The week ahead: Kids events

Sean Kerins

Happy birthday!

“OVER HEAR AND HERE: A CENTENNIAL REINVENTION” When you get to be 100 you deserve a big celebration, and the Boston Children’s Museum is doing it up right. One of its offerings is this joint effort with multidisciplinary sound artist Crank Sturgeon who finds objects, visuals, and other stuff and turns it into interactive, “living” art. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri until 9 p.m. through Oct. 6. $14, $1 Fri 5-9 p.m., free under 12 months. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 617-426-6500.



“THE HOBBIT” J.R.R. Tolkien’s book is the springboard for Patricia Gray’s play about Middle-earth, Bilbo Baggins, and a magical journey. July 25 at 7 p.m. (through Aug. 3). $22, $15 under 21. Harwich Junior Theatre,
105 Division St., West Harwich. 866-811-4111.

BOSTON BY LITTLE FEET Kids get a one hour walking tour that introduces them to Boston’s architecture and history. The seven stops include the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and Quincy Market. July 26 at 10 a.m., rain or shine (recommended for ages 6-12; check website for additional tours). $10. Meet at the statue of Samuel Adams in front of Faneuil Hall, Congress Street, Boston. 617-367-2345.


COMMONWEALTH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY’S FAMILY DAY Thanks to the Highland Street Foundation, summer Fridays are full of free things to do including an afternoon of Shakespeare-related performances and activities like City Stage’s “A Kid Summer Night’s Dream,” Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s “Henry,” and an interactive costume exhibit presented by Wheelock Family Theatre. July 26 from noon-4 p.m. (recommended for ages 5 and older; Free Fun Fridays run through Aug. 30). Free. Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common. 617-969-8900.



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UKE JAM Book it to see Danno Sullivan jam on his ukulele and teach you a thing or three about the instrument. You can jam with a courtyard of uke players or just watch and soak up hits from 1913-2013. Bring your uke or borrow one at the venue. July 25 from 7-9 p.m. Free (registration required; Twentysomethings Series runs through Aug. 25). The Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 617-547-6789, ext. 1.

STONESAPALOOZA Former Globe music critic Steve Morse told us that he’s “seen the Stones since 1966 and I’m sure we’ll be talking about some deep history for all Stones diehards.” Get your satisfaction at the House of Blues where Mick’s 70th birthday and the Rolling Stones will be honored by the Rooster Band and special guest Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom. In between sets, Morse moderates a discussion with local authors who have written books about the band — Bernie Corbett, Bill Janovitz, and Victor Coelho. July 26 at 8 p.m. $10. House of Blues Foundation Room, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 888-693–2583.

FUTURES AT FENWAY” When is the last time you saw dogs at Fenway that weren’t the eating kind? You can bring your pooch to the park for photos and a pre-game dog parade around the warning track at this celebration of minor league baseball. At noon, it’s game time when the Portland Sea Dogs (more dogs) play the Harrisburg Senators. July 27 at noon (gates at 11 a.m.; dog owners must bring completed waiver from website). $5-$30. Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston. 877-733-7699.

JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY Tea Master Glenn Sorei Pereira will explain a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and answer your questions in the Wind in the Pines Hut designed by Japanese artist Sano Gofu. July 28 at 2 p.m. Free (limited seating). The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden St., Duxbury. 781-934-6634.