Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’re having a great week! I’ve been operating at limited capacity given a flu-like thing that knocked me out, and I am so glad to be crawling out of my gross state! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out this roundup of 25 events, lovingly curated for your consideration!

1. The Discovery Museums host their monthly Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Acton)

2. View a screening of PROJECT WILD THING to take a look at the increasingly fragile connection between children and nature (Arlington)

3. Rock out with Karen K and the Jitterbugs (Arlington)

4. The Boston International Film Festival returns with screenings of 54 films, including films made for kids and by kids, as well as hands-on workshops for the next generation of filmmakers (Arlington, Somerville)

5. Over 300 craft artists come together for the Boston Christmas Festival, where top chefs also compete in the Gingerbread House Competition (Boston)

6. Women and Girls in STEM aims to inspire young girls (and everyone) to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math fields (Boston)

7. Attend the Annual Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire (Boston)

8. José Mateo Ballet Theatre partners with the Boston Children’s Museum to present excerpts from their magical production of The Nutcracker (Boston)

9. The MFA offers free early morning admission, including art making and a story hour for families (Boston)

10. Celebrate Kambiri the Gorilla’s birthday with cake, crafts, costumes, and learning (Boston)

11. Crabgrass Puppet Theatre travels the globe to tell stories showing that even the small and weak can have a big impact on others when they perform The Lion and the Mouse (Brookline)

12. In this new musical tale, All Ears help their friend explore the wide range of emotions that music can stir while guiding their audience on a tour of classical masterpieces for string trios (Brookline)

13. Billy Kelly sings about milk, trees, dichotomous keys, and the greatest cardboard box in recorded history (Brookline)

14. Sisters Nerissa & Katryna Nields perform kid-friendly songs inspired by their own growing children at Club Passim (Cambridge)

15. Join in a family-friendly mushroom walk, plant milkweed for monarch caterpillars, and make a few nature crafts (Cambridge)

16. Begin stories, poetry, art, or other creative projects at this Creativity Workshop for Kids (Dedham)

17. Make a handcrafted instrument with recycled materials at Family Fun Free Day: The Sounds of Music (Gloucester)

18. Roast marshmallows, eat S’mores, and send good wishes on the wind up to the stars at the Fruitlands Annual Bonfire (Harvard)

19. Explore gender identity and diversity with an afternoon of theater, storytelling, and games for kids at Tutus for Batman (Jamaica Plain)

20. KERPLUNK! is a choose-your-own-adventure show where kids in the audience call all the shots, from the name of the show to the decisions each character makes (Somerville)

21. James and the Giant Peach opens at the Stoneham Theater (Stoneham)

22. Explore the connection between water and Judaism through hands-on art and science projects at Water Wonders (Waltham)

23. Make a gratitude bracelet and discover 50 ways to say thanks (Waltham)

24. Travel through time and around the globe with treasure hunts, art making, live performances, guided tours, and more (Wellesley)

25. Take a Tri-Town Hike, exploring vistas, ponds, and streams (Westwood, Dover, Medfield)

Image credit: Fruitlands Museum