Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston

A 100th birthday party for kids, Boston Comic Con, Enviro-Film Fest, and more.

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

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff


  • The Boston Children’s Museum celebrates its 100th birthday with a party that includes a chance for kids to see a giant inflatable cake, sing songs, make party hats, and watch street performers and family-friendly plays. Admission is free this Friday, and the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 617-426-6500;

Arcos Films

Saturday >August 3 STATE OF THE PLANET

  • Director Mark Kitchell’s A Fierce Green Fire, a look at 50 years of the environmental movement, is one of 30 films screening at the Enviro-Film Festival, sponsored by environmental learning center “e” inc., at five Boston venues. Tickets cost $5 per show. See the schedule at

Saturday >August 3 HOME-GROWN SALUTE

  • Shop for plants, produce, specialty foods, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more — all of it locally grown or made — at the Mass Marketplace Festival. Held at Mass Hort’s Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event includes activities for kids — face painting, a moon walk, and seed planting. Tickets cost $8. 617-933-4900;


  • Up-and-coming bands, Naukabout beer, and seafood from Island Creek Oysters are the main attractions at the annual Naukabout Festival at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in East Falmouth from noon to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $29.

Saturday-Sunday >August 3-4 GET YOUR GEEK ON

  • Highlights of Boston Comic Con (rescheduled due to the Marathon bombings) include artist panels, gaming and costume contests, a film fest, visits from True Blood, The Hobbit, and The Walking Dead actors, and more freaky-geeky fun, at Seaport World Trade Center. Tickets start at $25.

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