Music and more
TANGLEWOOD FAMILY FUN FEST Introduce the kids to Tanglewood and wish the venue a happy 75th anniversary. Activities include a scavenger hunt (there’s a gift for families who complete it), music performance, and other fun stuff. Part of the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program.
June 29 from 4-7 p.m. Free (advance registration required). Tanglewood, 297 West St., Lenox. 413-637-5393. www.tanglewood.org/familyfunfest
“JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH” To escape from his aunts, orphan James Henry Trotter becomes friends with bugs who inhabit a giant peach and take the lad to New York City. Adapted by Richard R. George from Roald Dahl’s book. June 29 at 4 p.m. (through July 14). $22, $15 under 21. Harwich Junior Theatre, 105 Division St., West Harwich. 508-432-2002. www.hjtcapecod.org
“SCIENCE MAGIC” How do you remove a tablecloth without toppling the stuff that’s on it? How do you defy gravity? These and other questions will be answered at this program for ages 6-12. June 29 at 3 p.m. Free. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library, 646 East Broadway, South Boston. 617-268-0180. www.bpl.org
HAPPY BIRTHDAY USA FAMILY DAY On our nation’s birthday, kids can make a flag mosaic with red, white, and blue postage stamps, go on stamp scavenger hunts, play games, design patriotic stamps, send July Fourth wishes to friends, and have their photo made into a stamp. July 4 from noon-4 p.m. (complimentary refreshments include cake; picnics welcome). $8, $5 seniors, free under 17. The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History, Regis College, 235 Wellesley St., Weston. 781-768-8367. www.spellman.org
BEACH BLANKET SURF PARTY Imagine having an 8,000-square-foot deck with an ocean view? No need to imagine because there’s one at SurfSide5 along with the surf trio of Three Swank Bastards, go-go dancers, a retro movie, and more. Prizes are given to the best themed
outfits. June 28 from 7 p.m.-
midnight (and every Wednesday starting July 11 with different bands and themes). No cover. SurfSide5, Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway, Salisbury. 978-463-9222. www.surfside5.com
FRIDAY NIGHT COOKING SERIES Pork loin with passion fruit sauce, beef stew in a cilantro-beer broth, and yuca fries with two sauces will be prepared with Rafael Pereira at “Nuevo Latino.” June 29 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. (check website for additional classes). $61. The Cambridge Center for Adult Education,
42 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-547-6789, ext. 1. www.ccae.org/catalog/
CONCERTS IN THE COURTYARD SERIES Languish in the BPL courtyard with jazz, classical, folk, and funk music. This Friday it’s harp music by Lucia Stavros, followed on July 6 by American Century Music. June 29 at
12:30 p.m. (Fridays throughout the summer; Rabb Lecture Hall if inclement weather). Free. Boston Public Library courtyard, 700 Boylston St., Boston.
ESSEX NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA PHOTO SAFARI Industrial-era mills, canal gates, locks, bridges, and Great Stone Dam await your eyes at this event presented by the Essex National Heritage Commission and Hunt’s Photo & Video. Try Tamron gear and get tips from the pros. June 30 from 8 a.m.-noon. $45. (reservations required). Lawrence Heritage State Park & North Canal Historic District, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence. 978-740-0444. www.