Live music, a juried arts and crafts show, games and a puppet show for kids, plus local food vendors in Market Square are highlights of the free Newburyport Spring Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Memorial Day. 978-462-6680; newburyportchamber.org
May 31-June 1
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Boston Children’s Chorus performs a program that includes the world premiere of a piece by Haitian-American composer Daniel Roumain at the Institute of Contemporary Art on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $27. 617-478-3103; icaboston.org
May 31-June 9
A WHOLE LOT OF PRIDE
Boston Pride Week kicks off on Friday with a flag raising at City Hall, followed on Saturday by Pride Day at Faneuil Hall. Encompassing Pride Night at Fenway Park, a tea dance for seniors, and more, the week culminates in the Pride Parade on June 8, and block parties in Jamaica Plain and the Back Bay on June 9. For the full schedule, go to bostonpride.org.
DOORWAYS TO HISTORY
Saturday’s the day to check out one of those historic houses you’ve been meaning to visit. Thirty-two properties — mansions, estates, and farms dating from as far back as the 1600s — waive admission fees as part of Historic New England’s open house. For a list of participating properties, visit historicnewengland.org/events-programs. 617-227-3956
IT’S A TOSSUP
Former New England Patriot Matt Light plays the backyard game of Cornhole, and he thinks you should, too. To benefit his Light Foundation, the three-time Pro Bowler will host the Cornhole Commotion at Gillette Stadium from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Watch local teams compete or toss some bags yourself . There are additional activities for kids, too. Tickets, sold at the door, start at $5.mattlightfoundation.org/events
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