Five (free) things to do this weekend: June 26-28
“Romeo vs. Juliet” at 6:30 p.m. Friday; noon and 2 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday at Joan Lorentz Park, in front of the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway. Free.
As baseball season gets into full swing, Anthem Theatre Co. presents an all-ages hourlong baseball rivalry-inspired vaudeville comedy version of Shakespeare’s classic, adapted by Johnny Kinsman and directed by Bryn Boice. “The conceit is that Juliet is the star pitcher for the Capulet team and Romeo is the Montague team’s hottest hitter. They meet in a fateful at-bat,” she told BU Today. The production is being staged tonight through Sunday and again next weekend, June 26 to 28. The play promises to strike out (get it?) the romantic tragedy and pitch (and this?) some old-time song and dance, and you should prepare yourself for such bits as Coach “Friar” Lawrence doing a rundown of “Who’s on First” too. Information is here.
City Dance Party at 7 p.m. Friday at City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Free.
Cambridge’s free annual dance party has taken place every year since 1996 and always draws big crowds – but in recent years they’ve been getting bigger and bigger. From estimates of 5,000, crowds in years past hit 10,000 and then 12,000 people and now 20,000 people are expected to dance at this year’s street party to DJ-spun music (and, after dark, a light show). Find out the details and five things to love about the dance party here and get information from the city here.
Cambridge Symphony’s Pops on the Lawn at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sennott Park, at Broadway at Norfolk Street, near Central Square. The rain location is the Area IV Youth Center at 243 Harvard St., next to the park. Free.
This year’s program features a variety of popular favorites, including “Mars” and “Jupiter” from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” Rossini’s “Overture to The Barber of Seville” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” and the “Washington Post March” by John Philip Sousa. This full-orchestra concert, led by music director Cynthia Woods, also gives kids in the audience a chance to try conducting. A blanket or lawn chairs are recommended for the outdoors event. Information about the concert, supported by grants from the Cambridge Community and MetLife foundations, is here.
Sunday Parkland Games from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday on the Charles River Parklands between the Welds Boathouse and Weeks Footbridge, 948 Memorial Drive. Free.
The Charles River Conservancy launches the seventh season of the Sunday Parkland Games. The Conservancy, with partner Knucklebones, provides athletic equipment and instruction for people of all ages and abilities in games in everything from badminton to hula-hoop, parachutes, Gaga Pit, mini-basketball, bean-bag toss, Maypoles and tetherball. (Karma Yoga offers sessions as well, from 5 to 6 p.m.) The event is free and open to the public every Sunday through Sept. 27. Information is here.
Jamie Tworkowski reads from “If You Feel Too Much” at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Harvard Coop, 1400 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square. Free.
Jamie Tworkowski, founder of the nonprofit To Write Love On Her Arms – a movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and thoughts of suicide – will be reading from his book, “If You Feel Too Much.” There will be a discussion and Q&A period, book signing and photo opportunities afterward.