Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in the Boston area

The annual Chefs in Shorts barbecue, Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, and more.

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band in Universal City, California in 2003.
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Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band in Universal City, California in 2003.

June 17

In honor of Father’s Day, some facts and figures on dear old Pop


of married fathers have three or more children under 18


of single parents are male



of preschoolers are regularly cared for by Dad while Mom works

Source: US Census Bureau

June 19

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Yes, he’s getting a little help from his friends. Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band play at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston at 7:30 p.m. 800-745-3000,

June 22

$27.99 PER NIGHT

That’s the starting price of a bed in Hostelling International’s new $43 million Boston Hostel at 19 Stuart Street, which is holding an open house from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Expected to be the first LEED-certified hostel in the nation, the attractive facility offers 480 beds to international and youth travelers, as well as a cafe and community room open to the public. 617-536-1027,


Give Dad a break from grilling duty and head to Boston’s Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center for the 15th annual Chefs in Shorts. Cooks from more than 30 restaurants will put on an outdoor barbecue to raise money for culinary education for urban youth. A $70 ticket covers food, beer, and wine; 7 p.m.

June 23


Urban beekeeping is blossoming. See proof on the Boston Tour de Hives, a bike tour with stops at four apiaries in Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston. (You can travel by car if you prefer.) The event is free, but paying $20 gets you a T-shirt and entrance to see the Museum of Science’s observation hive. Meet at the Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Avenue, at 9:30 a.m., and bring a lunch. or