Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

“A Prairie Home Companion” on stage, Summer Arts Weekend in Copley Square, Antique Auto Show, and more.

A selection of events to keep you busy in Boston and beyond.

Rebecca Harvey

Sunday > July 21


  • Up to 300 cars, trucks, and motorcycles roll onto the grounds of the Codman Estate in Lincoln today for the Antique Auto Show, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The New Liberty Jazz Band plays, and the museum is open for tours. Tickets cost $5. 617-994-5900;

Starting Friday > July 26


  • Alison Krauss, Dr. John, the Preservation Jazz Hall Band, Angelique Kidjo, plus musical and comedy acts for kids on Saturday morning and more are on the schedule for the free Summer Arts Weekend in Copley Square. The Friday through Sunday event, put on by the Globe, WGBH, and Citizens Bank, also features after-dark ticketed concerts and a Sunday Baroque brunch.

Starting Friday > July 26


  • Billed as the nation’s largest free event of its kind, the Lowell Folk Festival takes over five outdoor stages Friday through Sunday in the city’s downtown. Treat your ears to everything from Cajun, bluegrass, and gospel to polka, Western swing, and Chicago blues. Crafts booths, international foods, and a Friday night parade are other highlights.

Friday > July 26


  • Garrison Keillor and friends land at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset at 7:30 p.m. as part of A Prairie Home Companion’s Radio Romance Tour. Catch up on the News From Lake Wobegon and enjoy music by Aoife O’Donovan and The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band and more listener favorites. Tickets start at $55.75. 781-383-9850;

Nicholas Burnham

Saturday > July 27


  • Pack up the kids for a family-friendly Play Date at the Institute of Contemporary Art on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The activities begin with outdoor sketching, followed by indoor gallery visits and a 12:30 p.m. interactive, laughter-inducing dance performance by David Parker and the Bang Group. Families (including up to two adults accompanying kids age 12 and under) enter free. 617-478-3100;

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