Your Week Ahead

5 things to do this week in and around Boston

Test drive Boston-made video games, spend a day on the farm, rock like it’s 1982, and more


September 16


Step into the way-back machine at the Comcast Center in Mansfield when Kiss and Motley Crue take the stage, starting at 7 p.m.

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65,700 GALLONS

That’s how much milk the herd of Jersey cows at Appleton Farms in Ipswich produces each year. At Appleton’s Family Farm Day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can get acquainted with tomorrow’s milk makers at the 4-H calf show, ride ponies, navigate a hay obstacle course, savor local cider and doughnuts, and more. Cost is $25 per car. 978-356-5728;

September 21-23


Wine tastings, cooking demos by such culinary celebs as Emeril Lagasse and Jacques Pepin, seminars, exhibitions, and galas and dinners are all a part of the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival. Tickets range from $40 to $795. 401-847-1000;

September 22



The free Boston Festival of Indie Games in Kendall Square offers a chance to test out the latest video, live-action, and tabletop offerings from more than 40 local independent developers and vote for your favorites. The game group Boston Indies and the MIT Game Lab are sponsors of the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Registration is required.

Rich Gastwirt

September 22-23


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Music and optimism are the themes of the two-day Life is good Festival at Prowse Farm in Canton. Dave Matthews headlines the entertainment. Tickets start at $65 and benefit the company’s children’s charity — buy them

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Correction: Because of a reporting error, the incorrect location of the Comcast Center appeared in an earlier version of this story. It is in Mansfield.