It looks like Newton’s arts are going to be sleepy again this weekend (with the exception of the Four Guys in Tuxes playing the Heritage Festival Concert this Sunday) but, wow, does Boston have some major free events!

You will be thrilled with yourself if you check out any of the following!

Boston Opera Collaborative presents Orpheus in the Underworld July 26-29Orpheus in the Underworld
Boston Opera Collaborative
Strand Theatre, Dorchester
July 27-29 | FREEĀ 

This is absolutely worth the drive! Boston Opera Collaborative is always a delight. They make opera fun and accessible. I saw this production last night – the talent was immense and the laughter echoed throughout the hall! If you ever wanted to see gods and goddesses get their groove on then this is the show for you! Plus complimentary tickets are made available to the audience through “The Free Concert for All Fund.” This is a group that does good work very well. Click here for more information.


Shakespeare on the Common: Coriolanus
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
July 25 – August 12 | FREEĀ 

“What is the city but the people?” – Act III, Scene I
For its 17th season of Shakespeare on the Common, CSC is proud to present the political drama CORIOLANUS. The play charts the rise and fall of a powerful general as he battles enemies abroad, and a tide of popularity at home in Rome. While the war hero triumphs in the field, it’s his struggle with politics, responsibility and government that threatens to undo him.

Pack a picnic, pack up the family, meet your friends – just get down there! The company is also performing on Georges Island and other spots around town – get ye to the theatre!


Summer Arts Weekend
Presented by The Boston Globe
Copley Square
July 27 – 29 | Free

There is actually something for everyone this weekend! Jazz, classical, folk – check out the schedule, hop on the T and enjoy a day soaking in the arts! Schedule is here.



And, if you’re heading out of town, be sure to check out what’s good on the Cape and in the Berkshires.

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