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Five things to do around Boston July 20-26

Sand sculptures in Revere, free kids’ movies, an interactive festival of creativity on the Greenway, and more.

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Friday to Sunday, July 24-26

Join the throngs on the beach in Revere for the annual International Sand Sculpting Festival, which includes demonstrations, food trucks, live music, and, on Saturday, fireworks at 9 p.m.


Thursday, July 23

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Gardens at Elm Bank will open its gates from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for all to enjoy, and it’s an opportunity to tour the Wellesley landmark out of the midsummer midday heat. Local artists will sell their wares, and picnickers are welcome. 617-933-4945;


Thursday, July 23

You’re the Expert, the new radio and podcast show from WBUR-FM, tapes at 7 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in Boston to benefit the Boston Book Festival. Laugh along with host Chris Duffy and his panel as they try to guess what a guest academic studies.Tickets are $25.


Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26


Grab a brush and jump into the interactive performance-slash-celebration Figment at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Saturday (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 6 p.m.). Over these two days, an explosion of creativity takes place — by artists, volunteers, and the public — in the heart of Boston. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it.


Saturdays through August 29

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The Shops at Prudential Center is running a free outdoor film series in its South Garden. Catering to a young crowd, the movies start at 6 p.m. every Saturday (coming this week: Big Hero 6) until the end of August (Despicable Me).

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