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Things to Do in Boston: Week of July 21–27, 2014

Jul 18, 2014
Things to Do in Boston: Week of July 21–27, 2014This week is jam-packed with events that celebrate both summer and history, from a ‘50s-themed dinner cruise to Civil War–era baseball. We’re also throwing in an ‘80s metal band, a turn-of-the-century kids’ author, and some bacon, just for good measure. Check Groupon for even more things to do in Boston. Baconpalooza V at Olde Magoun's Saloon Wednesday, July 23, 5 p.m.–11 p.m. | Somerville Olde Magoun's Saloon presents a bacon-themed tour of the globe with a special menu that includes bacon poutine, bacon bánh mì and bacon-shrimp pad thai. You’ll even find maple bacon atop the bread-pudding dessert, alongside salted caramel and bourbon ice cream. (518 Medford St., Somerville; $6–$16 per plate) The Bang Your Head Tour with Quiet Riot Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m. | Theater District Quiet Riot is still hitting that rock as hard as they did with their 1983 breakout “Bang Your Head (Metal Health).” The group will take the stage at the Wilbur Theatre alongside fellow metal heads Faster Pussycat, BulletBoys, and Gilby Clarke. (246 Tremont St.; tickets cost $51.70, but you can get half off when you buy your ticket on GrouponLive) Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter! Storytime and Craft Friday, July 25, 10 a.m. | Cambridge This Harvard Square book shop might be the world’s only Curious George Store, but it doesn’t just celebrate the works of H.A. Rey. The staff will honor Beatrix Potter’s 148th birthday with a Peter Rabbit–themed celebration, complete with storytime and a bunny-ear craft.(1 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge; free) '50s Night Dinner Cruise Friday, July 25, 7 p.m. | Somerville Poodle skirts. Beehive ‘dos. Fonzie jackets. Eisenhower bald caps. All manner of costumes are encouraged on this special Spirit Cruises voyage. Come for the '50s-themed dinner menu (think meatloaf and apple pie), and stay for the old-school rock and roll presented by Kiss 108’s DJ Rich DiMare.(200 Seaport Blvd., Somerville; $85.90+; buy tickets here) Vintage Baseball at Boston Harbor Islands Sunday, July 27, 11:30 a.m. | Georges Island Old-timey players take to the field at historic Fort Warren for a live demonstration of America’s favorite pastime—as it was played in the 1860s. Visitors will glean bits of Civil War–era history while they take in the game, presented by Boston Harbor Islands. To get to Georges Island, find the Boston Harbor Cruises dock on the Long Wharf (near Faneuil Hall). (Fort Warren, Georges Island; free)