Summer fun in Boston doesn’t end on the Fourth of July. Keep your evening schedule jam-packed this week with these exciting events. Here’s your guide to the best things to do in Boston this week, ranging from Monday-night wrestling to a Lauryn Hill show.
Things to do in Boston this week
Monday Night Raw
Out of all the things to do in Boston this week, this one definitely packs the biggest punch. Why stay home and watch the WWE when you can catch a live match at the Garden instead? For wrestling fans, Monday Night Raw returns to Boston this week with pros Kurt Angle, Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks taking center stage.
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July 9, 7:30 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, $24.50+, tdgarden.com
Mayor on Main
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is traveling through the streets of Boston in a trolley to present the 22nd annual Boston Main Streets Awards, recognizing businesses and volunteers of the year in every district. Mayor Walsh will begin downtown and travel through Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury.
July 10, 1:00 p.m., various locations, Boston, boston.gov
Dogs on Draft
Grab your dog and head on over to the Kimpton Marlowe for an evening of sipping on Night Shift Brewing draft beer, enjoying light bites and feeding treats to your pooch. You can also enter to win a raffle to get fun prizes for you and your dog. And it’s for a good cause, as proceeds from the raffle go to Great Dog Rescue New England, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit dog rescue group that matches stray dogs with loving owners.
July 10, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Kimpton Marlowe Hotel, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, eventbrite.com
Landmarks Orchestra Season Tune Up
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents its “Season Tune Up” on the gorgeous Charles River Esplanade. You can try your hand at orchestral instruments and practice conducting. The orchestra has also partnered with the Boston Children’s Museum and New England Aquarium to present even more fun activities for families.
July 11, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Boston Landmarks Orchestra, DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Boston, landmarksorchestra.org
Lauryn Hill at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Head back to the ‘90s this week and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Lauryn Hill’s iconic debut solo album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” The album, released in 1998, broke a record for first-week sales for a female artist and earned her 10 Grammy nominations that year. A star lineup of M.I.A., Busta Rhymes and Jo Mersa Marley will perform alongside Hill at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.
July 11, 6:30 p.m., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston, $51.50+, livenation.com