Free Fun Shit: July 12-19: Bastille Day parties, zombie lit, film fest, Banditos Misteriosos Water Gun Fight, dark wave/witch house night + more

The Banditos Misteriosos Water Gun Fight is on Saturday

Avenue of the Arts Film Festival | Annual fest that screens some of the past year's best movies.This year's films include Moneyball, The Artist, Midnight in Paris, The Descendants, and Hugo. That's at the West End Branch Library from Thursday, July 12 -Friday, July 20 |

Annual Lantern Festival | Based on the traditional Japanese mid-summer Bon Festival. You can send lanterns with inscriptions floating on Lake Hibiscus, plus watch entertainment including dance, live music, and more at the Forest Hills Cemetery on Thursday, July 12 from 6 to 9 pm |

Dance Party! | With music by Poor Old Shrine. Craft beer and snacks available at Arts at the Armory on Thursday, July 12 @ from 7 to 11 pm |

Kurt Anderson | The host of NPR's Studio 360 discusses his new book True Believers at the Brookline Booksmith on Thursday, July 12 @ 7 pm |

Banditos Misteriosos Water Gun Fight | Flash mob water gun battle. This year's theme is "MBTA" so come dressed in the color of your chosen T line. That's at a yet to be disclosed location (announced Friday at midnight on their website) on Saturday, July 14 @ 2 pm |

Occupy Boston Bastille Day Art Fair: "The Art of Revolution" | Surf rock, puppets, theater, art exhibits arts demos, and more (followed by a picnic and General Assembly at SW Corridor Park) at Spontaneous Celebrations on Saturday, July 14 from 1 to 4 pm |

Bastille Day Party | Dancing, cocktails for purchase, music by French DJ Jean Michel, at the Cyclorama on Saturday, July 14 from 9 pm to 1 am |

Harvard Square Bastille Day Party | Outdoor party with live music all day, plus a beer garden, food for sale from areas restaurants, and more in Harvard Square on Sunday, July 15 from 5 to 10 pm |

"Circle The City" | The second installment of the summer initiative to get people out on car-free streets to bike, run, and more connects Franklin Park and Jamaica Pond. With activities, fitness classes, food trucks, music, and more on all roads between Franklin Park and Jamaica Pond on Sunday, July 15 from 11 am to 4 pm |

Ben Mezrich | The author of The Accidental Billionaires (book that The Social Network was based off of) discusses his most recent book Sex on the Moon (just released in paperback) at the Brookline Booksmith on Monday, July 16 @ 7 pm |

Trabants + Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion | Surf punk at  ZuZu on Monday, July 16 @ 10 pm |

Boomtown Festival | This year's creatively-fueled fest is themed "Build the City" and features music by the Fernando Brandão Quartet and the New World Jazz Composers Octet, a hip-hop workshop, recycled art sculptures, and much more at Centanni Way Park, East Boston from Monday, July 16-Thursday, 19 from 4 to 7:30 pm |

"\/\//\\/3 C/\\/3" | Dark wave, hip hop, and witch house night with Bathaus, Magzilla, DJ El Poser and DJ Dayglow at Good Life on Wednesday, July 18 @ 10 pm |

Colson Whitehead | What with all the face-eating going on lately, it might be a good time to go hear the author discuss his zombie apocalypse book Zone One at the Harvard Book Store on Thursday, July 19 @ 7 pm |

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