Sand, surf, solstice
A SHORT WALK ON A LONG DAY The summer solstice is a long day, but we like it for that very reason. A guided walk at Revere Beach, America’s oldest public beach, covers the beach’s history and the ideas of Boston metropolitan parks originator Charles Eliot. June 21, 6 p.m. Free. Rain or shine. Meet at the pavilion across from Kelly’s Roast Beef, Revere Beach Blvd., Revere. 617-566-1689, ext. 238; www.nps.gov
A WILD AFFAIR Party with the animals at Stone Zoo’s ninth annual tasting event. The Rock Daddys provide music while you nosh on offerings from local restaurants, bid on items at the silent auction, and visit residents of the zoo including koala bears. June 22, 5:30-9:30 p.m. $60, $50 advance. 21+. Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. 617-989-2015, www.stonezoo.org
EUREKAFEST We might still be in the Dark Ages if not for innovators like Ben Franklin and Thomas Edison. Celebrate modern-day inventors at a festival featuring design challenges, presentations by inventors, and more. Saturday’s agenda at the Museum of Science includes a wind-powered design competition and hands-on activities for all ages. June 20, 2-8:30 p.m. and June 21, 5-9:30 p.m., MIT Stata Center, Cambridge.
June 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston.www.eurekafest.org
INDIVISIBLE: WE THE PEOPLE IN BLACK, WHITE AND GRAY Music, words, and images help demonstrate the important contributions of African-American art to the American identity. Diggs Duke performs music, and authors Jerald Walker and Tisa Bryant discuss race and privilege in present-day American culture. You’re also invited to tour the exhibit “In Conversation: Modern African American Art.” June 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $10.
Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. 866-745-1876, www.pem.org
KAREN K & THE JITTERBUGS We like “Pancakes for Dinner,” the name of the 2011 recording by family entertainer Karen Kalafatas and her band. The artist relocated to Boston from Brooklyn last year. Groove to retro rock sounds at a benefit for Aidan’s Playground. June 22, 3:30 p.m. Advance tickets $10, $8 seniors and kids, $30 family max. At the door $12, $40 family max. Children under 1 free. Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln St., Westford. www.jitterbugsnyc.com
THE WIZARD OF OZ Dorothy, Toto, and her friends are off to see the wizard, singing and dancing all the while. Metrowest Family Theater presents the musical version of the classic story. June 20-21, 7:30 p.m. June 22, 2 p.m. $20, $24. Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St.,
Watertown. 508-450-7847, www.sammonline.org
FAMILY FARM NIGHT End the day with family entertainment as the sun sets. This summer series begins with “Click Clack Moo,” a musical production by the Winchester Community Music School and KidStock. Arrive early for a stroll around the farm and a visit with the chickens and sheep. June 20, 5:30-8 p.m., performance at 6:45 p.m. Free. Wright-Locke Farm, 78 Ridge St., Winchester. www.wlfarm.org
PRINCESS PIRATE PANTO Ahoy, kids. Get ready for buried treasure, undersea adventure, tiaras, fancy dresses, and other things princess-y and pirate-y. Theater in the Open presents outdoor fun for families. June 22-23,
3 p.m. Free. Maudslay State Park, Newburyport. www.theaterintheopen.org