Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week! We've got a long weekend coming up (I just realized that yesterday -- DOH!) and we're currently brainstorming on a family service project for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. But before we get there, let's get to the Weekend Roundup -- enjoy! 

1. Explore the Discovery Museums when they are closed to the public at Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Children Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or KODA (Acton)

2. The Belmont World Film's 14th Annual Family Festival, "Where Books Come Alive,” continues (Arlington)

3. At Big Dreams for MLK Day, enjoy interactive songs and stories about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., create a dream-themed craft to take home, then pack and decorate toiletry bags to donate to Horizons for Homeless Children (Belmont)

4. It’s Cartoon Skate Saturday at Boston Winter -- ice skate with Mr. Incredible, Cat in the Hat, and Spiderman (Boston)

5. Imaginary Beasts Theatre presents The Princess and the Pea (Boston)

6. Experimazing: Fun Indoor and Outdoor Experiments turns questions about plants and animals into fun investigations (Boston)

7. Vehicle obsessed kids will enjoy the Boston Auto Show (Boston)

8. Celebrate O-shogatsu, Japanese New Year, at the Boston Children’s Museum with taiko drums, the shishimai lion dance, mochi rice pounding, a chado tea ceremony, and more (Boston)

9. Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by bringing his legacy to life with activities and programs for children and families at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate (Boston)

10. Go Wild about Peacocks at the Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)

11. Word Play uses clowning and puppetry to take audiences on an adventure through the alphabet (Brookline)

12. Take in a screening of Fantastic Mr. Fox (Brookline)

13. Attend the 30th Anniversary performance of A Joyful Noise with the Harlem Gospel Choir to celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Cambridge)

14. Club Passim showcases local performers at Boston’s Celtic Music Festival (Cambridge)

15. From Nest to Table gives young farmers a chance to care for the chickens, collect their eggs, and whip up a mini quiche in the kitchen (Dover)

16. Make polymer pizza at Parts and Crafts (Somerville)

17. Brandeis University hosts a Family Carnival, including games, sensory stations, snacks, and more (Waltham)