Brookline: Abigail Lee Goldberger’s colorful, fanciful works inspired by myth, nature, folk art, and children’s books are featured in “Fairytales & Enchantment,” an exhibition curated by Lee Collilouri that is on view daily through Aug. 31 at Athan’s Cafe Art Gallery, 1621 Beacon St. Meet the artist at a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. 617-657-4278, www.unboundvisualarts.org.
Newton: “An Evening With Filmmaker Jesse Kreitzer,” to benefit the New England Emmy Award-winner’s upcoming folk tale “Black Canaries,” will feature several of his short narrative and documentary films, including a reimagining of Alan Lomax’s 1941 trip through the Mississippi Delta, Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the West Newton Cinema, 1296 Washington St. Donations. www.eventbrite.com, search for “Jesse Kreitzer.’’
Acton: The fifth annual BikeMass Summer Century, a family event to benefit the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, offers 100-, 62-, and 30-mile rides through the Concord and Assabet River valleys — with stops along the way at orchards and farm stands, and capped by a meal featuring food and drink from Redbones BBQ and Harpoon — beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at NARA Park, 25 Ledgerock Way. www.massbike.org.
Arlington: Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics and enjoy “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” presented by the Arlington Children’s Theater at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St. Free; donations accepted. 781-648-6220, www.acarts.org.