Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 6-12
Beyond Walls Mural Festival, QWERTY Festival, “As You Like It,” and more.
Your Move, Banksy
The Beyond Walls Mural Festival returns to Lynn, which gained 15 large-scale works of art during last year’s inaugural event. This year’s slate includes 18 artists from 13 countries painting new murals around the city as well as dozens of related programs, including mixed-media pop-ups. On August 18 from 1 to 9 p.m., a street fair with live music takes over Mt. Vernon Street. Through August 19. Free. beyond-walls.org
A New Voice
What do you get when religious extremism meets college romance? One of the hottest debut novels of the year. The Incendiaries, by R. O. Kwon, tells the story of a young couple drawn together and pushed apart by faith and violence. The Yale grad discusses the book, which she worked on for 10 years, with essayist Garnette Cadogan at Porter Square Books in Cambridge at 7 p.m. Free. portersquarebooks.com
The free outdoor Shakespeare season continues after Richard III on Boston Common closes August 5. For something more lighthearted, check out As You Like It, starring Emerson College grad Margaret Clark as Rosalind, heroine of the madcap tale of love and deception. The Brown Box Theatre Project production plays Christian Herter Park in Allston at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, then locations around Massachusetts through August 26. Free. brownboxtheatre.org
What’s Your Type?
Calling all typewriter enthusiasts! The QWERTY Festival, the first event of its kind in New England, showcases dozens of the antique machines, including the first commercially successful typewriter (from 1874) and a linotype once owned by the Globe. Also on the schedule: talks on history and a screening of the 2016 documentary California Typewriter. At the Museum of Printing in Haverhill from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. museumofprinting.org
Five “fog sculptures” make up Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace, in parks from the Back Bay Fens to Franklin Park. Nakaya is a Japanese sculptural fog artist; “FLO” is landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed the Emerald Necklace. Check the website for other offerings during the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s 20th-anniversary celebrations. Dawn to dusk daily through October 31. Free. emeraldnecklace.org