by Jennifer Sammons and Cheryl Crosby
• Scooper Bowl, June 3-5. This all-you-can-eat ice cream benefit has raised more than $3 million for the Jimmy Fund since its inception in 1983. City Hall Plaza, Boston; jimmyfund.org.
• Cambridge River Festival, June 7. A free festival of arts and culture with lots of hands-on activities and a special stage just for family and children’s performances. cambridgema.gov/cac.
• Boston Dragon Boat Festival, June 8. Watch this annual boat race from the banks of the Charles River and then enjoy a festival of Asian performances, food and crafts. bostondragonboat.org.
• The Phantom of the Opera, June 26 – July 20. Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston, 617-259-3400; bostonoperahouse.com.