We will have more on the Perseid Meteor shower tomorrow morning. In the meantime, plan some day trips from our a sampling of events this weekend. Check the Patch Events Calendar for more. Have something going on this weekend--or in the future? !
When/Where: Boston, at 100 Legends Way, opens at 10 a.m. Friday.
Why: Have all of your burning questions about sports answered by heading to the Sports Museum at the TD Garden. Learn about sports today and yesterday by perusing their exhibits, all thanks to the Highland Street Foundation.
How Much: Free
When/Where: 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at
Why: A bowl of magic soup, an old family recipe which a young man is trying to pull together for Unlce Murray, who is coming over for dinner. The best way to remember? Use a bunch of Yiddish folk tales to help you pull it together.
How Much: $10.00
When/Where: Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, noon on Sunday.
Why: The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum houses two enormous pumps which were once used to bring water to the people of Newton, Boston and Brookline. MWRA Engineer Marcis Kempe is coming to talk about how gravity and science worked together to bring water up out of the reservoirs and into peoples' homes.
How Much: Free
When/Where: 3 p.m., at Tufts University's Sackler Hall, 145 Harrison Ave, in Boston, on Sunday.
Why: This weekend's showing of the award-winning documentary, which focuses on the Chinese diaspora over 150 years in America, is folloed by a 30-minute Q&A session with the director, Kenda Gee. The film follows him as he and his father retrace the steps of their relatives in China, who came to Canada in 1921, and were faced with racism and the "head tax."
How Much: Free, but RSVP because of their limited seating.