It’s the last week of July already? How did that happen? Luckily this week is packed with enough fun things to do that it’ll seem like a month, and if you party hard enough then every week in August can feel like a month, too, and there you have it — five more months of summer. You’re welcome.

Monday, July 28 – Pig Pickin’ Block Party and Benefit
The carnivore’s dilemma: You want to tear the meat straight from a whole roasted hog and shove it directly into your face hole, but later on, right before the food coma kicks in, you feel a little bad that not everyone is lucky enough to indulge in such delicious gluttony. There’s no need to feel guilty at Redbones’ 13th annual Pig Pickin’ Block Party
because proceeds from every plate of pulled pork and fixins goes directly to benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition. They’ll close down Chester Street in Davis Square to set up a live music stage and beer garden, and probably throw down some sawdust to soak up your drool as you wait in line for food. (5 p.m., FREE, all ages)

Tuesday, July 29 – Light It Up!
If developers are going to turn the waterfront into basically an extension of the Financial District, at least they’re making a token attempt at including some public art. CV Properties and a bunch of architecture and construction companies collaborated with Fort Point Artist Joanne Kaliontzis to debut Boston’s largest illuminated art installation on the Channel Center Garage, and they’ll Light It Up on Tuesday night at dusk along with live music and food trucks. (5:30 p.m., FREE, all ages)

Tuesday, July 29 – Beach Binge Tour
If you read last week’s Country for Cool Kids post, you know you shouldn’t write off the whole genre just because your lame co-workers from the suburbs can’t stop talking about how much fun they had getting alcohol poisoning with Keith Urban over the weekend. Stopping by Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge Tuesday, the Beach Binge Tour brings a band of Southern-styled songwriters, whether they’re from as far south as Texas (Andrew Combs) or just Rhode Island (Joe Fletcher). (10 p.m., $10, 21+)

Wednesday, July 30 – Original Gravity Concert Series
As long as we’re expanding our musical horizons, you shouldn’t write off the whole genre of classical music just because your rich co-workers can’t stop talking about getting alcohol poisoning with Keith Lockhart over the weekend. The Original Gravity Concert Series pairs the music of a local composer with beer from a local craft brewery, with Wednesday’s show featuring the music of composer Peter Van Zandt Lane at the awesome new Aeronaut Brewing Company space in Somerville. (7 p.m., $30, 21+)

Wednesday, July 30 – Boston Grown-Ups Museum
The one thing the Boston Children’s Museum and the beach have in common? Dumb gross kids getting in your way, playing with all the exhibits you want to play with or kicking sand in your face while you try to work on your tan. So it’s perfect that the next edition of Boston Grown-Ups Museum invites big kids (i.e. adults over 21) to break out the board shorts and flip flops for a beach party. Enjoy beer and wine, build a fort, blow a giant bubble, and just generally have your run of the place without having to worry about watching your language or trampling over a small child because you got too excited about blowing a giant bubble. (6 p.m., $25, 21+)

Wednesday, July 30 – RAW Boston 3rd Anniversary Celebration
The Boston chapter of international arts organization RAW: Natural Born Artists celebrates its third anniversary Wednesday night at The Estate. RAW events showcase local, hand-picked artists in a range of media, presenting a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art, and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. The dress code is “cocktail attire” so, I don’t know, iron a crease in your nicest pair of cargo shorts. (7 p.m., $15, 21+)

Thursday, July 31 – Journeys in Sound 1st Anniversary Show
Another anniversary party, this time for the Journeys in Sound concert series that presents unique music events and workshops in classical, jazz, world, folk, and new music. Their 1st Anniversary Show at the Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville celebrates with a diverse set of performers including Ruby Rose Fox, Vessela Stoyanova, Rachel Panitch & Abby Swidler, and more. (7:30 p.m., $10-14, all ages)

Thursday, July 31 – The Cahd-Fish Ball
You must have had a pretty huge crush on Ariel back in the day, because you were popping in “The Little Mermaid” VHS twice a day and it wasn’t just for that hilarious crab Sebastian. Now imagine that Ariel never married Prince Eric, kept rebelling against her dickhead dad and eventually moved out, got some sweet ink and started dancing in a burlesque troupe. That’s basically the idea behind The Cahd-fish Ball: A Mermaid Gala and Undersea Performance Spectacular, hosted by smokin’ sea witch Niki Luparelli and featuring some of Boston’s hottest burlesque talent. It’s also a costume party, so break out your seashell bras and naughty sailor outfits for a chance to win prizes. (8 p.m., $15-20, 18+)

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