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5 things to do in and around Boston

The Red Sox home opener, a 10-day science festival, a Muppets singalong, and more things to do in and around Boston this week.

Photographs: 1962 Corvette from Heritage Museums & Gardens; Kermit by Reuters; Cambridge Science Festival by George Imirzian



April 8


Like Sleeping Beauty, Fenway reawakens Monday for the Red Sox home opener against the Orioles at 2:05 p.m. Will this season classify as fairy tale or horror story? Only time will tell.

April 10


Get in tune with Kermit and the gang at the Brattle Theatre’s Muppet Movie singalong at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The Cambridge theater screens four Muppet films April 10-14 as part of Muppet Madness.Tickets start at $7.75. 617-876-6837; go to for the schedule.

April 12-June 22


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The Boston Athenaeum kicks off its spring free concert series, featuring pianist and composer Aaron Jackson and pianist Frank Glazer, on Friday at 6 p.m. Programs include works by John Cage, Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, and more. Reserve seats by calling 617-720-7600 or go to

Heritage Museums & Gardens

Driving Our Dreams: Imagination in Motion

April 12-21

Cambridge + Science = Love

It starts Friday with scientists distilling their big ideas into five-minute talks, and ends April 21 with a Battlebots Competition. It’s the Cambridge Science Festival, encompassing activities for adults and kids throughout the city. Scores of events — lectures, labs, demos, a Science Carnival with Robot Zoo — many of them free, take place daily. Visit for the schedule.

April 13-October 27


Drool a little over such concept cars as the 1962 Harley Earl Corvette and the 1956 Firebird II and learn a lot at the Driving Our Dreams: Imagination in Motion exhibition at the Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. 508-888-3300;

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