Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Aug. 7-13

Boston Comic Con, GreenFest, Pops Goes Hyannis, and more.

Meet actors from “Star Wars,” “Doctor Who,” and other sci-fi and superhero favorites at Boston Comic Con.


Friday-Sunday, August 11-13

All things super, sci-fi, and unnatural take over the Convention & Exhibition Center as Boston Comic Con celebrates its 10th anniversary. Expect appearances by actors from favorites like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Daredevil, Arrow, Doctor Who, and Star Wars, plus the must-meet star of the weekend: Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. Tickets start at $35. 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Starting Friday, August 11

After being out of commission as a performance space for seven years, Christian Herter Park in Allston is back and playing host to the season premiere of the Brown Box Theatre Project’s touring production of Hamlet. A talented young cast brings Shakespeare’s timeless tale of politics, murder, and betrayal to various outdoor venues in Eastern Massachusetts — including Fall River and Hopkinton — through August 27. Free. 7:30 p.m.


Friday-Sunday, August 11-13

Crowds are coming to City Hall Plaza, and they’d better not leave any trash behind. The 10th Annual Boston GreenFest features music and dance, craft and food vendors, and plenty of environmental education. Saturday’s EcoFashion Show spotlights local designers and their sustainable, recyclable creations. Keep an eye out for Nathalia JMag of Framingham, a Project Runway finalist, and her environmentally friendly designs. Free. Noon all three days.


Friday-Sunday, August 11-13


Agricultural-fair season comes early to Worcester County with the 135th Annual Bolton Fair, at the Fairgrounds at Lancaster. With tractor pulls, monster trucks, animals in everything from livestock shows to camel rides, live music, craft demonstrations and vendors, and tons of food, it’s educational fun for the whole family. One-day tickets $10; passes available. 9 a.m. all three days.


Sunday, August 13

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The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra takes its classical and popular favorites beyond the Charles to Nantucket Sound. Pops by the Sea, a 30-year staple on the Hyannis Village Green, honors legendary composer and former Pops conductor John Williams, who turned 85 this year. Tickets for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod fund-raiser start at $25. 5 p.m.

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