5/12 – 5/19: Belt Sander Racing, Astronomy Day, Abe Lincoln, British Foot Guards, Open Studios, Vikings, Bird-watching, Ren Faires, & The Titanic Guy!
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|New England Belt Sander Racing Association||5/15||Boston Metro|
|OMG! What could be more beautiful than racing belt sanders. Actually, I’m not even sure that’s safe. But as long as you stand in the back you’ll be fine, I’m sure.
The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|National Astronomy Day & Kite Fly||5/15||Boston Metro|
|I also recommend this festival in Brookline which features rockets! And indoor kite flying. (Is that even possible?) And tethered balloon rides! Oh, and telescopes, of course. 4-10pm.
Clay Center Observatory, 20 Newton Street, Brookline, MA.617-522-5544. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Spring Observatory Open House||5/15||Boston Metro|
|The Blue Hills is doing an observatory day too, with kites and “balloon releases”. 10am-4pm.
Blue Hill Observatory, park at Trailside Museum at 1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|His Majesty`s First Regiment, Foot Guards||5/15 – 5/16||Metro West|
|My favorite national park doesn’t disappoint either, with a re-enactment of what it was like to be on the Other Side, the British side!
Hartwell Tavern, Rt. 2A, Lincoln, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Abraham Lincoln Visits the Blackstone Valley||5/15||Rhode Island|
|A Lincoln impersonator and a train? You’d better go check this out right away. His anniversary is over and this might be your last chance for a while.
Train leaves from Amtrak Station, Providence, RI.401.724.2200. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary||5/15||Rhode Island|
|So… you can celebrate the Hero of the War Between the States, or the War Between the Stars. This event isn’t even large enough to make it onto the Providence Public Library website, but hey, there’ll be stormtroopers there!
Providence Public Library, Providence RI. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Viking Warriors & Historic Combat Demonstration||5/15||Worcester|
|The Higgins is going to keep churning out amazing re-enactment events. This weekend it’s trying on real armor, and combat demonstrations of swordfighting and Vikings. See their website for more and more and more this summer.
100 Barber Ave, Worcester, MA.508-853-6015. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Smirnoff’s ‘Sole Party’ Interactive Dance Floor Painting, Newton Open Studios, Lexington Open Studios, Concord Art Walk, SOWA Art Walk, Birds & Bards Celebration, Audubon Society Birdathon, World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast, Emily Dickinson Museum Open House & Poetry Walk, Boston Derby Dames — Roller Derby, Stow SpringFest Celebration, Annual Scrimshaw Weekend, Rhode Island Folk Festival, Hampton Beach Tow Rodeo, New Hampshire Renaissance Faire & Samhain Celebration, City Stage’s 35th Anniversary with “Theatre Games, Connecticut Renaissance Faire – Spring, The Titanic Guy at the Mystic Aquarium, The Mark Twain House & Museum, Dinosaur Crossing, Dinosaur State Park, Nomads Adventure Quest, An Evening with “Her Deepness” Sylvia Earle, Kiwanis Club Carnival, Braintree Spring Carnival, Quincy Carnival, Winchester Enka Fair, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Boston Kidney Walk, Emerging Americal Festival & Parade, Ancient Fishweir Project – Wampanoag Nation Singers & Dancers, Brimfield Antiques Festival (Spring), WFNX Downtown Crossing Block Party, South End Open Market Opens, Annual Boston Gay and Lesbian Film/Video Festival, Revels: Pub Sing at Doyle’s Cafe, Worcester Group Sings, Jim Henson’s Fantastic World of Muppets, Banjo Extravaganza & Banjo Camp, Pink Voyd, the Pink Floyd Tribute, Phone Whore, the, Big Apple Circus, North Shore Folk Festival, and more.