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Hub Picks: 20+ Fun Things to Do This Week in Greater Boston

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    Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam, will perform in the "Hot Stove Cool Music" benefit concert at the Paradise Rock Club on Saturday, April 29. See below for details.

    Saturday, April 22

    Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour

    Learn the history and life of chocolate, how high-end gourmet chocolates are created, and more with the Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour on Saturdays. The 2.5-hour walking tour highlights the Back Bay, boasting landmarks like Newbury Street, the Prudential Center and Copley Square. Some stops along the way include: a Swiss chocolatier famous for the Dom Perignon Champagne Truffle, a famous New England Ice Cream maker focused on Fair Trade chocolate, cupcakes, for the adventurous a chocolate covered cricket or chocolate worm, plus a few other surprises along the way. Advance tickets are required and the tour size is limited to 16. Tickets are $48. 10:15 a.m. and the tour meets at Gourmet Boutique, inside the Westin Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay, 10 Huntington Ave. 

    Greenway Spring Food Truck Festival

    Your favorite food vendors will be at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Spring Food Truck Festival Saturday. Sponsored by Stop & Shop and Peapod, vendors will be located on The Greenway between Milk and India Streets. Participating vendors include: The Bacon Truck,Bon Me Foods, The Coffee Trike, Compliments Food Truck, The Cookie Monstah, Indulge India Food Truck, Moyzilla, North East of the Border, Roxy's Grilled Cheese, Sheherazad Truck, Shuck FoodTruck and Zo Boston. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

    Boston Wine Riot

    Boston Wine Riot returns home to Boston April 21 and 22. Sample more than 100 wines from around the world through interactive booths and crash courses. There are three sessions available and each include the Bubbly Bar showcasing a variety of sparkling wines, interactive educational booths with wine experts and Wine 101 wine tastings to help you learn wine terminology. Tickets are $65. 1-5 p.m. and 7-11 p.m., The Castle at Park Plaza, 130 Columbus Ave., Boston.

    RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

    The Pulitzer Prize, Tony-award winning show is back in Boston April 11-23 as part of its 20th anniversary tour. Two decades after the original rock musical, by a little-known composer, opened on Broadway, RENT continues to speak to audiences across generations all over the world. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. Tickets start at $55. Two performances today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets are $39-$114. Shows today at 11 a.m., 2 p.m.,  5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Sunday April 23

    Donuts & Drafts: The Angry Donut Pop Up

    The Angry Donut comes to Dorchester Brewing today dishing out their made from scratch donuts. Stop in and try flavors like Chocolate Glazed Sea Salt, Glazed with Fruity Pebbles and more, while enjoying beer and donut pairings. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester.

    RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

    The Pulitzer Prize, Tony-award winning show is back in Boston April 11-23 as part of its 20th anniversary tour. Two decades after the original rock musical, by a little-known composer, opened on Broadway, RENT continues to speak to audiences across generations all over the world. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. Tickets start at $55. Two performances today at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets are $39-$114. Shows today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Monday, April 24

    Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

    Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

    Cityside Free Comedy Mondays

    Enjoy free comedy every Monday night at Cityside Bar. CitySide Comedy Club brings you some of the best stand-up comics working today, along with frequent, surprise guests. Come join in the fun to see comedians who have performed on Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more. There’s no cover charge and it is 21 plus. It’s first come, first seated, with standing room available if sold out. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., show starts at 9 p.m. It’s Cityside Bar, 1960 Beacon St., Brighton.

    Tuesday, April 25

    Trivia Tuesdays at Dorchester Brewing Company

    On Tuesday nights, head on over to Dorchester Brewing Company for Trivia night by Stump! Test your knowledge and have some fun. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester.

    Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

    Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

    Wednesday, April 26

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets are $39-$104. 7:30 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Thursday, April 27

    Sip & Shop at Boston Public Market

    Every Thursday and Friday you can enjoy a beverage while shopping or dining throughout the Boston Public Market. Visit the market’s special BPM bar for beer and wine from Hopsters Alley and Mass Wine Shop. 5-7:30 p.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets are $39-$104. 7:30 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Friday, April 28

    Sip & Shop at Boston Public Market

    Every Thursday and Friday you can enjoy a beverage while shopping or dining throughout the Boston Public Market. Visit the market’s special BPM bar for beer and wine from Hopsters Alley and Mass Wine Shop. 5-7:30 p.m., Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets are $39-$104. Shows today at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Saturday, April 29

    Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour

    Learn the history and life of chocolate, how high-end gourmet chocolates are created, and more with the Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour on Saturdays. The 2.5-hour walking tour highlights the Back Bay, boasting landmarks like Newbury Street, the Prudential Center and Copley Square. Some stops along the way include: a Swiss chocolatier famous for the Dom Perignon Champagne Truffle, a famous New England Ice Cream maker focused on Fair Trade chocolate, cupcakes, for the adventurous a chocolate covered cricket or chocolate worm, plus a few other surprises along the way. Advance tickets are required and the tour size is limited to 16. Tickets are $48. 10:15 a.m. and the tour meets at Gourmet Boutique, inside the Westin Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay, 10 Huntington Ave. 

    'Hot Stove, Cool Music – Red Sox-Cubs Edition’ with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder

    Pearl Jam front-man Eddie Vedder has been added to the line-up of Boston and Chicago musicians set to take the stage at a special edition of the Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on Saturday, April 29. Vedder will join Baseball Hall of Fame writer Peter Gammons, Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and current Red Sox and Cubs players in a special musical performance at the Boston version of the annual fundraising series, which benefits Boston and Chicago youth and families. You can view the full list of participating musicians at ftbnl.org. Hot Stove Cool Music, Red Sox-Cubs Edition is part of “Baseball Champions for Charity Weekend presented by Think Energy,” a special partnership between the Red Sox Foundation, the Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL), and Cubs Charities, which includes a series of charitable fundraising events that will take place on during the April 28-29 Red Sox-Cubs series at Fenway Park to raise funds for the three non-profits. Tickets start at $65. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m., The Paradise Rock Club, 967 Commonwealth Ave., Boston.

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets are $39-$114. Shows today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Sunday, April 30

    Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

    Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets are $39-$104. Shows today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Monday, May 1

    Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

    Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

    Tuesday, May 2

    Trivia Tuesdays at Dorchester Brewing Company

    On Tuesday nights, head on over to Dorchester Brewing Company for Trivia night by Stump! Test your knowledge and have some fun. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester.

    Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

    Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

    Wednesday, May 17

    'No Kids Allowed' Adult Night at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

    Grab your friends and head on over to LEGOLAND® Discover Center Boston for its monthly “no kids allowed” adult night. One Wednesday each month, LEGOLAND® opens its doors to adults only for a themed-night where you can challenge the Master Model Builder and compete in build competitions for prizes. Tickets are $22.95 per person ($18 per person for groups of 10 or more). 7-9 p.m., LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville.

    Wednesday, June 21

    'No Kids Allowed' Adult Night at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

    Grab your friends and head on over to LEGOLAND® Discover Center Boston for its monthly “no kids allowed” adult night. One Wednesday each month, LEGOLAND® opens its doors to adults only for a themed-night where you can challenge the Master Model Builder and compete in build competitions for prizes. Tickets are $22.95 per person ($18 per person for groups of 10 or more). 7-9 p.m., LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville.

    Wednesday, July 19

    'No Kids Allowed' Adult Night at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

    Grab your friends and head on over to LEGOLAND® Discover Center Boston for its monthly “no kids allowed” adult night. One Wednesday each month, LEGOLAND® opens its doors to adults only for a themed-night where you can challenge the Master Model Builder and compete in build competitions for prizes. Tickets are $22.95 per person ($18 per person for groups of 10 or more). 7-9 p.m., LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville.

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