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    Your Week Ahead

    5 fun things to do this week in and around Boston

    New costumed tours in Cambridge, arts along the Charles River, and a craft beer fest.

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    The Museum of Fine Arts at night.

    May 28


    Sticking around town Memorial Day weekend? Head to the Museum of Fine Arts on Monday, when admission is free to all from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 617-267-9300,

    June 1-2


    Tasty cold products from Allagash, Harpoon, Smuttynose, and more than 100 other breweries are what’s on tap at the American Craft Beer Fest at the Seaport World Trade Center. Tickets are $45 at or $50 at the door for one of three sessions.

    June 2

    Cambridge River Festival performers Abbie Barrett and the Last Date.


    Dance, theater, and storytelling performances, live music from jazz to roots, art demos and activities, a crafts bazaar, food, and more are part of the 33d Cambridge River Festival, from noon to 6 p.m. along the Charles River between JFK Street and Western Avenue. Admission is free. 617-349-4380,



    Tour guides in Colonial garb are part of the scenery in downtown Boston. Now Cambridge is getting in on the act with guides portraying real locals from the Victorian era (Fanny Appleton, wife of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, for one). Starting Saturday, Cambridge Historical Tours leads six daily walking tours of such sites as Cambridge Common, Harvard Yard, the Old Cambridge Burial Ground, and the Lampoon castle. Tours meet in Harvard Square. “Just look for the man in the top hat,” says Daniel Berger-Jones, an actor and BU grad who cofounded the company. Tours cost $15 for adults, $10 for children. 617-520-4030,


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    Stock your summer reading stack at the Boston Public Library Book Sale, Saturday at the central library in the Back Bay from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 617-536-5400,

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