Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of March 26-30

Ray Allen discusses his new memoir, Pajama Concert: Shipwreck!, the Gardeners’ Gathering, and more.

Former Celtic Ray Allen is playing a new position: author.
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Former Celtic Ray Allen is playing a new position: author.


Wednesday, March 28

Ray Allen left the Celtics for Miami in 2012, but fans will always have a soft spot for the prolific shooting guard who helped bring a title to Boston in 2008 after a 22-year drought. Join Allen at The Wilbur for a discussion of his 18-year career and his new memoir, From the Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love, followed by a Q&A session. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $40 (includes a signed book).


Monday, March 26

Four- to 7-year-olds and their families can throw on some jammies and get cozy at the Newton Free Library for Pajama Concert: Shipwreck! Live baroque violin pieces accompany a reading of The Wreck of the Zephyr, by Chris Van Allsburg, better known for The Polar Express and Jumanji. 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Free.


Wednesday, March 28

The annual Berklee International Folk Festival fills the Berklee Performance Center with music from around the world, performed by students, staff, and guests. Close to a dozen acts showcase tunes from — among other places — Brazil, Greece, the Balkans, Kenya, and Peru, where renowned percussionist Freddy “Huevito” Lobaton learned his craft. 8 p.m. $12, $8 in advance.


Saturday, March 31


Already planning what you’ll plant this year? Get expert advice at the Trustees of Reservations’ 43d annual Gardeners’ Gathering. Workshops and presentations at Northeastern University’s Shillman Hall will focus on skills and techniques for both beginners and experts, from germinating seeds indoors to conserving water. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Opening Saturday, March 31

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Explore the history of Cape Ann through an uncommon lens: documents. Un-folding Histories: Cape Ann Before 1900 spotlights archival materials and artifacts assembled from collections all around the peninsula, including Native American relics and photos. At the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester through September 9. $12, children free.

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