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5 fun things to do in Boston this week

Things to do in Boston this week Shakespeare on the Common

Need some ideas for how to have fun this week in Boston? We know all the best places you can spend your summer days, from fashion shows to free franks and more. Here are five fun things to do in Boston this week.

Things to do in Boston this week

Things to do in Boston this week Weezer Pixies

Weezer and the Pixies

Two iconic alt rock bands of the ’90s are hitting the road together. Weezer are known for consistently releasing geeky, experimental rock music, including their recent cover of “Africa” by Toto in response to fan pressure. Pixies, formed right here in Boston in 1986, were a staple of the ’90s alternative rock universe and are known for their hit “Where is My Mind?” 

July 17, 7:30 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 S. Main St., Mansfield, $29+, livenation.com

Free Fenway Franks

In celebration of National Hot Dog Day, pedicab drivers dressed as hot dogs will be handing out free Kayem-brand hot dogs around Boston. They’ll be stationed at specific addresses in Boston and Cambridge, but they’ll also be traveling around the two cities. Prizes like Red Sox tickets, Kayem grill kits, and a year’s supply of meat will go to a few lucky winners.

July 18, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 11 Summer St., Boston;July 19, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 555 Technology Square, Cambridge, kayem.com

Adult Night at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Ready to enjoy an evening away from the kids? LEGOLAND will open up to adults for a no-kids-allowed night of discovery and fun. This month’s theme is wizards and witches.

July 18, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville, $16-$23, boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com

‘Richard III’

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s free production of “Richard III” opens this week on Boston Common. Take in the compelling, dramatic, age-old narrative in the great outdoors. Faran Tahir, of “Iron Man” and “Star Trek” fame, will be playing Richard. 

July 18-August 5 Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common, commshakes.org

Fenway Fashion Fashion Show

As part of the 2018 Fenway Summer Fashion Show, the Cask ‘N Flagon sports bar will host the D’Streets urban-themed fashion show designed by Massachusetts-based designer Phor Popes. Singer Sirena will kick off the show with the national anthem, and local artists Shanthel and Jordan Santiago will be displaying their work. With comedy, a live art demo, raffles, and giveaways, this is sure to be a night to remember. 

July 19, 6 p.m., 62 Brookline Ave., Boston, $20, eventbrite.com

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