Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston this week

Young acrobats, chicken smarts, an easy-peasy picnic, and more

Circus Smirkus.
Circus Smirkus.

July 24


Attention fresh-egg fans: Terry Golson, the backyard farmer behind, will share her know-how at an Urban Chicken Keeping Workshop in Somerville on Tuesday from 6 to 8; tickets ($30 each) at

July 25


Tick “picnic” off your summer bucket list with the Bon Me Truck Pop Up Picnic Wednesday on the Greenway. The four-piece meal (veggie version available) costs $15 to $18, and they’ll even lend you the blanket. Visit for info on where to buy tickets.

July 26-29


The circus is coming to Gore Place in Waltham, and this one’s got kids in the spotlight as well as the audience. It’s part of the annual Big Top Tour of Vermont-based Circus Smirkus, featuring performers ages 10 to 18 as acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, and clowns. Tickets start at $19. 877-764-7587;

July 27-29



Suzanne Vega (left), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Dan Zanes and Friends are among the acts performing for free on an outdoor stage at Copley Square as part of the first ever Summer Arts Weekend. (The Globe is a sponsor.) Go online for the schedule and for tickets to after-hours performances at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

July 28-August 4


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This year’s Woods Hole Film Festival screens several documentaries shot in and around the Hub, including the short 24 Hours at the South Street Diner and the Peter Coyote-narrated feature For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival, a look at Cambridge’s legendary 1960s nightspot. Find tickets and schedules online. 508-495-3456;

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