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Events: the week ahead

PAUL RISHELL & ANNIE RAINES PRESENT MOJO RODEO You get more than R&R tonight when the duo gets a little help from their band, Mojo Rodeo. Blues and country will be played on a pedal steel guitar, harmonica, and other instruments that capture that Americana sound. July 28 from 6:30- 8 p.m. (rain location Watertown Public Library; other performers every Thursday through Aug. 11). Free. Saltonstall Park, 149 Main St., Watertown. 617-972-6431. www.ci.watertown.ma.us PAUL RISHELL & ANNIE RAINES PRESENT MOJO RODEO You get more than R&R tonight when the duo gets a little help from their band, Mojo Rodeo. Blues and country will be played on a pedal steel guitar, harmonica, and other instruments that capture that Americana sound. July 28 from 6:30- 8 p.m. (rain location Watertown Public Library; other performers every Thursday through Aug. 11). Free. Saltonstall Park, 149 Main St., Watertown. 617-972-6431. www.ci.watertown.ma.us (Orling Images)
By June Wulff
Globe Staff / July 28, 2011

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KIDS

CIRCUS SMIRKUS “Frontpage Follies: Big Top Big News’’ features juggling paperboys and paparazzi clowns. The cast of 29, ages 10-18, includes Acton’s Olivia Saunders. July 28 at 1 and 6 p.m. (through July 31 in Waltham; check website for additional venues and prices). $25, $19 ages 2-12. Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. 877-764-7587. www.smirkus.org

ARTS FESTIVAL More than 30 Greater Boston communities are represented at this daylong festival presented by Creative Arts at Park. Students, ages 8-15, invite you to watch dance, music, drama, gymnastics, film, video, karate, and more. July 29 at 9 a.m. Free. Park School, 171 Goddard Ave., Brookline. 617-277-2456. www.parkschool.org

SPIRIT OF BOSTON’S MEET YOUR PRINCESS LUNCH CRUISE Kids are invited to dress as their favorite princess for this cruise on Boston Harbor. The dance floor becomes a ballroom where a “real’’ princess will lead dances, songs, and stories. Ice cream is also involved. July 30 and Aug. 13 from noon-2 p.m. (board at 11:30 a.m.). Tickets start at $35.90, $15.90 ages 3-12, free under 3. 866-310-2469. www.spiritofboston.com/boston/princess-cruise

EVENTS

BOSTON HANDMADE MARKETPLACE Buy yourself a summer treat that won’t land on your hips (sorry, ice cream). This ArtsUnion event offers jewelry, ceramics, glass, paper goods, crafts demonstrations, and live performances by One Happy Island and the Weisstronauts. July 30 from 3-7 p.m. (rain date July 31). Free. 70 Union Square, Somerville. 617-625-6600, ext. 2985. www.bostonhandmade.org

THE 1975 BOSTON HARBOR WORLD’S FAIR? In the ’70s there were plans for a World’s Fair on the Boston Harbor Islands, but grass-roots organizations worried about a huge project extending over the harbor, and the fair was foiled. A public service film to help defeat the project was made by Save Our Shores. The film will screen, followed by a panel discussion with some of the original creators. July 28 at 6 p.m. Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington St., Braintree. 781-740-4290. www.fbhi.org

SUMMER SOIREE SERIES Northshore Mall and Northshore Magazine know how to get you to the mall on Thursdays . They have come up with themes including today’s Fashion Night. Each event features menu samplings, wine tasting, giveaways, beauty advice, fashion tips, and entertainment. Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. through Aug. 25. Free. Northshore Mall, Nordstrom Wing, 210 Andover St., Peabody. 978-531-3441. www.simon.com

“CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD’’ CHARITY DATE AUCTION Boston Children’s Chorus and CHOSA, a South African children’s charity, benefit from your bidding - and you could benefit too (wink, wink). Fifteen eligible Boston bachelors and bachelorettes will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. The date includes dinner, drinks, and a fun activity. July 29 from 6-9 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Down Ultra Lounge, 184 High St., Boston. 617-381-4746. www.anthemevents.com