Festival. July 27, Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom Huck Jam. July 31, The Police with Elvis Costello & The Imposters. Aug. 2, Maroon 5 with Counting Crows and Sara Bareilles. Aug. 3, Boston and Styx. Aug. 5, Mayhem Festival. Aug. 6, Jack Johnson with Rogue Wave and Neil Halstead. Aug. 7, Jonas Brothers: The Burning Up Tour. Aug. 8 O.A.R. with Ozomatli. Aug. 13, Radiohead with Grizzly Bear. Aug. 15, Rod Stewart. Aug. 16, The Allman Brothers Band, Bob Weir & RatDog. Aug. 17, Toby Keith with Montgomery Gentry, Show Dog's Carter’s Chord, Mica Roberts & Trailer Choir. Aug. 18, Journey with Heart and Cheap Trick. Aug. 22, Crüe Fest featuring Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx:A.M. & Trapt. Aug. 23, Kid Rock. Lynyrd Skynyrd. Sept. 4-6, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band - Sold Out. $30-$225. 617/508-931-2000,

JOHNNY D’S – 17 Holland St., Davis Square, Somerville. 8:30 p.m. July 3, Rickie Lee Jones, $40. . 617-776-2004,

SNAPPLE SUNSET MUSIC SERIES – Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Avenue, Newport. 7 p.m. July 6, Melissa Etheridge. July 7, Plain White Ts. July 11, Jimmie Vaughan. July 12, Indigo Girls. Aug. 21, John Hiatt & the Ageless Beauties. $25-$105. 1-401-846-1600,