Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

Jazzy Shakespeare, hippie fashions, dreamy interior designs, and more

Museum of Fine Arts,


  • Starting Tuesday > July 16

  • Get an up-close look at the far-out fashions of the late 1960s and early 1970s at the Museum of Fine Arts’ new exhibition, “Hippie Chic,’’ running through November 11. Some 50 ensembles flash back to the era’s trends, from patchwork and tie-dye to crushed velvet and fringe. 617-267-9300;

Max Sangerman


  • Thursday > July 18

  • At The Shakespearean Jazz Show,” musicians, singers, dancers, puppeteers, and others from Emerson College and Berklee College of Music perform the Bard’s immortal lines to a New Orleans-style beat. Tickets for the show, 8 p.m. at the Paramount Center Mainstage, cost $20. 617-824-8400;

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  • Starting Friday > July 19

  • So far, both the Red Sox and the Yankees have defied all expectations this season. As the hunt for postseason play heats up, the rivals battle it out at Fenway on July 19 (7:10 p.m.), 20 (4:05 p.m.), and 21 (8:05 p.m.).



  • Friday-Saturday > July 19-20

  • Revolving around a “micro” theme, this year’s ArtBeat Festival features a museum of miniatures, flea circus, and micro “Mini-Me” parade, among other amusements, in Somerville’s Davis Square. The lineup includes dance troupes, jugglers, comedians, storytellers, and more than a dozen bands, plus activities for kids, 75 craft vendors, and food, starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

George Barker


  • >Through August 15

  • There’s design inspiration in every room at the Museums of Old York’s 2013 Decorator Show House, tucked into a cove in Kittery Point, Maine. Explore nearly two dozen indoor and outdoor spaces at the contemporary Federal-style house and guest cottage to ogle the handiwork of 18 different designers and get ideas for making your own home dreamier. Tickets cost $20; closed Tuesdays. 207-363-4974;

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