Magazine

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of May 1-7

An Intimate Evening With Lea Michele, Greater Boston CityHeart Art Show and Sale, Children’s Book Week, and more.

Lea Michele arrives at the 2016 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party at West Hollywood Park on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
R I C H F U RY/ I N V I S I O N /A P
Lea Michele will be at the Shubert Theatre Wednesday, May 3.

WEEK OF WORDS

Starting Monday, May 1

Numerous Boston-area bookstores and libraries celebrate national Children’s Book Week with their own fun activities, including story times and crafts. It is the nation’s longest-running national literacy initiative, and this year’s slogan is “One World, Many Stories.” Through May 7. everychildareader.net

GOING PLACES

Wednesday, May 3

On tour with her second album, Places, the former Glee and Scream Queens star stops in at the Shubert Theatre, treating fans to An Intimate Evening With Lea Michele. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $47.25 and up. bochcenter.org

ALLEY-OOP

Starting Thursday, May 4

Flashbacks take center ring in the Boston Circus Guild’s Throwback Tales: A Retro Spectacle at Oberon. The guild’s acrobats, aerialists, and other performers use their extraordinary talents to tell stories of their youth in the 1980s, ’90s, and 2000s; during intermissions, the audience enjoys a dance party with DJ A.C. Wiley. Don’t forget your leg warmers and scrunchies. Through May 12. Tickets $25 to $45. americanrepertorytheater.org

ART WITH HEART

Saturday, May 6

Advertisement

More than 50 artists who have experienced homelessness show their work and share their talent in the 7th Annual Greater Boston CityHeart Art Show and Sale, held at the Shops at the Prudential Center. There will be artist demonstrations and a group art-making project; the aim is to enhance artists’ self-esteem and provide an inviting setting to market their work. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. unboundvisualarts.org/cityheart

POLISH CELEBRATION

Sunday, May 7

Get Today's Headlines in your inbox:
The day's top stories delivered every morning.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

Check out at the third annual Polish Fest Boston in Dorchester, including live bands, family-friendly entertainment, folk dancing, and costumed military reenactments featuring the famous Polish hussars. Proceeds go toward the upkeep of Pulaski Park. Come for the kielbasa, pierogi, and beer, stay for the hussars. Noon. Polish American Citizens Club (next to Pulaski Park). Free admission. bostonpolishfest.com

SHARE YOUR EVENT NEWS. Send information on Boston-area happenings at least three weeks in advance to week@globe.com.