Weekend Guide – August 12-14

August 12, 2011 2:02 AM

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(Photo Credit: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company)

(Photo Credit: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company)

- By Christine Koh

Whether it’s flying a kite or enjoying some culture, there’s quite a bit going on in Boston this weekend. Bring friends or bring your family. Either way, you’re sure to have an exciting time.

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(Photo Credit: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Family Day

Saturday, August 13
The Boston Common, Parkman Bandstand
Cost: FREE
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Introduce your child to Shakespeare amidst the beauty of The Boston Common at the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Family Day. The schedule includes readings of Shakespeare’s love sonnets and poems, a performance of All’s Well That Ends Well, an appearance by the Boston Circus Guild, and a city stage featuring “A Kid Summer Night’s Dream.”

Boston Center for Adult Education’s “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”

Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
122 Arlington Street, Boston
Cost: $12 per person
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Summer days are meant for kite flying. Learn a little kite history, build and decorate your own, then head outside and watch your kite take flight thanks to this one-session class offered by the Boston Center for Adult Education. For children ages 5 and up.

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Fiber Revival

Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spencer Peirce Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury
Cost: $6 entrance fee ($4 children)
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It’s the digital age, which makes explorations of craft all the more fun and intriguing for kids and grownups alike. Take a trip north of Boston to explore the art of knitting, spinning, weaving, and dying at the Fiber Revival at Spencer Peirce Little Farm.

Boston August Moon Festival

Chinatown, Boston
Sunday, August 14, Time: TBD
Cost: FREE

Share in the festivities of the Boston August Moon Festival in Chinatown. Families can peruse vendor booths, crafts, and performances of Chinese opera, children’s folk dances, martial arts performances, and the ever – popular lion dances. Also worth your while? A stop at one of Chinatown’s many delicious bakeries.

India Day at the Hatch Shell

1 David G Mugar Way, Boston
Sunday, August 14, 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: FREE
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For further cultural exploration on Sunday, there’s the India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB)’s annual India Day event. This family friendly cultural celebration will share the wonders of India, not the least of which is the fantastic cuisine.




Christine Koh is a music and brain scientist turned freelance writer, editor, and designer. She is the founder and editor of Boston Mamas, the designer behind Posh Peacock, and writes a personal blog at Pop Discourse.

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