Your Week Ahead

5 things to do this week

From Bastille Day to outdoor concerts to magnificent sand sculptures

Jennifer Cimino


July 10


David Ortiz is among the select sluggers who’ll step in the batter’s box in Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday for Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game. Catch it on Fox at 8 p.m.


The Cambridge Arts Council’s Summer in the City series of free outdoor activities — music, movies, dance, storytelling, puppetry, and more — serves up plenty of kid-friendly entertainment and fun stuff for adults, too. Events start Tuesday. 617-349-4380; schedule at

July 12-15



That’s the quantity of sand that each of 15 competitors will have to work with at the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival. Stop by Thursday to Saturday to watch the artists build their masterpieces. The winners will be announced Saturday — judged for qualities like wow factor and originality — and the completed sculptures can be seen Sunday, too.

July 12


The Institute of Contemporary Art has students, alumni, and faculty from the Berklee College of Music lined up to entertain summer revelers on Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. as part of its free HarborWalk Sounds outdoor concerts. The series kicks off this Thursday and continues until August 30. 617-478-3100,

July 13


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Marlborough Street between Berkeley and Clarendon transforms into Bastille Day headquarters as the French Cultural Center hosts a celebration of liberte, egalite, fraternite. Dance to the sounds of guitarist Diblo Dibala and Franco-based funk band Sarazino and nosh on French food sold by local vendors. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. 617-912-0400; tickets (starting at $28) at

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