Events: the week ahead

September 29, 2011

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BOSTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM A shopping cart full of plastic bags makes us see red when we should see green. At “In the Bag: The Art and Politics of the Reusable Bag Movement,’’ you’ll see gorgeous reusable bags made from juice boxes, rice bags, discarded plastic, and billboards. Daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri until 9 p.m.; through Nov. 27). $12, $1 Fridays from 5-9 p.m., free under 12 months. Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Boston. 617-426-6500.

GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW With 127 Guinness World Records, Fan Yang knows his way around a bubble - and has put 108 people inside one. The bubble expert combines science with art. Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. (through Oct. 2). $23-$58. Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. 401-421-2787.

FAMILY PAJAMA JAM Kids are invited to come in their PJs (we said kids) for a musical story hour with singing, dancing, and instrument playing. Sept. 30 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Indian Hill Music, 36 King St., Littleton. 978-486-9524.

MISTER G Ben Gundersheimer has been making music for more than 20 years, and with a new CD called “Bugs,’’ the singer-songwriter is bound to create quite a buzz with the kids. Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. $9.75, $7.75 kids. Recommended for ages 2 and older. Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. 617-734-2501.


EVENING HARVEST PARTIES After a long week, unwind and step back in time with a horse-drawn hayride, beer garden, bonfire, live music, storytelling, and a “Waterfire’’ display on the Village Mill Pond. Sept. 30, Oct. 7, and Oct. 14 from 6-9 p.m. $12. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830.

MIT GREAT GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH We’d love to have a collection of these gorgeous glass orbs (our birthday is in November), and every year we can’t wait to put our one lonely glass pumpkin on the table. More than 1,000 hand-blown beauties from the MIT Glass Lab are available for the picking. Sept. 30 from 5-8 p.m. (viewing preview, no sales), Oct. 1 sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain date Oct. 2). $25-$300 (proceeds benefit the MIT Glass Lab). MIT Kresge Oval, 48 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-253-5309.

ARTCETERA The arts community does its thing so the medical community can do its thing of working on the treatment and prevention of HIV. More than 200 works of art including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, and mixed media will be auctioned. Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. $250 (art auction proceeds benefit AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts). The Park Plaza Castle, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston. 617-450-1526.

ROXBURY OPEN STUDIOS Almost 70 artists invite you to check out and purchase their paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry, and more. Think about the upcoming holidays - and our November birthday. Oct. 1 and 2 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Maps available online. 617-427-1006.


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