JAZZ AT THE FORT
Where do Dizzy Gillespie and A Tribe Called Quest intersect? Musicians from Berklee College of Music will explore the connections between 1940s jazz and modern hip-hop at the annual free Jazz at the Fort concert starting at 5 p.m. in Roxbury’s Highland Park. 617-747-6057; berklee.edu/events
HUT, HUT, HIKE
Grab this and run with it: The Patriots’ joint practices with the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. are free and open to the public. But call the training camp hot line beforehand to check for last-minute schedule changes. 508-549-0001; patriots.com
SEW MUCH FUN
Crafty types, your fingers will be itching to start stitching at the annual Lowell Quilt Festival, where textile enthusiasts can ooh and aah over the juried quilt show and displays of antique quilts and take advantage of quilt appraisals, trunk shows, lunch-and-learn sessions, and more. Tickets start at $12. 978-452-4207; lowellquiltfestival.org
DUH duhn, DUH duhn, DUH duhn . . .
Martha’s Vineyard looks back on Steven Spielberg’s unforgettable 1975 film with a four-day event called Jawsfest. Exhibits, talks, and screenings are part of the festivities (tickets start at $10; jawstribute.com). Want to schedule your own private screening of the film? We’ll send a copy of the newly remastered Jaws Blu-ray (out from Universal Studios August 14) to the first five readers who e-mail us the correct answer to this question:
> Robert Shaw played shark hunter Quint, but which two actors were Spielberg’s original choices for the role?
E-mail your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll publish the answer next week.
DOWN ON THE FARM
Except for the monster trucks, demolition derby, and Aerosmith tribute band, you might feel
transported to an earlier time at the Bolton Fair, with its livestock exhibits, midway, tractor pull, lumberjack show, petting farm, craft village, and scads of other wholesome amusements. Tickets are $10 for adults. 978-365-7206; boltonfair.org