FILMS FOR THE EARTH
Sunday > May 18
Nine films, from “Trashed.” a documentary about global waste pollution with Jeremy Irons as narrator and guide, to “White Gold”, about the African ivory trade and narrated by Hillary Clinton, screen at four Boston locations today starting at 11 a.m. as part of the Boston Environmental Film Festival. Tickets cost $10 per film.
Pictured, Jeremy Irons explores beautiful spots taken over by trash.
Sunday > May 18
Itching to get your green thumb into that topsoil? Some 50 varieties of tomato plants, unusual perennials, trees, and shrubs, and all sorts of herbs and vegetables are for sale today from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Gardeners’ Fair at Elm Bank in Wellesley. Tickets cost $5.
A SEA OF FLAGS
Wednesday-Monday > May 21-26
Planted with 37,000 miniature American flags, the area around the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common transforms into a tribute to each man and woman from Massachusetts who has died in military service since the Revolutionary War. You can view the Memorial Day Garden of Flags from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Monday. A remembrance ceremony takes place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
FOODS OF FANEUIL HALL
Thursday > May 22
Lou Merloni, of WEEI’s Mut and Merloni, hosts the second annual Taste of Faneuil Hall, where Quincy Market vendors and local eateries dish out tasty samples from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Participants include Cheers, Frost Ice Bar, Ned Devine’s Irish Pub, Wicked Good Cupcakes, and more — plus plenty of Sam Adams to wash it down. Tickets are $10.
POP GOES THE PARTY
Saturday-Sunday > May 24-25
A smorgasbord of diversions is on tap at the Pop Culture Expo at Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington. Play vintage pinball machines, see Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s 1998 NASCAR vehicle, shop for collectibles, compete in costume contests, and attend a “Game of Thrones” panel with Kristian Nairn (he plays Hodor) or a VIP party DJ’ed by Nairn. Tickets start at $15, with additional fees for some activities.