Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Aug. 28-Sept. 10

Labor Day weekend fireworks, the PGA Tour, the Amazing Acro-Cats, and more.

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Mark the end of summer with Boston Harbor Now’s Illuminate the Harbor fireworks on Aug. 31.


Thursday, August 31

Pick a spot on the waterfront and watch Boston Harbor Now’s Illuminate the Harbor fireworks. The show, by Atlas PyroVision of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, celebrates Labor Day weekend and the end of the summer. Head to the North End’s Christopher Columbus Park, East Boston’s Piers Park, or Fan Pier in the Seaport for optimal views. 8 p.m. Free.


Wednesday-Monday, August 30-September 4

The PGA Tour returns to TPC Boston in Norton for the Dell Technologies Championship (formerly the Deutsche Bank Championship). Watch your favorite golfers compete in the tour’s second playoff event while the little ones play in the new Kids Zone, where they can design their own golf balls and meet local sports team mascots. Tickets start at $35; passes available.


Saturday-Monday, September 2-4

Animal trainer Samantha Martin brings her Amazing Acro-Cats to the Regent Theatre in Arlington for five weekend shows. Using clickers, Martin has trained her feline friends to jump through hoops, climb ropes, and even play music. All cat performers are former orphans, rescues, and strays. Tickets start at $21.


Wednesday-Sunday, September 6-10


ImprovBoston presents a jampacked slate of international talent for the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, featuring “improv, stand-up, sketch, music, variety acts, and everything in between.” The Central Square headquarters will host workshops plus dozens of shows featuring hundreds of performers. Tickets start at $14.


Friday-Sunday, September 8-10

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Somerville’s Assembly Row transforms into an event space for Riverfest, which features children’s activities, work by local artists and artisans for sale, and plenty of live music. The high point of the weekend comes just after sundown on Saturday, when fireworks light up the sky above the Mystic River. 6 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and Sunday. Free.

NOTE: This edition of Your Week Ahead covers two weeks. Look for the next Globe Magazine on September 10.

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