Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

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figment artworkFigment visits the Rose Kennedy Greenway June 2-3. (Photo by Jim Glaser.)

Art
Figment
Figment brings together communities through collaborative art projects and is coming to the Greenway this weekend. Started in New York City in 2007, this volunteer-based project aims to create a more active society in big cities and serves as a place for emerging artists to display their work. Enjoy the outdoors and share in the creativity as many minds create one exhibit.
June 2-3, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. & 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Rose Kennedy Greenway, 185 Kneeland St., Boston, boston.figmentproject.org. Free public event.

Beer
American Craft Beer Fest
Forget about the backyard barbecue. Unwind with a cold one this weekend at the fifth annual American Craft Beer Fest. Taste brews from more than 120 American brewers (well maybe not all of them). You could even sample some of the beers that landed on our Ultimate Guide to Craft Beer in New England.
June 1-2, (three sessions: Friday, June 1, 6-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 2, 1-4:30 p.m. and 6-9:30 p.m.) Seaport World Trade Center Boston, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston, beeradvocate.com/acbf. Buy tickets at acbf.eventbrite.com ($45 per session) or at the door ($50 if available).

Music
Il Divo
Il Divo in Italian means “divine male performer.” Yes, you read that right. The four voices that make up Il Divo are coming to the Wang Theatre, where they’ll perform with the Boston Orchestra and debut songs from their new album, “Wicked Game.” So say ciao to your night in, and enjoy some music that’s molto bello.
June 2-3, 8 p.m. Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston, citicenter.org/wickedgame. Find tickets at citicenter.org/events ($53.25-$128.75 dependent on seating).

Outdoors
American Parkinson Disease Association Walk-A-Thon
What could be better than getting active for a good cause? Take that time you were going to spend at the gym this weekend and walk for Parkinson research instead. It’s free to register, but donations are encouraged to help the APDA reach their $130,000 goal.
June 3, 12-3 p.m. Reebok International Headquarters, 1895 JW Foster Blvd, Canton, donordrive.com. Register online at donordrive.com or by 2 p.m. June 3 at the event site (donations are welcome).

Festival
Cambridge River Festival
It’s a celebration of art, creativity, and diversity. Listen to music and sample dishes from all over the world. Celebrate the imagination with family art-making activities while soaking up the sun by the Charles River. The festival attracts thousands each year, opening the minds of all those who experience it. If you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy, check out the bash by the river.
June 2, 12-6 p.m. Cambridge River, Memorial Drive, Boston, www2.cambridgema.gov. Free public event.

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather this weekend, Figment has been rescheduled for July 28-29. The arts festival will be held at the Greenway as originally planned.