Football and soccer yield the field when Monster Jam comes to Gillette Stadium. Watch monster trucks pogo (bounce on their rear tires), do full back flips, and more tricks and maneuvers in the freestyle, skills, and racing competitions. Spectators can vote online — bring your phone — for the most rad drivers. 7 p.m. From $15. monsterjam.com
A Musical Home Run
In its second year, Fenway Porchfest features more than 80 local musicians and bands playing on “patios, stoops, green spaces, or nooks and crannies” and, of course, porches. Performers in an impressive range of genres — Americana, folk, pop, hip-hop, R&B, traditional Irish music, and more — take the tiny stages as the audience strolls through the neighborhood. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Free. fenwayporchfest.org
The juried craft show and sale is the centerpiece of Arts Fest Beverly, which also incorporates plenty of food and family-friendly activities, including T-shirt design and painting — what more could you ask for? Cabot Street plays host to 150-plus vendors hawking everything from antiques to pet toys, plus live dance and theater performances, music, and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. beverlymainstreets.org
Copley Square transforms into an athletic venue for the Adidas Boost Boston Games. World-class sprinters and hurdlers as well as nationally ranked high school athletes compete in a “street meet” on a temporary elevated track along Boylston Street between Exeter and Clarendon streets (yes, the Boston Marathon finish line). Longer events finish on the same track. 2 to 6 p.m. Free. adidasboostboston.com
More Than Skin Deep
The unsettling yet fascinating “plastinated” displays of real human bodies and body parts that make up Body Worlds & the Cycle of Life show visitors the physical effects of good and poor health. A follow-up to a 2006 exhibition that drew huge crowds to the Museum of Science, it includes whole bodies as well as organs and systems. Through January 5. $37 (includes voucher for discounted museum admission), $34 in advance. mos.orgShare your event news. Send information on Boston-area happenings at least four weeks in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter @BostonGlobeMag.