Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Greater Boston, July 16-22

A puppet show in Brookline, Meet the Zookeepers Day, Cape League All-Stars, and more.

Boston-based troupe The Gottabees features creator Bonnie Duncan.
Boston-based troupe The Gottabees features creator Bonnie Duncan.


Gottabe There

Actions speak louder than words in Squirrel Stole My Underpants, a family-friendly performance by the Boston-based troupe The Gottabees. Handmade puppets tell the tale of a young girl and a laundry-stealing squirrel— without words, but with live music. At the Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. all four days. $12. puppetshowplace.org


Wild Encounter

Embark on a behind-the-scenes tour during Meet the Zookeepers Day at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham. As part of National Zoo Keeper Week, see what it takes to care for the animals, from feeding porcupines to training warthogs. Activities start at 10:30 a.m. Franklin Park Zoo $19.95, children $13.95; Stone Zoo $17.95, children $11.95. zoonewengland.org



Street Beats

Head to Villa Victoria in the South End to immerse yourself in Latino culture at the 50th annual Festival Betances. The two-day outdoor celebration — named after a 19th-century doctor and revolutionary from Puerto Rico — kicks off on Saturday with a parade starting on West Dedham Street. Stick around for live music, authentic cuisine, children’s activities, and more. Saturday 1 to 9 p.m., Sunday 1 to 8 p.m. Free. ibaboston.org


Global Gathering

Support indigenous arts at the annual Cultural Survival Bazaar in Newburyport. Meet dozens of international vendors and shop for clothing, jewelry, crafts, and more at Market Square. The event, organized by the Cambridge-based indigenous-rights group Cultural Survival, also features live music, storytelling, and craft demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Free. bazaar.culturalsurvival.org


Grand Slam

Grab the peanuts and Cracker Jack and head to Whitehouse Field in Harwich for the Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game. In its 133d season, the league spotlights college standouts, many of whom go on to shine in the major leagues — veterans currently in “The Show” include Red Sox Jackie Bradley Jr. and Chris Sale. 6 p.m. Free. capecodbaseball.org


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