Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in Boston the week of May 25

A Memorial Day tribute, a green summit, an educational gross out, and more


  • Monday > May 26

  • Boston remembers fallen military service members with Honor & Tribute: Boston’s 2nd Annual Memorial Day Concert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Christopher Columbus Park. Performed by the Boston Metropolitan Wind Symphony and the Boston Children’s Chorus, the concert is free; bring a blanket or lawn chair, or reserve seating at

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  • Saturday > May 31

  • Saturday’s your chance to visit any of 10 historic homesteads in Massachusetts free of charge. The 1694 Paine House at Greenwood Farm in Ipswich (rarely open to the public) and the 1965 Folly at Field Farm in Williamstown (New England’s youngest historic house) are among the buildings you can tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of Home Sweet Home Open House Day. See the list at or call 978-921-1944.

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  • Friday-Saturday > May 30-31

  • Back in 2005, on the strength of his debut album, “Trouble,” New Hampshire native Ray LaMontagne won a trio of Boston Music Awards. Now with a Grammy win and four more albums under his belt, he plays two 7 p.m. shows at Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. Tickets start at $35. 800-745-3000;

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  • Starting Sunday > May 25

  • Vomit, body odor, and runny noses are among the many unsavory subjects kids can explore at a new interactive exhibition at the Museum of Science. Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, based on the popular book series, will be on display until September 1. 617-723-2500;


  • Saturday > May 31

  • With the ambitious goal of making Boston the greenest city in the country, Mayor Marty Walsh convenes a free event, the Greenovate Boston Community Summit, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. Residents, business representatives, and community leaders can attend lectures, participate in workshops and training, learn about local environmental efforts and innovations, and provide feedback. Register at 617-635-3425

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