1. Take a musical trip
'Rick Steves' Europe' - subtitled “A Symphonic Journey” - with the Boston Pops, will be conducted by Giacomo Bairos as travel guru Steves takes the audience on an European tour of classical music. It's June 13-14 at Symphony Hall, bso.org/bostonpops.
2. Love and war
In "Miss Saigon," East meets West, boy loses girl amidst the whirring helicopters of the Vietnam War. This epic-scale musical just keeps on going. The musical runs June 12-30 at Citizens Bank Opera House, BroadwayInBoston.com
3. At the movies
In "Shaft," cool cat John Shaft Sr. (Samuel L. Jackson) is lured by his son, John Jr. (Jessie T. Usher), into helping solve the murder of the latter’s friend. Tim Story (“Barber Shop”) directs the film. In theaters nationwide.
4. You're my Blue Sky
The Allman Betts Band, with Devon Allman and Duane Betts, the sons of Allman Brothers Band members Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts, get together to play no-frills Americana and soulful blues rock on June 14 at 7:30, outdoors at Boarding House Park in Lowell. In case of rain, it moves inside to Lowell High. lowellsummermusic.org
3. Canoe for 2
Paddle with Dad on a relaxing canoe trip June 15 along the Charles River, sponsored by Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick. Watch the morning mist rising off the river and keep an eye out for great blue herons and other birds gliding over the water. Paddlers must be 12 and older. Registration required at https://tinyurl.com/y6rlry7g or call 508-655-2296.