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Historical re-enactment

The Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St., will host “Boston Occupied,” British patrols outside OSMH, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6.

In 1768, the Crown sent two regiments of Redcoats to Boston to “restore order” after colonials protested the Townshend Acts. When they arrived on Oct. 1, more than 800 soldiers marched through the city to Boston Common. Now, 250 years later, Revolution 250 will recreate this pivotal moment in the city’s history. After the troops land, they will parade through Downtown Boston and set up camp in Boston Common. Once they have made camp, detachments will fan out throughout downtown to “keep the peace,” and one detachment will be outside the meetinghouse.

Visitors can mingle with the soldiers and then go inside to learn about Boston’s colonial history and its revolutionary role in the founding of the country.

Further information is available at or by calling 617-482-6439.

Mini maker faire

Boston’s third annual Mini Maker Faire hosted by the Boston Children’s Museum will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7 on Fort Point Channel in front of Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress Street.

The festival will welcome makers, inventors, artists, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, tinkerers and more sharing the things they make themselves, from the newest technologies to woodworking, sculpture, food and more.

Visitors can meet some robots, see 3D printers in action, try their hands at some woodworking, learn how to fix a bike or build a boat. This is a celebration of creativity in all its forms, where visitors can get inspired and witness some amazing things they might have never thought possible.

The main Faire will be held inside and outside the museum. There will be outposts at Dewey Square on the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Waterfront Plaza at the Atlantic Wharf building to extend the Maker Faire fun.

Admission is $20 for one day or $30 for the weekend, including entrance to the museum.

For further information, visit or call 617-986-3693.

Puritan sermon

The Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St., will host “A Sermon Interrupted,” at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.

A Puritan sermon was a quiet affair, but the troops who occupied Boston in 1768 brought a lot of noise. Their changing of the guard ceremonies with fife and drum were quite the interruption on the Sabbath and upset churchgoers. Attendees can experience a short re-enactment of one such interrupted sermon that happened at the Meeting House 250 years ago. Admission is $6.

Further information is available at or by calling 617-482-6439.

Author visit

Author Lillian Li will be the guest speaker at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Li is the author of the hit debut novel, “Number One Chinese Restaurant.” Tickets are $30 per person and include the book and a light dinner. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.

All proceeds will support BCNC programs for children, youth and families.

More information is available at or by calling 617-863-9080.

Open studios

The 39th annual Open Studios for the Fort Point artists’ community will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14.

The studios of 150 artists in waterfront warehouses throughout the Fort Point Channel area, the largest concentration of visual artists in New England, will be open to the public.

Visitors will be able to glimpse into the living and working spaces of artists and buy artwork directly from painters, sculptors, ceramicists, jewelers, fashion designers, printmakers, book artists, photographers and more. In addition to galleries, studios and participatory art, the weekend will highlight Fort Point’s public art installations, including a new temporary floating project in the Fort Point Channel.

Visitors also can explore 14 buildings in the neighbourhood as well as galleries and creative design shops, all in walking distance of each other. Free participatory art-making activities for all ages will take place Saturday and Sunday. Performances and special events will also be part of this year’s festivities.

Maps and directories of the venues will be available. Free parking will also be available.

For more information, visit or call 617-423-4299.

1960s through 1980s Boston

The Boston Street Railway Association will present “Boston in the 1960s through the 1980s” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Midtown Hotel, 220 Huntington Ave.

Paul Shackford will project his own version of “Lost Boston,” Kodachromes he tool of different transport scenes in the Boston area from the mid ’60s to recently, including the Elevated Railway, Harvard Station before the Red Line was extended, the New Haven Railroad from Back Bay to Forest Hills before the Southwest Corridor project, Central Artery and the Lechmere elevated section in the West End.

The program is free and open to the public.

Visit or call 508-673-3047 for more details.

Ceramic works on display

The Societies of Arts and Crafts, 100 Pier 4 Blvd., will welcome a new exhibition, “Lifecycle” by Elizabeth Cohen, now through Oct. 31.

“Lifecycle” presents work by Wellesley-based studio potter Cohen whose work speaks to themes of family, security, comfort and aging. Her organic and sculptural ceramic work will be on view in the Spotlight Gallery during a month-long run at the society.

Admission is free.

Visit or call 617-266-1810 for more information.

Family identity explored

The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St., will present “The Sound: from roots grew branches ” from Beau Kenyon at 6 p.m. now until Nov. 8.

The second of three-movements, “The Sound” explores family identity as the root to generating one’s own hopes and success. It gathered voice recordings from immigrant students of the Boston International Newcomers Academy and connected them throughout the city of Boston in a three-movement interdisciplinary installation of sound, sculpture and movement. The Pao Arts Center is hosting part of Movement II. This collection of five sculpture + sound installations is located in five different Boston neighborhoods including Chinatown, Egleston Square, Jamaica Plain, Uphams Corner and West Roxbury.

Visit for more information about this and the next movement that will be placed throughout the city.

Hub of literacy

Boston by Foot will offer tours “The Hub of Literacy America” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays during October. Participants will meet at the plaza at School and Washington Streets.

By the 19th century, Boston had earned the nickname “The Athens of America” as an important center for literature and as home to many of the country’s greatest writers. It was the launch pad of American Romanticism, Transcendentalism, the Fireside Poets and American Realism.

This literary tour will highlight the homes and haunts of such prominent writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Henry James, Charles Dickens and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. These great minds gave rise to philosophical discussions that greatly influenced not only their own literary work but also 19th century society at large and our culture today.

Tickets are $15 or $5 for members and can be purchased online in advance or from the guide.

Visit or call 617-367-2345 for more details.