Five thigs to do in Newton this weekend

The month of long days and warm nights is upon us as June makes its appearance this weekend, promising temperatures in the 80s and clear, sunny skies.

June doesn’t just show up to Newton empty-handed looking pretty, though. It brings a cornucopia of cultural events to enjoy, both outdoors and inside, celebrating art, music, color and life in Newton.

And this weekend, there will be pancakes.

Here are five things to do in Newton this weekend.

Friday, May 31

At 7 p.m., the Newton Theatre Company will present “We’re Gonna Die,” a musical play with some stand-up comedy that mixes music and storytelling to explore life’s big questions. The play, written by Young Jean Lee, follows Yorick, played by Paige Perkinson, as he sings cheerfully about his struggles to remind us that we’re not alone even when life gets difficult. There will also be a performance on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 1

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The city will host Durant-Kenrick’s 10th birthday party with a free family day at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds. The all-day event will feature a new scavenger hunt and garden guide, in-exhibit activities, outdoor games and crafts.

From Noon to 6 p.m., Newton will start the month off with Porchfest, a citywide interactive musical experience in which free music is performed outside people’s homes. You can check out the complete map here.

Sunday, June 2

From 10 a.m. to noon, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and Fire Chief Greg Gentile will host a Pancake Breakfast as part of the city’s yearlong 150th Anniversary celebration, from 10 a.m. to noon at Newton Fire Department Headquarters, 1164 Centre St., Newton Centre. In addition to enjoying some pancakes, kids can climb a fire truck and have selfies taken with Paw Patrol characters.

From 1 to 4 p.m., Green Newton will host a Sustainable Streets walking tour from 1 to 4 p.m. The tour will begin on Montclair Road across the street from Lincoln Field. Neighbors in the area will share information about their heat pumps. solar panels, electric vehicle chargers and more.