Happy Friday! The weather looks beautiful, and we can’t wait to enjoy it! (Especially after all the rain this week!) We hope you have a wonderful few days. Here are a few ideas for your weekend:
Solstice Celebration at Harvard Museums
Tonight (Friday) evening from 5-9pm, celebrate the summer solstice with the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Enjoy free admission to four museums: the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, and the Harvard Semitic Museum. Plus, You’ll find lots of activities outdoors, like making flower crowns, circus performances, food trucks, and a raffle. All activities listed here.
Roxbury International Film Festival
The largest New England film festival dedicated to celebrating films by, for, and about people of color, the 21st Annual Roxbury International Film Festival focuses on the stories of diverse cultures, local and worldwide. Most screenings (at the MFA) are followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, and there are a large variety of films. This weekend, you can attend a screening of short films about fatherhood, or the life of a woman in seven different Pacific Island cultures. The festival continues through June 29th, and another film that intrigues us plays on Wednesday. Wheels is a coming-of-age story about a 19-year-old hoping to become a DJ, caught between providing for his grandmother, reconciling with his brother, and following his dreams. Se the full schedule here.
Fête de la Musique in the South End
The Fête de la Musique is celebrated all across the globe, and on Saturday Boston has its own edition in the South End! There will be live music in 5 different locations, from 3-6pm on Saturday afternoon. There will also be an instrument petting zoo (Serena always loves this!), face painting, bubbles, and more. So much fun! More information on the event website.
Boston Art & Music Soul Fest
More music on Saturday! Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest is this Saturday, from noon to 8pm at Franklin Park Playstead Field. BAMS Fest is a nonprofit that aims to break down racial and social barriers to the arts, music, and culture. Their diverse and inclusive lineup has lots of intriguing acts, and is headlined by Grammy nominated R&B/soul singer Eric Roberson. See the full lineup here.
Library Fans at the Museum
This month, people with a Boston Public Library card can get free entrance to the MFA (!), for 2 adults and up to 6 kids. This is part of a larger collaboration between the two institutions, who worked together to gather the materials for the MFA’s current exhibition, Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris.
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