Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston June 10-16

Monster Jam comes to Gillette, world-class athletes compete in a “street meet,” Fenway homes double as musicians’ stages for Porchfest, and more.

Monster Jam comes to Gillette Stadium.


Wheel Life

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.


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.


Creative Collaboration

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.


Think Fast


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.

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Opening Sunday

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.

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