Get a fresh 'Perspective'
1. The Fitchburg Art Museum's latest exhibition, "Call and Response: A Matter of Perspective," opens Friday at the museum, 185 Elm St. This is the seventh annual collaboration between the museum and ArtsWorcester, and will feature works from artists at both organizations. This year's theme will explore the idea of perspective and how it affects the way we view the world. For additional information, contact FAM at 978-345-4207.
Prepare to be amazed ... and amused
2. "A 'Brit' of Magic: Magic & Comedy Show" will be performing Friday, 7 p.m., at the Boston Marriott Burlington, One Burlington Mall Road. (Free) "A 'Brit'of Magic" is headlined by Keith Fields and Lady Sarah, a pair of comedians and illusionists who promise to keep their audience in stitches and in awestruck wonder for one unforgettable night. Ttickets can be printed online at https://www.
Go to 'Green Gables'
3. The Stratton Players are putting on "Anne of Green Gables," a refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story by Sylvia Ashby, based on the book by L.M. Montgomery. ($15 adults, $7.50 under 12) The show is directed by Ed Knights and will be presented for six performances — this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., with the same times the following weekend, June 28-30. Performances will be held at The Alumni Center for the Performing Arts at Applewild School, 98 Prospect St. Purchase tickets at www.strattonplayers.com or at the door.
Get your gun, Annie
4. It's Ladies Day at the Range on Saturday at Woburn Sportsman's Association, 155 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford. ($20) Two sessions are offered 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.. It's an introductory shooting program for women 18 and older (12-17 with adult). Visit www.woburnsportsmen.com.
Enjoy a berry fun festival
5. The Tyngsboro-Dunstable Historical Society's 47th Annual Strawberry Festival is Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 64 Main St., Dunstable (Route 113). Enjoy strawberry shortcake made from local strawberries, homemade biscuits and real whipped cream. There will also be crafts and vendors.
Join the beach party
6. Beach Party Blast is Saturday, June 22, noon, at NARA's Beach, 25 Ledgerock Way, Acton. (Free) Live entertainment will be provided by Dell Smart and Exit-In. All seating is general-admission lawn, and guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Picnic hampers are welcome, but no alcohol. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Parking is free at upper parking lot 75 Quarry Road in Acton. For more information, please visit http://actonma.gov/306/Concerts-and-Special-Events.
Say 'cello' to the summer solstice
7. It's not just art Saturday at the Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton. The Summer Solstice Concert & Celebration, featuring a performance by cellist Yosif Feigelson, runs 2-4:30 p.m., with the concert at 2 and a reception following. ($35 members, $40 non-members).
Head to Broadway, via Shirley
8. Hear the music of the Great White Way as a talented cast of locals perform Saturday, starting at 7 p.m., at Shirley Meeting House, 41 Brown Road. ($15) A variety of Broadway shows will be featured, with selections from "The Sound of Music," "My Fair Lady," "Les Miserables," "Oliver," "Sweeney Todd" and "Phantom of the Opera." Featured singers include Andy Sullivan, Emilie Faucher, Samantha Sickorez, Jay Sickorez, Lucy Arrigo, Holly Haase, William Annand, Victoria Landry, Sheila Mitchell, Bernard Crane, Janice Yancy, Tomas Lynch, Marianne Cooper and the Ayer Shirley Middle School Chorus, all accompanied by pianist Emily Murphy. No reserved seating. Proceeds support preservation of the historic Shirley Meeting House.
Be entertained under the stars
9. "Mary Poppins Returns" will be shown at Arthur J. Beaudry Memorial Field on Friday (rain date Saturday) at dusk at the Daoulas Park School Complex, 1540 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. (Free) It's part of the 2019 Dracut Free Summer Movies Series, supported by donations from the Dracut Firefighters Local 2586 and the Dracut Police Association.
Bring the wife (better yet, carry her)
10. The Finnish Center at Saima Park, 67 Scott Road, Fitchburg, celebrates summer with its annual "Kesäjuhla/Summer Festival" on Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Free) All are welcome. The Evert Siiskonen Memorial Chess Tournament runs 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and there will also be Finnish lawn bowling, an obstacles course, bean-bag toss, horseshoes and ... wait for it ... a wife-carrying contest (marriage certificates not required). There is a chicken BBQ for $12, as well as hot dogs, soft drinks, coffee, tea, Finnish coffee bread, and lingonberry or strawberry sundaes. Loaves of Finnish breads will be available for purchase. If that's not enough, there's art, raffle baskets, folk music and dancing and even a comedy skit. Visit www.saima-park.org.